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Vintage Vince Carter leads Sacramento Kings past Cleveland Cavaliers

Vintage Vince Carter leads Sacramento Kings past Cleveland Cavaliers

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Call it the Vince Carter Game. That's how Sacramento fans will remember his 24-point performance Wednesday in the Kings' improbable 109-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It undoubtedly wasn't the first time the 40-year-old guard has taken over a game in his 19-year career -- but it was his first with the Kings. Carter, who missed the team's previous three games -- two by coach's decision and one as a result of rib pain -- received multiple standing ovations from the Golden 1 Center crowd. He finished 10 of 12 from the field and had big-time shots to answer almost every time Cleveland tried to cut into the lead. Carter had seven points and two key assists in the fourth quarter as Sacramento held off a Cavs team that took its first back-to-back losses since snapping a four-game skid on No...
Cleveland Browns wrap up No. 1 draft pick — again

Cleveland Browns wrap up No. 1 draft pick — again

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The Cleveland Browns, mired in an 0-15 season, secured the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft for the second year in a row with their 20-3 loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The Browns, who finished 1-15 last season, are the first franchise to pick No. 1 overall in consecutive drafts since Cleveland picked first in 1999 (when the Browns returned to the NFL) and 2000. Cleveland also has the dubious distinction of being the first NFL team with multiple seasons with at least 15 losses. "Honestly, I could care less about the No. 1 overall pick," Browns coach Hue Jackson said Sunday when asked during the postgame press conference about having the top pick again. "I'm more so (concerned) about that locker room. Those guys fight their tail off for me. They work hard. They do everything I ask. ...
Cleveland Indians reach deal with Melvin Upton Jr.

Cleveland Indians reach deal with Melvin Upton Jr.

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Outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. and the Cleveland Indians agreed on a one-year, minor league deal on Friday, according to multiple reports. Upton, 33, will receive a base salary of $ 1.5 million if he makes the Cleveland roster. Upton dealt with thumb and shoulder injuries most of last season and didn't play in the majors. He played in 12 games for Triple-A Sacramento, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, before being released in late August. In 2016, Upton batted .238 with 20 homers, 61 RBIs and 27 steals while splitting the season between the San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. Upton owns a .243 career average with 164 homers, 586 RBIs and 300 stolen bases during parts of 12 big-league seasons. He also has played for the Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves.Let's block ads! (Why?) Spo...
Victor Oladipo helps Indiana Pacers snap Cleveland Cavaliers' win streak at 13 games

Victor Oladipo helps Indiana Pacers snap Cleveland Cavaliers' win streak at 13 games

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Victor Oladipo couldn't point to any major reason for his second-half explosion. "I was just going out there being aggressive and trying to make plays," Oladipo said after scoring 25 of his 33 points in the final two quarters to help Indiana Pacers top the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-102, snapping their league-leading 13-game winning streak on Friday night. Oladipo scored 20 in the third quarter as the Pacers turned a six-point halftime deficit into a three-point lead (89-86) after three quarters. The Pacers (15-11) have now won both meetings with Cleveland (18-8), but Oladipo wasn't ready to call it a statement win. "We haven't done anything," Oladipo said. It was just another game that we had to go out there and compete and win. We did a great job playing as a team, working h...
Cleveland Cavaliers top Atlanta Hawks for 10th straight victory

Cleveland Cavaliers top Atlanta Hawks for 10th straight victory

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ATLANTA -- The Cleveland Cavaliers hit a season-high 18 3-pointers, but it also took a defensive change in the second half that showed off LeBron James' all-round game to keep their winning streak alive. James, who scored 24 points on 11 shots, switched over to cover Atlanta point guard Dennis Schroder and the Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 121-114 for their 10th consecutive victory Thursday night. Schroder scored 27 points, but the 6-foot-8 James slowed him down enough in the second half for the Cavaliers (15-7) to win despite giving up the most points during their streak. "I take a lot of pride in my defensive abilities to matter if I'm guarding a point guard, a power forward, a center or a small forward. I take the challenge," James said. "My teammates wanted me to take the challenge and ...