Danny Salazar Recalled from Triple-A

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With Carlos Carrasco (somehow) only needing an extra day of rest before his next start following a line drive striking him in his face Tuesday night, the Cleveland Indians had to make a decision on how to handle the mound on Saturday for Game 2 in Minnesota. In turn, they have recalled starting pitcher Danny Salazar

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MLB payrolls continue to rise

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Major League Baseball continues to be the one American professional sport without a cap on payroll. As such, the spending habits of teams oftentimes inspires debate. Here at WFNY in 2015, we have already featured some ways to potentially tweak the MLB CBA in order to balance the inequities. Thursday, Jayson Stark of ESPN wrote an article

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J.R. Smith: “I don’t think anyone can beat us”

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On a Cavaliers team relatively light on playoff experience, J.R. Smith is something of a postseason veteran. Whereas Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have famously never made the NBA playoffs — the same goes for Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova, albeit less famously — Smith has played in 51 career playoff games between his time with

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Johnny: “I take full responsibility for my actions”

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If he has grown up as much as he says he has over the past few months, perhaps it’s time we start calling him Jonathan Football. Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel released a statement through the team Friday, his first since being released from rehab. He hit all the beats one might expect from such a statement,

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Cavaliers favorites to win 2014-15 NBA Title

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If you had faith in the Cleveland Cavaliers last June, you could be in for a nice pay day as the Wine and Gold open up as odds-on favorites to win the 2014-15 NBA Title. According to The Westgate SuperBook, the Cavaliers are 9-4 favorites following the completion of the regular season. The Golden State

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Perkins: There’s nothing you can do to guard LeBron

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Only five members of the Cleveland Cavaliers have had the opportunity of playing with or against LeBron James in the playoffs: Mike Miller and James Jones (teammates with the Miami Heat), Shawn Marion and Brendan Haywood (2011 NBA Finals with the Dallas Mavericks), and a player that probably knows the most about him even though

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WFNY Stats & Info: Kluber and Bauer among the best at missing bats

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One way to remove the chance of luck being a factor on the mound: Don’t allow batters to make contact with your pitches. Though most starting pitchers in baseball have amassed just two appearances, two of the best thus far—at least when it comes to missing the bats of would-be hitters—reside in Cleveland. Indians starters

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David Blatt: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I think we got stronger”

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With Wednesday night’s surprisingly thrilling overtime win against the Washington Wizards in the books, the Cleveland Cavaliers regular season has reached its terminus. The playoffs start Sunday, with the Boston Celtics coming to town hoping to pull off a major upset or at least put a scare into the second-seeded Cavs. After beating Washington, head coach

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LeBron & Kyrie make Zach Lowe’s All-NBA teams

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The All-NBA teams won’t be announced for a while yet, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s basketball scribes can’t announce their picks early. Grantland’s Zach Lowe is such a scribe and a WFNY favorite, so we were glad to see him include LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on his official All-NBA ballot. James made the first

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Carlos Carrasco to pitch for Indians on Monday

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As Carlos Carrasco laid on the ground and players, coaches, and trainers rushed to his side, all while the rest of us prayed that he would be okay after a Melky Cabrera line drive hit him squarely in the jaw, it would have been unfathomable to suggest that he would be pitching anytime in the near

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Browns (finally) unveil new uniforms

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After what felt like months of speculation and iPhone photographs of stock rooms, the Cleveland Browns ended it all by unveiling their uniforms on Tuesday night in front of thousands of season-ticket holders and various members of the local media. Combining to make nine different combinations, the team, in collaboration with Nike, lifted the curtain

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Carlos Carrasco hit in face by come-backer; carted off after eight pitches

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Update: Carrasco is being treated for a contusion. According to team spokesmen, there are no signs of a concussion or head injury. Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was carted off of the field in the top of the first inning on Tuesday night after Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive

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Indians add Hayes, DFA Marcum, and sign Chacin

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The Cleveland Indians made their official moves on Tuesday to prepare for life without Yan Gomes (temporarily). Brett Hayes will now be the backup catcher as he gets promoted from Columbus. To make room on the roster, pitcher Shaun Marcum is the player who was designated for assignment. News: + Brett Hayes up from AAA + Shaun

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LeBron’s jersey top seller, Kyrie’s ranks sixth; Cavs sell second-most merch

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As if you haven’t had enough jersey talk lately… The numbers have been tallied, and once again LeBron James’ jersey is the top seller in the NBA. This is the ninth time in LeBron’s 12-year career that his shirt has been bought the most, according to the AP’s Tom Withers, including his time wearing No.

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J.R. Smith: “We all know who the real MVP is.”

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Golden State’s Steph Curry is likely to win the award. Houston’s James Harden is getting plenty of consideration despite deplorable defensive metrics. But if you ask Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith who the NBA’s MVP should be for the 2014-15 season, it’s his teammate LeBron James. On Monday, J.R. Smith was interviewed by the

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Muni Lot to open for overnight parking

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In what will be a citywide effort to increase parking revenues, including lots and meters, there’s a silver lining for Cleveland Browns fans: The Muni Lot will allow tailgaters to park overnight in advance of home games. Previously allowing patrons to wait until 7 a.m. on gamedays, leading to long lines, traffic issues and unhappy

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Ohio State extends Urban Meyer until 2020

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The Ohio State University has decided to extend the contract of their head football coach Urban Meyer. The deal will pay the coach handsomely until the end of the 2020 season. It’s assumed (by me) that this was a compromise after Meyer refused to extend his contract to infinity (and beyond.) Meyer’s previous contract ran

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Cavaliers playoff tickets sell out in minutes

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Playoff basketball is back in Cleveland and the excitement for it was definitely shown on Monday morning. The Cavs will be hosting their first playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena since 2010. The Cavs placed the first two home playoff games on sale for the fans who registered for Playoff Access. The sale only lasted

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Youch! Gomes out 6-8 weeks with MCL sprain

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As if dropping the first two games of their series against the Detroit Tigers was not a big enough blow, the Cleveland Indians will be forced to go to battle without catcher Yan Gomes. An MRI confirms that Gomes has a mild sprain of his right MCL and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks, an

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