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While We’re Waiting…Improved Browns, Urban Loves The Heat, Tribe Rotation Fading Fast

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Browns areas of improvement heading into camp: “It’s hard to consider an area of weakness improved based on the projected contributions of a rookie.

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Box Score: Orioles 3, Indians 1

The Indians dropped their third straight game on Saturday night in front of the second largest crowd (36,247) this season at Progressive Field. Shin-Soo Choo led off the game with a solo homer but the Tribe bats would go silent after that. Zach McAllister pitched well for the Indians, getting into the eighth inning but

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Roberto Hernandez Gets Visa, Will Be In Cleveland This Weekend And Then Serve 3-Week MLB Suspension

Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was granted a visa and will return to the United States on Saturday night and meet with reporters at Progressive Field on Sunday, according to Paul Hoynes of the The Plain Dealer. Stephen Payne, the lobbyist who worked on the right-handed pitcher’s behalf, told Hoynes that

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Cavaliers

NBA Trade Rumors And The Dan Gilbert Narrative

LeBron James made a choice. It may have been a conscious decision to take the night off, or a subconscious acquiescence to an inexorable force that he simply didn’t think was worth fighting. Whatever happened in Game 5 against the Boston Celtics in 2010, however the hell it went down, LeBron James, at some point,

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“No Movement” On Deal For Trent Richardson

A slew of 2012 top ten draft picks are coming to terms with their respective teams as training camp rapidly approaches, but The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot reports there’s still no movement on a deal for Trent Richardson. Both Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck inked their new rookie contracts this week, setting up

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While We’re Waiting…Indians Bullpen Improving, Assessing Tom Heckert’s Work, Slimmed Down Samardo Impressing

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Bullpen rounding into form for the second half? “Now, it seems the pen is at least close to getting back to full strength and

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Box Score: Orioles 10, Indians 2

The Indians returned to Cleveland for their first home series of the second half. But it was an ugly night at Progressive Field on Friday, as starter Derek Lowe’s struggles continued. The O’s hammered the sinkerballer for nine earned runs in just three innings work. Old friend Jim Thome blasted on of his patented homers

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NBA Free Agency: Cavs Will Sign Jon Leuer

The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign stretch forward Jon Leuer, according to Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated. Cavs will sign Jon Leuer, waived this week by Houston. — Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_SI) July 20, 2012 Leuer was waived by the Rockets just two days ago and the Cavs were reportedly one of several teams to show interest,

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Kevin Youkilis Traded To White Sox

Well, that didn’t take long. One day after another public spat with manager Bobby Valentine, albeit fairly benign, the Boston Red Sox have traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox. Youkilis has been hampered by injury the past two seasons and his numbers had declined significantly. There was little room for him in the

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Box Score: Astros 7, Indians 1

The Indians dropped their second straight to the Astros to lose their interleague series in Houston. As was the case on Saturday, the Tribe got on the board first with a run in the second. But it would be all Houston from there on, as they poured in on in the late innings to cruise

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MLB Trade Rumors: Indians A ‘Longshot’ To Land Kevin Youkilis

The Kevin Youkilis trade discussion has been a hot topic in major league baseball all season. Youkilis and new manager Bobby Valentine have butted heads since the precocious and outspoken skipper joined the Sox. He threw the veteran corner infielder under the bus in the first month of the season, questioning his dedication and whether

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The Surprisingly Entertaining NHL Draft; Could The NBA And NFL Learn Something?

The NBA Draft will take place on Thursday night and it will again be a huge moment in the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In Cleveland, pro sports draft nights are often the biggest days of the sports calendar. The NBA Draft is great theater, and at the very least, an entertaining fashion show that

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NBA Draft Rumors: Reports On Cavs Trading Up For Charlotte’s No. 2 Pick Continue To Surface

There are only four and half more days of smokescreens, and then David Stern will have to start calling names in New York. The one bit of speculation that continues to gain traction in NBA circles is that the Cavaliers will try to put together a package for the Charlotte Bobcats and move into the

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NFL Rookie Symposium Begins Sunday In Aurora

The NFL’s Rookie Symposium was a casualty of the lockout negotiations last year but it’s back again this year. The NFL and NFLPA will be hosting the incoming class of rookie stars and role players in nearby Aurora beginning on Sunday. The Symposium will include a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame (perhaps

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While We’re Waiting…Greg Little A No. 1 Option, Is Masterson An Ace, Keeping Colt

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Little the answer? “It’s no secret the Browns did not add a marquee free agent wide receiver in the off-season. In fact, they didn’t

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Box Score: Astros 8, Indians 1

The Indians dropped the second game of their interleague series in Houston by a final of 8-1. The Tribe opened the scoring with a solo shot by Asdrubal Cabrera, but it all came apart for Jeanmar Gomez in the fifth inning and the Astros were well on their way. Dallas Keuchel went the distance for

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NBA Mock Draft: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist To Cavs In Latest Chad Ford Projection

Chad Ford released the eighth version of his 2012 mock draft on Friday, and the ESPN scout thinks the Cavaliers will have their choice of Harrison Barnes and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 4. Ford predicts Thomas Robinson will go to Charlotte at No. 2 and the Wizards will scoop up Brad Beal at No. 3,

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Chris Perez: Widespread Use Of Pine Tar By Pitchers In MLB

One the big stories this week in baseball was the brouhaha between the Rays and Nationals during their interleague series in DC. Nationals manager Davey Johnson had the umpires check the glove of Rays’ reliever Joel Peralta for pine tar, utilizing intel gathered when Peralta pitched in the Nats’ organization. Peralta was ejected and the

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Cavaliers

NBA Draft 2012: Time To Go Get Brad Beal?

The NBA Draft is upon us, and the Cavaliers and their fans are sure to have an eventful week, climaxing on Thursday night. The Cavs hold the No. 4 overall pick in a Draft that has little locked in after Anthony Davis at No. 1 for New Orleans. After Davis, there’s another five prospects who

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Scott Fujita: ‘What the hell are you doing, Roger?’

This week, there was quite the fallout from the players’ appeal meetings with Roger Goodell over the Saints bounty scandal. Each player walked out of the brief encounters firing away at Roger Goodell, including Browns linebacker Scott Fujita. The outspoken union leader spoke with Dave Zirin on SiriusXM and offered some more candid thoughts, describing

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