LeBron James poses for a selfie with fans after the Cavaliers defeated Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals.
CLEVELAND – The idea of Cleveland – yes, the city of Cleveland – winning a championship in a major sport for the first time in 51 years is creeping closer to reality. Four more wins by the Cleveland Cavaliers is all that separates this often-heartbroken town from throwing a party that might end all parties.
TAMPA, Fla. — Derick Brassard had a hat trick, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance, and the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 on Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart throws to first for a double play after forcing out Ben Paulsen at second.
CINCINNATI — The stream of players reached Skip Schumaker as he crossed second base on his game-ending double. Pitcher Johnny Cueto splashed water from a bottle over the scrum, christening the celebration.
CLEVELAND — Texas manager Jeff Banister felt good about returning to .500. Now he wants the Rangers to keep going. Mitch Moreland hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and the Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Tuesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.
For the second game in a row, the Clippers fell victim to big innings against the Charlotte Knights Leury Garcia hit a three-run homer in the fifth, and the host Knights rolled to a 9-5 victory on Tuesday night before 7,482 at BB&T Park. The Clippers have lost six of their past eight games, including the first two of a four-game series at Charlotte.
He won’t play tonight in an exhibition against Spanish club Valencia, but Crew SC midfielder Ethan Finlay is not expected to miss any regular-season time because of a broken toe in his right foot, coach Gregg Berhalter said on Tuesday.
Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner said on Tuesday that LeBron James’ right-hand man and business partner Maverick Carter has taken the lead in helping Johnny Manziel stay on the straight and narrow.
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In the BCS era from 1998-2013, there was only one team that won the BCS Championship Game in back-to-back seasons. Alabama took down LSU in 2011 and then Notre Dame in 2012.
One team that seemed poised to do so, however, was the 2003 Ohio State squad, and members of that squad have some advice for the 2015 Buckeyes as they look to win back-to-back championships in the College Football Playoff.
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