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Daily News - July 30, 2014

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Ohio State's Urban Meyer, Cavaliers' LeBron James, and changes they made in their games -- Bill Livingston
Author: Bill Livingston
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CHICAGO -- When the assistant coach came calling 14 years ago, neither he nor the recruit was who either would become.

Neither Urban Meyer, then the wide receivers coach at Notre Dame, nor LeBron James, then a two-sport All-State player at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in football and basketball, had won two national championships in college football or two in the NBA.

After great success at home (Bowling Green, the Cavaliers), both had huge success in Florida (the Florida Gators, the Miami Heat), then returned to Ohio to create almost unimaginable expectations among their teams' fans." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


How a perfect storm changed the Cleveland Cavaliers from lottery staple to Eastern Conference power in one wild offseason
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It was a Tuesday night, and the calendar read May 20, 2014. For the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, it meant a pair of Game 3's in the conference finals. That's how the good teams spend the month of May. For the Cleveland Cavaliers, it was another trip to the NBA Draft Lottery, a gathering of the league's bottom feeders.

In the past, the lottery had turned into a party for the Cavs. Back then, owner Dan Gilbert boarded his private jet alongside lucky charm and son Nick Gilbert, who was responsible for two lottery wins in the last three years. The crew, rocking bowties and suit jackets, also featured a boisterous radio host who helped celebrate a lottery victory, a Cleveland-based rapper, a well-known chef and former and current Cleveland athletes." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


LeBron James fans get second shot at homecoming tickets
Author: John Harper
Publication: Cleveland.com

"AKRON, Ohio -- LeBron James fans have a second shot at tickets to welcome him home to Akron.

The city, LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron will release a second round of free tickets to the Aug. 8 event at InfoCision stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The first round, released Monday morning, was gone within hours, when fans could get up to six tickets at a time. Now, lucky ticket-holders on craigslist are trying to sell them for as much as $50 apiece." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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