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NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Kevin Love and Timofey Mozgov have been taken care of and Tristan Thompson is reportedly close to accepting a deal — although perhaps not as close as it seemed a couple days ago — but the Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking to shore up their front line. The team is reportedly very interested in signing veteran power forward David West, last of the Indiana Pacers. I'm hearing...
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WFNY’s Favorite National Anthems

Happy 4th, all. I trust that your day will be filled with family and friends, burgers and dogs, and fire and explosives. I hope that you’re able to truly kick back and relax on this summer holiday, and perhaps that you’ll give Old Glory that special look to let her know she’s still got it. I’ll keep it brief so you can get back to the grill. Here are a few of WFNY’s ...
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Indians add international prospects

July 2 of each calendar year is the day that MLB holds their new crop of 16 year old international prospects from most Latin American countries. The risk can be a bit higher as these are much younger, less-developed players than are drafted through the Rule 4 MLB amateur draft, but the reward is still obtaining top tier talent at discount prices when they do pan out. The Cleveland...
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Anthems and Echoes

Find the flag, hats off, no pushing. That is the refrain that countless little league coaches utter as their team stands along the first and third base lines1 just before a YouTube version of the national anthem blares over out-dated and blown-out speakers. Most players, parents, siblings, and coaches might have their minds focused elsewhere during this ritual, but there is still...
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C-Cap Recap: Bald Heads and Broomsticks

The Cleveland Indians won a ballgame with Corey Kluber on the mound for just the fourth time all season, as a Mike Aviles home run in the 10th inning secured a 5-4 triumph and a four-game sweep / public shaming of the Tampa Bay Rays. The Thursday matinee—played on a moldy green shag carpet inside a dark, charmless warehouse—saw the long-awaited return of Tampa hurler Matt Moore...
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Browns under Cavs cover, protecting comedians and The Velvet Teen: While We’re Waiting

Good Friday to you people. It’s a getaway day on a holiday weekend and what better way to waste your morning than with me? There is none! So, while we’re waiting… The Browns might be benefitting most from the Cavaliers… As NBA Free Agency has dominated the news and the Cavaliers have won back all their players for the most part, I can’t help but think of the cover its...
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Timofey Mozgov undergoes knee surgery, expected to be out six weeks

After a busy Wednesday re-signing a few of their free agents, the Cavaliers announced on Thursday that center Timofey Mozgov underwent surgery on his knee. Mozgov had successful right knee arthroscopic debridement on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic Marymount Surgicenter. Drs. Richard Parker and James Rosneck performed the operation. Mozgov’s rehabilitation process is expected...
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July 1, 2015 was a very good day for Cleveland sports fans

Days like July 1, 2015 don’t happen very often in any sports city, let alone Cleveland. Everything that was in play that could have swung up or down ended up kissing the sky. Kevin Love and Cleveland Indians and Iman Shumpert and the pure joy of knowing at least a little bit about a bright future. It was a day where even in the absence of wins and a hangover from the NBA Finals...
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Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s spending. We’ve seen the reported figures for Kevin Love, Tristan...
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Ball Played: Carrasco’s night, my kind of team

Carlos Carrasco has had one hell of a calendar year. He has had to rescessitate his career as a starter and navigate health issues while maintaining a level of excellence on the field that led to his long-term financial security. The culmination of those efforts came on Wednesday as Carlos Carrasco pitched one out away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays as the Cleveland Indians took...
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Dan Gilbert walking the walk after talking the talk

Two hundred thirty million dollars. That is the approximate amount of money Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert shelled out in player contracts just on day one of NBA free agency. The Cavs reportedly agreed with forward Kevin Love on a five-year, $110 million deal and guard Iman Shumpert on a four-year, $40 million contract, are near agreement with forward Tristan Thompson...
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Waiting to Exhale: While We’re Waiting…

Good morning, Blawg Pound. I’m coming to you on this Thursday morning on the road from my second home, Columbus! Of course, it’s for work travel, but I’ve been able to hit up some of the delicious food choices that I don’t get in Northeast Ohio. Anyhow, enough small talk because OH MY GOD KEVIN LOVE SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR DEAL AND THAT’S AMAZING AND WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT IT...
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Carlos Carrasco gets Gatorade shower after near no-no

Cookie. pic.twitter.com/8y33X8ggwz — Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) July 2, 2015 Carlos Carrasco was one strike away from no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night. Alas, facing an 0-2 count with two away, Tampa leftfielder Joey Butler broke it up with a looping line drive just over the head of Tribe second baseman Jason Kipnis. Indians manager Terry Francona pulled Carrasco...
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One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap tomorrow morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10, including two hitters in the each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings...
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Kevin Love is back with the Cavs! – WFNY Podcast – 2015-07-01

It didn’t take long for the Cleveland Cavaliers to re-sign Kevin Love! He is back with the Cavs for five years and a whole lot of Dan Gilbert’s money. Ben Axelrod from Bleacher Report joins the podcast to discuss that and a whole lot more. Such as… To download the podcast directly, click here for the MP3. Kevin Love is back Tristan Thompson is back too. Doug Gottlieb predicting...
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Cavaliers re-sign Iman Shumpert to four-year contract

July 1 continues to be a great day for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. On the same day Kevin Love announced he’s got “Unfinished Business” in Cleveland, restricted free agent Iman Shumpert has reportedly agreed to a four-year $40 million deal to also remain with the team. The first reports came from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Shumpert...
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Cavs reportedly nearing $80 million deal with Tristan Thompson

It’s starting to get real, guys. Kevin Love declared today that he would stay in Cleveland, and word is that the Cavs are growing closer to locking up Tristan Thompson (on Canada Day, no less!) to a long-term, big money deal. From ESPN’s Marc Stein: ESPN sources tell @WindhorstESPN & I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in...
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Unfinished Business: Kevin Love is staying in Cleveland

Writing letters declaring your free agency intentions is the new black. Kevin Love has been on a GQ cover, so it’s only fitting that he said that he’s staying in Cleveland in the most fashionable way possible. Love penned a first person essay (albeit a brief one) for The Players Tribune entitled “Unfinished Business,” telling the world that he isn’t going anywhere. Here...
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Never mind: Spurs trade Tiago Splitter to Atlanta Hawks (not the Cavs)

A day ago, the San Antonio Spurs were looking to clear salary cap space in an effort to make room to sign former Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge. The Cavs looked like a potential trading partner, armed with Brendan Haywood’s contract, which the Spurs could immediately write off. Some combination of Patty Mills, Boris Diaw, and Tiago Splitter was floated as a possible return...
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Kevin Love will (allegedly) meet with Lakers

You’d be well-served to read Kyle Welch’s Consumer’s Guide to NBA Free Agency Rumor Madness before reading this one: Kevin Love will reportedly meet with the Los Angeles Lakers later this week. This report comes from ESPN’s Chris Broussard, and as of press time has not been confirmed by any other source. Love played at UCLA and lives in Los Angeles in the offseason, so...
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Everything you need to know about Cavs draft pick Rakeem Christmas

When the Cleveland Cavaliers traded the rights to Duke point guard Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, they, in turn, received the rights to the Turkish Terror, Cedi Osman, a future second-round draft selection, and the rights to a big man out of Syracuse named Rakeem Christmas. Aside from being incredibly festive and potentially related to Lloyd, Rakeem Christmas is a big...
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The Educated Consumer’s Guide to Following the NBA Free Agency Rumor Madness

One of my running jokes throughout the Cleveland Cavaliers’ season, which was rife with melodrama both real and manufactured, was that the Cavaliers were starring in a soap opera called As the Cavs Turn. On a team with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love, everything was viewed as newsworthy. Was Kevin Love fitting “in” or “out”? Why was LeBron James calling his...
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The United Church of Christ has some opinions on the Indians

No, the United Church of Christ isn’t concerned about the Cleveland Indians’ lack of hitting or their occasional bullpen woes. The UCC, conversely, has sent a stack of petitions signed by more than 1,000 people to the offices on the corner of Carnegie and Ontario this past Tuesday, calling for the team to not only remove its Chief Wahoo logo, but change its name as well. “For...
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Mike Dunleavy signs three-year deal to stay in Chicago

So much for that. Yesterday, reports emerged suggesting that the Cavaliers (and LeBron James) were interested in acquiring sharpshooting small forward Mike Dunleavy. Today, Dunleavy has reportedly signed a three-year deal to stay in Chicago. Mike Dunleavy Jr., has agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski...
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Ball Played: Kids in the hall with leather

Bullpens have become a popular topic in baseball circles since Tom Verducci penned a fantastic article detailing the dominance of the modern bullpen on Tuesday. In the article, Verducci details how the Houston Astros’ and the Kansas City Royals’ continual outperformance of expectations in the standings can largely be attributed to their bullpens. The Tampa Bay Rays also get a...
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