June 28, 2016

Elyria
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This is next year: Cavs end Cleveland title drought with historic comeback over Warriors

CLEVELAND — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the final seconds of Cleveland’s Read More…

Noland: Cavs winning championship doesn’t feel real — but it is

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two (in Miami). But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for Read More…

Fans gather at Wolfey’s in Elyria for The Game

ELYRIA — While the streets of Cleveland were getting cramped and crowded Sunday night in anticipation for game seven of the NBA Finals, the gang was growing at Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub. “I’m sick to my stomach,” Brandon Harris, of Avon Lake, said as he was waiting for the game to get started. “I have Read More…

Believe it! Cavs beat Warriors in Oakland for first NBA title

OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last. James delivered on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio, and he and the Cavs became the first team to rally Read More…

Commentary: Cleveland fans crying tears of joy this time

Marla Ridenour Akron Beacon Journal OAKLAND, Calif. — I will cry for LeBron James, that “just a kid from Akron” accepted the daunting challenge of ending Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought and was able to deliver. I will cry for Earnest Byner and Carl Hairston, for Brian Sipe and Bob Golic. For Omar Vizquel and Mike Read More…

Commentary: Game 7 offers the ultimate high … or low

Game 7. There’s no more after this one. This is it. This is Game 7. The end game. History happens in a Game 7. History IS a Game 7. People who don’t even care about the game or about the sport will watch a Game 7, just because it is Game 7. The end game. Read More…

A King-sized opportunity: LeBron James, Cavaliers can make history with win over Warriors, end Cleveland’s title drought

Like the 1997 Indians, who lost Game 7 of the World Series to the Florida Marlins, the Cavaliers are on the doorstep. All that remains is to beat the defending champion Golden State Warriors, who are 50-4 at home this season, in Game 7 of the NBA Finals tonight at 8 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena. Read More…

Cavs notes: Warriors guard and NBA MVP Steph Curry expects to meet expectations, play the game of his career

Asked Saturday if he had spoken with two-time league MVP Steph Curry since Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr smiled and said, “We just tweet back and forth.” Curry, who fouled out and was ejected from Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, was also lighthearted at Oakland’s Oracle Arena Read More…

LeBron putting together another epic Finals performance

CLEVELAND — LeBron James has 181 points, 68 rebounds, 51 assists, 16 steals and 13 blocks through six games of the NBA Finals. Those are averages of 30.2, 11.3, 8.5, 2.67 and 2.17. All are tops in the series not only for the Cavaliers — he’s tied with Tristan Thompson in rebounding — but also Read More…

Warriors’ Kerr, Curry fined for Game 6 antics

Steve Kerr cried foul, Steph Curry fouled out, threw his mouthpiece and got ejected and Ayesha Curry took to Twitter. Other than that, there wasn’t a lot of news from the Golden State Warriors following their 115-101 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, which set up a winner-take-all Read More…