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  • Cavs' Kyrie Irving likely to sit out exhibition vs. Heat in Brazil

    Kyrie Irving missed practice on Thursday and likely will not play Saturday when the Cavs face the Miami Heat in a preseason game in Brazil. Irving injured his right ankle when Anderson Varejao stepped on his foot at practice Tuesday before the team...
  • Even with Heat and LeBron, basketball still a tough sell in Brazil

    Even with Heat and LeBron, basketball still a tough sell in Brazil
    — The scene caught Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra completely off guard. He had seen fans show extreme passion for a sport on his many trips to the Philippines. Last year he raved how the country began to embrace basketball. But it was nothing...
  • LeBron makes splash in Brazil; says no ill will toward Heat

    LeBron makes splash in Brazil; says no ill will toward Heat
    As usual, LeBron James commanded all the attention. The assembled media -- an estimated 100 microphones and television cameras -- waited Thursday for him to enter the steamy gym at Flemengo, an all-sports complex just outside downtown. When he arrived,...
  • Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving arrives in Brazil in walking boot with sprained ankle

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil The Cavaliers' lone free day in Brazil was spent with canceled sightseeing plans and Kyrie Irving in a walking boot. Irving was injured during practice before the Cavs' flight departed on Tuesday. X-rays and an MRI taken on Tuesday...
  • Marla Ridenour: Cavs' trip to Brazil an emotional journey for Varejao

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio Cavs coach David Blatt joked that his suitcase did not include a Speedo, the skintight brand of swimwear Anderson Varejao told his teammates to pack for Brazil. "Unlike the players, I wisely have decided not to bring a Speedo," Blatt...
  • Cavs face tough decision in choosing starting center

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring "it probably doesn't make a big difference." On the court, he...
  • Cavaliers open to resting veterans, including LeBron

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio Shortly after LeBron James announced he was returning to the Cavaliers, a team official said one of the goals for this season is reducing his workload and finding places to rest him. It sounds good in theory. The Miami Heat often said...
  • Cavaliers growing accustomed to David Blatt's 'borderline genius' offense

    CLEVELAND David Blatt spent his first few weeks on the job downplaying his offensive ingenuity and reminding people he likes to coach defense, too. Yet after the first week of practice, it's clear on which side Blatt has made an impression on this veteran...
  • LeBron James receives roaring ovation in Cavaliers' Wine & Gold scrimmage

    LeBron James receives roaring ovation in Cavaliers' Wine & Gold scrimmage
    CLEVELAND The last time LeBron James was in this building wearing this jersey, he departed the court to a smattering of boos in a half-empty arena after a crushing playoff defeat. Upon his return Wednesday night, the cheers from the 16,723 who filled...
  • Lou Amundson signs one-year deal with Cavaliers

    Lou Amundson has signed a one-year, nonguaranteed deal with the Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Although the Cavs' rebuilt roster is filling up fast, the veteran journeyman stands a decent chance at making the final cut. Amundson, 31, has played...
  • Cavaliers welcome Kevin Love to join with James, Irving

    As another dreary season concluded in April, one wide-eyed team executive stood in the back hallways of Quicken Loans Arena gushing about the possibilities in front of the Cavaliers this summer. "This thing is teed up," he said. "It's ready to go." It...