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Slow Start Doesn't Doom Cavs, Beat Raptors 103-92

Slow Start Doesn't Doom Cavs, Beat Raptors 103-92

theclevelandfan.com Updated Feb 27, 2013
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…
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  • Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors

    Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors

    CNNSI.com Feb 27, 2013
    Irving-less Cavs fight off rough start, tip Raptors
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  • Mickael Pietrus Interrupts NBA TV Segment With Dancing Routine

    Mickael Pietrus Interrupts NBA TV Segment With Dancing Routine

    deadspin.com Feb 27, 2013
    NBA 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 »
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  • Prospects Hultzen, Walker provide preview of future

    Prospects Hultzen, Walker provide preview of future

    MLB.com Feb 27, 2013
    Wednesday'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.
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  • Meyer Raises the Recruiting Bar

    Meyer Raises the Recruiting Bar

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 27, 2013
    After 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 finishe
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  • QB Zac Dysert for Browns late in draft, Ezekiel Ansah at No. 6 …

    QB Zac Dysert for Browns late in draft, Ezekiel Ansah at No. 6 and effect of Brantley injury: Blog Roundup

    cleveland.com Feb 27, 2013
    Here are what blogs from Cleveland and around the country are saying about the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians.
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  • Mack selected for "NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp"

    Mack selected for "NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp"

    clevelandbrowns.com Feb 27, 2013
    Browns OL Alex Mack was one of 22 players selected to participate in the "NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp," the league announced Wednesday afternoon.
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  • Smith gives Chiefs at least a chance, and that's enough in toda…

    Smith gives Chiefs at least a chance, and that's enough in today's NFL

    They 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.
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  • Help wanted: Cleveland Indians seek stats whiz - with muscles

    Help wanted: Cleveland Indians seek stats whiz - with muscles

    yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    This 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…
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  • Cavs' Irving (knee) to miss second straight game

    Cavs' Irving (knee) to miss second straight game

    nba.com ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Kyrie Irving is following Cleveland's prescribed plan of rest.
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  • LeBron James Unleashes Another Crazy Pregame Dunk, Then Kills A…

    LeBron James Unleashes Another Crazy Pregame Dunk, Then Kills All the Fun

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Feb 27, 2013
    LeBron 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 la
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  • Josh Cribbs: I’d take a slight pay cut, but not a huge pay cut,…

    Josh Cribbs: I’d take a slight pay cut, but not a huge pay cut, to stay

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27, 2013
    Josh 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 discou
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  • Browns' best option is to stick with Weeden

    Browns' best option is to stick with Weeden

    ESPN.com Feb 27, 2013
    Those 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…
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  • Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers. #26

    Top Cleveland Sports Figures, By the Numbers. #26

    theclevelandfan.com Feb 27, 2013
    This 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 wage
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  • Steve Breaston is exactly the kind of wide receiver the Browns …

    Steve Breaston is exactly the kind of wide receiver the Browns need: Comment of the Day

    "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…
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  • CourtVision: Tony Parker, San Antonio's Forgotten Man

    CourtVision: Tony Parker, San Antonio's Forgotten Man

    grantland.com Feb 27, 2013
    On 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 ...
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  • Video - Waiters Helps Short-Handed Cavs Top Raptors 01:10

    Waiters Helps Short-Handed Cavs Top Raptors

    Feb 27
    Rookie Dion Waiters scored 23 points to help the Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers top the Raptors.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: NBA's Best Closer? 05:12

    Coast to Coast: NBA's Best Closer?

    Feb 27
    Who's getting the ball in crunch time? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez decide.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    Feb 27
    We 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 deals

    Feb 27
    Detroit 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 Chiefs

    Feb 27
    The 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 Tyson

    Feb 27
    On a rooftop in Harlem, Bill Simmons discovered the only place where Mike Tyson finds peace.