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Odell Beckham Jr. says time's not up, plans to keep wearing lavish watch in games

Browns star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. plans to keep wearing a lavish watch in games. Beckham said Tuesday that his jewelry "shouldn't be an issue" and the NFL is only making it one because he's the one involved.

Injury to 2-time all-star Jose Ramirez hurts Cleveland's playoff push

Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez needs surgery on his broken right hand and will be sidelined indefinitely as the team tries to catch Minnesota in the American League Central or capture an AL wild-card berth.

Cleveland deals Bauer, acquires brawling Puig in 3-team deal

Trevor Bauer's final act for Cleveland was throwing a ball over the centre-field wall. Yasiel Puig ended his season with the Cincinnati Reds in another brawl. Cleveland agreed to trade Bauer, the talented but taxing right-hander, to the Reds on Tuesday night for Puig in a three-team deal that also involves the San Diego Padres.

Browns' Kareem Hunt suspended 8 games for kicking, pushing woman

The NFL has suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and he was later involved in a fight at a resort.

Browns sign troubled former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt

The Cleveland Browns' signing of Kareem Hunt once again shines a spotlight somewhere other than the team's on-field performance. Hunt, who was released 2 1/2 months ago by Kansas City after a video surfaced showing the star running back pushing and kicking a woman, signed with Cleveland on Monday.
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Raptors beat Cavs for 8th straight win despite missing Kyle Lowry

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, Fred VanVleet added 15 and the Toronto Raptors won their eighth straight game despite missing All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, 106-95 over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
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LeBron James gets hero's welcome in return to Cleveland

Making his first trip back to Cleveland since leaving for the second time as a free agent, James was welcomed like a hero on Wednesday night and rallied the Los Angeles Lakers to a 109-105 win over the Cavaliers.

Hue Jackson finally fired by Browns after going 3-36-1

Hue Jackson's failed, flawed tenure with the Cleveland Browns is finally over. The team fired its embattled coach on Monday, ending a run of futility nearly unmatched in NFL history.

Winless Cavaliers turf coach Lue after 0-6 start

Tyronn Lue didn't make it through the season's first month without LeBron James as the Cleveland Cavaliers fired their head coach on Sunday after a 0-6 start. Assistant Larry Drew will step in on an interim basis.
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Astros carve up Cleveland's bullpen to reach ALCS

The Houston Astros advanced to the AL Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 win in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer.

Alonso, Cabrera sit as part of Cleveland's Game 3 lineup juggling

With his club down 2-0 to Houston in the ALDS and batting .100, Cleveland manager Terry Francona juggled his lineup Monday afternoon by starting right-handed hitters Yandy Diaz at designated hitter and Brandon Guyer in right field against Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel.

LeBron James officially enters free agency

Two people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent.

LeBron James' loyalty to Cavaliers could push him to re-sign

By Friday, LeBron James is expected to decline a $35.6 million US contract option for next season with the Cavaliers, who are hoping their past loyalties to the 33-year-old and his own sentimental attachments — family, legacy — will keep him in Cleveland.

LeBron James' summer of intrigue begins

Another suspenseful summer of "Where will LeBron go next?" is off and running. In the next few weeks, James is expected to decline his $35.6 million US contract option and become an unrestricted free agent. Then the fun starts.

LeBron, Cavaliers seem resigned to a Warriors win

LeBron James was relaxed, reflective and even resigned to his fate. The end of the series, season and maybe his second stint in Cleveland, are near.