AL Central is closer to baseball’s worst division than best: WFNY Stats & Info

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It’s been a busy offseason for the American League Central Division. After the Kansas City Royals advanced to the World Series, cellar-dwelling division mates Chicago and Minnesota pushed their payrolls up over $100 million with splashy free agency signings. And, of course, Detroit and Cleveland each won 85-plus games again last year. So how does

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MLB News: Indians sign lefty Bruce Chen to minor league deal

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The Cleveland Indians signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen to a minor league deal on Monday night, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The deal is reportedly for a base of $1 million with an additional $1 million in incentives. Chen, 37, spent the last six years with the Kansas City Royals. He was released by

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Looking at Kevin Love’s first quarters: WFNY Stats & Info

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The second-quarter outburst from Kevin Love in Sunday’s win over the Lakers at first seemed to be the turning of the tide for his disappointing Cavaliers season. But after post-game comments from LeBron James, the relationship with Love and this team continues to be on the hot seat. This ongoing controversy pushed me to look

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Things that please me about the Cleveland Cavaliers right now

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Three-hundred and sixty-seven days ago, I wrote a piece titled Things that annoy me about the Cavaliers right now. It is a fascinating read to remember how things were for this franchise just 12 months ago. Let’s fast-forward to the ending because that’s always the best part: “The bottom line is that the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Update on J.R. Smith’s three-point bonanza: WFNY Stats & Info

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He might have cooled off last week, but that hasn’t stopped J.R. Smith from still taking a ton of three-point shots for the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers. Now in 14 games in the Wine & Gold, the former Knick has attempted 113 threes. It’s a pretty impressive performance, as I first started tracking last Monday. Smith is

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Kyrie and LeBron Enough for Seventh Straight Win: Pistons vs Cavs Behind The Box Score

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Detroit Pistons (17-29) 95 Cleveland Cavaliers (26-20) 103 Box Score Seven heaven. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were enough offense together to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 103-95 win on the road against the pesky Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Irving finished with 38, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and James collected 32

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Indians showing interest in outfielder Nolan Reimold

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The Cleveland Indians have a pretty crowded outfield picture entering the 2015 season. But rumors circulated at the end of last week about their interest in yet another guy to add to the organizational depth. MASN’s Rich Kubatko tweeted on Friday that Cleveland is interested in signing free agent outfielder Nolan Reimold, the former long-time

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Could Joba Chamberlain be a fit for the Indians bullpen?

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Last week, rumors circulated that the Indians were still interested in adding one more legitimate late-inning reliever to their bullpen. The options are winding down, so one particular name caught my eye over the weekend. ESPN’s Jim Bowden — yes, that same Jim Bowden who imploded during the trade deadline season — wrote an article

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WFNY Stats & Info: J.R. Smith is taking a ton of threes

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J.R. Smith has now played 10 games in the Wine & Gold for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In those 10 games, he has attempted a stunning 85 three-point shots. Quickly, Smith is climbing up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard in long-distance shot attempts. From the great research database of Basketball-Reference.com, here’s where Smith currently stands. Warning: The

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Everything you need to know about the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving’s contract, and the future

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NBA fans voted in LeBron James as an Eastern Conference All-Star starter, but did not vote in Kyrie Irving despite his start last season and his reigning All-Star Game MVP honor. That snub will likely cost Irving – and by definition, save the Cleveland Cavaliers – around $9-10 million over the course of the point

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Cleveland Indians reportedly in market for upgrade at closer

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Earlier on Friday, the Cleveland Indians reached agreements with their three final arbitration-eligible players. Everyone on the roster was now signed for the 2015 season. It seemed the team would be mostly done with any other acquisitions besides the usual spring training invites. But alas, Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Friday afternoon that the

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The Timofey Mozgov trade helps the Cavs and that’s a good thing: While We’re Waiting…

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It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60

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Cavaliers to acquire Denver’s Timofey Mozgov

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are makin’ moves: ESPN.com’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst first reported on Wednesday that the team was close to acquiring center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski later confirmed the deal is happening. According to the reports, the Cavs will send two future first-round draft picks to Denver. Initially, the report stated that

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Hooray semesters! Ohio State gets extra practice time over Oregon

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In 2012, all Ohio public universities officially switched to the semester system after a long history of mismatched academic calendars. Ohio State, for one, was previously on the oft-beloved quarter system and that led to a very short summer for students returning back to campus in August 2012. But in the lead-up to the College

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Paul Hoynes wrote weird words about his forgotten Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

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There are so many things weird about the latest column from Paul Hoynes on Tuesday night. Shall we count them off? 1) Paul Hoynes, long-time beat writer of the Cleveland Indians for the Akron Beacon Journal and The Plain Dealer and now the Northeast Ohio Media Group (NEOMG), forgot to vote for the Baseball Hall

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Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start on Sunday

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Undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Shaw reportedly agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns on Friday and likely will start Sunday’s season finale in Baltimore. Reports indicate the contract will be a multi-year deal. Shaw, 23, played collegiately at the University of South Carolina. He appeared in the Aug. 18 preseason game for the Browns against

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Andrew Wiggins, underappreciated Cleveland stars and Cavs Vines: While We’re Waiting…

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Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD

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Cleveland Sports Lists to Commemorate 2014: While We’re Waiting…

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To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in

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Progressive Field Renovations — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 10

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last six

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Browns QB wins, Kluber’s future salary and Dion Waiters tweets: While We’re Waiting

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Cleveland Browns thoughts entering week 15… Sunday’s game is exciting. I’m pretty pumped to be there. It’s not too often that’s the case for any Browns team this late in the season. But these are special circumstances: The 7-6 Cleveland football team is starting its Hollywood-like QB against the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the

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