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For Love, Winning Won Out

Chris Fedor, Northeast Ohio Media Group

No-Brainer: Love Back With Cavaliers

Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated

Champs Begin Teardown With Shocker

Sean Gentille, Sporting News

David Blatt wants you know two things: The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to win the 2016 NBA title, and LeBron James is a basketball prophet. Allow me to explain.  While at a ...(full article)

By the end of last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers had transformed themselves into a small pack of salty overachievers. Through injuries, age and attrition, they somehow came withi...(full article)

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kevin Love was one of the summer's prized free agents. It didn't matter that he was coming off an at-times bumpy season that ended with him watching the NBA Fina...(full article)

We’re sorry, Kevin Love. We’re sorry for not believing you. We’re sorry for thinking you might be being disingenuous when you insisted in interview after interview, in com...(full article)

For all the moves the Chicago Blackhawks have to make, trading Brandon Saad didn't seem like it'd be one of them. Until Tuesday. Chicago sent Saad, one of the best young forwards i...(full article)

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