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Win or Lose Finals, LeBron an All-Timer

Bud Shaw, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cavs Looking Like Champs

Bobby Eghbali, The Sports Quotient

Only Question Left: Can Cavs Win It All?

Bud Shaw, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Six consecutive NBA Finals for LeBron James probably won't mitigate a more critical accounting of his legacy if the Cavs fall short of a title. But it should. Six in a row hasn't h...(full article)

The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a championship-caliber team, as they told the Raptors to stay in Toronto by ending the series and defeating them in Game 6, 113-87. Led by the s...(full article)

The only intrigue remaining in this Eastern Conference Finals is a Raptors-Cavs game played in, say, Buffalo. The question is whether a neutral court could produce a winner or whet...(full article)

At some point — maybe the second quarter, maybe the third, maybe earlier, if you’re an optimist — Toronto Raptors fans allowed themselves to hope. Every...(full article)

The NFL is rife with examples of dysfunction. On the league-level, the Commissioner himself, Rodger Goodell, has been the source of much of this dysfunction, doling out arbitrary c...(full article)

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