Gilbert, Haslam indicted on dogfighting charges

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Dan Gilbert and Jimmy Haslam have never shied away from making big moves and the resulting controversy. This time, however, the duo may have gone too far. According to ESPN.com’s Adarn Shefter and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnaroski, working together in an unprecedented cross-platform co-investigation, the Cleveland sports owners have been holding mascot fights between Cavaliers mascot

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WFNY Stats & Info: Brandon Phillips was right about OBP (and analytics)

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Did you happen to catch Brandon Phillips’ comments about on-base percentage? If you didn’t catch the thought-provoking and forward-thinking musings of the current Red and former Tribe second baseman, he had a lot to say to USA TODAY. He took a Louisville Slugger to the advanced analytic establishment, and rightfully so, I might add! “I

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Cavalier Film Room: Classifying LeBron's Turnovers

When we last met in the film room, it was to highlight the Cavaliers’ offense keeping it 100. In this film room, however, we’re going to “attack” an issue that has been hidden in plain sight all season: LeBron James’ increased number of turnovers. Any way that you want to slice it, this has been

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The struggle to keep that edge: Cavs vs. Nets Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

The NBA regular season is 82 games long. It’s full of ebbs and flows, and even good teams drop games to bad teams. The Cavaliers have defeated the Nets three times this season (including two blowouts), but they were unable to complete the sweep as the Nets played like the team that desperately needed this

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Uni Talk, The Lindor Truffle, and Super Troopers 2: While We’re Waiting…

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License and registration. Do you know how fast you were clicking? I’ll let you off with a warning as we kick off another Thursday at WFNY: The Woof. There’s plenty to talk about, and I’m not going to phone it in like that Will guy did yesterday. Leading off, we’re talking uniforms. You guys know

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Sorting through the end of the roster: 2015 Indians Preview

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With just two weeks before the season begins in Houston, manager Terry Francona is not far from making the decisions that will shape the end of the Indians’ opening day roster. With spots up for grabs in the outfield, on the starting staff, and in the bullpen, the Tribe has some camp battles that are still

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Early Sunday afternoon slumber: Cavs vs. Bucks Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

A 3 p.m. Sunday game that is not on national television is a bit of a rarity in the NBA. So, it’s no surprise that the Cleveland Cavaliers came out a little bit flat against a Central Division foe. The Milwaukee Bucks shot 61% in the first half, but the Wine and Gold used a late

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Russell, Bucks bow out to Arizona

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A March Madness run never seems long when you don’t make it to the second weekend and the Sweet 16. When the bracket was unveiled, it seemed as if Ohio State would be met with certain doom in the second game (I refuse to call it the “Third Round”) against title contender Arizona should they

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Not Done Just Yet: Buckeyes survive overtime thriller with VCU

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If the gradual parody of the college basketball landscape and the pair of 14 seed victories earlier in the day hadn’t already informed you, a 10 over a 7 seed isn’t much of an upset. In fact, the Buckeyes were the only double digit seed to be favored in Vegas. But, the Buckeyes did surprise

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A bump in South Florida: Cavs vs. Heat Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

There were hints of it last night in Orlando when the Cavaliers were less than sharp in closing out the Orlando Magic after taking a huge lead. But in Miami, missing Kevin Love for a second straight night and on a back-to-back, the Cavaliers got blasted by the Heat for the second time this season in

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Spartans demolish Buckeyes inside in Big Ten quarterfinal

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If there is one trait that characterizes Tom Izzo’s Michigan State teams, it’s physical play down low. If there’s one thing that has plagued the Buckeyes since Jared Sullinger left, it’s the lack of a consistent, effective shotblocker or post presence. In the Big Ten quarterfinals on Friday night, Michigan State ran Ohio State up

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Bucks advance as Thad Matta passes Fred Taylor

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It was far from a convincing performance against the No. 11 seed in the conference tournament, but the sixth-seeded Buckeyes completed their objective by taking out the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the United Center in the Big Ten tournament to advance to the quarterfinals by a 79-73 margin. As always, the Buckeyes were paced by

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Revisiting jWAR with the 2015 Tribe

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Two years ago, WFNY alum Jon Steiner put a lot of work into a player dashboard, combining the stats of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs from the previous five years to come up with one win above replacement stat to rule them all, jWAR. A few weeks later, with this tool of nerd-vana now at my disposal, I

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Buckeyes in the B1G Tourney, Cavalier Chemistry, and Early Football Retirements: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, loyal WFNYw3 readers. It’s every other Thursday, so I have visitation, err, presentation rights with you for the morning edition. Without further ado, let’s hop right in. The Ohio State Buckeyes kick off their Big Ten tournament this evening when they face the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the No. 11 seed which dispatched the

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Closing Time: Buckeye Seniors Fall to Wisconsin in Columbus Finale

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In the Big Ten this season, there’s Wisconsin and there’s everybody else. The Badgers proved that out on Sunday afternoon in Columbus. On Senior Day, the Ohio State Buckeyes started out frigid, and despite a brief second-half rally, were no match for the complete Wisconsin squad that still has its sights on a No. 1

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Oh My-lanta! Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

In what could be a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks squared off for the fourth and final time in the regular season. In the first three matchups, the Cavaliers had a much different makeup with the calendar still displaying 2014, while the Hawks have been a mark of

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Indiana Fever: Cavs vs. Pacers Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Whenever the Cavaliers have went to Indiana over the last half-decade, they have been met with crushing defeat. Tonight, it was pretty expected and explained away by the absence of both Kyrie Irving (shoulder) and LeBron James (rest, back). But still, Indiana remains a very rough place for the Cavaliers as they lost their tenth

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Kyrie Irving to undergo MRI after injuring shoulder

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Some unsettling news came out shortly following perhaps the Cavaliers’ best win all season, topping the Golden State Warriors by a 110-99 margin in the Q. Kyrie Irving, who suffered a left shoulder injury in the third quarter of Thursday’s contest, will undergo a MRI on Friday morning in Cleveland. He is currently listed as

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No Splash Zone: Cavs vs. Warriors Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Certain regular season games just mean more. The Cavaliers have been on an absolute roll, but many wanted to see them square up against a fellow title-contending team out of the Western Conference as a more recent measuring stick. Well, Thursday night at the Q, fans received just that as the NBA’s best team at

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Cavs offense is keeping it 100 (and counting): Cavalier Film Room

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When I last materialized in the film room dimension, it was to share the good news about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ newfound rim protection in Timofey Mozgov. This time, we’re going back to the offensive side of the basketball. The wine and gold have been on fire of late as evidenced by their 17-2 clip in their

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