January 30, 2015

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LeBron James scores 34 as Cavaliers stretch winning streak to 6

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant fouls Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the fourth quarter Sunday. The Cavaliers won 108-98 to run their winning streak to six games. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The head sports honchos at ABC got the great numbers they wanted from LeBron James and Kevin Durant, but all the Cavaliers really cared about was they got the win. Keyed by eight points from James at the start of the fourth quarter, Cleveland defeated Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 Sunday Read More…

Commentary: Dion Waiters met with boos from Cleveland crowd

Oklahoma City Thunder's Dion Waiters drives on Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Dion Waiters is a likable enough guy, always willing to offer high-fives to fans and warm smiles to Quicken Loans Arena employees. As a basketball player, though, “Ball Hard” was one of the most maddening talents to suit up for the Cavaliers in many years. Waiters brought his tired act to town Sunday with his Read More…

College Basketball: Ohio State beats Indiana for 2nd straight win

Ohio State's Jai'Sean Tate, left, drives the baseline against Indiana's Nick Zeisloft during the second half Sunday. Ohio State won 82-70. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — After a tough win Thursday at Northwestern, coach Thad Matta was hesitant to say that Ohio State might be hitting its stride. Sunday afternoon, Matta was willing to grant that things are trending in that direction. Freshman D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points and added 10 assists for his second double-double of the season Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Elyria Catholic’s depth delivers 5-2 win over Avon Lake

Avon Lake's Alex Kelly takes control of the puck while Elyria Catholic's 11 Drew Beck closes in. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Avon Lake wanted to make someone other than Elyria Catholic’s leading scorer, Will Gentry, beat it. Kyle Horvatjch was happy to comply. Horvatjch scored a pair of third-period goals and added an assist as the Panthers kept their Baron Cup hopes alive with a 5-2 win over the Shoremen at the Rocky Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: J.R. Smith getting his shots

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook in an NBA basketball game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith has been getting the ball where he wants it — in his hands — since joining the Cavaliers. The 29-year-old had 14 points on 4-for-12 shooting from behind the arc Sunday as the Cavs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-98 at Quicken Loans Arena. Since being acquired from New York in a Read More…

Elyria dart tournament hits bull’s-eye


The bracket at the conclusion of the Ohio Vending Cabin Fever darts tournament listed Akron’s Frank Bilby as the winner of the coveted first-place medal in the Masters Division, but it was the local darting community that was the true winner of the three-day event that concluded Sunday at the Ramada Inn in Elyria. Judy Read More…

Boys Basketball: Lorain routs rival Clearview to remain unbeaten

Rashod Berry blocks a shot by Clearview’s Antonio Alvarado in the first quarter Saturday. Lorain won 85-56. DAVID RICHARD/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans needed awhile to shake off the residue of Friday night’s emotional last-second victory. Through the first 3½ minutes Saturday, Clearview gave the unbeaten Titans all they wanted in front of a sellout crowd before the tide turned and Lorain ran off with its 15th victory of the season, 85-56. Clearview Read More…

Ohio State: 45,000 fans sit in cold to celebrate national title with Buckeyes

Running back Ezekiel Elliott greets fans Saturday in Columbus to celebrate the national title. (AP photo)

COLUMBUS — After leading Ohio State to a national championship, Joey Bosa had one question for the 45,000 fans who crowded into Ohio Stadium in late January. “How are you guys out here right now? It’s freezing,” he said from a makeshift stage erected on the south end of the field. Buckeyes fans were on Read More…

Dion Waiters returns with Thunder today to face Cavaliers for 1st time since trade

Dion Waiters

CLEVELAND — NBA MVP Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are the marquee players on the Oklahoma City Thunder. Backup shooting guard Dion Waiters, however, will have all eyes on him today as he plays against the Cavaliers for the first time since being traded to Oklahoma City on Jan. 5. Cleveland acquired shooting guards J.R. Read More…

Boys Basketball: Keystone clamps down on Cloverleaf for 58-48 victory

LAGRANGE — The Ohio High School Athletic Association may want to check the video from Saturday night’s non-conference game between Keystone and Cloverleaf. It sure looked like the Wildcats were playing with six players on defense. Keystone turned up the full-court pressure against the Colts and the results couldn’t have been drawn up any better Read More…