1. NBA Draft 2011: If David Stern Rigged It, Cavaliers Fans Will Gladly Accept Help

    The draw for the NBA lottery had just ended Tuesday night, and even before the first high-fives, I got a telephone call from a friend. “ David Stern rigged it,” he told me...

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  2. Ohio State Football: What Gene Smith Should Say to Jim Tressel: You're Fired!

    I got to know Gene Smith more than 20 years ago when he was the athletic director at Eastern Michigan and I covered his sports teams as a writer for The Detroit News ...

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  3. 2011 March Madness: Coach Matta Knows His No. 1 Buckeyes Aren't Upset-Proof

    CLEVELAND – Ohio State coach Thad Matta understands well the challenge the University of Texas-San Antonio will face Friday afternoon at The Q. At Western Carolina in 1996, Matta served as one of the assistant coaches for a No...

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  4. Jim Tressel's Duplicity Should Cost OSU Coach His Job

    Disappointed, he said. He let some people down, he said. He apologized. All of it seemed so shallow. His were the kind of words unbecoming of a coach who prided himself on taking the moral high ground...

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  5. Jody Gerut: An Atypical Major Leaguer Decides To Move on with His Life

    Jody Gerut still insists I’m wrong. He’s told me time and again that he wasn’t reading historian David McCullough’s book John Adams when he and I met that midsummer in Buffalo a decade ago...

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  6. Note To Pete Rose: Baseball Needs You Back Full Time As Much As You Need It

    In four days, I’ll be meeting a few friends in Las Vegas, and I’m sure we’ll likely bump into Pete Rose while there...

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  7. Cleveland Cavaliers Fans To LeBron James: Go to Hell

    His legacy will live on in Cleveland, except it won't live on the way LeBron James had wanted it to. No, his legacy will live in infamy, as the bright star who broke a city's heart...

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  8. 'The Boss' Is Dead: Rest in Peace, George Steinbrenner

    George Steinbrenner was stubborn and tempestuous, an emotional powder keg who often went kaboom without warning. That kind of emotion defined the Steinbrenner's persona. He was fast to act and react because he cared...

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  9. LeBron James: Local Media Let the King Play Them for Fools

    You probably missed this headline Sunday if you didn't live in Cleveland and subscribe to the city's major daily. The headline read: "We're fooled by a different James." The words didn't get it straight...

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  10. U.S. Soccer: Its Near Future Is Right Now At The World Cup

    Alexi Lalas had it right. The United States had to beat Slovenia, and if the U.S. team couldn't do so, it had no business being in the World Cup, said the free-spirited Lalas, a onetime ...

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  11. Commissioner David Stern's Warning To NBA Stars: Keep The Game In Mind

    The summit of the NBA stars won't happen. Whether the decision to forgo the free-agent gathering came in an edict from commissioner David Stern or was a simple rethinking of a bad idea, it doesn't matter...

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  12. After Knee Surgery, Will Grady Ever Be Grady Again?

    The best of times have to be ahead for Grady Sizemore, because after the past season or two, Sizemore can't have times much worse than he's been experiencing...

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  13. Sweet and Simple: Ken Griffey Jr. Retires

    People called him "Junior," and someday those same people will call Ken Griffey Jr. a Hall of Famer. For now, they are simply saying farewell. They are waving goodbye as he walks off into the baseball sunset...

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  14. Rum and Baseball: An Ad Campaign Made in Hell

    Everything in sports carries a price. Apparently integrity, too, can be bought and sold cheaply like an ’84 Escort with bald tires and 540,301 miles. Think this is hyperbole? Think anew...

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  15. NFL's Loss Should Turn into Loss for MLB, Too

    It was a call Wednesday that didn't go in favor of the National Football League , but could what happened to the NFL be a precursor of what might await Major League Baseball? The latter can't take much comfort in how the justices on the U...

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  16. Letting a Good Man (and Bad Coach) Go: Cavs Fire Brown

    His firing is official. The Mike Brown era as Cavaliers head coach finds it's way into the team's history today, as just another coach who couldn't bring this franchise to the "Promised Land...

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  17. Just Say It, LeBron: Are You Leaving or Are You Staying?

    Say you're leaving, LeBron . Just say it, dude. Go ahead. Say it now, and spare your hometown the heartbreak and angst that will come as it counts down to July 1 for you to go...

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  18. Radio Voice of Cavaliers Deserves His Gowdy Award

    Joe Tait stood with his back against the wall Tuesday, taking friendly fire from a band of male journalists who were there to celebrate his successes and not lob verbal broadsides the man's way...

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  19. One and done: For Cavs, it's win or bag their season

    CLEVELAND -- "Dire straits" -- it ain't just the name of a '80s rock band. Those two words describe the disintegrating fortunes of LeBron James and the Cavaliers...

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  20. No Mo Excuses: Cavaliers Need Better Play from Williams

    The question of what's wrong with the Cavaliers brings a two-word answer: Mo Williams. Now, the blame game doesn't stop at Williams alone. But some in Cavs colors do deserve more blame than others...

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  21. Teenage Whore and the NFL Star: A Recipe for Trouble

    Women just throw sex at star athletes like Lawrence Taylor. He can have all of it he can handle - with women of no certain age. For star athletes are like rock stars, chick magnets for the groupies, the hangers-on and the sycophants...

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  22. Milton Bradley's Meltdowns Aren't a Game Any More

    Two things I can count on in life: The sun will eventually come up -- even in my chronically overcast hometown of Cleveland -- and Milton Bradley will jump off the deep end again...

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  23. Ernie, Thank You For Decades Of Tigers Memories!

    Wait awhile, and bad things will happen. And one of those bad things happened the other day: Ernie Harwell died. If one man's death made this a lesser world, Harwell's would rank high on anybody's list...

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  24. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Late-Season Rest Strategy Works as Cavaliers Roll over Bulls

    Having seen coach Mike Brown cobble together lineup the last four or five games without using his best players, some fans wondered whether his Cavaliers might have to dust off some rust for Game 1 of their NBA playoff series...

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  25. Selig Pimps Jackie Robinson's Legacy Like a Whore

    I have come up with an appropriate title for April 15. From now on, I'll call it "Let's Prostitute 'Jackie Robinson Day'" from now on, because that's what Bud Selig and his sycophants will do today: pimp Jackie Robinson's memory like a whore...

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