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Spring Training Rundown: The Long Way to the First Day

Spring Training Rundown: The Long Way to the First Day

theclevelandfan.com Updated Feb 26, 2013
It just hit me so quickly. All this spring training madness. I don't think it slowed down once for me to breath it all in. Maybe it took a crash down to the reality for our spring edition of the Cleveland Indians 2013 squad for me to stop and breathe, b…
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  • Luke Walton Reminds People He's a Member of the Cavs, Win 101-9…

    Luke Walton Reminds People He's a Member of the Cavs, Win 101-98

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 26, 2013
    The talk on social media on Tuesday was that this would be forever remembered  as "the Luke Walton Game." On the surface, Luke Walton's 8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal are not that impressive. Of every player in the match-up betwee…
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  • Without Irving, Waiters, Cavs figure out Bulls

    Without Irving, Waiters, Cavs figure out Bulls

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com nba.com Feb 26, 2013
    Dion Waiters scored 25 points to help make up for the absence of Kyrie Irving, and the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Chicago Bulls with a 101-98 victory on Tuesday night.
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  • Brandon Weeden: “I know I’m a better player than the way I play…

    Brandon Weeden: “I know I’m a better player than the way I played”

    Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden says the player he really is and the player we all saw on the field during his rookie year are not exactly the same player. In an interview on WKNR in Cleveland, Weeden said his rookie year was “average,” but he’s a
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  • Indians Concede Spring Perfection to Royals

    Indians Concede Spring Perfection to Royals

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 26, 2013
    Some things just weren’t meant to last forever, but when it comes to things ending with a thud, the Cleveland Indians could do a lot worse than dropping to 5-1 in Cactus League play on February 26lth.  But, the 1972 Dolphins will need to hold off on th
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  • A Big MAC Attack: A year after Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club…

    A Big MAC Attack: A year after Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club B…

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 26, 2013
    A year after Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and a year before man landed on the moon, we witnessed another moment in our history that, when you come right down to it, was probably just as culturally significant. Its origin and contents are like t
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  • Cleveland Browns and NFL Combine 2013 P.M. links: Free agency b…

    Cleveland Browns and NFL Combine 2013 P.M. links: Free agency begins March 12; post-combine offensive player rankings

    cleveland.com Feb 26, 2013
    The Browns haven't fared particularly well in recent free-agency periods. The NFL Scouting Combine has concluded. More Browns and combine story links.
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  • Masterson gets Opening Day nod for the Indians

    Masterson gets Opening Day nod for the Indians

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his starter for opening day.
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  • Reliever Joseph strikes out the side again

    Reliever Joseph strikes out the side again

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    Donnie Joseph struck out the side in the Indians' fifth on Tuesday, dispensing the three batters on the minimum nine pitches. He had fanned all three Rangers he faced on Saturday, throwing 15 pitches.
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  • Five myths about Brandon Weeden, Jason Kipnis against lefties a…

    Five myths about Brandon Weeden, Jason Kipnis against lefties and Cavs expectations: Blog Roundup

    cleveland.com Feb 26, 2013
    Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Featured today are Dawgs By Nature, It's Pronounced Lajaway and Fear the Sword.
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  • Reds use caution with Frazier's healing calf

    Reds use caution with Frazier's healing calf

    MLB.com Feb 26, 2013
    The Reds aren't taking the slightest of chances of players with even minor injuries this early in Spring Training. Third baseman Todd Frazier has not played since Saturday, when he strained his left calf sliding into third base against the Indians.
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  • Risky draft prospect for Browns, Steelers

    Risky draft prospect for Browns, Steelers

    ESPN.com Feb 26, 2013
    Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones is a perfect fit for the Browns' new 3-4 defense. Jones is the exact pass-rush terror the Steelers need to eventually replace James Harrison. But the Browns and Steelers could both pass on the FBS leader in sacks in the f…
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  • Mary Kay Cabot talks with 92.3 The Fan on Brandon Weeden gettin…

    Mary Kay Cabot talks with 92.3 The Fan on Brandon Weeden getting flak from teammates

    cleveland.com Feb 26, 2013
    Plain Dealer Browns reporter Mary Kay Cabot joined Baskin and Phelps on 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM) today to talk Browns.
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  • Indians' Brantley needs 15 stitches to forearm

    Indians' Brantley needs 15 stitches to forearm

    ESPN.com Feb 26, 2013
    Michael Brantley is wearing a protective wrap on his left forearm at the Cleveland Indians' training camp and has no timetable for returning to the lineup.
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  • Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers - #25

    Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers - #25

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 26, 2013
    The first minor league baseball game I ever went to was in 1991. I was 9 going on 10, and my dad took me to go see the AA Canton-Akron Indians. The tickets, parking and food were all cheaper than the big league club, and the baseball was almost as good.…
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  • NFLN To Air ‘NFL Road Tested’

    NFLN To Air ‘NFL Road Tested’

    clevelandbrowns.com Feb 26, 2013
    The NFL regular season is still months away, but the NFL Network is providing Browns fans with a football fix through special encore broadcasts of "NFL Road Tested" all next month.
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  • Talk Tribe, Browns and Cavs with Terry Pluto today at noon

    Talk Tribe, Browns and Cavs with Terry Pluto today at noon

    cleveland.com Feb 26, 2013
    Get your questions ready and join Terry Pluto today at noon as he talks Cleveland sports.
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  • NFL Combine 2013 Morning Update: Cleveland Browns could have th…

    NFL Combine 2013 Morning Update: Cleveland Browns could have their eyes on several defensive backs on final day

    cleveland.com Feb 26, 2013
    The Browns will get a close look at defensive backs today during the final day of the NFL Combine.
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  • Video - Cavs Stun Bulls In Chicago 01:12

    Cavs Stun Bulls In Chicago

    Feb 26
    Cavs hang on to top Bulls, 101-98.
  • Video - Johnny Damon Would Return To Yankees 02:00

    Johnny Damon Would Return To Yankees

    Feb 26
    With Curtis Granderson sidelined for 10 weeks due to injury, Johnny Damon would be interested in returning to New York.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NFL combine -- Plenty learned at event done right

    Feb 26
    We learned plenty at this year's combine, as usual, so the NFL shouldn't change a thing, writes John Clayton.
  • Sources: Holmgren, Raiders talk front office job

    Feb 26
    The Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren about a leadership position within the organization, according to two sources.
  • Peter King: More on Tom Brady's amazing deal; mail

    Feb 26
    Picking up the pieces from the surprising three-year, $27 million Tom Brady contract extension:
  • Adande/Gutierrez: Who's the NBA's most clutch player?

    Feb 26
    Which player gets the ball in crunch time? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez decide.