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News-Herald

LeBron James helps design sneaker for disabled athletes

CLEVELAND >> LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes.The Cavaliers star and Nike have unveiled a new shoe designed for disabled athletes that can be slipped on and off more easily. The LeBron Soldier 10 FlyEase is modeled after the signature shoe worn by James, but it has no laces and can be secured with Velcro straps and zippers.

Plain Dealer

LeBron James, Nike introduce new FlyEase shoe to Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital rehab patients

LeBron James and Nike distributed pairs of the newest FlyEase shoes to children from the Cleveland Clinic's rehabilitation center.

Sun Herald

LeBron helps design sneaker for disabled athletes

LeBron James has teamed up on a special sneaker for special athletes. The Cavaliers star and Nike have unveiled a new shoe designed for disabled athletes that can be slipped …

Akron Beacon Journal

LeBron, Kyrie Irving defend Cavs’ decision to rest stars against Clippers on Saturday night

LOS ANGELES: After Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving addressed the criticism the Cavaliers received for them sitting out in Saturday’s nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers.With Kevin Love playing just his second game Sunday after arthroscopic knee surgery and Irving feeling tightness in his left knee Thursday against the Detroit Pistons, the only healthy scratch was James.“I don’t think the NBA can do anything about it,” James said. “At the end of the day, it s**** at times where certain guys have to rest, but certain...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers notebook: Coach Tyronn Lue apologizes to ABC as he sits the Big Three vs. Clippers

LOS ANGELES: Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue actually apologized to ABC.For the second consecutive Saturday, the television network’s featured NBA game was missing half its stars.Injury issues prompted Lue to sit the Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love against the Los Angeles Clippers. He said the trio will instead play Sunday night against the Lakers, also at Staples Center.The Eastern Conference leaders sent out a lineup of Deron Williams, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Tristan Thompson against the Clippers, tied for fifth in the West going into the day’s...

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Cavs resting Big 3 vs. Clippers, James, Irving, Love to play vs. Lakers Sunday

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue will rest the Big 3 of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in Saturday night's nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Lue said he wanted to maintain rhythm, so the trio will play together Sunday night against the LA Lakers. The Cavs aren't allowing Love to play on back-to-back nights after he returned from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee one game ago. Irving sat out the fourth quarter of Thursday night's home victory over the Utah Jazz with stiffness in his left knee, so it made sense for him to sit, Lue...

News-Herald

Cavaliers: Love returns in win over Jazz

LeBron James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz, 91-83, on March 16 at Quicken Loans Arena.Kevin Love played for the first time since having surgery on his left knee last month, and scored 10 points in 19 minutes. But Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert left the game with injuries.

Boston Herald

Love returns in win over Jazz, but 2 more Cavs injured

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers got one player back from injury Thursday night, but lost two others.Fortunately for the defending NBA champions, they can always count on LeBron James.James scored 33 points, including 17 in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83 on a night that the Cavaliers' injury-riddled season took another strange twist.Kevin Love played for the first time since having surgery on his left knee last month, and scored 10 points in 19 minutes. But Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert left with injuries.Irving, who scored 21 points, didn't play in the...

Akron Beacon Journal

Injuries to Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, Derrick Williams test Cavaliers’ ticking clock on putting best team together

LOS ANGELES: Kyrie Irving said his left knee had been bothering him for 48 hours, but he wanted to make it through Thursday night’s home game against the Utah Jazz.But when the Cavaliers’ All-Star guard sat at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the knee got tight. So during the first timeout, he had one question for LeBron James.“You got this?” Irving said he asked the four-time league MVP. Of late, the pair have been more of a dynamic duo that perhaps either envisioned when James returned in 2014.Of course, James responded in the affirmative. His 17 points in the final period...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers 116, Magic 104: Marla's 26 shots from Beyond the Arc on Love's return, Frye's elbow

Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers' 116-104 victory over the Orlando Magic in Amway Center. 1. So as not to bury the lead (if there is a lead in this format), some quick nuggets from the In case you were wondering department. 2. When is Kevin Love coming back from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee? Very soon, LeBron James said. 3. How badly was J.R. Smith's right thumb fractured? He said it needed a plate and eight screws to repair. 4. How did Channing Frye fix his 3-point shot? By looking at video on Cavs.com and seeing his elbow was out. That revelation came...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers 116, Magic 104: Signs of cohesion evident as Cavs halt three-game losing streak

ORLANDO: Unflappable Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue saw no reason for a team meeting, no point in extra practices or even a team-bonding trip to a bowling alley.In a 1-4 start to March, he saw injuries piling up, including the shock of Andrew Bogut breaking his leg 58 seconds into his Cavs’ debut. Lue considered a loss at Miami in which LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sat out and even his own illness that forced him to miss a game and three shootarounds.“It’s been kind of funky,” Lue said before the Cavs took on the Orlando Magic Saturday night at Amway Center. “There’s nothing to look...

News-Herald

Cleveland Cavaliers: Drummond, Pistons hand out another loss

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. >> Andre Drummond had 20 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter before holding on for a 106-101 victory over the injury-plagued Cavaliers on Thursday night.LeBron James had 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists - and threw down over a half-dozen tremendous dunks - but the Cavaliers have now lost three straight and five of their last seven.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Waiters, Heat stun LeBron, Cavs 106-98

So who exactly saw this coming? Because these weren't the same Cleveland Cavaliers from Saturday night, when they rested LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in their 28-point loss at AmericanAirlines Arena. And it wasn't even the same Heat, with Tyler Johnson and James Johnson held out with nagging injuries....

FOX Sports

LeBron James heard Andrew Bogut's leg break

LeBron immediately knew the severity of Bogut's injury.

Plain Dealer

Why LeBron James blamed himself for Andrew Bogut's leg injury

The out-of-sorts defense led to Bogut, not James, running out at White, who was open at the 3-point line. He faked out Bogut, started to drive and collided with the Cavs' new center.

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Heat 106, Cavs 98: Marla's 30 shots from Beyond the Arc on Bogut's audible break, Waiters' revenge

Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers fell to the Miami Heat 106-98 Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. 1. LeBron James heard Andrew Bogut's left leg crack. 2. The sound of his tibia snapping can also be picked up on the game broadcast on NBA League Pass. Seconds later as he sat in front of the scorer's table, Bogut mouthed that it was broken. 3. With 11:38 remaining in the second quarter, Bogut rushed up to guard the Heat's Okaro White. When Bogut stuck his left leg out to block White's path to the basket, White's knee hit Bogut's shin. 4. The Australian big man's time with...

Boston Herald

Bogut breaks leg in debut, Cavs lose 106-98 to Heat

CLEVELAND — LeBron James didn't need to speak with Andrew Bogut or see the X-rays on the center's leg."I heard it break," he said. "I heard it crack."In an ugly instant, Cleveland lost much more than a game Monday night.Bogut broke his left leg less than one minute into his debut and the Cavaliers never recovered while being outgunned 106-98 by the surging and not-to-be-overlooked Miami Heat, who beat the NBA champions twice in three nights.Dion Waiters scored 29 points, Goran Dragic added 21 and the Heat held off a late rally by the Cavs, who trimmed a 20-point deficit to 103-98 in the...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs shootaround notes: J.R. Smith back on the road, Kevin Durant injury reaction

Notes from Wednesday morning's shootaround at TD Bank Garden, where the Cavs face the Celtics at 8 p.m.: Smith on road J.R. Smith, who suffered what the team called a complex fracture of his right thumb in a Dec. 21 game at Milwaukee, is back on the road with the Cavs. Smith participated in Wednesday morning's shootaround and had no protection on the thumb. He has been a presence at home games of late, but wasn't included in the traveling party. Asked if it was good to have his close friend Smith back on the road, LeBron James said, Absolutely. It’s always great to have a familiar...

Boston Herald

LeBron still slowed by strep throat, questionable vs. Bucks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — LeBron James continues to recover from strep throat and is questionable for Clevelands game against Milwaukee on Monday night.The superstar didnt play in Saturdays loss to Chicago. James, who is having another MVP-caliber season, has missed four games. He didnt attend the team shootaround Monday morning.Meanwhile, forward Kyle Korver will likely play against the Bucks after injuring his right knee in the second half against the Bulls. Korver said he feels fortunate that the injury wasnt more serious.The Cavs are expected to sign free-agent point guard Deron Williams...

New York Post

Knicks end do-nothing deadline day with stinker, Porzingis injury

CLEVELAND — No trade. No mercy. Knicks president Phil Jackson didn’t do anything at the trade deadline Thursday and the club didn’t do anything on the court. The same-old Knicks responded by getting routed for the fourth straight time by the defending-champion Cavaliers, 119-104, at Quicken Loans Arena. Led by a LeBron James triple-double, the...

Frank Isola stands by report about LeBron, updates Carmelo status

On SNY's Daily News Live, NBA Insider Frank Isola stands by his report that LeBron James has urged the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade for Carmelo Anthony, and delivers updates on Phil Jackson's intentions for the New York Knicks.

2016: The year in sports | Nuff Said

LeBron James made history against a historic team, the Cubs broke their century-long curse, Leicester City defied the longest odds, and the Olympics were (mostly) a showcase for greatness. In a year that produced so much depressing news, sports consistent

Knicks fall hard to Cavs at MSG, 126-94

Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek, and Kristaps Porzingis meet the media after the New York Knicks lost to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at MSG, while point guard Derrick Rose remains day-to-day with a back injury.