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Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love makes himself comfortable

ohio.com — The Cleveland Cavaliers played LeBron James' homecoming game Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but Kevin Love came into the house and made himself comfortable. Love scored 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting, grabbed 14 rebounds and added four assists in the Cavs' 95-90 opening night loss in his first regular season game as a Cavalier.
Oct 31, 2014

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Oct 31, 2014

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Cavaliers notebook: Team nearing three-year, $30 million extension with Anderson Varejao

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Anderson Varejao and the Cavaliers are closing in on a three-year extension worth about $30 million, a league source with knowledge of the talks confirmed to the Beacon Journal. The deal should be announced within the next few days.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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VIDEO: Jason Lloyd and Marla Ridenour discuss Cavs' 90-85 loss to Knicks in LeBron James' return

ohio.com — Cleveland Cavaliers blog Cavs for Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com by Jason Lloyd

Knicks 95, Cavs 90; Jason Lloyd's final thoughts on LeBron James' first game back with Cavaliers

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Twenty-eight thoughts for 28 fourth-quarter points from the Knicks in the Cavs' 95-90 loss on opening night... 1. LeBron James was not good. In fact, he was arguably the Cavs' worst player on the court. That might be the last time that happens. 2. James shot 5-for-15 and committed eight turnovers.
Oct 31, 2014

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Seen and heard around The Q: Can't keep everyone happy

ohio.com — As people trickle into the area that surrounds Quicken Loans Arena, the feeling of pent-up euphoria ready to be unleashed for the Cleveland Cavaliers is evident. Smartphones come out to snap pictures and video of setup for Kendrick Lamar and recently announced appearance of Imagination Dragons.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Knicks 95, Cavaliers 90: LeBron James stumbles with eight turnovers, Knicks spoil Cavs’ electric night

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: The night began with a confetti toss and ended in bitter disappointment. In between, the cautions of the players and coach David Blatt throughout the preseason of how long it will take the Cavs to figure things out rang true.
Oct 30, 2014

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Cavaliers fans open the season in a partying mood

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Scott Ciccantelli sat patiently in a small Prospect Avenue parking lot in his fire-engine-red Chevrolet HHR, smartphone at one side as he fiddled on his tablet.
Oct 30, 2014

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Cavs fans open the season in a partying mood

ohio.com — CLEVELAND: Scott Ciccantelli sat patiently in a small Prospect Avenue parking lot in his fire-engine-red Chevrolet HHR, smartphone at one side as he fiddled on is tablet.
Oct 30, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers: 2014 player introductions

ohio.com — Cleveland Cavaliers blog Cavs for Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com by Jason Lloyd

Video: LeBron James' powder toss

ohio.com — Cleveland Cavaliers blog Cavs for Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com by Jason Lloyd

12 jurors weighing Ford’s life

ohio.com — They're 12 people with at least two things in common: they're all registered voters and they have all said they're capable of giving Shawn Eric Ford Jr. a death sentence.

Cavs coach David Blatt on opener: 'I'm excited as hell. Who wouldn't be?'

ohio.com — Here's what Cavs coach David Blatt said after Thursday morning's shootaround for the 8 p.m. opener against the New York Knicks: Q: You excited? A: Absolutely. And I've gone through it a number of times, not in this environment, but over the course of my career.

Cleveland Cavaliers roundup: How LeBron James and Co. are perceived nationally

ohio.com — There is a fervor surrounding the start of the Cavaliers season. The only thing higher than the expecations for the team are the number of celebrities expected to be in Cleveland for tonight's opening game Nationally, many are predicting the team to win its first NBA title in franchise history.
Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

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Cavaliers official watch party locations around Akron and Cleveland

ohio.com — The Cleveland Cavaliers season will tip off at 8 tonight at home against the New York Knicks. Don't have hundreds (or thousands) of dollars for a ticket at Quicken Loans Arena? You can head to one of the more than 40 bars and restaurants around Akron and Cleveland to take part in the excitement with an official watch party.

Browns rookie Justin Gilbert says lack of effort led to struggles, but he has turned corner: ‘I’ve been practicing a lot harder’

ohio.com — BEREA: NFL rookies often believe they're working hard enough when they should be working harder, and Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert fell into that trap earlier this season.
Oct 30, 2014

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Browns notebook: Isaiah Crowell hopes to get more carries against Buccaneers, locker room buzzing about LeBron James return to Cavaliers

ohio.com — BEREA: Rookie running back Isaiah Crowell is hoping to be more involved Sunday when the Browns (4-3) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-6) for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
Oct 30, 2014

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VIDEO: Time lapse of new LeBron James/Nike banner in Cleveland

ohio.com — Cleveland Cavaliers blog Cavs for Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com by Jason Lloyd
Oct 30, 2014

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Here's what coach Mike Pettine is saying about the Browns today

ohio.com — Browns coach Mike Pettine met with reporters Thursday before practice. Below is a transcript from the news conference provided by the team.

VIDEO: Time lapse of new LeBron James/Nike banner in Cleveland

ohio.com — Cleveland Cavaliers blog Cavs for Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com by Jason Lloyd
Oct 30, 2014

Time lapse video of new LeBron/Nike banner that is now in place downtown: ohio.com/blogs/clevelan…