Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Jan 17, 2017

Warriors blast Cavaliers by 35

Now, everybody can sit back for a few months and envision the possibility of another scintillating NBA Finals between Cleveland and Golden State. LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry for the third straight time, complete with the hard-nosed play of Draymond Green, dazzling dunks from ...

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

Jan 8, 2017

Cavs trade for sharpshooter Korver

The defending NBA champions just got a whole lot tougher to stop. Two days after agreeing to the deal, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a trade with Atlanta for Kyle Korver, one of the league’s best 3-point shooters, who will be able to spot up ...

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

Dec 30, 2016

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

LeBron James accepted “Happy Birthday” wishes as he walked out of Cleveland’s locker room. He was in no mood to party after his final game as a 31-year-old. “I was horrible,” he said. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before ...

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 ...

LeBron named AP's Male Athlete of Year

Dec 28, 2016

LeBron named AP's Male Athlete of Year

LeBron James was jolted forward when the massive crowd swelled from the sidewalks and into Cleveland’s streets, surrounding the convertible that he and his family were riding in. This wasn’t supposed to happen. James looked at his wife, Savannah, their baby daughter and two ...

Cubs' World Series win named top sports story

Dec 26, 2016

Cubs' World Series win named top sports story

Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy. There were hugs, cheers and tears — and bottles and bottles of booze, sprayed everywhere from Cleveland to the shadow ...

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 ...

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

Dec 21, 2016

LeBron's late 3 leads Cavaliers past Bucks

LeBron James had a big night beyond the arc and capped it with three pivotal points. James buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left in overtime and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 114-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night ...

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Nov 24, 2016

Love sets new scoring record in Cavs' victory

Kevin Love didn’t think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story. Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125. Love fell three points shy ...

Cavaliers star LeBron James backs Clinton in presidential race

Oct 3, 2016

Cavaliers star LeBron James backs Clinton in presidential race

Cleveland Cavaliers star and reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. James says Clinton is a “champion for children and their futures.” He also says Clinton is running on a message of “hope and unity” that is needed to ...

Jul 14, 2016

Speaking at ESPY Awards, LeBron leads call to end gun violence

LeBron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling. The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports ...