Latest Cleveland News

AP Source: Cavs agree to 2-year deal with free agent F Bell

Jun. 29, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jordan Bell on a two-year contract and signed two-way forward Dean Wade to a multiyear deal, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday. The additions fill two roster openings for the Cavs ahead of the NBA...

This Wednesday, June 24, 2020 photo shows John Sanders in Sandusky, Ohio. State and local authorities are investigating the circumstances of a bean bag shooting by law enforcement at a Cleveland Black Lives Matter protest that resulted in Sanders being being blinded in one eye when he was struck in the face, an official said. It was unclear in reports last week who fired the bean bag at Sanders, 24, of Sandusky, on May 30 outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. (Dennis Murray Jr. via AP)

Probe underway of bean bag shot that blinded man in 1 eye

Jun. 24, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A bean bag shooting by law enforcement at a Cleveland Black Lives Matter protest that left a man blinded in one eye is under investigation by state and local authorities, an official said. It was unclear in reports last week who fired the bean bag at John Sanders, 24, on May 30 outside the...

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond, right, drives past Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Cavaliers center Andre Drummond said he'll exercise his $28.7 million option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavs' Drummond picking up $28 million option for next season

Jun. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Andre Drummond plans to exercise his $28.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. Drummond, who was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Pistons in February, said on an ESPN podcast Tuesday that he intends to pick up the option. Drummond's...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, goes up to shoot against Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. The NBA's decision to only invite 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next month was a body blow for players on the omitted squads _ aka the Delete 8. And although they have had time to process the exclusion, Sexton, Cavs star forward Love and their teammates, are still struggling with the reality that their season is over. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Cavs' Love commits $500,000 to UCLA's mental health efforts

Jun. 22, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn't slowing down his push to raise mental health awareness. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward, who has been outspoken in his own struggles with panic attacks and anxiety, committed $500,000 through his foundation to UCLA's psychology department on Monday. Love played one season...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last season for physical altercations while with Kansas City, said Monday, June 22, 2020, that he's grateful the Browns have stood by him.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns' Hunt 'blessed' for another chance after traffic stop

Jun. 22, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt knows he's run out of second chances. “I've got to do better,” he said. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back's car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last...

Dad, brother's deaths leave family bereft on Father's Day

Jun. 21, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Philip Reagan had a new job in California, and his older brother Matthew wanted to go along for the ride. They packed up an SUV and left their homes near Cleveland, Ohio, sightseeing along the way. Their journey was cut short in northern Arizona, where authorities say their vehicle...

FILE - In this March 28, 2011, file photo, a larger-than-life bronze statue of Patrick A. McCarran of Nevada, left, stands near the entrance to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic members of Nevada's congressional delegation are renewing a proposal to remove a statute of a former Nevada Sen. McCarran from the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, saying that he left a “legacy of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Latest: Nevada officials seek removal of McCarran statue

Jun. 20, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nevada officials renew proposal to remove statue of McCarran. — Sharpton takes on Trump for ‘lowlifes’ tweet. — Protesters in North Carolina pull down parts of Confederate monument. — Legend, Union among Black cultural leaders to sign letter to fight...

In this August 2017 photo, Associated Press journalist Mark Gillispie’s wife, Mary Lou Gillispie, sits for a photo in Marblehead, Ohio. Mary Lou died from cancer in late April 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Gillispie)

VIRUS DIARY: `The meaning of abiding love in all its guises'

Jun. 16, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Loss and its many guises have been constants during the pandemic. Loss of loved ones. Economic loss. Loss of contact with family and friends. My pandemic experience is one of unalterable loss and enduring love in the time of coronavirus with the death of my wife, Mary Lou. Her death from...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Mayfield "absolutely" will kneel during national anthem

Jun. 13, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism. In answering a post from a fan on his Instagram account Saturday that pleaded with him not to kneel, Mayfield...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, left, drives past Utah Jazz's Mike Conley in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. When Sexton learned that the NBA _ and not a virus _ had ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league's decision to only invite 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next month was a body blow for players on the omitted squads _ aka the Delete 8. And although they've had time to process the exclusion, Sexton, Cavs star forward Kevin Love and their teammates, are still struggling with the reality that their season is over. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavs' Love, Sexton not happy being part of NBA's 'Delete 8'

Jun. 12, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Collin Sexton learned that the NBA — and not a pandemic — had prematurely ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league's decision to invite only 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida...