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Slow Start Doesn't Doom Cavs, Beat Raptors 103-92
To say that the Cavs started the game against the Raptors on Tuesday night poorly would be the understatement of the year. The Cavs missed 14 out of their first 15 shots in the game and were giving up open shots to the Raptors. Cleveland was trailing th…Upvote Share Tweet
Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip RaptorsCNNSI.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip RaptorsUpvote Share Tweet
Mickael Pietrus Interrupts NBA TV Segment With Dancing Routinedeadspin.com Updated Feb 27, 2013NBA TV Canada broadcasters Paul Jones and Sherman Hamilton were just trying to get in a few league news and notes before Toronto's losing effort in Cleveland tonight when in came Mickael Pietrus. More »Upvote Share Tweet
Prospects Hultzen, Walker provide preview of futureMLB.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Wednesday's win over the Indians was impressive in that it provided a showcase for Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker, the top two pitching prospects in the system. The two combined for six strikeouts in four innings in the victory.Upvote Share Tweet
Meyer Raises the Recruiting BarAfter Urban Meyer’s 2013 recruiting stretch run culminated on national signing day with OSU landing all three of his prime out-of-state targets, Buckeye fans were officially on notice that the game had changed. Could this be the new normal?Meyer finisheUpvote Share Tweet
QB Zac Dysert for Browns late in draft, Ezekiel Ansah at No. 6 and effect of Brantley injury: Blog Roundupcleveland.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians.Upvote Share Tweetclevelandbrowns.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Browns OL Alex Mack was one of 22 players selected to participate in the "NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp," the league announced Wednesday afternoon.Upvote Share TweetThey say the NFL's a QB-driven league, but you just need someone who gives you a chance to win. And that's what Alex Smith brings to Kansas City, Michael Rosenberg writes.Upvote Share Tweet
Help wanted: Cleveland Indians seek stats whiz - with musclesyahoo.com Updated Feb 27, 2013This wonderfully written job ad published Tuesday by the Cleveland Indians is not for Asdrubal Cabrera's double-play partner. That's Jason Kipnis. But it does sound mostly like what Jonah Hill was doing for them before Brad Pitt lured him away to the Oa…Upvote Share TweetKyrie Irving is following Cleveland's prescribed plan of rest.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James regularly puts on a show — usually some kind of dunk display — in pregame warmups. But when he broke out this one before Miami’s game against the Cavs the other night, the internet fervor it ignited had everyone newly laser-locked on laUpvote Share Tweet
Josh Cribbs: I’d take a slight pay cut, but not a huge pay cut, to stayprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Josh Cribbs has played his entire NFL career with the Browns after playing his college football at nearby Kent State, and he’s eager enough to stick around that he’d be willing to give the Browns a hometown discount. Just not too big a hometown discouUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 27, 2013Those following the Browns know this vicious cycle better than anyone: A new decision-maker means a new head coach, and a new head coach leads to a new starting quarterback. This is why every comment and quote from the revamped front office is overanaly…Upvote Share Tweet
Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers. #26This is one installment in a team effort by The Cleveland Fan, highlighting the top local sports figures by jersey number. Please weigh in with your thoughts, in the Boards. As David Letterman would say, “For entertainment purposes only; please, no wageUpvote Share Tweet"In my humble opinion, this is exactly the kind of receiver the Browns should be trying to bring in. I think they should take a look at Santana Moss and Steve Smith (the one from the Giants/Eagles/Rams), too. Veteran guys who know how to run good r…Upvote Share Tweet
CourtVision: Tony Parker, San Antonio's Forgotten Mangrantland.com Updated Feb 27, 2013On February 13, the Spurs and Cavaliers were tied at 93 with about 15 seconds left in the game. Dion Waiters was dribbling near midcourt and about to ...Upvote Share Tweet
Waiters Helps Short-Handed Cavs Top RaptorsFeb 27Rookie Dion Waiters scored 23 points to help the Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers top the Raptors.
Coast to Coast: NBA's Best Closer?Feb 27Who's getting the ball in crunch time? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez decide.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0Feb 27We told you this year's draft was one of those exception-to-rule affairs, and the just-completed NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis seemed to confirm it. To wit:
Detroit Lions now $5M under cap with reworked dealsFeb 27Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola and wide receiver Nate Burleson accepted combined pay cuts of $5.55 million to help the Lions get under the salary cap.
Source: 49ers agree to trade Smith to ChiefsFeb 27The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, league sources confirmed to ESPN.
The Sports Guy spends a week with Mike TysonFeb 27On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.