July 28, 2014

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Cavaliers: Pavlovic is latest guard to go down

 INDEPENDENCE — The NBA All-Star break can’t come soon enough for the Cavaliers because they are running out of shooting guards. Sasha Pavlovic, who was starting at the position in place of the injured Delonte West, was diagnosed with a high right ankle sprain Monday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. He Read More…

Cavaliers: Odom lifts Lakers, snaps Cleveland’s home win streak

CLEVELAND — It was billed as a showdown between the two best teams in the NBA and the two best basketball players in the world. Instead, it turned into a personal showcase for Lakers power forward Lamar Odom. Odom outclassed Los Angeles teammate Kobe Bryant and outplayed Cavaliers superstar LeBron James in front of a Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Brown takes first home loss in stride

CLEVELAND — All good things must come to an end, including the Cavaliers’ franchise-record home winning streak. Cleveland’s run of 23 consecutive victories at Quicken Loans Arena ended with a 101-91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon. It was the Cavaliers’ first home defeat since their 2007-08 regular-season finale. “It was nice Read More…

More Q than A: Browns coach Eric Mangini covers a lot of topics in news conference, but reveals little

BEREA — Browns coach Eric Mangini answered a lot of questions at his post-Super Bowl press conference Wednesday afternoon, but admitted he didn’t have many answers yet. “I didn’t come into the organization with a lot of expectations, so we’re just getting started,” he said. “I did come in with an open mind and the Read More…

Guards don’t let Cavaliers down: Mo Williams, Daniel Gibson catch fire, lead fourth-quarter rally while LeBron rests

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Super Sunday lived up to its billing for the Cavaliers in Detroit. Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson took over the game with LeBron James on the bench, combining for 19 fourth-quarter points in rallying Cleveland to a 90-80 win over the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Gibson scored seven Read More…

Cavs notes: Delonte West could be back before All-Star break

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Cavaliers got starting center Zydrunas Ilgauskas back in their lineup three days ago. Shooting guard Delonte West may join him within two weeks. West, who suffered a fractured right wrist Jan. 15 in Chicago, said he expects to have his hard cast removed Thursday and will begin shooting exercises later Read More…

Boys basketball: Oberlin’s Jones scores 41 points, but Black River pulls out the win

SULLIVAN TWP. — Oberlin guard Morgan Jones is more than capable of winning basketball games by himself, which he almost accomplished Tuesday night. The electric senior scored 22 of his game-high 41 points in the fourth quarter, but Black River answered with enough offense of its own to post an 83-69 Patriot Athletic Conference victory. Read More…

Dulik: Mangini is right choice for Browns

Hiring Eric Mangini is not a gamble or a calculated risk by the Browns. It’s a safe, smart move by a franchise that hasn’t made many correct calls in the last quarter-century. The 37-year-old may not have been the flashiest or most exciting coach on the market, but he was the best choice for a Read More…

Browns notes: QB No. 4 could be on tap

 BEREA — Bruce Gradkowski, come on down. You might be the next contestant on the “Quarterback is Right.’’ Gradkowski, who was out of the NFL until joining the Browns on Dec. 2, will start for the team Sunday in Pittsburgh if current QB Ken Dorsey is unable to play. Dorsey suffered a mild concussion and Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns know the score, but just can’t figure out how to score

Take two of the worst teams in the NFL, throw in a bunch of injured players, then add bone-chilling winds off Lake Erie to the mix. Put it all together and, voila, you’ve cooked up another sorry Sunday on the lakefront, where the Cincinnati Bengals thoroughly outplayed the Browns in a 14-0 victory. The Browns Read More…