Christmas in July: Everything you need to know about Cavs draft pick Rakeem Christmas

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When the Cleveland Cavaliers traded the rights to Duke point guard Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, they, in turn, received the rights to the Turkish Terror, Cedi Osman, a future second-round draft selection, and the rights to a big man out of Syracuse named Rakeem Christmas. Aside from being incredibly festive and potentially related

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Several teams expressing interest in Iman Shumpert

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With the NBA’s free agency window getting cracked open at midnight tonight, several teams are starting to express interest in Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent swingman Iman Shumpert. ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard reports that no fewer than three teams have already made it known that Shumpert would be more than welcomed to play for their team

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Pics: Warhawk Kyrie 1s debut at Nike’s EYBL Basketball Academy

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The Nike EYBL Basketball Academy has seen appearances from all of the major Swoosh brand athletes, including a LeBron James-led yoga session and more, but may be getting the most burn for the amount of swag that participants are walking away with following their time in Santa Monica, California. As has become customary in 2015,

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Mike Evans blames Josh McCown for only catching 12 touchdowns

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans hauled in 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns, but says Josh McCown kept him from being even better. In an interview with USA TODAY, Evans, when comparing himself to New York’s Odell Beckham Jr., had the following to say: “The quarterback would just look me off,

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A reminder of how valuable Kevin Love is to the Cavs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made a run to the NBA Finals without Kevin Love, and with the power forward looking for a maximum-level contract, some fans are wondering why the team should pay an injury-prone big man who failed to live up to incredibly unfair expectations. Thankfully, we have ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to remind us all—you

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Brandon Moss on Tribe fan angst: “I can’t blame them”

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Fans, the Tribe hear you loud and clear. Losing seven of their last nine games and falling 12 games behind the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals, the Indians have been in a downward spiral since the minute the Cleveland Cavaliers handed them the baton of fan attention. They have scored 66 runs in June, the fewest

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It’s shaping up to be one hell of a July—again: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. Stay dry this weekend? Looking forward to this shortened work week? Just dying to talk about the Cleveland Indians’ Season of Embarrassment? Well, sit tight because I have a few other things I wish to discuss first… While this week typically marks the beginning of what’s commonly referred to as the

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Ricky Rubio: Cavs would have won the title with Kevin Love healthy (Video)

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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard and former teammate of Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love told FOX Sports 1 that the Wine and Gold would have been the ones to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy if not for the team’s ill-timed bout with injuries. “I think so,” said Rubio of the Cavs winning. “Kevin Love makes

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Cavs’ J.R. Smith opts out to test free agency, wants to return to Cleveland

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It’s that time of year: NBA Players exercise their rights to opt out of their current contracts in hopes of securing deals that either pay them more or provide them security over a longer period of time. For Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith, it may be a product of both. According to Shams Charania, Smith

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Video: Cleveland Indians continue daughter-friendly tradition

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For entirely too long, Major League Baseball clubhouses have been treated like sacred grounds wherein a male-dominated environment is further insulated by the walls of the absurd and arcane BBWA. The Cleveland Indians, however, continue to blow through the doors of history as they started their very own Sunday afternoon tradition in June of 20141 .

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LeBron James, the NBA and why “power” is driving everyone insane: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. Are you feeling empowered? Are you feeling as if you have the ability to flip the script on the standard, widely accepted flow chart of life? So much has been made as of late regarding the Cavaliers, LeBron James and the allocation of power. All season long, we heard that James was

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Tribe on the wrong side of history in loss to Cubs

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Don’t let the score fool you. Just because Chicago drubbed Cleveland to the tune of 17-0 doesn’t mean these two cities were locked in to a game of football. Oh no—this double-digit walloping of Cleveland came at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, the baseball team, where each point is actually a run and each

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Nothing More to Give, but a Future for the Taking

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With roughly one minute left in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Game 6 battle against the Golden State Warriors, Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert entered the team’s tunnel, rounded the corner and slapped his right thumb on the security sensor that would provide him access to the team’s locker room. His team was enduring the final seconds

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J.R. Smith: We didn’t run out of gas

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have been famously short-handed in the NBA Playoffs, and especially in the Finals. Without the injured Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, head coach David Blatt has leaned on a short rotation. Fatigue has looked to be an issue, and the Cavs have been outscored in the fourth quarter of every game but Game

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David Blatt on Steph Curry: “Not a lot you can do”

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After seeing Golden State’s Stephen Curry score 37 points on 13-of-23 shooting — including 7-of-13 three-pointers — in the Cavaliers’ 104-91 Game 5 loss, head coach David Blatt conceded that sometimes, a great shooter just makes great shots. Curry’s shot-making was the deciding factor down the stretch, as he scored 17 of his 37 in

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What is the future of regional sports writing? While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday? Roughly eight hours after the completion of Game 5 and I’m just left feeling frustrated. I’m left feeling that this Cleveland Cavaliers team, as currently comprised, is just this close [holds fingers closely together to provide visual] to beating the best team in all of basketball. Matthew Dellavedova has been a great story,

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Cavs-Warriors is highest-rated NBA Finals in league history

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Through the first four games, the 2015 NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors—two not-large markets, mind you—is the highest-rated Finals series in the history of the league. According to ESPN’s Media Zone: The 2015 NBA Finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are tied 2-2, is the

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Conflicting reports surface on status of Braxton Miller

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Buckeye fans, we officially have conflicting news on the status of Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. According to 247Sports.com, Miller has been fully cleared and faces no limitations on his shoulder. Conversely, The Columbus Dispatch reports early Friday afternoon that there has been no change in Miller’s status and that he is scheduled to see

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Cavs want David Blatt to extend his rotation for Game 5

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Largely playing a seven-man rotation against Steve Kerr’s 10-man rotation for the Golden State Warriors, the minutes are starting to take their toll for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With fatigue being the narrative of the Cavs’ Game 4 loss to Golden State, reports are beginning to circulate that the team would like head coach David Blatt

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Bogut: LeBron jumped into cameraman

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Cavaliers forward LeBron James took a spill into the crowd along the baseline after being fouled by Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut in the second quarter of the Cavs’ Game 4 loss Thursday night. James hit his head on a courtside video camera, suffering a couple gashes to his that were initially treated with

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