Underwater Hockey at Roger Bacon High School with Rebecca Meiser – WFNY Podcast – 2013-08-15

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Today I decided to talk to Rebecca Meiser who recently wrote a feature for SB Nation on Underwater Hockey. Here’s Rebecca’s bio: Rebecca Meiser is a freelance writer living in Cleveland. She’s won awards for sports writing, personality profiles, and investigative reporting. A graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, her long form stories have been

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NBA News: Omri Casspi signs with Houston; Josh Smith with Detroit

Former Cleveland Cavalier forward Omri Casspi has signed a free agent contract with the Houston Rockets according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski- Free agent Omri Casspi has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2013 Casspi will join Dwight Howard who agreed

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NBA News: Cavs to allow Casspi and Ellington to test free agency

The Cavaliers will reportedly not be extending qualifying offers to either Omri Casspi or Wayne Ellington, allowing both to become free agents when free agency begins on Monday. Jason Lloyd of The Akron Beacon Journal was first on the story. #Cavs won't extend qualifying offer to Wayne Ellington, per league source, but are open to

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NBA News: Omri Casspi, Cavs unlikely to reach buyout Friday

Just yesterday, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were likely to reach a deal today with disgruntled, injured backup forward Omri Casspi. Said deal was to be hurried, so that Casspi’s release could be completed by 11:59 p.m. Friday in order for Casspi to take the court in the playoffs with one of

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NBA Rumor: Injured Omri Casspi wants buyout from Cavaliers

More news on the Omri Casspi front broke yesterday afternoon. Officially, from the Cavaliers, it was announced that the seldom-used forward from Israel would be checked into a hospital from Orlando and miss Saturday night’s game against the Magic. Here was the release from the team: “Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi was taken to Orlando Regional

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NBA Rumors: Cavs could trade Speights, Gibson, Casspi before deadline

After making a deal earlier in the week, trade winds are swirling once again regarding the Cavaliers. In Marc Stein’s Weekend Dime on ESPN.com, he talks of the possibility of the Cavs moving newly acquired Marreese Speights, Daniel Gibson, and Omri Casspi. “Don’t be shocked if the Cavaliers decide to move Speights on again before

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Wojnarowski NBA Report: Casspi requests a trade

Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting today that Cavaliers small forward Omri Casspi has requested a trade from the Cavaliers. “Dropped out of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ rotation, forward Omri Casspi, the NBA’s first Israeli-born player, has requested a trade, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Casspi has shown significant flashes of promise in his young career, but he

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Box Score: Heat 110, Cavaliers 108

Win or lose, at the end of this game I couldn’t help but be proud of my beloved Cavaliers. Without Kyrie Irving, they were competing with the reigning NBA Champs on their home court — although, the advantage isn’t really a notable one. But yet, a loss like this still hurts. The most prolific three-point

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Omri Casspi: “I Love Cleveland”

I love Cleveland. They gave me a lot, I owe them a big one. […] Basically, I just have to go back to playing my basketball. To be good, effective, to punish — everything I didn’t do last season. I need to go back to my old self. I know that the team brought more

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Byron Scott: Only Varejao and Irving are Guaranteed Starters

“If you look at our team, Kyrie (Irving) and Andy (Varejao) are the only starters,” he said. “Tristan (Thompson), C.J. (Miles) and Dion (Waiters) will have to earn it.” That’s the latest on the starting lineup thinking process from Cavs head coach Byron Scott, via Bob Finnan’s report for the News-Herald. Scott shared his excitement

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Omri Casspi, Tamir Goodman Team Up for Beachwood Youth Basketball Camp

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To the average eye, it might not appear that Tamir Goodman and Omri Casspi have much in common. But the two men share two very special bonds: basketball and Judaism. Because of these bonds, Goodman, 30, teamed up with the 24-year-old Casspi to create a three-Sunday basketball camp in Beachwood. About 80 kids, grades 1-8,

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Cleveland Cavaliers Midseason Progress Report

Cavaliers are Growing as a Team

With half of the NBA season completed, now seems like a perfectly appropriate time to look at the progress we’ve seen from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half. There’s no question the first half has been nothing short of a very pleasant surprise for Cleveland fans. It’s fair to say Kyrie Irving and Tristan

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While We’re Waiting… Baseball’s Age Problem, Tight End Depth and Winning the Hickson Trade

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com “A lot of people may fault Carmona, but he is a product of a bad system. Major League Baseball is doing their best to

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On the Cavaliers and the Love of the 3-Point Shot

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No shot in basketball is more tantalizing than the 3-point shot. An arbitrary arc drawn on the court that encompasses the team’s offensive zone, it acts as an ever taunting force, daring and begging players who find themselves outside said arc to shoot the ball. For some teams, the shot is an exercise in performing

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Casspi: I Feel Like I’m Turning the Corner

I’m just trying to clear my head and play the game. I can’t control if [the shots] go in or out. I’m taking good shots, I’m not forcing them, I’m taking what the defense gives me. It’s hard on me. I’m trying to play like I know I can play, like I need to play.

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Omri Casspi Injures Knee, Says He’s Fine

Omri Casspi, the Cavaliers recently acquired small forward, slipped and injured his knee on Wednesday during an Israeli national team practice. Despite multiple reports that have varied in terms of severity, Casspi has recently tweeted that MRI results have come back fine.  The player is expected to take two-to-four weeks of time to recover, potentially

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Cavalier Thoughts: Is the Run-and-Gun One-and-Done?

JJ Hickson always referred to his ability to get to the rim as his “bread and butter.”  Despite all of the work he put in to improve his jump shot, all of the self-imposed goals designed to help him rebound the basketball, and his game-saving blocked shot against the Los Angeles Clippers, Hickson’s game was always

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Cavaliers NBA Draft Preview Version 2.0

It wasn’t all that long ago that I wrote the first part of my Cavaliers Draft Preview, and here I am back again with a list of seven new prospects the team could be eying in the draft in two weeks. Cleveland won a franchise-high 66 games en route to the #1 seed in the

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