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LeBron letting fans decide on pregame chalk toss ritual

LeBron James seems to have become a bit nostalgic since announcing his return to Cleveland. Shortly after announcing his decision to return to the Cavaliers, James decided to bring back his old Cleveland jersey number, No. 23. Will James bring back the pregame chalk toss, too? Much like his jersey decision, James said he will let the fans decide for him, according to ESPN: "...
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All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA

CLEVELAND (AP) -- His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message. "The league is going to be yours soon," Duncan told James. Seven years later, there&...
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Loud crowd? No. 13 Buckeyes say they're used to it

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In order for Penn State to pull an upset against No. 13 Ohio State on Saturday night, coach James Franklin feels the Nittany Lions' 12th man must get in the game. "We would love to have a huge, home-field advantage," he said of the annual whiteout game. "I anticipate us having 107,000 Penn State fans wearing white, screaming and going crazy...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Will Harden and Howard prove to be winners in Houston?

Editor's note: This is the 23nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Dwight Howard; PF Terrence Jones; SF Trevor Ariza; SG James Harden; PG Patrick Beverly. Key Reserves F Jeff Adrien; F Donatas Motiejunas; SF Francisco Garcia; PF-C Joey Dorsey; G Jason Terry; G Troy Daniels; SF Kostas Papanikolaou; PF Josh Powell; PG Ish Smith...
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Seahawks converting former Browns' linebacker into fullback

When Derek Coleman was sidelined with a broken foot that he suffered in pregame drills before last week's game in St. Louis, the Seattle Seahawks found themselves in a tough predicament. With their starting fullback out of action for an unknown period of time, the Seahawks have a decision to make in determining who will replace him for the time being. Enter L.J. Fort. On Oct...
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Browns' Rubin set to return, Pettine mum on OL plans

BEREA, Ohio - The Cleveland Browns will look different along both lines for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders than they did last week. As for the exact lineup, though, Browns coach Mike Pettine isn't saying until he has to.  Pettine said Friday the Browns have decided on a starting center and right guard combination but he won't reveal it before Sunday. The injury...
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Varejao selected as Cavs' starting center

Anderson Varejao will start at center for the Cavaliers on opening night, Coach David Blatt said at practice Friday. Blatt had been debating between Varejao and Tristan Thompson during training camp, alternating the two as starters in the Cavs' seven preseason games. Varejao, 32, is the only remaining Cavalier who played alongside LeBron James in the franchise's lone trip...
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Pettine expresses disappointment in hometown hazing news

BEREA, Ohio - The high school football season is over at the alma mater of Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine amid hazing allegations. On Thursday, the superintendent of the Central Bucks (Pa.) School District, David Weitzel, announced that the remaining two games in the season have been canceled and an investigation will continue into charges of "improper conduct"...
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Clips from LeBron James Disney show 'Becoming' released

LeBron James has been a busy man as of late. From announcing his decision to return to Cleveland, to producing "Survivor's Remorse" on Starz, the NBA's four-time MVP has certainly stayed occupied.  Well you can add another thing to that list.  On Sunday, Oct. 26, Disney XD will air its pilot episode of "Becoming," a show that captures the beginnings...
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NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: Life after LeBron for Heat

Editor's note: This is the 22nd of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Chris Bosh; PF Josh McRoberts; SF Luol Deng; SG Dwyane Wade; PG Mario Chalmers. Key Reserves PF Udonis Haslem; C Chris Andersen; PG Norris Cole; SF Danny Granger; G Toney Douglas; PG Shabazz Napier; SG Shannon Brown; SF James Ennis; C Justin Hamilton; SF Shawne...
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Lauren Hill is ready to play

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A clock above the court reminds everyone that it's only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women's basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly. Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has the two-hour practice mapped out, including a...
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NFL exec: 'Ohio State could hang with top SEC teams right now'

In this edition of the weekly "Sources Tell Us" evaluation of top NFL prospects, the CFB 24/7 crew of Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis get a glowing indictment of the Ohio State Buckeyes from an NFL executive. While that AFC executive doesn't see premium NFL talents on the Buckeyes, he is impressed with what they have been doing in recent weeks. Here...
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What does future hold for Blue Jackets marketing?

Larry Hoepfner, executive vice president of business operations for the Blue Jackets, continues with his thoughts about the playoff series last spring, keeping it local and what the future may have in store. Q: How did you and your staff on the business side of the Blue Jackets view the playoff series last year against Pittsburgh? A: We don't talk about it, but we had record...
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Week 9 of High School Football

This game is for the Southwestern Conference championship. Southwestern Conference Standings TEAM CONFERENCE DIVISION OVERALL Brecksville-Broadview Heights 4-0 7-1 Berea-Midpark 5-0 7-1 Olmsted Falls 3-2 4-4 North Olmsted 2-2 5-3 Amherst Steele 0-5 1-7 Avon Lake 0-4 1-7 · Follow @SportsTimeOhio @SWCOHIO @AthleticsBMHS @_BBHHS & @BBHFootball · Broadcast...
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After wild win, Blue Jackets face tough test against Ducks

So far, Frederik Andersen is doing just fine as the Anaheim Ducks' No. 1 goaltender, and Corey Perry's knack for finding the net is another reason why they're the hottest team in the NHL. While Perry tries to continue his scoring barrage following his latest hat trick, Andersen will likely be back in net attempting to lead the Ducks to a seventh straight win Friday night...
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Letestu gets winner, Blue Jackets beat Sharks 5-4

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 21 seconds remaining, and Ryan Johansen also scored two goals as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the road-weary San Jose Sharks 5-4 on Thursday night. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 37 shots for his 99th NHL win and the Blue Jackets improved to 4-1-1 in their last six games against the Sharks. Antti...
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Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-4 win over Sharks

One: This game did not start pretty for the Blue Jackets, as they didn't play a 60 minute game. Down 0-2 after 20 minutes, they found a way to win. That's what successful clubs do. Two: Ryan Johansen is the real deal. He might have missed almost all of training camp, but this kid has GAME. Of this, there can be no dispute. He's on pace for 60+ goals this season after...
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Watch former Buckeye Aaron Craft's hilarious rookie 'hazing'

Former Ohio State hoopster Aaron Craft isn't only interested in being a star on the court. The Golden State Warriors rookie could have a future in show biz. Well, maybe if he can learn how to carry a tune. Craft took his entertainer skills to a whole new level with a rendition of the Miley Cyrus song "Party in the U.S.A.," which he sang at midcourt during Thursday&...
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Grady Sizemore signs 1-year, $2M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract. The team announced the contract, which includes performance bonuses, on Thursday. Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. Sizemore split the 2014 season between the Red Sox and Phillies, hitting .233 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 112 combined...
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Jackson: 'I don't think Brian Hoyer drives home at night worrying about Johnny Manziel'

FOX Sports Ohio's Zac Jackson joined The Bull & Fox show on 92.3 The Fan to talk about Brian Hoyer's chance to rebound against the Raiders on Sunday and whether there is added pressure after his performance against Jacksonville. Zac also discusses the possibility of the Browns being active at the NFL trade deadline. Listen to the full interview below:
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Porous run defense plaguing Browns, again

BEREA, Ohio -- Numbers sometimes lie in the ever-changing NFL. The Cleveland Browns haven't really stopped the run in 16 years. These last six games have been especially bad. The Browns are giving up an NFL-worst 155.5 yards rushing per game and 5 yards per carry. There's no twisting or spinning those numbers. They're getting gashed. "We don't have any excuses...
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Browns still facing lineup questions

BEREA, Ohio -- The heavy lifting of the practice week is done, but the Cleveland Browns still have roster and lineup decisions to make for Sunday's game vs. the Oakland Raiders. Starting nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who's been out two weeks with an ankle injury, said Thursday he will test the ankle before Sunday's game and might not know until then. The Browns listed Rubin...
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Cavs Dribbles: Wait for Ray Allen continues

Several items on the Cavaliers as the preseason has concluded, and the real thing gets ready to begin: 1. The Cavs have spoken with the agent for Ray Allen recently, but if Allen has made a decision on his future, it remains unclear. The 39-year old shooting guard is a free agent after spending the previous two seasons with LeBron James and Miami. 2. James and other ex-Heat players...
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Punt returns anything but special for this season's Browns

BEREA, Ohio -- Overall, since the Browns returned in 1999, they haven't been very good. However, the Browns have generally been good returning punts, if not excellent. Dennis Northcutt (2000-06) and Joshua Cribbs (2005-12) held the position down for all but the first season back. Cribbs went to the Pro Bowl for his prowess returning punts and kickoffs. However, the torch was...
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Reds' Phillips, Cozart, Hamilton Gold Glove finalists

CINCINNATI -€“ Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips, shortstop Zack Cozart and center fielder Billy Hamilton were all named Thursday as finalists for the 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove awards in the National League. Phillips is a four-time winner of the award recognizing defensive excellence, including 2013. The Reds led all of Major League Baseball with a .988 fielding percentage and...
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