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Cavs welcome media to kick off what promises to be an exciting 2022-23 season 
        BY TIM SHIRER
 CAVALIERS BEAT WRITER
(CLEVELAND, OH) - Monday afternoon the Cleveland Cavaliers held their annual media. This year for the first time since the team’s practice facility opened in Independence in 2007 the team held Media Day at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.
After last season when the team surprised the NBA by nearly making the playoffs before getting eliminated in the play-in tournament and racking up 44 wins with a youthful roster and trading for all-star guard Donovan Mitchell in a blockbuster deal expectations are as high as they have been since LeBron James left in 2018.   Click here for the whole story
Cavaliers turnovers costly in 100-97 loss to Heat   
        BY TIM SHIRER
 CAVALIERS BEAT WRITER
(CLEVELAND, OH) - On Sunday night the Cleveland Cavaliers returned home and easily blew out the Los Angeles Clippers 122-99. The Clippers were shorthanded but after the debacle against the shorthanded Golden State Warriors nine days earlier the Cavs were out to prove a point and they did, leading from start to finish leading at one point by 40 points. On Tuesday night a resurgent Miami Heat (28-23, 11-14 road) came to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Heat had won seven of their last ten games to move into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference just 2.5 games behind the Cavs who occupy the fifth spot. The Cavs defeated the Heat in their only other meeting this season 113-87 on November 20th. All-time the Heat have the series lead 74-49, but the Cavs do have the edge in Cleveland (Richfield Coliseum, RMFH) 35-36. Jimmy Butler did not play in the first meeting with Cavs this season and he made all the difference as the Heat got past the Cavs 100-97.   Click here for the whole story
I have this friend
Opinion by Tim Shirer
In 1975 I met this friend. I only saw them on television most of the time, a couple of times a week. Occasionally, I would see them on TV on Monday night that was a big deal, because my friend was not all that good at what they did at the time I met them. But for some reason what they did was something I fell in love with as soon as I could understand the thing they did. I even tried to do it in my backyard or at times with other friends at some parks growing up in Wickliffe.  Click here for the whole story
A large number of Browns fans have sold their souls for wins defending Deshaun Watson 
Opinion by Tim Shirer
In just under one month the NFL regular season will begin and if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has his way Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson will not be part of the festivities.

The range of emotions I have witnessed from Browns fans has been from “This is a horrible trade; I don’t want this guy representing our city.” To “The women are liars, Watson is my QB, better than being a Baker Bro.”  Click here for whole story
Captains fall to Cubs in MWL Championship series 
          BY TIM SHIRER
 CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
(EASTLAKE, OH) - The Lake County Captains and visiting South Bend Cubs played one final game on Wednesday night for the highest stakes possible the Midwest League Championship. The best of three series was tied 1-1 entering the game. The Captains won game one in South Bend 11-8 and the Cubs countered by winning game two on Tuesday night 4-3. The baseball gods once again chose the Cubs as South Bend prevailed in game three to win the 2022 MWL Championship their second title in five year as they beat the Clinton Lumberkings in 2019. ​ Click here for the whole story
Skippers outlast Braves in overtime 59-56  
 BY TIM SHIRER  
SPORTS EDITOR
On December 6 the Fairport Harding Skippers boys’ basketball team (4-9) traveled to Badger High School (11-1) to take on the Braves and it didn’t end well as the Braves pounded the Skippers 80-37. Fast forward 42 days to Fairport Harding’s Brown Gymnasium and the team that could have easily mailed this one in after losing by 43 in the first meeting the Skippers did anything but as they beat the Braves 59-56 on a three-point buzzer beater in overtime sending Badger home stunned.  Click here for the whole story
ATTENTION NATIONAL MEDIA & BIG MARKET TEAMS: The Cleveland Guardians have arrived to spoil your party
Opinion by Tim Shirer
When the 2022 baseball season began and all the “experts” made their predictions for the MLB, all of them, every single one dismissed the Cleveland Guardians. How can they win, they have a low payroll? How can they win they don’t have Francisco Lindor anymore? How can they win the Chicago White Sox are great? How can they win the Minnesota Twins are much better? How can they win the Detroit Tigers spent a lot of money and made some good trades in the offseason? How can they win the Royals have Bobby Witt, Jr. now. How can they win they had a quiet winter, they made no big trades for outfielders and signed no free agents, their biggest signing was Luke Maile? How can they win, they are the youngest team in baseball?  Click here for the whole story
​Skippers dominate Heralds 41-12  
BY TOMMY SHIRER   
            STAFF
On a crisp Fall night, the Fairport Harding Skippers traveled to the beautiful Spire Sports Complex in Geneva to play their bitter rival the St. John Heralds. The Skippers would not disappoint winning by a score of 41-12. 

St. John got the game going on the first drive when they threw a 47-yard touchdown pass but missed the 2-Point conversion keeping the score at 6-0. It made everyone wonder, could the Skippers get upset. It seemed possible when the first quarter ended 6-0 Heralds, but the answer was simply no the Skippers would not be upset.  Click here for the whole story