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Ikea eyes Cleveland: Potential land deal in Brooklyn, but retailer isn't making commitments

cleveland.com — BROOKLYN, Ohio -- LeBron James. The 2016 Republican National Convention. And now ... Ikea? Here's a bit of holiday cheer for Northeast Ohio shoppers: We might be a step closer to landing the retail behemoth, that palace of assemble-it-yourself furniture, oddly named knickknacks and Swedish meatballs. The Plain Dealer Publishing Co.

Cleveland police union defends fired cop, saying others did far worse

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland police officer fired after a drunken bar fight where he lost his service weapon and badge and didn't tell his supervisors about it for days has returned to the force after a federal arbitrator ruled his firing was excessive.
Dec 19, 2014

Cleveland cop loses gun in drunken bar fight and DOES NOT GET FIRED. cleveland.com/metro/index.ss…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @cory_shaffer: Other Cleveland cops "have committed assaults, domestic violence, theft...and violent crimes" and weren't fired. cleveland.com/metro/index.ss…

Dec 19, 2014

Cleveland police union: getting drunk, fighting, losing your gun isn't as bad as _________ (via @cory_shaffer) cleveland.com/metro/index.ss…

Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas accused of environmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land

cleveland.com — MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of multiple environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison. The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former Wisconsin Badgers standout a letter Wednesday accusing him of doing work on the land without permits, including building bridges and dams and dredging a pond.
Dec 19, 2014

#Browns lineman Joe Thomas didn't get permits to do work on his own land. The horror! bmbl.us/1wuaGZk

Dec 19, 2014

RT @cdotcombrowns: Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas accused of environmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land dlvr.it/7spdJh #browns

Dec 19, 2014

RT @cdotcombrowns: Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas accused of environmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land dlvr.it/7spdJh #browns

Paul Kruger aiming for club sack record: Cleveland Browns insider

cleveland.com — BEREA, Ohio -- Linebacker Paul Kruger recorded his team-high 10th sack of the season against the Bengals last week and has his sights set on the Browns franchise record of 14, set in 1984 by Reggie Camp.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MaryKayCabot: Paul Kruger aiming for club sack record: Cleveland Browns insider dlvr.it/7sxdlr

Dec 19, 2014

Paul Kruger aiming for club sack record: Cleveland Browns insider dlvr.it/7sxdlr

Johnny Manziel will likely oppose Cam Newton, the dual-threat master, and might even learn a thing or two

cleveland.com — BEREA, Ohio -- Johnny Manziel will likely oppose one of the premier dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL in Cam Newton on Sunday, and when he's not huddling up with Kyle Shanahan on the sidelines, he can take a peek at the Panthers quarterback and try to pick up a few things.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MaryKayCabot: Johnny Manziel will likely oppose Cam Newton, the dual-threat master, and might even learn a thing or two dlvr.it/7swGS6

Dec 19, 2014

Johnny Manziel will likely oppose Cam Newton, the dual-threat master, and might even learn a thing or two dlvr.it/7swGS6

David Blatt's lineup switch pays off and Kyrie Irving's dream night: Fedor's five observations

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It wasn't always pretty, but the Cleveland Cavaliers grinded out a win against the Brooklyn Nets, 95-91, on Friday night. LeBron James scored a team-high 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting, including sixth free throw, which finally distanced the Cavs enough to get the win.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @ChrisFedor: #Cavs David Blatt's lineup change pays off, Kyrie Irving's dream night & second chances: 5 Observations http://t.co/GXqkJbQ…

Cleveland Browns' Barkevious Mingo fined $16,537 for helmet-to-helmet hit on Andy Dalton

cleveland.com — BEREA, Ohio -- Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo was fined $16,537 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Andy Dalton in the first quarter of Sunday's 30-0 loss to the Bengals. On third and 6 from the Bengals' 47, Mingo blasted through the Bengals line and drilled Dalton in the helmet to earn a 15-yard roughing the passer call.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @MaryKayCabot: Cleveland Browns' Barkevious Mingo fined $16,537 for helmet-to-helmet hit on Andy Dalton dlvr.it/7st6gx

Dec 19, 2014

Cleveland Browns' Barkevious Mingo fined $16,537 for helmet-to-helmet hit on Andy Dalton dlvr.it/7st6gx

Mike Miller didn't score in fourth, but that's where he did most of his damage

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - Mike Miller was the hero for the Cavaliers in helping them capture a 95-91 hard-fought win over the Brooklyn Nets Friday at The Q. In his return from a concussion, the 14-year veteran splashed seven three-pointers on eight tries in his first start of the season.
Dec 20, 2014

New Story: #Cavs F @MikeMiller_13 nailed all 7 treys in first three quarters but did most of his damage in the fourth cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Lucky Ohio State representing every potential No. 4 denied title shot, like Urban Meyer's 2004 Utah team

cleveland.com — Meyer's team went undefeated a decade ago and finished No. 4, without the playoff shot this Ohio State team is getting. "We had a Utah team that finished fourth," Meyer said. "When I think about it, I would love to have this in 2004 and take that swing of players and swing as hard as you can, and who knows what happens?"
Dec 19, 2014

Urban Meyer wishing playoff for '04 Utah: "I would love to have this in 2004 and take that swing as hard as you can" cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/…

Dec 19, 2014

From @DougLesmerises: It's not the first time Urban Meyer has finished No. 4. This time, nobody has to ask "What if?" cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/…

Dec 19, 2014

@matthew_piper @kylegoon Hey fellas, Urban Meyer talked about wishing '04 Utah team had a playoff. If u're interested cleveland.com/osu/index.ssf/…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @consumerwriter: T-Mobile to pay $90 million, refund customers in cramming settlement s.cleveland.com/Aid5PhF via @clevelanddotcom

Dec 19, 2014

T-Mobile to pay $90 million, refund customers in cramming settlement s.cleveland.com/Aid5PhF via @clevelanddotcom

Dec 19, 2014

UPDATED: Mount Union has five turnovers in 43-34 #StaggBowl loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater s.cleveland.com/QM0z0RE #D3FB

Mike Miller to be inserted in starting lineup against Brookyln Nets in return from concussion

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - After missing the last seven games recovering from a concussion, Mike Miller will be activated for Friday's home game against the Brooklyn Nets. But not only will Miller be in uniform, sources say he will be inserted into the starting lineup at the two-guard position.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ChrisBHaynes: Sources: #Cavs to insert F Mike Miller into starting lineup against Nets tonight in return from a concussion cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Dec 19, 2014

Sources: #Cavs to insert F Mike Miller into starting lineup against Nets tonight in return from a concussion cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Mike Miller's sharp shooting helps Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Nets: DMan's Report, Game 25

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers defeated the Brooklyn Nets, 95-91, Friday night at The Q. Here is a capsule look from The Plain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff: Short memories: The Cavs (15-10) needed to work hard against an inferior opponent, but they can feel good about having rebounded nicely from a terrible performance.

LeBron James passes Charles Barkely and clinches win over Brooklyn Nets: Joe Vardon's instant analysis

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - LeBron James scored eight points in the fourth quarter and nailed a free throw with 1.3 seconds left to clinch a 95-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. James finished with 22 points and moved into 23 rd place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, surpassing Charles Barkley.
Dec 19, 2014

LeBron James passes Charles Barkley and clinches win over Brooklyn Nets: My instant analysis bit.ly/1r9q2Bv

Mike Miller bombs away in his return, guiding Cleveland Cavaliers to 95-91 victory

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - What was viewed as a questionable move initially, Cavaliers head coach David Blatt comes out smelling like a rose. Mike Miller's seven three-pointers and his insertion into the starting lineup proved to be the key in getting the Cavaliers a 95-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday at The Q.
Dec 19, 2014

Quick Gamer: Mike Miller bombs away as his seven threes help #Cavs pick up a 95-91 win over Nets cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf…

Cleveland Indians invite RHP Bryan Price to big league camp

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Right-hander Bryan Price made his big league debut last season and that's a good thing. What happened to him during his brief stay with the Indians was not so good. He allowed six runs on eight hits in three appearances for 20.25 ERA.
Dec 19, 2014

Bryan Price gets spring-training invite after being outrighted by Tribe. goo.gl/TRTKoQ

Progressive Field facelift proceeding wrinkle free for Cleveland Indians

cleveland.com — CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Indians still aren't saying how much it will cost, but the renovations at Progressive Field are moving along nicely. The concrete for the Indians half of the new bullpens in centerfield has been poured. Space for two or three rows seats in front of the bullpens has been cleared.
Dec 19, 2014

Progressive Field facelift is wrinkle free so far for Indians. goo.gl/f3XQpu

Dec 19, 2014

Progressive Field facelift proceeding wrinkle free for Cleveland Indians s.cleveland.com/a9g7mwX via @clevelanddotcom