Larry Day will be in familiar surroundings this season at Classic Park in Eastlake.Day will be officially announced as manager of the Single-A Lake County Captains on Jan. 17 as the Indians unveil their roster of minor-league managers.The 31-year-old Massachusetts native and former University of Connecticut standout began his professional coaching career in 2015 as hitting coach of the Captains.
OAKLAND >> Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors certainly looked ready to trade some more blows with LeBron James and the Cavaliers come June.The two-time reigning MVP hit five 3-pointers and had 20 points while matching his season best with 11 assists in Golden State's 126-91 rout of the defending champs Jan.
The Golden State Warriors aren't going to run like a scared rabbit at the sight of the Cavaliers after all.The Warriors were all business on Jan. 16 when they ran the Cavaliers out of Oakland, 126-91. They looked completely different than the team the Cavs bullied in the last three games of the NBA Finals in June.
There are days the NBA holds dear, days the league sets even more emphasis on putting its best foot forward.Opening night, Christmas Day, All-Star weekend. They are all important dates for the league to engage its fans, grab ratings and put on a show. Ranking right up near the top of that list is Monday, Martin Luther King Day.
COLUMBUS >> Off to a disastrous 0-4 start in the Big Ten that included a demoralizing blowout loss to Wisconsin earlier this week, Ohio State sorely needed a performance that would restore some swagger.That finally came Jan. 15. JaQuan Lyle led the way with 22 points and all five starters scored in double figures as the Buckeyes beat Michigan State, 72-67, in one of team's most complete games thus far.
The Browns can't possibly be thinking "no thanks" to drafting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft.It's the Browns. Anything is possible, even a flirtation with an 0-16 season in 2016. Always remember that. There's also the analytics factor, so there's no telling what Browns management might do on draft day.
OAKLAND >> When the Warriors traveled to Cleveland last January after winning the 2015 NBA title by beating the Cavs, Stephen Curry had so many fond memories there he mentioned the chance of champagne smells still lingering in the visiting locker room all those months later.
SACRAMENTO >> Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, Kyle Korver added 18 in his most productive game since joining Cleveland last week and the Cavaliers tuned up for an NBA Finals rematch by beating the Sacramento Kings, 120-108, on Jan. 13.LeBron James had 16 points and 15 assists, Kevin Love added 15 points and 18 rebounds and Cleveland snapped a two-game losing streak before taking on Golden State on Jan.
Arbitration can become contentious for a baseball team and the player seeking it because by definition somebody has to lose.The Indians and key members of their bullpen don't have to worry about that this year.Closer Cody Allen, set-up man Bryan Shaw, plus Zach McAllister and Dan Otero all reached one-year deals without going to the arbitrator, the Indians announced on Jan.
CLEVELAND >> Reliever Zach McAllister avoided salary arbitration by agreeing with the Cleveland Indians on a $1,825,000 contract for next season.The right-hander went 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA in 53 games last season for the AL champions, earning $1.3 million. McAllister has been a starter and reliever during his six seasons with Cleveland, which acquired him from the New York Yankees in 2010.
Jan 12, 2017
MADISON, Wis. >> Ohio State coach Thad Matta watched Wisconsin's loss to Purdue and wondered the chances the Badgers would shoot that way again.Turns out not great.The 18th-ranked Badgers bounced back from that poor performance four days earlier to blitz Ohio State, 89-66, on Thursday night as they shot 49 percent from the field and a season-best 55 percent from the 3-point line.
COLUMBUS>> Since Ohio State's drubbing by eventual national champion Clemson in the College Football Playoff, coach Urban Meyer has hired new offensive coordinators who have to figure out how to score touchdowns without the Buckeyes' best all-around offensive player and top wide receiver from 2016.
The afternoon session for Tribe Fest on Jan. 28 is already sold out, and tickets for the morning session are going fast, the Indians announced on Jan. 11.The Indians also announced newly signed slugging first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has committed to attending the event at the Intercontinental Hotel near the campus of Cleveland Clinic.
PORTLAND, Ore. >> CJ McCollum had 27 points and the Trail Blazers shook of fatigue caused by weather-related travel delays to beat the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers 102-86 on Wednesday night.Allen Crabbe added 24 points off the bench for the Blazers, who have won four straight regular-season games against the Cavs at the Moda Center.
PORTLAND, Ore. >> Unusually heavy snowfall has impacted the Portland Trail Blazers and the Cleveland Cavaliers in advance of Wednesday night's game at the Moda Center.With as many as 14 inches on the ground in some spots in the Portland area, the game was still scheduled to be played as of Wednesday morning.