LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

Feb 15, 2017

LeBron leads Love-less Cavs to win

LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court. He spent the night backing that up against an ...

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

Feb 10, 2017

Westbrook cuts down Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers considered resting their stars, then played the Oklahoma City Thunder at full strength and lost anyway. Russell Westbrook scored 29 points and had his 26th triple-double of the season to lead Oklahoma City to a 118-109 victory on Thursday night. Cavaliers ...

Feb 10, 2017

Cavs sign forward Derrick Williams to 10-day contract

Derrick Williams will get a chance to impact the NBA champions. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been looking for roster help as they defend their title. Williams, who was ...

Cavaliers conquer Wizards in overtime

Feb 7, 2017

Cavaliers conquer Wizards in overtime

There’s always something with LeBron James, and Monday night was no different, from the gimme layup he somehow missed after admittedly traveling . . . to the turnaround, step-back, fadeaway 3-pointer he banked in with 0.3 seconds left to force overtime . . . ...

LeBron fires back at Barkley

Feb 1, 2017

LeBron fires back at Barkley

LeBron James is done bowing to Sir Charles. After he was criticized by Charles Barkley for questioning Cleveland’s front office, James tore into the former NBA star and opinionated TV commentator on Monday night following a loss in Dallas. James not only countered what ...

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

Jan 31, 2017

Lowly Mavs trump Cavs

Yogi Ferrell was hours away from playing in an NBA Development League game when he got a call that Dallas wanted to sign him. Three days, two games and about 2,400 km later, Cleveland stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, along with the defending ...

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

Jan 26, 2017

Kings heap further misery on Cavs

The criticism quieted. The problems persist. LeBron James and the NBA champions are a mess right now. Arron Afflalo dropped a 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds left in overtime as the Sacramento Kings rallied for a 116-112 win Wednesday night over the slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

The top sports stories of 2016

Dec 30, 2016

The top sports stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these sports stories as the most important of 2016. 1. Going for gold: Japanese athletes brought home 12 gold medals, and 41 overall, from the Rio Olympics. The victories included a historic triumph by wrestler Kaori Icho, who became ...

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

Dec 26, 2016

Cavaliers rally to beat Warriors in NBA Finals rematch

With another clutch shot, Kyrie Irving took the Warriors on a trip down memory lane. Irving dropped a short, turnaround jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied just the way they did in June’s NBA Finals to defeat ...