June 25, 2016

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The Morning Hit–6/24/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. The celebration rolls on! LeBron James continues to Read More…

LeBron brings party home to Akron

AKRON — LeBron James wanted to share the love with his hometown. One day after an estimated 1.3 million people attended a lovefest for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in downtown Cleveland, the Akron native had a celebration of his own in the city where he grew up. Fire marshals stopped admission into Lock 3 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it, “The Drive,” “The Shot” and “The Fumble” — all infamous plays in Cleveland’s professional sports history —now have been replaced by “The Block, “The Three” and “The ‘D’.”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 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…

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…

Cavs’ party expected to draw near 1 million to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Fans of Cleveland’s major professional sports teams waited 52 years for a championship and the ensuing victory parade. Now that both finally have arrived, surely they have enough patience to handle a few traffic jams and some possible parking hassles, right? With at least 800,000 — some estimates say as many as 1 Read More…

Cavs legend Joe Tait tuned into Finals victory

Once in his life, he had to pay attention to every intimate detail of the Cavaliers. Those days are in the past. Joe Tait, affectionately known by fans as the “voice of the Cavaliers,” was the radio play-by-play broadcaster for 38 years. The Medina County resident began the job during the Cavs’ inaugural year in Read More…

Some bosses treating today as holiday

The moment the game clock in Oakland’s Oracle Arena ticked down to zero, Keith Migra began an epic celebration with his 7-year-old son, Aiden. “He will never know what we went through. I’m 28, and I never thought I would see a championship in my lifetime. That’s how deep I thought the curse ran for Read More…