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FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. drives against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cavaliers are moving on from troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., a person familiar with his standing with the team told the Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Cavs will either trade or release Porter, who has not played for them this season, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

AP source: Cavs trading Porter to Rockets for future pick

Jan. 21, 2021 11:47 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Porter Jr. is no longer a problem for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has agreed to trade the troubled forward to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday night. The Cavs will send Porter, the 2019 first-round draft...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, left, drives past Brooklyn Nets' Bruce Brown during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavs' Sexton outplays Irving, shreds Nets in double OT

Jan. 21, 2021 2:21 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant scooped up the box score on the table in front of him and quickly scanned the statistics next to Collin Sexton's name to make sure he was being accurate. There they were: 42 points, 15 coming in the second overtime when Cleveland's guard drained four 3-pointers. “He...

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Taurean Prince (12) during double overtime of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 147-135 in double-overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Irving returns, but new-look Nets beaten by Cavs in 2 OTs

Jan. 20, 2021 11:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving needed some time. The new-look Nets will require some as well. Irving returned from his personal “pause” and scored 37 points in his first game with Kevin Durant and James Harden but Brooklyn's “Big 3” couldn't keep up with Cleveland's Collin...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Browns GM praises Mayfield, won't discuss plans for QB

Jan. 20, 2021 1:35 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield checked every box for the Browns this season: he matured as a player, took them back to the playoffs, solidified himself as a leader. Cleveland's long search for a franchise quarterback appears to be over. “We're very, very pleased with him,” general manager...

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. drives against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cavaliers are moving on from troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., a person familiar with his standing with the team told the Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Cavs will either trade or release Porter, who has not played for them this season, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

AP source: Cavs move on without troubled Kevin Porter Jr.

Jan. 18, 2021 8:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers went to extremes to help forward Kevin Porter Jr. He pushed them too far. Cleveland has decided to move on from the troubled and talented player, a person familiar with his standing with the team told The Associated Press on Monday. The Cavs are shopping Porter around to see...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. The Chiefs won 22-17. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann)

Browns, Mayfield expecting to build upon 2020 successes

Jan. 18, 2021 6:45 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — On their wild ride of an unforgettable, almost unimaginable 2020 season when Zoom calls, masks and contact tracing were daily fixtures, the Browns discovered two things that point to a bright future for an awakened franchise. They've got the right coach and the right quarterback. After...

Holden carries Wright State past Cleveland State 85-49

Jan. 16, 2021 10:06 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Tanner Holden had 23 points as Wright St. romped past Cleveland State 85-49 on Saturday night. Tim Finke had 15 points and nine rebounds for Wright St. (9-4, 7-3 Horizon League). Grant Basile added 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Loudon Love had 10 points. Wright St....

FILE - New York Mets' Amed Rosario tosses his bat after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Miami, in this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo. The Cleveland Indians have traded four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Cleveland obtained infielders Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Indians avoid arbitration with 3, all acquired in trades

Jan. 16, 2021 12:43 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians avoided salary arbitration with catcher Austin Hedges, right-hander Phil Maton and infielder Amed Rosario, agreeing Friday to one-year deals with three players who joined them via trade in the past six months. Hedges will make $3.28 million in 2021, Rosario $2.4...

Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against New York Knicks' Julius Randle (30) and Reggie Bullock (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Drummond has 33 points, 23 boards as Cavs top Knicks 106-103

Jan. 15, 2021 10:56 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond tied his career high with 33 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, and Cedi Osman scored 25 points in leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 106-103 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Drummond posted the Cavaliers’ first 30-20 game since Carlos Boozer had 32 points...

Patton lifts Cleveland St. over Wright St. 66-64

Jan. 15, 2021 10:30 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Torrey Patton posted 17 points and eight rebounds and Deante Johnson made the game-winning alley-oop dunk with one second left as Cleveland State stretched its win streak to nine games, edging past Wright State 66-64 on Friday night. Johnson had nine rebounds for Cleveland State (9-3,...