June 30, 2016

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NBA Draft: Simmons and Ingram subject of intrigue tonight

NEW YORK — Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram say they haven’t been told who Philadelphia will take with the No. 1 pick, so all they can go on is what they’ve heard. And Ingram was told not to do that. “When I left the Sixers workout they told me not to listen to everybody, so Read More…

LeBron says ‘This is the happiest time of my life’ as team, fans celebrate Cavs’ title

CLEVELAND — The way Cavaliers general manager David Griffin sees it, “The Drive,” “The Shot” and “The Fumble” — all infamous plays in Cleveland’s professional sports history —now have been replaced by “The Block, “The Three” and “The ‘D’.” None of the million-plus people — some estimates were as high as 1.3 million — at Read More…

Indians 6, Rays 1: Bauer hurls three-hitter as Indians close out undefeated June at home

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer put an exclamation point on a perfect homestand by the Indians. The right-hander was brilliant in throwing a three-hitter for his second career complete game, leading the Tribe to a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. It was Cleveland’s 11th straight triumph at Progressive Field — matching the Read More…

Fans come from all corners to salute Cavs

Lisa Roberson and Katie Nix The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — Wall-to-wall people — some 10 deep along the street — crowded city streets Wednesday to pay homage to the historic win Sunday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers toppled the Golden State Warriors to claim the NBA championship. It was a party unlike the estimated 1 million Read More…

Next year has finally come: Fans couldn’t stay away from Cavs’ parade

CLEVELAND — Tiffany Lopez, 26, of Lorain, wasn’t going to miss the largest parade in Cleveland history. She drove to Ohio City and walked across the bridge to downtown Cleveland. She said it was a 3.2-mile trip on foot. “I’m super excited,” she said. “I’m proud for the city. Our ‘next year’ has finally come. Read More…

Indians notes: Tribe gives hold sign to Brantley’s rehab

CLEVELAND — The Indians have hit the pause button on Michael Brantley’s rehabilitation program. The All-Star left fielder rejoined the Tribe prior to its Wednesday series finale against Tampa Bay, but will not resume physical activities until this weekend. One day earlier, Brantley received a cortisone injection to alleviate his right biceps tendinitis in Dallas. Read More…

Ingraham: Cavs’ comeback, title, parade is the greatest (sports) story ever told

It’s the greatest story of our lives, and always will be. Sports story, that is. It’s the best. The greatest. Savor it. Don’t let go of it. Ever. If Cleveland’s your deal and you love sports, this is the pinnacle. We can say that for certain because in order to eclipse, or even match the Read More…

Pandemonium reigns before start of parade celebrating NBA champion Cavs

CLEVELAND — It’s utter pandemonium in downtown Cleveland as thousands of Northeast Ohioans await the arrival of the beloved Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s wall-to-wall people with crowds at least 10 people deep in some areas along the less than two mile long parade route that snakes from Quicken Loans through downtown main drags. “I couldn’t miss Read More…

Citing Zika virus concerns, golfer Rory McIlroy opts out of Rio Olympics

Golfer Rory McIlroy became one of the most high-profile sports stars to opt out of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus, saying Wednesday it is “a risk I am unwilling to take.” “After speaking with those closest to me, I’ve come to realize that my health and my family’s health Read More…

Thousands downtown already for Cavs parade

CLEVELAND — Thousands of people are downtown already, and thousands more are trying to get there, for the first championship parade in Cleveland Cavaliers history — and the first major sports title in Cleveland in 52 years. The public was encouraged to take public transportation, and seems to have heeded that advice in droves. The Greater Read More…