June 29, 2016

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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…

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…

LeBron James, Cavs shock world, now get ready to party

LeBron James was at the interview podium late Sunday night at Oakland’s Oracle Arena talking about the Cavaliers’ upcoming victory parade, when he said, “Oh, my goodness, it’s going to be probably one of the biggest parties …” Then the astute and in-tune 31-year old caught himself. “I’m sorry,” he said. “One of? It’s going Read More…

LeBron James delivers and Cleveland rejoices

CLEVELAND — LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history. As promised, James brought home a championship, the one on hold the past 52 years. The superstar, born and raised in Read More…

Cavs notes: J.R. Smith gets emotional when discussing his parents and what they’ve meant to him and his NBA career

J.R. Smith had almost as many emotions as tattoos Sunday night after the Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena to end Cleveland’s 52-year major pro sports championship drought. The colorful shooting guard, who has been fined and suspended numerous times for on- and off-court issues, paid tribute Read More…

Indians notes: Francona joined Cavs fans to watch Game 7

CLEVELAND — Manager Terry Francona joined legions of Cleveland fans downtown who watched the Cavaliers win Game 7 of the NBA Finals to end the city’s championship drought. Francona lives in the apartments at The Metropolitan at the 9 and took in the game from one of the restaurant/bar spots in the building. “By the Read More…

Cavs return home to a champions’ welcome

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have returned home — with the Larry O’Brien trophy in hand. The Cavs, who beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win the first major league sports title in Cleveland in 52 years, arrived at the Cleveland Airport at 12:36 p.m., after departing the Bay Area, with a stop Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, June 20

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FBI to release Orlando shooting transcripts Parts of the conversations between the gunman within the Pulse gay nightclub and police negotiators will be made public. 2. Number of refugees reaches record 65.3 million The UN blames persecution Read More…

This is next year: Cavs end Cleveland title drought with historic comeback over Warriors

CLEVELAND — More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland’s championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last. On Father’s Day, LeBron James, the kid from nearby Akron raised by a single mother, brought the title home. As the final seconds of Cleveland’s Read More…