Shaq to Have Surgery Tomorrow In Baltimore: Most Likely Out for Remainder of Regular Season

Brian Windhorst tweeted tonight that Cavaliers center Shaquille O’ Neal will have surgery on his injured right thumb tomorrow with a hand specialist in Baltimore.  Windhorst inferred that the recovery time will most likely be 6-8 weeks for O’Neal which would effectively end his regular season.  Shaq would most likely be back in time for

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Cavs Enter March with Easy Schedule Ahead

As the calendar turns to March and we await word on Shaq’s injury and Z’s potential return, let’s look at the upcoming schedule as the Cavs try to deal with their shorthanded frontcourt and fully incorporate Antawn Jamison into the rotation. It has been well documented that the first half of the season challenged the

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Browns’ Brass Take the Podium at the Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine is one of the highlights of the NFL offseason. Many experts and draftniks have the Browns zeroing in on a defensive back – either Florida CB Joe Haden or Tennessee S Eric Berry. The DBs arrived yesterday and are going through measurements and interviews but will not workout until Tuesday. Off

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While We’re Waiting…Phil Jackson on Z, Antawn’s Integration into the Offense, Combine Fallacies, Branyan Deal

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Phil rips the NBA rules and the Z trade: “It’s something that’s going to have to be addressed in the next (collective bargaining agreement)…It’s

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OSU Beats Michigan & Continues Impressive Play as March Approaches

Ohio State finished off an impressive month of February with a home win over rival Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The Buckeyes are playing their best basketball of the season as the most important month in college basketball approaches. With a number of top 15 teams having lost already or squaring off against each other later

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Did Glen “Big Baby” Davis Cross the Line and Purposefully Try to Injure Shaq?

As we await word on the MRI of Shaquille O’Neal’s severe thumb sprain (aka torn ligament), there still remain questions and controversy over how he was injured and what transpired shortly thereafter when he initially tried to play before being taken to the locker room. Shaq was injured when Glen “Big Baby” Davis came down

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Cavs “Big 3″ Beat Toronto in Overtime

The Cavs escaped Toronto with an overtime win on the second night of a back-to-back that will hopefully kick start a new long winning streak. The trade of Z and injury to Shaq forced the Cavs to play without a true center but the Raptors were also without their dynamic young center Chris Bosh. Cleveland’s

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While We’re Waiting…Holmgren on Peppers, Z’s Tenure, Tait critiques Cavs routine, Bradford Impresses

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Mike Holmgren admits the Browns are interested in Julius Peppers but the current price may be too high: “Certainly Julius is one of the

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Cavaliers Open Thread Game #60: Cavs at Raptors

Cleveland Cavaliers (45-14) vs Toronto Raptors (31-25) Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON Friday, February 26, 2010 7:00 PM EST FSOhio/WTAM The Cavaliers travel to Toronto on the second leg of a back-to-back to take on a Raptors team that has been playing good basketball since Christmas.  Their prospects for this evening, however, took a major

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Grady Sizemore to Bat Second in 2010

In a recent interview from Goodyear, Arizona, Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore said that head coach Manny Acta plans to place him second in the batting order behind Asdrubal Cabrera.  A heavy portion of Sizemore’s home run total over the last two seasons have come with the bases empty.  As stated by Sizemore, Acta estimates

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Kenny Smith is a Genius

TNT’s Inside the NBA studio show is hands down the best in the business. Ernie Johnson has played the role of straight man with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith to rave reviews. Throw in the occasional appearances from the made for TV Chris Webber and Kevin McHale and you have a tasty recipe. With the

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Guest Post: A Second Look at the Eastern Conference Playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers had another statement victory last night to improve to 45-14 and now own a decent lead in the Eastern Conference as well as the NBA. Last night was fun to see how the new-look Cavs match up against the Celtics, but what about the other Eastern powers? That is the topic for

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What a Difference a Year Makes… February 2009

As my Twitter article proved yesterday, we are in a slow season for sports news.  Yes, the Cavs are trying to play themselves into shape for the playoffs, but trying to draw too many conclusions from individual games proves problematic in the NBA.  The NFL combine is going, but I think we all know pretty

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Cavs 108, Celtics 88: Shaq Injured, Cavs Dominate Without Him

I have to swallow my pride for a moment. Charles Barkley was absolutely correct. (That really hurts to say.) The Cavaliers were down 8 at the half, and looked to be completely out of sorts. O’Neal had sprained his thumb and was ruled out for the rest of the game. Z is sitting on a

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While We’re Waiting… LeBron’s Pregame, NFL Combine and Stallworth’s Future

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. (Editor’s Note: Apologies for the delay – blame ODOT) On LeBron’s pre-game rituals: “I’m not a doctor, though I occasionally play one on FOX’s

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Cavaliers Preview Game #59: Cavs at Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers (44-14) vs Boston Celtics (36-19) TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, MA Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:00 PM EST TNT/WTAM After finally snapping that 3 game losing streak, the Cavaliers must now turn their attention to the rival Boston Celtics. Both teams come into this game relatively fresh as each had last night off. This

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Twitter Explodes Between Cleveland and Adam Schefter Over LeBron

Once upon a time on a slow slow news day ESPN’s Gene Wojciechowski (Gene W because I can’t type that again) decided to suggest that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh could do something historic this upcoming off-season.  He suggested that the three of them split the New York Knicks’ estimated $33 million in

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SABR-Toothed Triber: You Down with FIP? (And BABIP!)

“A great deal of what is perceived as being pitching is in fact defense.” – Bill James, 1988 Last week, we talked about wOBA and how it can help us measure a player’s offensive contributions better than many of the more conventional metrics.  This week, we’ll try to tackle pitching, perhaps in a more roundabout

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NFL News: New Josh Cribbs Contract Coming Soon

These past few weeks have been like night and day compared to the end of the regular season when it comes to Browns receiver Josh Cribbs.  The media circus that came out of an apparent disagreement between the Browns and Cribbs’ representation has turned into more of a silent film.  And it is the latter

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Reviewing Z’s Options

Still getting a lot of questions about Zydrunas Ilgauskas and what will happen next. Here are Z’s options and a timetable according to the best of my knowledge. Hopefully we can put the topic to rest soon. Zydrunas has been bought out from his contract, and has been waived. He must clear waivers in order

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