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Boobie: Cavs Have to Make Every Possession Count

This is one of the things, with us being a young team, that we have to learn. In this league, you have to value every possession and each one has to count and matter. You have to make the right play and I think we understand that as a team. When we’re on the floor,

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Box Score: Warriors 105, Cavaliers 95

The Cavaliers played like a tired team who just spent 2 weeks on the road and David Lee simply abused the Cavalier defense as the Warriors handed Cleveland a disappointing loss. Golden State Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts M. Ellis(notes) G 32:21 2-12 0-2

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Indians Agree to One-Year Deals with Masterson, Chris Perez

The Cleveland Indians are most certainly taking these arbitration cases seriously, adding starting pitcher Justin Masterson and All-Star closer Chris Perez to the list of contract-related transations. Masterson, the emergent team ace in 2011 is set to receive $3.825 million while Perez was granted $4.5 million, providing each player with substantial raises over their 2011

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Elias: Kyrie Irving Enters Cavaliers’ Record Books

A lot has been said about Cavaliers’ rookie point guard Kyrie Irving over the last couple of weeks, but nearly none of it has been rooted in statistics.  Thankfully, we have Elias Sports Bureau for that. From Elias: Kyrie Irving made nine of 16 field-goal attempts on Monday while scoring 25 points; it’s the fifth

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Wyche: Browns Want, and Will Trade Up For, Robert Griffin III

Piling on the latest mock draft from Sporting News, we have NFL.com’s Steve Wyche who echoes sentiments that the Cleveland Browns will select Baylor’s Robert Griffin III in the first round. However, one element that is different between Wyche and SN is the fact that Wyche feels the Browns will select the electric quarterback with the second-overall

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Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with OF Shin-Soo Choo

Contracts for everyone! Chris Antonetti and the Indians front office have reportedly agreed to terms with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo which are said to be for approximately $4.9 million, per Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors. Said compensation amounts to a 25 percent raise over his 2011 figures. In an injury-plagued campagin that limited him to

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Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with RP Joe Smith

Chris Antonetti and Company are hard at work this Tuesday afternoon, reportedly agreeing to terms with side-armed relief pitcher Joe Smith, per MLB.com’s Jordan Basitan. On the heels of their agreement with third baseman Jack Hannahan, this deal — reportedly for $1.75 million — allows the Indians to avoid arbitration with the veteran bullpen arm. In 67 innings pitched

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Indians Agree to One-Year Deal with 3B Jack Hannahan

The Cleveland Indians have reportedly avoided arbitration with third baseman Jack Hannahan. Per MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian, the deal is said to have been for one season and is to be worth $1.135 million. Per released arbitration estimates, Hannahan was set to receive approximately $1.3 million for 2012. In 110 games in 2011, Hannahan hit .250

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Arbitration Estimates for 2012 Cleveland Indians

The Indians currently have seven players eligible for salary arbitration. Cleveland rarely if ever allows it’s cases to go all the way to the arbiter, preferring to settle them in-house. MLB Trade Rumors.com has a fairly accurate track record when it comes to predicting the numbers for salary eligible players. Here are their predictions for the

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Cavaliers Ownership Team Announces Purchase of Cleveland Gladiators

In a press conference set for 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ ownership team – led by Dan Gilbert – is set to announce their purchase of the region’s Arena Football Team the Cleveland Gladiators. Orignally reported by Cleveland Scene, Gilbert’s ownership of the AFL franchise will only bolster his presence within Quicken Loans

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Quote: Byron Scott on Halftime Adjustments

At halftime, I told them that if we were going to win this game we would have play defense. If we play defense then we will have the opportunity to score and win the game and, but we have to do a better job at defending. In the second half [the Bobcats] only scored 37

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Box Score: Cavaliers 102, Bobcats 94

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points on 9-16 shooting, and handed out 7 assists leading the Cavaliers to a win against Charlotte Monday afternoon. The Cavaliers (6-6) wrap up their longest road trip of the season 3-4, which is 1 win more than they had on the road all last season. Jamison finished with 20 points,

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Jamison: Cavs Have to Win on the Road

We have to find a way to win on the road. I think we are definitely a different team as far as playing home versus away. I think we play hard but I think we have to do a better job as far as being consistent, our execution on both ends of the floor, on

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Shapiro: “Snow Days” Set to Lose Money for Second Straight Year

With the ongoing endeavor to make Progressive Field a year-round place for Clevelanders to spend their leisure time, the Cleveland Indians say that a mild early winter has put a bit of financial crimp in the second edition of “Snow Days,” the team’s winter wonderland of sorts which is housed within the confines of the

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Box Score: (5) Ohio State 80, (7) Indiana 63

It’s amazing what a change of scenery and some competent officials can do, eh? The Buckeyes turned the tables on the Hoosiers and got revenge for their 74-70 whistle-laden loss in Bloomington with a 80-63 blowout W. The catalyst was Lenzelle Smith, who came out of absolutely nowhere to pour in a career-high 28 points.

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Late Afternoon Open Thread

There’s gonna be a lot of channel flicking this afternoon. Jared Sullinger and the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes square off against the No. 7 Indiana Hoosier. Meanwhile, Ohio State’s men’s ice hockey team faces off against Michigan at snowy Progressive Field. And finally, Aaron Rogers and the Packers are taking on the New York

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Report: Packers Unlikely to Use Franchise Tag on Matt Flynn

Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Green Bay Packers are likely to use their 2012 franchise tag on tight end Jermichael Finley rather than back-up quarterback Matt Flynn. The Packers were reportedly considering using said tag on Flynn to allow for sign-and-trade possibilities, ultimately netting them at least one additional draft selection with the counterparty inking

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Kyrie Irving Considering Playing for Team Australia in 2012 Olympic Games

Though he is not presently in consideration to play for Team USA in the upcoming 2012 London-based Olympic games, Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving could still suit up — for the Australian team. Irving, a dual citizen, was born in Australia and his father had played professional basketball there. However, as pointed out by

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Grossi Predictions: Peyton Hillis and Phil Dawson Leave Cleveland

In his Sunday column, Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi discussed the potential of select restricted free agents returning to the team for the 2012 season. While Grossi does feel that the team will have linebacker D’Qwell Jackson and cornerback Dimitri Patterson back in uniform, two of the more disheartening predictions come in the form

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Open Thread: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round

  So who are we rooting for… or against? Our first game today is the New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers. This is one of the more intriguing games of the weekend, a classic Offensive Team vs Defensive Team match-up. Drew Brees and the Saints have been pretty ridiculous lately but they haven’t had to face

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