A Big Night. But Just The Beginning For Our City.

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I was five years old the first time I heard them.

We were leaving a Canton McKinley Basketball game. My uncle, aunt and myself got in the car. My uncle flipped around the dial in his Buick. A few other shows, some preacher losing it, then click, there they were.

“Price…Across the time line…into the forecourt.”

It was Joe Tait, and the Cavaliers.

“Nance, back over to Price…Three ballllllllllllllll…GOT IT!”

I wouldn’t let him change it back.

Not many people remember when or how they became fans of teams. I’ll never forget that.

Of the three teams in Cleveland, I always had the softest spot for the Cavs. My dad wasn’t a fan. I sucked at basketball. Everyone loved Michael Jordan (including myself, I’ll admit). Even through the Indians glory years, I loved the Cavs above all else. They just felt like they were mine.

Lenny got canned. Hot Rod…

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Core values: Tribe’s young stars under control through at least 2017

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With the World Series nearing an end – and what a series it’s been – baseball’s offseason will move into high gear, beginning with the postseason awards the week of Nov. 10. Those include MVP, where Michael Brantley should finish in the top 3, and Cy Young, where Corey Kluber should have a good chance at winning.

Before the offseason begins, it’s prudent to take a look at exactly where the Tribe’s roster stands – especially since it’s in a good place: 16 players are under Indians control through at least 2016, with the team’s top young players – Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco and more – under control even longer.

Here’s a look at the current Indians roster and the number of seasons through which individual players are scheduled to be under club control. Certainly this can change over the course of an offseason – for…

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Donte Whitner Wakes Up Browns With Big Hit

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – One hit can change a game.

Donte Whitner delivered one of his patented big hits Sunday late in the third quarter which woke the Browns from their slumber as they moved to 4-3 on the season with a 23-13 win over the hapless Oakland Raiders.

“If you had to hit the turning point, I think that one is pretty obvious,” head coach Mike Pettine said.

With the Browns clinging to a 9-6 lead in a game highlighted by 5 field goals and 10 punts between the 2 teams, Oakland drove 11 plays and 62 yards after starting from their own 9 to the Cleveland 29.

With 40 seconds remaining in the third, Raiders running back Darren McFadden burst though the line and into the secondary for 9 yards before Whitner lowered the boom and popped him at the Browns 20. The ball squirted out of…

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New Downtown Banner To Be Revealed Oct. 30

Sherwin Williams has begun dismantling its 10-story “Our Vibrant Hometown” banner to make room for a newly approved Lebron James banner.  It will be unveiled before the home opener on October 30th.

The banner will be 110 feet by 200 feet and weigh in around 1 ton. It shows James in his well known “rosin pose” with Cleveland written on the back of his jersey instead of his last name.

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In an interview with the Sun Herald, Sherwin-Williams CEO Chris Connor said “For the past three years, we have dedicated the side of the Sherwin-Williams headquarters building at Ontario and Huron to celebrate the energy, strength and beauty of our home town of Cleveland, LeBron James is certainly one of the prides of Northeast Ohio. We think this new banner is a fitting tribute to LeBron’s return to Cleveland and we join with Nike and Cavaliers fans everywhere to welcome him home.”

Yan Gomes & Michael Brantley Finalists for Gold Glove

Three players in each position were named as finalists for the Gold Glove Award today.

Among them, Catcher Yan Gomes and left fielder Michael Brantley were both named as finalists for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards.

The winners will be named on November 4 at 7PM on ESPN2.

See the full list of finalists here. 

John Telich Of Fox 8: “Maybe They Took Jacksonville Lightly, Won’t Happen This Week At Home”

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John Telich of Fox 8 TV wonders if the Browns took Jacksonville lightly, but feels at home, needing a bounce-back game, that Hoyer and the team will perform well. He knows some adjustments have to be made, and feels the team is aware of them also. He would have no problem bringing in Michael Sam because of the lack of pressure the team has gotten.

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