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Cleveland Cavaliers' guard J.R. Smith expected to decline player option on day of NBA Draft

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 22:36
Cavaliers expect J.R. Smith to opt out and become a free agent on the day of the NBA Draft. Chris Haynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cbhaynes/index.html

Akron RubberDucks pitchers combine to shut out Reading Fightin' Phils

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 21:18
Destin Hood and Ronny Rodriguez each have two RBI for the RubberDucks. Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cpinckar/index.html

Rashan Gary, the nation's top prospect, to visit Ohio State on Thursday: Ohio State football recruiting

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 19:57
Gary, the nation's top prospect in the 2016 class, is set to visit Columbus on Thursday, according to ESPN recruiting analyst Tom VanHaaren. Gary is also scheduled to visit Michigan on Friday. Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ariwasserman/index.html

Don't forget what Terrelle Pryor's Ohio State banishment is about

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 17:35
Sure, Pryor can work at Ohio Stadium with the Browns on Aug. 7. But don't forget what Ohio State took away from him. Doug Lesmerises, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dlesmeri/index.html

Cleveland Indians relieved to see a lineup card that didn't include Miguel Cabrera's name

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:45
Brad Ausmus' lineup card might as well have been a Christmas card. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/zmeisel/index.html

Blazing Bling, Deniro's Saint battle in Petro Memorial on Saturday at ThistleDown

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:23
Deniro's Saint and Blazing Bling will battle in a 10-horse field in Saturday's $75,000 Petro Memorial Handicap at ThistleDown Racino. D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/degan/index.html

NBA Mock Draft 2015: Frontcourt players lead the way as Cavaliers grab a point guard

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:05
While the Cleveland Cavaliers were making a run to the NBA Finals, other teams were putting prospects through workouts and trying to finalize their draft boards. Chris Fedor, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cfedor/index.html

Amateur boxing: King of the Ring is Saturday night in Parma

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:04
Local fighter will hit her opponent in the King of the Ring boxing tournament before she hits the books this fall. Branson Wright, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bwright2/index.html

Francisco Lindor flashes some power: What the Cleveland Indians said following Wednesday's 8-2 win against the Detroit Tigers

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 16:00
"I'm not used to hitting home runs, I don't hit home runs. I knew I got something good, but I saw J.D. [Martinez] turn around. I was just trying to go two, but it went over the fence. I'm happy." Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/zmeisel/index.html

What can we expect of the Cleveland Browns in the AFC North horse race? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:15
Cleveland sports fans wonder about Terrelle Pryor's position change, the Browns' chances in the AFC North horse race, and whatever happened to Tiger Woods -- Bud Shaw's You Said It. Bud Shaw, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bshaw/index.html

Carlos Carrasco, Francisco Lindor help Cleveland Indians handle Detroit Tigers: DMan's Report, Game 71

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 15:02
Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis leads the American League with a .354 average and 99 hits. Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/dmanolof/index.html

Ohio harness drivers attend whip rules forum: Northfield Report

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:25
The Ohio State Racing Commission wants horsemen to know the whip restrictions effective at pari-mutuel and county fair race track July 19. D'Arcy Egan, The Plain Dealer http://connect.cleveland.com/user/degan/index.html

The Buck stopped here: Cleveland Indians tame Detroit Tigers, 8-2, to avoid series sweep

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 14:18
The Indians made the Tigers appear mortal in an 8-2 triumph on Wednesday. The man with the .619 batting average and 1.024 slugging percentage against Tribe pitching this year sat on the dugout bench, relegated to the role of observer for one afternoon. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/zmeisel/index.html

Cleveland Cavaliers' forward Kevin Love officially opts out to become free agent

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 13:23
Kevin Love is a free agent after opting out of the final year of his deal. Chris Haynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/cbhaynes/index.html

Yan Gomes' late-night declaration gets him into the starting lineup: Cleveland Indians notes

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:40
Yan Gomes alerted Terry Francona at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday that he was ready to be re-inserted in the starting lineup. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/zmeisel/index.html

Who do you think the Cleveland Cavaliers should pick up in the NBA draft?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:30
Who do you think the Cavs should pick up for their No. 24 pick in the NBA Draft? Emily Bamforth, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ebamforth/index.html

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona and his love affair with low-calorie popsicles

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:05
The Indians manager ate 17 popsicles the other night. He insists they are the low-calorie variety. Zack Meisel, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/zmeisel/index.html

Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber named Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:38
Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber was named the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year on Wednesday. Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ariwasserman/index.html

The top 50 Big Ten football players for 2015: No. 31, Jalin Marshall, Ohio State H-Back

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:30
The most exciting thing about Marshall is that his future is so bright. Though his explosiveness was on display in the second half of the Buckeyes' season last year, this season he could emerge as a national star. Ari Wasserman, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ariwasserman/index.html

Three local basketball standouts including Terry Rozier await NBA Draft 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:55
Former local basketball standouts Terry Rozier, Aaron White and Larry Nance Jr. each hope to be picked in Thursday's NBA Draft. Tim Bielik, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/timbielik/index.html