Kyrie’s injury, Browns draft thoughts, and The War on Drugs: While We’re Waiting

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Kyrie Irving out at least two weeks. It’s that time of year. The season is down to the final month, the Cavaliers are slipping out of playoff position, and the injuries are piling up. The latest victim is Kyrie Irving, who left Sunday night’s game with an injured bicep. After an MRI revealed a strain

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Salazar’s debut, Playoffs?, and True Detective: While We’re Waiting

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Is Kyrie Irving overrated? #CavsRank is still going on, and number eight on the list is Kyrie Irving. Mallory Factor wrote an excellent piece on Kyrie for Cavs: the Blog, and it ignited quite a debate in the comments over there. Well, it wasn’t so much a debate as an outright revolt against the pick,

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#CavsRank: No. 9 Anderson Varejao, the Wild Thing

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The date was July 8, 2004. It was a Thursday night, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were reeling. It seemed impossible, yet the outcome was simultaneously probable. Some would argue even likely. The Cavaliers took a major risk, and they were burned in a big way. It was that Thursday night when restricted free agent Carlos

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Cavs vs Spurs Behind the Box Score: What defense?

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Well, for 12 minutes this was a fun game. The Cavaliers had one of their better first quarters of the seasons, jumping out to a 23-13 lead in the quarter. Unfortunately, that would be about the extent of the fun this evening. The Spurs roared back with a 37-17 edge over the Cavaliers in the

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While We’re Waiting: Welcome to the new WWW

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We’ve been going through some changes here at WFNY in recent weeks. The latest change is to the format of While We’re Waiting. First, you might notice that I’m not Rick Grayshock. Rick deserves a ton of credit for suffering through WWW for so many years. Some might think it was an easy post to

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Cavs vs Magic Behind the Box Score: The wins keep rolling in

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It wasn’t as easy as it could have, and probably should have been, but the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic to extend their winning streak to six. The Cavs came out in this game picking up right where they left off in Philly, jumping to a big lead early, and eventually extending the lead

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Cavs vs 76ers Behind the Box Score: Five in a row

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Cleveland took a four-game winning streak into the All-Star break, and in their first game back they picked up right where they left off. The Cavs got off to a fast start in Philadelphia Tuesday night and they never let up, winning one of their most complete games of the season by an easy 114-85

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Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters can use All Star Weekend as a springboard for second half

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As Kyrie Irving held the All-Star Game MVP trophy above his head Sunday night in New Orleans, his confident smile seemed to give off a sense of relief. In what Kyrie himself has described as one of the toughest seasons of his career, going as far as to call it “a wake-up call,” you sort

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WFNY Roundtable – Reactions to the end of Banner and Lombardi

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Never a dull day in the life of covering Cleveland sports. With the news of Banner and Lombardi’s era coming to an abrupt end, we naturally had to have a quick roundtable discussion at WFNY to give our impressions and reactions to the news. Check out the conversation below:

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WFNY Roundtable: The unofficial rules of athletes talking or not

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The topic of athletes talking has been prominent in the media in recent days/weeks. Here in Cleveland we’ve seen our fair share of athletes on both sides of the equation. We decided to discuss this topic and see where everyone’s head is at on the issue of athletes talking. Check out the conversation below:

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Browns fan politely declines Joe Haden’s offer of Super Bowl tickets

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Cleveland Browns Pro-Bowl CB Joe Haden is a fan favorite for sure, and it’s not very hard to figure out why. Since day 1 of his arrival in Cleveland he has embraced and city, the fans, the team, and the culture of the area. He also does things like this: Haden’s caption on the photo

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Cavs vs Pelicans Behind The Box Score: Are We There Yet?

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Are we there yet? Have we hit rock bottom? Are we at the point of inevitable change? Is this season over yet? The Cavaliers scored 29 points in the first quarter for the second straight game….and for the second straight game they followed that up with a whole lot of nothing. The Cavaliers offense is

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Report: Browns select Mike Pettine as coach, working on contract today

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According to Bleacher Report Browns columnist and local sports personality Will Burge, the Cleveland Browns have selected Buffalo Bills’ defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to be the new head coach of the Browns. Burge began a sequence of Tweets early Thursday morning with all the details: Sources confirm #Browns have chosen Pettine as next HC. Say

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Cavs vs Bulls Behind the Box Score–A Broken Team with No Solution

The Cleveland Cavaliers endured their 5 game road trip and came back with a 3-2 record. It seemed like a real positive….a sign that perhaps this team was finally starting to figure things out and turn their season around. Coming back home for a 5 game home stand against 5 very beatable teams, this was

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The WFNY Sportsman of 2013: Terry Francona

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover, WFNY writers have been giving their nominees for our own Sportsman of the Year. After an internal vote, WFNY is pleased to announce the winner of the

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My Cleveland Sportsman of 2013: Kyrie Irving

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Given that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2013′s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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The Dude, Michael, and Joey…who loved bowling

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The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest movies of all time. Sometimes when life has you down, all you can do is try to laugh about it. With the Browns coaching search seemingly devolving into chaos once again, I thought it might be fun to intertwine some of my favorite quotes from the movie

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Cavs vs 76ers Behind The Box Score: A Relaxing Blowout

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They say box scores don’t tell the whole story. Behind The Box Score is a new series where from time to time we will attempt to look behind the box score and tell more of the complete story of what happened in the game. The Cavaliers may not have had newly acquired Luol Deng yet

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