September 16, 2014

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Varejao hurts his ankle, but he’s OK

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers repeatedly refused to allow former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas to play for his national team. They may soon do the same for current power forward Anderson Varejao. Varejao suffered a sprained right ankle Wednesday while playing for his native Brazil in an exhibition game against Spain. A postgame MRI revealed no significant Read More…

Old-school style for new Cavs uniforms

Former Cleveland Cavalier Austin Carr holds up the the Cavs new road uniform yesterday. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — In the world of fashion, everything that’s old eventually becomes new again. That axiom definitely applies to the Cavaliers’ new uniforms, which were unveiled Tuesday during a downtown launch party at Cadillac Ranch. Cleveland’s home and road jerseys only include three colors: a maroon-like wine, metallic gold and white — an identical combination Read More…

Cavaliers to reveal new uniforms today

CLEVELAND — The NBA season doesn’t begin until late October, but the Cavaliers will tip off their 2010-2011 marketing campaign today. Team broadcasters Austin Carr and Campy Russell will unveil Cleveland’s new uniforms in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at Cadillac Ranch, which is located downtown at 200 Euclid Avenue. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert announced the Read More…

Wham, with the right hand: Tait still golden as he enters Hall of Fame

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Joe Tait quickly agreed to meet two reporters for lunch the other day to discuss his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame tonight. Picking an establishment was a little more difficult, but the 73-year-old Tait, who turned down two pricey restau­rants, finally settled things: “Let’s go to Eat ’n Park.” Eat ’n Read More…

National TV dates dry up for Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE — And then there were two. A year after appearing in the maximum 25 games on ABC, ESPN and TNT, the Cavaliers have just two nationally televised games on their 2010-11 schedule released Tuesday. With LeBron James having departed for Miami, Cleveland’s Dec. 2 home game against the Heat will be shown on TNT, Read More…

Joe Tait: LeBron never leader he claimed to be

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Joe Tait didn’t mince words when asked about LeBron James leaving Cleveland to play for the Miami Heat. “I think he demonstrated a lot about him personally that we either ignored or just didn’t know,” the longtime Cavaliers radio play-by-play man said Tuesday. “I thought he was going to stay. I would be lying to Read More…

Shaq deal no help to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — Turns out Shaquille O’Neal was not even close to being a sign­and- trade asset for the Cavaliers. O’Neal, an unre­s tricted free agent who made $20 million with the Cavs last season, Wednesday agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics. The 38-year-old signed for the veteran mini­mum of $1.4 million. The Cavs had Read More…

Save the date: LeBron and Heat coming Dec. 2

LeBron's image appears on screen as Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and James greet fans in Miami on July 9. The trio will lead the Heat to Quicken Loans Arena to face the Cavaliers on Dec. 2 and March 29 next season. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — Circle Dec. 2 on your calendar, Cavaliers fans. That will mark LeBron James’ return to Cleveland in a Miami Heat uniform, according to sev­eral reports. The NBA released a schedule of opening-week and holiday games for the 2010-11 season Tuesday, and the Cavs, after years of being media darlings with James on the Read More…

Cavaliers sign defensive-minded swingman Joey Graham

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers now have had both Graham twins under contract. Cleveland signed swingman Joey Graham to a two-year, $2.1 million contract Friday, with the team holding the option for the second year of the deal. Graham, 28, is the twin brother of Stephen Graham, who played for the Cavaliers in 2005-06. Joey Graham Read More…

Cavs’ new guys plan to be fast learners

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INDEPENDENCE — Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins plan to take the opportunity the Cavaliers have given them and run with it. And run and run and run with it. “We’re a high-energy team that likes to get up and down the floor and run,” Hollins said Thursday morning dur­ing an introductory press conference at Cleveland Read More…