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Irving: Cavs Beat Themselves on Tuesday Night

Honestly, [the offensive fouls] didn’t stop our aggressiveness. Coach can live with the offensive fouls as long as they’re aggessive fouls. The refs made some good calls out there, they made some questionable ones, but it’s not a big deal. The loss tonight was about us. We kind of beat up ourselves tonight. – Cavaliers

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Box Score: Illinois 79, (5) Ohio State 74

Brandon Paul poured in a career-high 43 points, and his performance lifted the Illini to a 79-74 victory at home over the Buckeyes. Ohio State’s big men Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas combined for 44 points, but the team defense and guard play let OSU down in the second half. Ohio St. Name Min FG

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Box Score: Cavaliers 105, Jazz 113

Kyrie Irving had another strong game for the Cavaliers (20 points, 5 assists, 2 turnovers) and Antawn Jamison chipped in 22 points, but the Jazz’ interior, particularly Al Jefferson and his 30 points, were just too much for the Cavaliers. Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA

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MLB Rumor: Bud Selig Will Be Offered Extension For Commissioner’s Post

According to both SI.com and ESPN, baseball owners will extend an offer to keep Bud Selig in his role as Major League Baseball’s commissioner.  The 77-year-old Selig is the ninth commissioner of the game and has been at his post since 1992. Selig’s reign in the position hasn’t been without controversy, but it has been

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Baylor’s Robert Griffin III to Declare for 2012 NFL Draft

Though it would have been a more substantial surprise had he opted for the alternative, Baylor quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III has declared for the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin, on Tuesday, reportedly informed his head coach Art Briles of his decision. The quarterback, and likely top-five selection this spring, has yet to

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Quote: Byron Scott Weighing Options at Center

From a coach’s standpoint, you can have four or five bad games, you’re almost giving me no choice but to look elsewhere. With the way he’s playing, do I stick with him or try to find another piece who can help us in this puzzle that we have? I haven’t made up my mind yet.

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NBA Rumors: Cavs Testing Waters for Varejao, Sessions

Prompted by a discussion which took place earlier in the morning, former Plain Dealer Cavaliers beat writer Brian Windhorst appeared on 850AM WKNR on Tuesday and discussed rumors surrounding the team’s front office and their largest human trade assets in center Anderson Varejao and point guard Ramon Sessions. Windhorst stated that Chris Grant and management

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Grossi: Kevin Kolb Would Top Browns’ Wish List Upon Release

Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Green Bay’s Matt Flynn are all the rage.  Texas A&M’s  Ryan Tannehill may be the better fit.  However, if the Arizona Cardinals were to release quarterback Kevin Kolb, a player who they traded for just one season ago and is due $7 million this season, The Plain Dealer’s Tony Grossi

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Casspi: I Feel Like I’m Turning the Corner

I’m just trying to clear my head and play the game. I can’t control if [the shots] go in or out. I’m taking good shots, I’m not forcing them, I’m taking what the defense gives me. It’s hard on me. I’m trying to play like I know I can play, like I need to play.

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Indians invite LHP Chris Seddon to Major League Camp

The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent LHP CHRIS SEDDON to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. Seddon, 28, owns a career Minor League record of 93-88 with a 4.64 ERA in 266 games/250 starts (1399.0IP, 1475H, 722ER, 1056K) over 11 seasons since

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Ohio State Buckeyes Move Up to #5 in the Polls

When the polls were released last week, Ohio State’s men’s basketball team was 13-2, which was good enough to be ranked 7th in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and 6th in the AP Top 25.  Two blowout wins against Nebraska (71-40) and Iowa (76-47) later and the Bucks moved to #5 in both polls. In

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ESPN’s Erin Andrews to Host 2012 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards

Move over Scott Van Pelt.  Though the bald, bespectacled and oft-hilarious SportsCenter anchor and radio host was slated to emcee the upcoming Greater Cleveland Sports Awards which will take place on February 2 at the Renaissance Hotel, his network colleague Erin Andrews has reportedly taken his place as the host of the night’s festivities as the

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Holmgren on Seattle Radio: Finding a Quarterback is Key (with Audio)

The last time Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren went on Seattle radio airwaves, all hell broke loose. This time around, Holmgren opted to hold his State of the Union press conference before heading back to his old stomping grounds. The product: not much different from what was said when he took to the podium in

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Cabot: Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill Could Be Cleveland’s Target

Though she firmly believes that Colt McCoy can still be the quarterback of the future for the Cleveland Browns, Plain Dealer beat writer Mary Kay Cabot says that she “would not be surprised” if the team’s front office has pegged Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill as their next man under center. Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and

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Cavaliers 22nd in Latest ESPN Power Rankings

Up three spots from last week’s reanking of 25th overall , the Cavaliers are now ranked 22nd, one spot below nemesis Toronto. among all of their NBA brethren. ESPN’s write up for the Cavaliers states: By next Monday’s rankings, Kyrie Irving will have played as many games as a pro (11) as he did in his

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Interview Marty Schottenheimer

In what appears to be a big day for former Cleveland Browns head coaches, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will reportedly interview Marty Schottenheimer to fill their vacant head coaching position. Most recently the head coach of the United Football League’s Virginia Destroyers, the 68-year-old Schottenheimer has not coached in the NFL since being relieved of

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Jared Sullinger Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Following his 28-point outing against the Iowa Hawkeyes, Ohio State’s sophomore power forward Jared Sullinger has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. The 6-foot-9-inch Sullinger averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds over the seven-day span, helping the Buckeyes seemingly manhandle two conference opponents in the Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers in what was a

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Playoff Wins Worth $250k to Tim Tebow

ProFootballTalk tells us by way of Adam Schefter that Tim Tebow is making $250,000 per playoff win.  Tebow gashed the Pittsburgh Steelers last night in Denver for 316 yards including a game-winning strike for 80 yards to Demaryius Thomas. There was no report on what victories for the Broncos over the Steelers are worth to

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Romeo Crennel Inks Three-Year Deal with Chiefs

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel has reportedly signed a three-year contract to become the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.  The defensive coordinator became interim head coach when team president Scott Pioli opted to cut ties with Todd Haley, the firey head coach that took the team to the playoffs just

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Irving: Portland’s Fast Break Points Were My Fault

I take responsibility for most of it – I wasn’t back and the guards were just leaking out behind me.Going forward, I’m just going to review film and see what i can do better, and we have to limit fast break points. We are number one in the league, which is credit to our effort,

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