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LeBron Going to Cleveland is a Disappointment

LeBron James has done it again.  He has made history as a free agent for the second time in his career.  He has gone from Cleveland to Miami and now back to Cleveland.  In doing so, he has made the Jay-Z line from the song “Meet the Parents” come to life: “First they love me, then they hate me, then they love me again.” Before I go into how returning to Cleveland is...
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Route 4 Sports Podcast: NBA Free Agency

Well we're loaded up with sports material to talk about and great guests to talk about it with.  Today's focus will be predominately on NBA free agency but there are NFL players who want to tackle this situation as well.  Still we'll be talking some important NFL topics this morning as well.  Here's today's guest list and we welcome phone calls before and after...
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News Flash Cleveland Lebron James came home but not for you!

After many weeks of speculation and absolute chaos, Lebron James has chosen to return back to where he started his career... Cleveland Cavaliers. Many people thought it wouldn't happen and many people thought it would happen. At the end of the day he's back... but let's be honest... it wasn't because of Cleveland. It was for Akron! A small city that is no more than...
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Loyalty Reigns Supreme for LBJ and Melo

Carmelo Anthony has decided to stay put in his home of New York and re-sign with the Knicks, while in Cleveland Akron born and bred Lebron James is coming home to Cleveland and the Cavaliers. Both of these players have displayed loyalty but in much different ways.When Melo decided to test free agency, it was reported that he wanted to play with James, in fact Melo had mentioned it...
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Masai Ujiri: The All Seeing Eye

Toronto Raptors General Manager, Masai Ujiri has done a masterful job in restructuring and retooling the Raps for the 2014 season. After winning the Atlantic Division in 2013 and amassing a franchise record 48 wins, the resounding question became, “How do we improve on, what we've done?” Not resting on his past laurels, Masai rolled up his proverbial sleeves and invoked his...
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World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Ends Year on High Note

Despite not being able to advance Portugal through the group stage, Cristiano Ronaldo will be happy to know that the individual awards are racking up for the Portuguese forward. In La Liga, Ronaldo scored thirty-one goals in thirty games and topped the league in goals granting him the “player of the season.” Ronaldo also will share the golden boot with Luis Suarez for sharing...
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World Cup: Brazil vs Netherlands more than a 3rd Place Game

Brazil and the Netherlands will square off in the 2014 World Cup third-place title tomorrow at 1 p.m. EST. Who cares?You should and here’s why.In FIFA World Cup history, the third place games have proven to be incredibly high-scoring mainly due to nothing being at stake. Winning this game is nothing more than a commodity and a constant reminder of what could have been. The...
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Jadaveon Clowney and other rookies in AFC South to keep an eye on

Training camps in the AFC South open in a few short weeks which is great news if you are a football fan. The AFC South as a division has seen a lot of changes in the offseason with 2 teams hiring virtually new coaching staffs, one team still rebuilding and the one team watching the DWI arrest of its owner make headline news. Now it’s almost time to put on the pads and focus on...
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New England Patriots: Is Tom Brady a Fantasy Stud in 2014

       I was taking a look at some of the Fantasy Football ranking sites out there and on an ESPN site, I saw that QB Tom Brady was ranked No. 12.    Well, good for ESPN Fantasy Football jumping from the Tom Brady ship right before it gets to sail again.      Yes, Tom is getting a little long in the tooth, but if you really examine his stats from last season, and the...
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Los Angeles: The Lonesome Lakers

I love Laker fans!Yesterday after the news swirled around that LeBron had signed with Cleveland and Bosh was going back to Miami, my Laker buddies were still intent that Carmelo was coming to L.A."UHHHHH, Carmelo has narrowed his choices to the Bulls and the Knicks," I said.  "I don't care, he's coming" my buddy said.   No he's not, and neither...
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Cleveland Cavaliers: Lebron is home but what's next?

The wait is finally over. LeBron James has announced that he will be taking his talents back to his hometown, and will join the Cleveland Cavaliers. James returning to the Cavs always seemed like a pipe dream after he joined the Miami Heat four years ago, but now it has happened. James announced his decision through an interview with Sports Illustrated on Friday. It was a lengthy...
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He May be King James But He has No Throne

I'm a huge LeBron James fan!  I think he's a great person, a caring individual who works hard who just happens to be the best basketball player in the world...Today!  I'm not going to regurgitate what everyone else is writing about like LeBron's letter in Sports Illustrated or the significance of the King going back to rock Cleveland.  I'm gonna give you the...
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Vince Carter Agrees to 3 year, $12M Deal With Memphis

Vince Carter has agreed to a 3 year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 3rd year of the contract is partially guaranteed. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported the deal just moments ago. He is coming off a season where he averaged 11.9 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Highlighted with a game winner in this years playoffs. In recent years Carter has...
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LeBron James heads back to Cleveland Officially

LeBron is headed home, he has announced today that he will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is expected he will, for the 1st time in his career receive a max contract. James announced the decision with an article by Sports Illustrated."Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio," said James. "It’s where I walked...
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Tennessee Titans: Will history help the impact of Marqueston Huff?

Recent history would appear to favor new Tennessee Titans defensive back Marqueston Huff. The Titans have a veritable stable of young cornerbacks and with opportunity waiting the competition in the defensive backfield should be fierce in training camp and pre-season.At 5′ 11″ and 196 pounds, Huff has decent size for the position. Although relatively the same size as Alterraun...
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San Diego Chargers Keenan Allen a Fantasy Stud?

Was yacking with my good buddy, sad an pouty White Mamba, and he told me he had seen something on Facebook the other day ranking the top 2nd year wide-receivers in the NFL.  The list he saw did not have Chargers 2nd year guy Keenan Allen on it.  Ok, whoever put that list together needs to have their head examined.  I know the whole world is high on Vikings 2nd year guy Cordarrelle...
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Is Giovanni Bernard a Top 10 Fantasy RB

     With 695 yards and five touchdowns a season ago, the reflex action to the question is Giovanni Bernard a top-ten RB is absolutely not.      Those 695 yards ranked Bernard as the No. 28 rusher in terms of yardage with his running mate, BenJarvus Green-Ellis being ranked No. 24 with 756 yards.   While Green-Ellis is expected to take more of a back seat this season, the...
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Report: Tiger Woods Paid Arod's Doctor $76K

    Say it isn't so Tiger Woods!    So Golf Digest is noting that a new book is out detailing how much time Tiger Woods spent with Alex Rodriquez's doctor, Anthony Galea, following treatment for his ACL surgery in 2009. Excerpt from the book: "Galea visited Woods at his Florida home 14 times between January and August 2009 for a charge to Woods of $76,012. In...
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Cleveland Browns: Ben Tate recruiting Andre Johnson?

Cleveland was often criticized for not taking a wide receiver in the NFL Draft. Especially since it looks like more and more that their star Josh Gordon will be suspended by the NFL for a year because of violations to the substance abuse policy. Cleveland recently brought in Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin to shoulder the load. One has to think however they need more if they want...
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LeBron to sign with Cavaliers as per Chris Sheridan

Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops is reporting that LeBron James will be making his return to the Cavaliers and the announcement will be made on lebronjames.com before he takes his trip to Brazil Saturday. He also stated that LeBron met with his inner circle and it was anonymous that he should return to Cleveland.No word yet on if anyone else can confirm this, but the article can...
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Greivis Vasquez, James Johnson re-sign with Raptors

Greivis Vasquez has agreed to a 2 year $13 million deal to return to the Toronto Raptors, the Raptors have also signed small forward James Johnson to a 2 year $5 million deal. Johnson most recently played with the Memphis Grizzlies but was a member of the Raptors from 2010-2012. It was widely expected that Vasquez wanted to re-sign it was just a matter of striking a deal. Johnson...
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Charlotte Hornets: Do they mean business?

The Hornets seem to have found the smooth shooting, swingman they were looking for in restricted free agent SF Gordon Hayward. On July 9th the Butler alum agreed to a 4 year/$63 Million offer sheet from the Charlotte Hornets. The Utah Jazz will have three days to match the offer sheet, but if they choose not to Hayward will be the newest member to this new look Charlotte team.Hayward...
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Why choose Josh McCown?

Being an NFL franchise in the NFC South is a test in versatility when it comes to defense. How does even one dare to build a team to stop the New Orleans Saints who feature speed all over the field or the Atlanta Falcons’ fast and furious fleet of recovering wide receivers? Should a defensive coordinator achieve this feat, would this same team be prepared for the ground grinding...
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The Norv Turner Effect: Good Luck Vikings

       The first time I hear a commentator during the NFL season throw out the "Norv Turner is one of the greatest play-callers in NFL history" comment, I'm seriously going to throw the remote at the television.       No he's not!       If you need further proof, how can he be let go by the Cleveland Browns after one season? If he's such a great...
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Jets Eric Decker: Fantasy Stud or System Receiver

 At last year's Stone-D fantasy draft party I was sitting there in the late rounds trying to scrounge up some talent.     It's the 10th round and I see that Greg Jennings of the Vikings is still on the board. Having seen him perform in Green Bay with some outrageous numbers, I happily placed the little sticker on the board sure that I had just blown everyone's mind...
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