September 1, 2015

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The camera’s always watching, and athletes must adjust to it

When LeBron James pulls into the parking lot at Quicken Loans Arena, there are cameras waiting. They follow him into the arena, record him walking down the hall to the locker room. They are there when he’s changing into his uniform. They are there in the huddles during timeouts and there during the halftime meetings Read More…

LeBron hurting after loss, despite Cavs’ bright future

CLEVELAND — There was a time early Wednesday morning, shortly before 1:30 a.m., when LeBron James wondered out loud if it was all worth it. The Cavaliers had just lost 105-97 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena, and a mentally and physically exhausted Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Six California balcony collapse victims had lives ahead of them A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in the U.S. before cracking down with college and careers. 2. Read More…

Cavaliers’ run ends as Warriors hit big shots, win NBA title

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CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors scratched a 40-year itch Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now gone 45 seasons without a title, while the city of Cleveland remains at 51 and counting when it comes to a major pro sports championship. Taking advantage of huge runs in the first and third periods, the Warriors won Read More…

Cavaliers can’t match Warriors’ long-range prowess

CLEVELAND — It was a tale of two 3-point arcs. While Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” added a few more members to the family, Cleveland was flailing miserably from long distance. The Warriors connected 13 times on a whopping 34 3-point attempts, and the Cavs made only six of 26 attempts — numbers aided by J.R. Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James says he can be even better, but for the Cavaliers to beat the Warriors he needs a lot more help

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He refuses to come out and say it, but the now self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is going to need some help if the Cavaliers are going to beat league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If LeBron James doesn’t start getting that help tonight in Game 6 Read More…

NBA Finals: How to use Timofey Mozgov key for Cavaliers

Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors won by 21 points. Sunday in Game 5, Mozgov played just nine minutes, had zero points and attempted only one shot as the Cavs, who led by a point almost midway Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 15

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Dead or alive — did U.S. strike hit or miss al-Qaida-linked leader The U.S. and Libya say Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who is charged with leading the attack on a gas plant in Algeria in 2013 that left at Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James scores 40 in triple-double, but it’s not enough as Cavaliers fall 104-91 in Game 5

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OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James soaked his tired feet in an ice bath, had ice wrapped around both knees and his back as he sat smiling in Cleveland’s locker room after a second straight loss in the NBA Finals. While the Cavaliers’ chances of winning it all are dwindling, James’ confidence is not. “I feel Read More…

NBA Finals: Stephen Curry scores 37, hits clutch shots late as Warriors move within one win of title

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips. One more win and the MVP will really have a moment Read More…