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Indians trade De La Cruz to Rangers

From the Indians: The Indians traded left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz to the Rangers on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations. De La Cruz was designated for assignment on Feb. 13 to vacate a spot on Cleveland’s 40-man roster for recently-signed first baseman Casey Kotchman. The Indians signed Kotchman to a one-year contract worth $3

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Indians’ 2012 Win Total Over/Under Set at 75.5

The year 2012 is supposed to mark the beginning of the contention window for the upstart Cleveland Indians. Surprising many last season with their hot start, injuries derailed what would otherwise be a successful campaign, ultimately leading to a finish of 80-82. Which makes the over/under (per Vegas Watch) of 75.5 somewhat disheartening. While this

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Cavs Sign G Manny Harris to 10-Day Contract

Needing depth at the shooting guard position, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Corperryale L’Adorable “Manny” Harris to a 10-day contract, a transation confirmed by the team. Harris (6-5, 185, Michigan) had been named the NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played from February 13-19, becoming the first player in the NBDL to

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Report: Former Buckeye Greg Oden Undergoes Additional Microfracture Surgery

Undergoing what was supposed to be a procedure to clear debris resulted in yet another microfracture surgery in the left knee of former Ohio State center Greg Oden. Reported by the Associated Press, the procedure performed in Vail, Colorado established that there had been additional damage sustained by the 7-footer’s left knee. The first-overall selection in

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Kyrie Irving to participate in All-Star Skills Challenge

From the Cavaliers: Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been named as a participant in the 2012 Taco Bell Skills Challenge to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25 in Orlando during NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA announced today. Irving joins defending champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors, Tony Parker of the San Antonio

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MLB Free Agent News: Manny Ramirez signs with Athletics

For anyone who was hoping to follow up Jim Thome’s swan song in Cleveland with one for Manny Ramirez, you can keep dreaming.  ESPN is reporting that Manny has agreed to a small deal with the Athletics that includes a spring training invitation. Sources tell (Pedro) Gomez the deal is worth about $500,000. Ramirez is

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Cavaliers climb two spots in latest ESPN power rankings; Pistons jump ahead seven

We’ve been tracking the progress of the Cavaliers through Marc Stein’s power rankings the last few weeks. Today’s new rankings reveal the Cavs at number 23. The significant mark in this week’s rankings however involves the Pistons at number 20, leap-frogging the Cavaliers for the first time this season. Here’s what Stein had to say

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Box Score: Cavaliers 93, Kings 92

Kyrie Irving did it again, folks. This time, it was two free throws with 0.4 seconds remaining after a bone-headed foul by the Kings’ Tyreke Evans, but Irving put the Cavaliers ahead in the waning moments, as he led the team with 23 points in the wine and gold’s 93-92 victory in The Q. The

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NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs Will Look to Move Sessions, Jamison

With the 2011-12 NBA trade deadline less than one month away, the 11-17 Cavaliers will be in the mix with regard to moving players and acquiring additional assets to aid the rebuilding process. The Plain Dealer’s  Tom Reed feels that two of the most likely steps include trading highly-coveted point guard Ramon Sessions as well

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Box Score: (19) Michigan 56, (6) Ohio State 51

This Michigan biting back sensation is still a relatively new one for yours truly. The Buckeyes are an offensively confused team right now, and other than Deshaun Thomas, Thad Matta’s guys looked lost and intimidated in a hostile Ann Arbor environment. Trey Burke’s 17 points led the Wolverines to a 56-51 victory in Crisler Arena,

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ESPN Uses Racial Slur To Describe Jeremy Lin’s First Loss

ESPN’s mobile site used the headline “Chink In The Armor” last night in recap of Jeremy Lin’s first ever NBA loss. On Sportscenter, ESPN employees also used the same phrase on the show. Awful Announcing has that screen grab and video, and below are some of their thoughts on it. Awful Announcing: “But my thought

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Box Score: Heat 111, Cavaliers 87

Two days of hype and speculation about LeBron certainly didn’t do the Cavaliers or their fans any good Friday night as James and the Heat demolished Cleveland. The Heat built a 35-14 first quarter lead and never looked back. Miami Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF

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Report: LeBron Has Been Trying to Talk to Dan Gilbert for Months

Amidst all of the rapid-fire discussion surrounding LeBron James’ recent comments about returing to Cleveland and making good with Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert comes a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski stating that this was not the first time the NBA forward has reached out to his former boss throughout this season. Per the report:

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Plain Dealer Report: Browns would use franchise tag on D’Qwell Jackson

According to a Mary Kay Cabot tweet, the Browns are in negotiations with linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, but would be willing to use the franchise tag on him in order to keep him in a Browns uniform for the 2012 season. The text of the tweet- “#Browns will franchise LB D’Qwell Jackson if they can’t sign him to

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New Ohio State coach Bill Sheridan leaves Meyer’s staff for NFL

According to The Lantern, defensive assistant coach Bill Sheridan is taking a job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Bill Sheridan, defensive coach for Ohio State, and Urban Meyer’s most recent hire, has accepted a job with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A source told The Lantern that Sheridan will be the new defensive coordinator in

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LeBron: Cavs Haven’t Had a Good Point Guard in a Long Time

Though the history between LeBron James and Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving is well-documented with the former Cavalier mentoring the new one through his high school days, James’ fascination for Irving’s skill set and overall demeanor took a strange turn on Friday afternoon when the two-time MVP said that Cleveland has a great point guard, “which

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Kyrie Irving talks about concussions, the game against Miami and being the first draft pick

Cavaliers’ rookie Kyrie Irving was a guest on the Talking Heads show with Jeff Phelps and Andy Baskin on 92.3 The Fan. He briefly discussed the process of coming back from a concussion, and handling the pressures and expectations of being the #1 overall draft pick. Kyrie said his welcome to the NBA moment came

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Roberto Hernandez Urging Young Dominicans to “Be Honest”

It didn’t take very long for Fausto Carmona to officially become Roberto Hernandez. But it took even less time for Hernandez to turn his arrest and subsequent name change into a story to be used for future generations. Per The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes: Hernandez has been visiting independent baseball camps on the island since

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Kyrie Irving to lead Charles Barkley’s team in Rising Stars Challenge, Tristan Thompson on team Shaq

Charles Barkley was impressed enough with Cavaliers’ rookie Kyrie Irving to select him over Jeremy Lin, Ricky Rubio and John Wall just to name a few. Barkley and Shaq are the honorary GMs for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend. Instead of the rookie vs sophomore format of the past, TNT’s big men

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Anderson Varejao out 4-6 weeks, no surgery needed

The Cavaliers have confirmed that Anderson Varejao will not require surgery on his injured wrist. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Andy will miss 4 to 6 weeks because of the injury. Four weeks would mean missing the Cavaliers next 14 games. A six week timetable would mean no Varejao for the

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