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Indians-Reds lineups and notes for today's Cactus League opener

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- After a week of team drills, the Cactus League season for the Indians and Reds begins today at 3:05 p.m. at Goodyear Ballpark. The teams will play each other six times during spring training, including the first three games. Cincinnati is the home team today and Thursday. The Tribe holds a 13-11-2 edge over the Reds in Cactus League play. The Indians moved to Goodyear...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Blue Jackets looking to the future

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a somewhat somber group of Blue Jackets players that took the ice for the morning skate ahead of tonight's tilt with the Washington Capitals. Although they skated with some pace, one could see that their thoughts were with James Wisniewski. One day after seeing one of the character guys in the room get traded to the Anaheim Ducks, it was a quiet dressing room...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Thirty years ago, overlooked Cavs served playoff notice to Celtics

In 1984-85, the Cleveland Cavaliers were headed straight for pro basketball's sewer. Their head coach and best player were at odds. Their starting point guard was built like the world's largest nectarine and their backup center went by the name "Dinner Bell." Their small forward was an excellent defender -- but hardly anyone knew it. Through the first two months of the season, the...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians home opener sells out in record time

The Indians have announced that available tickets for the April 10 home opener against the Detroit Tigers sold out in 11 minutes. Some seats are being held for those wishing to purchase season-ticket packages. Cleveland's home opener last year against the Twins sold out in 15 minutes. This is the third-earliest date that the home opener has sold out since the Indians moved the initial...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns interested in Ohio native & former Buckeye?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly looking at a local native to help fill their void at wide receiver. Brian Hartline will visit the Browns Tuesday, Pro Football Talk reported via a league source. The 28-year-old Canton, Ohio native, who played college ball in Columbus for the Buckeyes, has spent all six of his NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins after being selected by the team...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

First goal could foretell tale between Jackets, Capitals

The Washington Capitals' fortunes tend to be tied greatly to the first goal of a game. Alex Ovechkin will try to get them off to a strong start again Tuesday night when they visit the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets. Washington is a league-best 29-1-4 when scoring first, and its 5-19-6 record when giving up the opening goal is among the worst. The Capitals (34-20-10) gave up the...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs go for 12th straight home victory

After failing to come through in the clutch, LeBron James is looking to help the Cleveland Cavaliers get back on track. He probably won't have to do it alone with Kyrie Irving expected to return as the Cavaliers go for a 12th consecutive home win Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics. Cleveland (37-24) is coming off its first back-to-back defeats since a six-game skid Jan. 4-13...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite trades, Metro still muddy place for Blue Jackets

The frenzy of the last hour or so of the 2015 NHL trade deadline day has now calmed and the dust has settled. It was the most active deadline day in five years for the league, seeing 24 deals consummated involving 43 players. The Blue Jackets waited until later in the day to make any moves, but they did make some trades and sign an extension. They are not in full-on rebuild mode...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians and Bauer comfortable and on same page

GOODYEAR, Ariz.-- Terry Francona and Mickey Callaway have called Trevor Bauer the most analytical pitcher they have coached. And that's perfectly fine with them. "He's analytical and does a lot of research but it doesn't affect him. It's his process and gives him confidence," Callaway said. "If it were us saying don't do that, and it affects his confidence that would be worse. He...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians to host watch parties for Spring Training opener

Cleveland, OH -- Fans can join the Cleveland Indians on location to check out the team's Spring Training Opener on Tuesday, March 3-€“ and enter to win a chance to win two Opening Day tickets and tour the newly renovated Right Field District before Opening Day. Indians mascots and staff will be at Melt Lakewood, Barrio's downtown Cleveland location and Sweet Moses in Gordon Square...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

It was a whirlwind day for the Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Blue Jackets made a few moves on NHL Trade Deadline Day, but the biggest one came in after 3 p.m. with the club breaking the news that they had traded defenseman James Wisniewski to the Anaheim Ducks. In addition to Wisniewski, the deal also included Columbus' third round pick for Anaheim left wing Rene Bourque, center William Karlsson and the Ducks' second round...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Harden suspended 1 game for low blow on LeBron James

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston's 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday and Harden fell back to the court, then kicked his foot up into James. Harden was given a flagrant foul 1 for the play, which the league...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Five things to watch during first week of Indians' Cactus League games

GOODYEAR, Ariz. --€“ With everyone in camp and workouts a week old, spring training enters the next stage on Tuesday as the Indians begin Cactus League play against the Reds. While some teams face a college team or hold an intrasquad scrimmage first, Terry Francona is not a big fan of either and expects his team to be a little rusty in the early going. "The timetable is pretty...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackets grant Leopold's daughter's request--€“ trade him to be closer to home

"It isn't always just about business." It was a simple tweet from Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen after the Blue Jackets announced the trade of the defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth round pick. But what accompanied those words was a picture of a letter - a letter written by Jordan's 11-year-old daughter...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

McCown: Browns were right fit

Josh McCown is the Cleveland Browns quarterback of right now. McCown signed a three-year deal with the Browns last Friday that guarantees him $6.25 million and $5.25 for the 2015 season. Asked on a conference call with Cleveland-area reporters Monday what he'd been told about the team's plans to pursue other quarterbacks, McCown chose to take a delay of game. "I'll leave those conversations...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Wisniewski

In another trade deadline deal, the Columbus Blue Jackets are sending defenseman James Wisniewski out west. Wisniewski is headed to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for left wing Rene Bourque, center William Karlsson and a second round pick in 2015, the team announced Monday. Borque is a 33-year-old veteran in his 10th NHL season. Karlsson is a 22-year-old who was a second-round pick...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

CBJ trade Leopold to Wild, sign Atkinson to 3-year deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- On a slow NHL trade-deadline day for the Columbus Blue Jackets, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen dealt seldom-used defenseman Jordan Leopold for a younger blue-liner and a draft pick and also signed forward Cam Atkinson to a three-year deal. Atkinson's agent, George Bazos at Edge Sports Management, confirmed Monday his client had signed a new contract worth...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New weapon in Reds' bullpen brings repertoire fit for GABP

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Burke Badenhop says LeBron James beat him out for Mr. Ohio basketball player of the year in 2001 when Badenhop was a senior at Perrysburg High School. Of course, James beat out every Ohio player that year -- and the two previous years, too. James, though, skipped college so he couldn't study economics and become magna cum laude at Bowling Green State University....
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron's looking at himself in the mirror -- and the Internet is having fun with it

LeBron James turned the figurative into literal with an Instagram post late Sunday night. Despite a 37-point performance, James failed to hit either of two free-throw attempts that would've tied the game or given the Cleveland Cavaliers the lead last in overtime in a two-point loss to the Houston Rockets. James struggled from the line all game, hitting just three of his 11 tries...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Channel information for Blue Jackets and Cavs on Tuesday March 3

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Blue Jackets vs. Capitals at 7:00pm ' Pregame at 6:30pm Cavaliers vs. Celtics at 7:00pm ' Pregame at 6:30pm Blue Jackets vs. Capitals Blue Jackets Live Pregame Show begins at 6:30pm ' Puck drops at 7:00pm The game will also replay on all FOX Sports Ohio channels on Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00am. · Columbus, Lima, Cincinnati, Dayton, Louisville/Lexington...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets draft lottery chances are pretty good

No one ever thought that the Blue Jackets would purposely tank the remainder of the season to increase their odds of winning the draft lottery. That was never in the cards with the pride this organization has, nor would management or the players actively allow that to happen. Columbus is currently residing in 25th place in the NHL, with 20 games remaining in the regular season. If...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Dribbles: LeBron's had better days, but loss hardly crushing for Cavs

Random dribbles on the Cavaliers, who dropped a toughie of a 105-103 overtime decision to the host Houston Rockets on Sunday: 1. Let's start with LeBron James' two missed free throws at the end. They came with just 4.2 seconds left in overtime and the Rockets clinging to a one-point lead. Make one, and the game likely goes into a second OT. Make both, and the Cavs likely win. James...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockets crown Harden the new 'King James'

The Houston Rockets tweeted an image of star guard James Harden with the headline 'King James'. The graphic included Harden's stat line from Sunday's win over the Cavaliers and a quote from Harden. "Games like this we find a way to win," says Harden. "That's been our motto the entire season." The Rockets needed overtime at home to beat the Cavaliers without all-star point guard Kyrie...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott's foul shots, Russell's 28 lead Ohio State past Purdue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Shannon Scott hit three free throws in the final 24 seconds and D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points to lead Ohio State, which rebounded from a 12-point deficit, to a 65-61 victory over Purdue on Sunday night. Sam Thompson added 14 points for the Buckeyes (21-8, 10-6), who have won two in a row with two games left in the regular season. A.J. Hammons had 16 points...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Familiarity between Clark and Manfred could be beneficial in next CBA negotiation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. --€“ For a sport that had five work stoppages between 1972-94 consider the following – Major League Baseball was the only one not to have labor strife during the cycle of collective bargaining. The NBA, NFL and NHL all had lockouts from 2010-12 while baseball agreed to a five-year deal in November of 2011. For fans, the biggest thing to come out of the agreement...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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