Cavalier Film Room: Switch-happy on the screen

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As we get ready to kick off the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pursuit of the Larry O’Brien trophy on Sunday afternoon at The Q, I wanted to cover one last theme before the Cavs and Celtics tip-off. At times, the Cavaliers get a little excessive when it comes to switching on high ball screens involving a guard

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Uni Talk: Breaking down the Browns’ new look

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The Cleveland Browns unveiled their new uniforms for this fall on Tuesday night. As always, I enlisted the help of WFNY co-founder Rick Grayshock to discuss uniforms. Kirk: Well Rick, we’re finally here — the Browns uniform bonanza! We’ve got nine different looks to dissect, so let’s dive right in. Starting off with an overall

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Indians promote Jerry Sands, option Austin Adams ahead of home opener

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The Cleveland Indians made their first roster move of 2015 to deviate from their Opening Day roster. They have recalled outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Columbus. To make room for his on the 25-man roster, reliever Austin Adams was optioned to Columbus. To make room for him on the 40-man, pitcher Josh Tomlin was transferred

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Frank Robinson, Fantasy Baseball, and Variable Uniformity: While We’re Waiting…

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It’s Thursday morning, and it’s a whirlwind time in Cleveland sports, gang. The Tribe’s just underway, the Cavs are set to kick off the second season in just over a week, and we’ll have new Browns uniforms by this time next week.  Spring is starting to, well, spring, and we’ve got a lot to work

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Are the Cavs following the Browns with a uniform change of their own?

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If you follow Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) on Twitter, you might have seen a curious tweet on Sunday afternoon during the Cavs’ win over the Chicago Bulls. Gilbert often responds to fans, but did he give us a hint at a new set of Cavalier uniforms for next season? Here’s the tweet that raised

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Claiming the Central: Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score

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It’s very likely that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls will cross paths at some point in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Sunday afternoon was a preview of just how riveting and even such a series would be. The Cavaliers rained down three-pointers and in the process all but wrapped up their the Central Division title along

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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

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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

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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

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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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