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As trade deadline approaches, Bickerstaff happy with Cavaliers’ roster – News-Herald

The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m. Feb. 9, which means this is the time when the rumor mill gets extremely busy. Marc Stein, formerly of ESPN whose work now appears on Twitter at @TheSteinLine, sugge… → Read More

Browns star Myles Garrett suffers dislocated toe in Pro Bowl games

So much for the revised Pro Bowl setup being just friendly competition of fun and games with NFL stars getting together for a good time. Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, who missed only one game… → Read More

Lifeless Monsters, a.k.a. Lumberjacks, nipped by Wolves, 3-2

Monsters coach Trent Vogelhuber is only 34 years old. He wears a youthful, optimistic smile and a scruffy beard of light brown hair. But it might not be long before his hair turns gray if he contin… → Read More

Chubb 12 rush TDs with Brissett, zero with Watson – this must change

If the Browns want to win more than seven games in 2023, and of course they do, head coach Kevin Stefenaski and offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt will have to find ways to make Nick Chubb a bigge… → Read More

Elite training staff unsung heroes of Cavaliers’ success

The trainers are the unsung heroes of any sports team. Fortunately for the Cavaliers, the staff led by head trainer Stephen Spiro is regarded as one of the best in the NBA. Spiro has been the Caval… → Read More

Lumberjacks — a.k.a. Monsters — beat Wolves in 2-1 thriller

Another huge crowd turned out Feb. 3 to see Cleveland’s hockey team play a game, and this time the fans went home happy. → Read More

Dealing with high expectations a new test for LeBron-less Cavs

The Cavaliers are in a place they have never been when LeBron James wasn’t part of the team. Fans and some in the media have set high expectations for the Cavaliers. Instant success has eluded them… → Read More

Cavaliers’ unselfish Evan Mobley named Rising Star for All-Star weekend – Morning Journal

If not by definition, being selected to play in the Rising Stars portion of NBA All-Star weekend comes with the connotation that the participants are only going to get better as their careers progr… → Read More

Indians legendary drummer John Adams dies at 71

John Adams, who for nearly 50 years faithfully pounded his bass drum in the bleachers of two stadiums to rally the Indians and their fans, has died. The Guardians made the announcement on Twitter t… → Read More

Despite yo-yo season, Cavaliers ‘in great place’ says Bickerstaff

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman is in a delicate dilemma with the Feb. 9 NBA trade deadline less than two weeks away. His team is too good to blow up and send in a different direction in mids… → Read More

Rocket scorches Monsters, 7-4, with three power-play goals

The fissures Coach Trent Vogelhuber saw in the Monsters’ defense on Jan. 28 turned into gaping holes a night later in a rematch with the Laval Rocket. The Monsters escaped the Jan. 27 meeting… → Read More

Once again, Guardians farm system praised by MLB Pipeline

One might think the Guardians’ farm system is barren after 17 players made their rookie debut in Cleveland last season, but such is not the case. Far from it. With the start of spring training less… → Read More

Browns need defense, but speedy receiver should be top priority

One more Sunday of football remains to determine the participants in a 57th Super Bowl that won’t involve the Browns. What a depressing way to begin a column. The 49ers and their undefeated rookie … → Read More

Monsters defuse Rocket in overtime, 3-2

The Monsters, after hitting the low point of what has been a trying season Jan. 21 when they were trounced, 9-0, by the Charlotte Checkers, are officially on the rebound. → Read More

Mitchell’s status uncertain as Cavaliers face lowly Rockets in another road test – News-Herald

One of the great things about an 82-game schedule is players don’t have much time to mope about losing a game they expected to win because another game is just around the corner. One of the unfortu… → Read More

With free agency looming, Anthony Walker would “love” to stay with Browns – Morning Journal

It is not difficult to follow the trail backward to discover when defending the run became a major problem for the Browns in 2022 — a problem that led to Joe Woods being fired as defensive coordina… → Read More

Donovan Mitchell returns from injury as Cavaliers start three-game road trip

Donovan Mitchell is ready to play after missing three games with a groin injury, just in time to help the Cavaliers navigate a three-game road trip that starts Jan. 24 in Madison Square Garden in a… → Read More

Power play fizzles and so do Monsters in 3-1 loss to Phantoms

The Monsters have the second-best power play in the American Hockey League. At least they were second-best with a man advantage before they encountered the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Jan. 17. → Read More

Browns hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

Thirty years after he broke into the NFL as a 26-year-old college scout working for the Browns under former head coach Bill Belichick, Jim Schwartz is back in Berea as the Browns’ new defensi… → Read More

Captains have new owners with fresh ideas to entertain fans nightly

The Lake County Captains have energetic new owners with new ideas, and one of them is bound to make fans very happy. “You should never, ever, wait for a beer,” co-owner Alan Miller said. Miller and… → Read More