LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

/ May 8, 2017

LeBron, Cavaliers complete sweep of Raptors

LeBron James and the Cavaliers are headed back to a familiar place after sweeping aside another overmatched opponent. James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 27 and Cleveland swept Toronto, beating the Raptors 109-102 on Sunday to give James his seventh consecutive trip to the ...

Huge rally carries Cavs past Pacers

/ Apr 21, 2017

Huge rally carries Cavs past Pacers

LeBron James celebrated another milestone with the greatest second-half comeback in playoff history. Win one more at Indiana, the four-time MVP will be crowned king of the first round. James scored 41 points while padding his postseason resume with yet another triple-double, leading defending champion Cleveland ...

/ Mar 21, 2017

Silver weighs in on teams resting starters

NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league's board of governors Monday, describing the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games as "an extremely significant issue for our league" and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making ...

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 champion ...

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, who lost ...

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 the ...

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 Golden ...