Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Nov 6, 2014

Hayward beats buzzer, Cavs

Gordon Hayward prides himself on his self-control. After hitting a step-back, game-winning jumper at the buzzer, he couldn’t help himself. He let out all his emotion in a celebratory frenzy. “I’ve never really done that before,” Hayward said. “It was just one of those ...

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Nov 5, 2014

Blazers beat LeBron, Cavs

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts took it upon himself to address Damian Lillard’s night. “You don’t have to ask what’s wrong with Damian anymore,” Stotts said. “Actually, you don’t ever have to ask.” That question was better asked about LeBron James and the Cleveland ...

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

Oct 31, 2014

Knicks outplay Cavaliers in LeBron's return to Cleveland

LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn’t look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air. His homecoming was horrendous. “I didn’t press,” James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. “I didn’t do much.” James struggled from the start ...

LeBron back home with mission to finally deliver title

Oct 22, 2014

LeBron back home with mission to finally deliver title

Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete — in a class by himself as a player. More significantly, playing with Dwyane Wade in Miami taught him how to be a champion, and James won ...

Oct 18, 2014

Mavericks roll past LeBron, Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt figured the best way to handle his first loss was with a joke. “Well,” he said. “I guess we’re not going 90-0 this year.” No, the Cavs are far from perfect — and far from a finished product. Chandler ...

Cleveland welcomes LeBron home

Oct 2, 2014

Cleveland welcomes LeBron home

The crowd’s deafening roar was so loud LeBron James couldn’t hear his name announced. Unsure of whether to walk out onto the floor, he looked around and realized he was the last one left on the bench. Seconds later, James knew he was home. ...

New-look Cavs eye shot at title

Sep 27, 2014

New-look Cavs eye shot at title

LeBron James threw his right arm around Kevin Love and rested the other on Kyrie Irving’s shoulder. They laughed, smiled and posed for photos — together. And that’s how they plan to win an NBA championship. The trio of All-Stars, aligned this summer to ...

Love hopes to help deliver long-awaited title to Cleveland

Aug 27, 2014

Love hopes to help deliver long-awaited title to Cleveland

Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by ...

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Aug 24, 2014

Cavs finally complete deal for Love

Olympic champions together, Kevin Love and LeBron James spent the last 30 days waiting to become teammates again. Cleveland has craved a championship for 50 years. One drought over. One to go. On the first day they were able to complete the long-discussed blockbuster ...

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

Aug 12, 2014

Wiggins deflects questions about being traded

When training camp begins in October, he’ll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he’ll be playing. Last week, Cleveland reportedly reached an agreement in principle to ...

Aug 9, 2014

Ichiro placed on waivers: report

The New York Yankees have placed Ichiro Suzuki on waivers with the aim of trading the 40-year-old Japanese outfielder, according to a report from the New York Post. If within 48 hours a team claims Ichiro, who is in the same boat as teammate ...

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

Aug 9, 2014

LeBron says he won't leave Cleveland again

On a night packed with emotion and inspiration, LeBron James saved the biggest moment for last. Surrounded by family, friends and fans in a city welcoming him home, James delivered a line he’s been waiting to say for four years. “I love you,” he ...