5:40 AM EDT, Sun October 23, 2016
Plain Dealer 6 mins ago

Cleveland Cavaliers defending champions and underdogs -- that's good: Terry Pluto (photos)

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the defending NBA champions, but the Golden State Warriors are in the spotlight.
Plain Dealer 36 mins ago
LeBron's Old-School Decision: Terry Pluto book excerpt from 'The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland'

LeBron's Old-School Decision: Terry Pluto book excerpt from 'The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland'

This excerpt from Terry Pluto's new book 'The Comeback: LeBron, the Cavs & Cleveland' contrasts LeBron's carefully planned 2014 return to Cleveland with "The Decision," his infamous departure announcement in 2010.
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago

LeBron vs. East in playoffs

How LeBron James has fared in playoff series against Eastern Conference teams:Chicago 4-0Atlanta 3-0Indiana 3-0Washington 3-0N.J./Brooklyn 2-0Philadelphia 1-0New York 1-0Milwaukee 1-0Charlotte 1-0Toronto 1-0Detroit 3-1Boston 3-2Orlando 0-1
Akron Beacon Journal 7 hours ago
Cavaliers preview: Eastern Conference foes still scrambling for ways to take down LeBron

Cavaliers preview: Eastern Conference foes still scrambling for ways to take down LeBron

CLEVELAND: It won’t be long now until LeBron James slides another ring on his finger and looks to the sky as another banner he all but stitched together is hoisted into history. Meanwhile, the rest of the Eastern Conference is back at work trying to think of something, anything, to keep James out of the NBA Finals. James has spent more than half his career playing in the Finals — seven of his 13 years, including each of the past six. Try as they might, no one else in the East has been able to stop him. James has eliminated 12 of the East’s 15 teams at various points in his career. The...
Akron Beacon Journal 9 hours ago

Cavaliers projected opening night roster

Projected opening night roster:Name  Ht/Wt  Yr.  PPG RPG APGChris Andersen 6-10/245 15th  3.9 3.6 0.3Comment: Former teammate to LeBron in Miami, “Birdman” will bring hustle and muscle off bench … Split last season between the Heat and Grizzlies, appearing in 47 games (29 starts). … Considered a replacement for Timofey Mozgov in Cavs rotation.Mike Dunleavy 6-9/220 15th  7.2 2.7 1.3Comment: Shot 52 percent on wide open catch-and-shoot 3-pointers last year with the Bulls … Missed half the season recovering from back surgery, but still shot 39 percent overall on 3-pointers....
News-Herald 10 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: LeBron James, Kyrie Irving in NBA MVP discussion

It's a measure of how far the Cavaliers have come that they enter the 2016-17 season not just as defending NBA champions, but with two legitimate Most Valuable Player candidates on the roster.LeBron James, entering his 14th season and already a four-time MVP, always is in the running for the NBA's top individual honor.
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Kyrie Irving to give 2016 championship ring to dad, blames sore calf on "needle" treatment

Kyrie Irving is going to give his championship ring to his dad and says his calf is sore because he "needled" it Monday night, akin to acupuncture.
Plain Dealer 11 hours ago

Cavs waive John Holland, roster down to 16

The Cavs waived forward John Holland on Saturday, reducing their roster to 16 players.General manager David Griffin has to pare down the roster to 15 player by 5 p.m. Monday.
Plain Dealer 12 hours ago

Do Cavs have two MVP candidates in LeBron James, Kyrie Irving?

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving could be the first tandem in Cavs' history to both have a legitimate shot at an MVP award. But there are plenty of reasons why neither may win it.
Chris Fedor / Plain Dealer 13 hours ago

Why LeBron James will win fifth NBA MVP: Chris Fedor's 2016-17 award predictions

It won't be easy. Back-to-back winner Stephen Curry will be in the mix and the idea that being on a loaded team will derail his chances for a three-peat is incredibly flawed.
Plain Dealer 14 hours ago

Cavs rookie Kay Felder in concussion protocol, status for opener unknown

Rookie point guard Key Felder was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol after he was hit in the head at practice Friday, the Cavs announced.
Akron Beacon Journal 15 hours ago

Marla Ridenour: Believe it or not, Cavaliers might be better this season — and they’ll need to be

INDEPENDENCE: It sounds almost inconceivable that after winning the city’s first championship in 52 years the Cavaliers could be better this season.If there were a meter for outrageous statements in Northeast Ohio sports, some might think that ranks with “I personally guarantee the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA championship before the self-titled former king” (Dan Gilbert’s letter after LeBron James left for Miami), “He’s a rising star in this league” (Joe Banner on Ray Farmer) and “I don’t think this is going to be a big deal” (Terry Francona on Trevor Bauer’s...
Plain Dealer 19 hours ago

Can the Browns find a way to protect the QB? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Cleveland sports fans wonder about Cam Erving's development and the ceremonial first pitch in Game 1 of the World Series at Progressive Field.
Plain Dealer Oct 21, 2016

LeBron James and a boulevard of broken teams: NBA 2016-17 season preview

While LeBron James has taken his teams to the Finals in each of the last six seasons, the rest of the Eastern Conference has built, torn down, and rebuilt itself to stop him. And failed.
Akron Beacon Journal Oct 21, 2016

Cavaliers move up start time of season opener to accommodate Game 1 of World Series

INDEPENDENCE: J.R. Smith wants to catch a few innings of Tuesday’s World Series. Perhaps now he can. The Cavaliers have moved up the start time of their season opener Tuesday to accommodate the Indians, who will host Game 1 across the plaza on the same evening. The Cavs’ ring ceremony and banner raising will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and the game against the New York Knicks will tip off at 7:30. The first pitch of the World Series is set for shortly after 8 p.m.“I might go tiptoe over there at halftime myself. I might skip layup line or something,” joked Smith, an avid baseball fan who...