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Nick Swisher’s (brutal) season comes to an end

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Is age catching up to Nick Swisher? The Tribe first baseman was evaluated on Tuesday and was found to have medial meniscus wear in both of his knees. Less than 24 hours later, Swisher will undergo arthroscopic debridement surgery to repair the chronic pain. He will subsequently miss eight-to-ten weeks for recovery, effectively ending his 2014 season with

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David Blatt won’t commit to starting Dion Waiters

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Flexibility is typically a benefit, but the Cleveland Cavaliers’ current options could prove to make Dion Waiters’ goal of being the team’s starting shooting guard a bit difficult. Waiters’ desires are well known by this point, and while Andrew Wiggins may very well be on his way out, but Cavs have added Mike Miller and could very

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Mike Pettine calls out Josh Gordon for lack of effort

Spending much of his career teetering a delicate balance of lethargy and effortless excellence, Josh Gordon’s act has worn thin. Following the Cleveland Browns disappointing outing in their second preseason game, head coach Mike Pettine called out the Pro Bowl receiver for a lack of effort that led to multiple dropped passes. There were a

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Braxton Miller to return to Ohio State in 2015

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Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder, but the Heisman candidate said he intends to return to Columbus next season to finish out his last year of eligibility as a fifth-year senior. “I love Ohio State and Buckeye nation, and my goal is to come back from this

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Kyrie Irving: “I haven’t been a leader”

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Though many yearned for Kyrie Irving to lead an otherwise fledgling franchise through a time of disarray, the two-time NBA All-Star admits that he was anything but. “Everybody asks me if this is my year to be a leader … I haven’t been so far though, not at all,” Irving said in an interview with

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#ESPNForecast thinks highly of LeBron James, Cavs

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This may come as a shock, but the folks at ESPN.com continue to think highly of Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James. Garnering 230 votes, James tops Kevin Durant and (a bit of a surprise) Derrick Rose in ESPN’s poll to predict the 2014-15 MVP. Another season, another MVP for LeBron. Yawn. #ESPNForecast — K

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Sport and Style Collide in Nike’s Maison LeBron release

If you don’t dig sneaker and don’t care about style1, I’m sorry to say that you may not be the target of the upcoming LeBron James release from Nike. Nike’s latest collection, the Maison ​LeBron (or “House of LeBron”), features this year’s LeBron 11 models decked out in fashionable patterns and prints which are said

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Indians almost acquired Josh Willingham…Again

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It wasn’t that long ago that the Cleveland Indians front office would not give Josh Willingham an extra year on his contract, ultimately losing him to a division rival. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins waived the right-handed slugger and traded him to the Kansas City Royals—the team that now sits in first place in

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John Calipari doesn’t regret turning down Cavs’ $60 million

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Prior to LeBron James’ return to Cleveland, Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert was primed to make John Calipari one well-paid NBA coach—a $60 million offer which was eventually turned down. But now that James and a host of other quality players have decided to make their way to Cleveland through various channels, Coach Cal, who returned to the University of

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Video: Kyrie Irving accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was one of the latest professional athletes to accept the “Ice Bucket Challenge” for ALS awareness. In doing so, he passed the challenge on to three other individuals, including R&B star Chris Brown. Check it out below to see how the reigning NBA All-Star MVP handles the sub-zero water

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Did the Browns break an “unwritten rule?”

The Cleveland Browns made a relatively below-the-radar move earlier this month, adding offensive lineman Michael Bowie after he was waived by the Seattle Seahawks. Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable appeared on 710 ESPN Seattle, suggesting that the Seahawks still believed in Bowie and that the Seahawks expected the Browns to stay away from him,

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LeBron 11 Low “Magnet Grey” release tomorrow

Sneaker releases have long joined coffee and cartoons on the menu of Saturday morning standards. Releasing alongside Kevin Durant’s “Calm Before the Storm” KD7s and Kobe Bryant’s Elite Low “Bethoven” this weekend will be LeBron James and the “Magnet Grey” colorway of his LeBron 11 low-top series. Low-cut, sleek and quite possibly my favorite low-top

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Check out these Ohio State “Week Zero” Nikes

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Nike, ever the branding experts, is embarking on a national initiative that includes eight of the biggest college football programs in the country and releasing a shoe based on Week Zero. Releasing the day before the season begins, each school will have a Nike Lunar TR1 colored up in complimentary university colors complete with school logos.

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Josh Gordon verdict could take another week

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Looking for some closure in the Josh Gordon saga? You’ll have to wait a bit longer. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Josh Gordon verdict may not be handed down from the NFL before the end of next week. The reasoning this time? Typing speed. Gordon’s two-day appeal hearing with Harold Henderson reportedly contained a high

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Pirates acquire reliever John Axford from Indians

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Well, it was fun while it lasted. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have acquired reliever John Axford from the Cleveland Indians, just a few months after signing a one-year, $4.5 million deal. Source: #Pirates acquire John Axford. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 14, 2014 Despite the success of current Tribe closer Cody Allen,

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Mike Pettine’s Secret Weapon: Hand-written notes, history lessons

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Barkevious Mingo may not be the world’s next award-winning long-form scribe, but it won’t be for lack of note taking and tutelage. The second-year linebacker, along with 88 0ther Cleveland Browns teammates, were the recent subjects in a Wall Street Journal article that focused on the team’s use of pen and paper—as opposed to more

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Browns finally sign Rex Grossman

After being linked to him through much of the offseason, the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Rex Grossman. Grossman is 6-1, 225 pounds and officially in his 12th NFL season out of Florida. Originally, a first-round pick (22nd overall) by Chicago in 2003, Grossman has appeared in 54 games and has

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