Cavaliers overhaul roster at trade deadline with several moves

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 1:06 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 1:45 PM


            CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is fouled late in the game by Shelvin Mack #7 of the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JANUARY 18: Isaiah Thomas #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is fouled late in the game by Shelvin Mack #7 of the Orlando Magic at Quicken Loans Arena on January 18, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A person with direct knowledge of the trades says the Cleveland Cavaliers have overhauled their roster with three deals, including one that sends Dwyane Wade back to Miami.

Moments after they agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick to Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs completed a three-team deal with Sacramento and Utah, said the person who spoke Thursday on the condition of anonymity because all the transactions have to be approved by the league.

The Cavs sent guard Derrick Rose and forward Jae Crowder to the Jazz for forward Rodney Hood. They’ll receive guard George Hill from the Kings in exchange for guard Iman Shumpert.

Also, the 36-year-old Wade is returning to the Heat for a protected second-round pick. Wade played 13 seasons in Miami, winning three NBA titles — two of them with LeBron James.

Wade signed a one-year deal with the Cavs, but has said he wanted to retire with Miami.

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5 takeaways from Reds’ 6-4 win over Indians in exhibition opener

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 10:15 PM


            GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds bats in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during a Spring Training Game at Goodyear Ballpark on February 23, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)
GOODYEAR, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Billy Hamilton of the Cincinnati Reds bats in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians during a Spring Training Game at Goodyear Ballpark on February 23, 2018 in Goodyear, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images)

The Reds “visited’ the Cleveland Indians at Goodyear Ballpark to open Cactus League play.

They took a 6-4 victory home 9/10 of a mile to their own end of the complex.

It is the first of a 32-game baseball refresher course, a time to get into baseball shape. Most of the guys came to Arizona in peak physical condition with very few injuries to worry about.

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Here are five things to know about the exhibition opener:

Gold Glove, Silver Slugger

Tucker Barnhart hit a two-run home run on the first pitch he saw of the spring. Danny Otero’s pitch was last seen clearing the right-field wall.

Barnhart won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award but is not known for his bat even though he hit a respectable .270 last year his best ever.

Better Call Sal

Sal Romano, known as “Big Sally,” started for the Reds.

The big Connecticut right-hander was intent on attacking the strike zone with an eye toward the Reds’ open fifth starter job. Romano is challenged by Tyler Mahle, Michael Lorenzen, who starts Saturday against Colorado, and Robert Stephenson.

Romano allowed two hits in two innings, including a long home run to former Reds’ No. 1 pick,, Yonder Alonso.

“I fell behind one or two hitters but was able to get back in the count,” Romano said. “The solo homer — that stuff’s going to happen. It was a first-pitch fastball. I used my change up, twice. I threw three curve balls, all were strikes. It was a really successful day.”

Mahle Wear

Tyler Mahle, another hopeful in the rotation battle, pitched two scoreless innings, allowing two hits and a walk.

Mahle was a cool customer, pitching out of a jam in his second inning of work. Mahle finished last season strong. This year he is concentrating on competing.

“I have a better chance this year,” Mahle said. “I’m going about it the same way I did last year. Just do my thing. That’s the only thing I can control.”

Bench Strength

Phil Gosselin took over for Eugenio Suarez at third base. He can play all of the infield positions and the outfield.

The 29-year old led the Major Leagues with 20 pinch hits and 83 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks in 2016, had two hits in two trips to the plate.

Brendon Dixon, who is also trying for a spot on the Reds’ bench, homered off Preston Claiborne.

Rosell Herrera also homered for the Reds. He is a long shot to make the Reds’ outfield.

Off the Wall

Jose Siri, who had a 39-game hitting streak at Dayton last year, had to leave the game in the eighth inning. He crashed into the center-field fence chasing a ball hit by Richie Shaffer, that ended up a two-run triple.

“He pinned back his thumb on his left hand and it knocked the wind out him,” Bryan Price said. “He was catching his breath. We weren’t going to mess with it. We didn’t know for sure what was going on with his thumb. I don’t think it’s terribly serious.”

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Tennessee basketball vs. Ole Miss: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (February 24, 2018)

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 5:07 PM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee basketball can clinch a double bye in the SEC tournament with a win at Ole Miss on Saturday, but nothing comes easy this time of year.

The No. 19-ranked Vols have split their past four games and aren’t anywhere close to the level they were playing at when they routed the Rebels by 33 points three weeks ago.

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Ole Miss, meanwhile, has renewed energy and motivation after Andy Kennedy stepped down as coach last Sunday. The Rebels responded by going on the road and knocking off Missouri in overtime on Tuesday night.

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues to experiment at the Vols’ point guard position, still lacking the level of consistency he demands at the position.

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A foot injury to starting post Kyle Alexander could prove troublesome and is worth keeping an eye on, while freshman power forward Derrick Walker is expected to return from a sprained ankle suffered on Tuesday.

Tennessee-Ole Miss basketball: Game info, details

  • Time: Tipoff is at 1:01 p.m. ET, Feb, 24, 2018
  • Location: The Pavilion, Oxford, Miss.
  • Records: Tennessee 20-7 overall, 10-5 SEC; Ole Miss 12-16,   5-10 SEC

How can I watch the Tennessee basketball game?

The game can be watched on the SEC Network

How can I livestream the Tennessee basketball game?

The game can be seen on the WatchESPN app . (Cable or satellite subscription required.)

How can I listen to the Tennessee basketball game?

The game will air on the  Vol Sports Network .   Satellite: Sirius 137, XM 190

Projected Tennessee basketball starting lineup

  • Point guard: Sophomore Jordan Bone
  • Shooting guard: Sophomore Jordan Bowden
  • Small forward: Junior Admiral Schofield
  • Power forward: Sophomore Grant Williams
  • Power forward: Junior Kyle Alexander

3 things to know about Tennessee basketball

   • Tennessee hasn’t won at Ole Miss since 2011, and that was with Tony Jones filling in for Bruce Pearl. Tad Smith Coliseum was one of only two SEC venues Pearl didn’t win at while coaching the Vols.

   • Tennessee’s RPI rank is No. 11 entering the game, Ole Miss is No. 103. It’s possible the Vols could win and drop in the RPI rankings.

   • The all-time series between Tennessee and Ole Miss basketball is tied at 25-25 in Oxford, but the Vols are just 2-7 on the road against the Rebels since the turn of the century.

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What’s next for Tennessee basketball?

The Vols face Mississippi State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville, Miss.

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NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/23/2018)

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL mock drafts 2018 are here. Get projections, players and first-round draft order below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DL, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills –Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  25. Tennessee Titans — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. New England Patriots — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelton, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Tremaine Edmunds, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  11. Miami Dolphins — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Kolton Miller, T, UCLA
  13. Washington Redskins — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  22. Buffalo Bills — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  24. Carolina Panthers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma
  25. Tennessee Titans — Ronald Jones, RB, USC
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  27. New Orleans Saints — Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Leighton Vander Esch, LB, Boise State
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Geron Christian, T, Louisville
  31. New England Patriots — Donte Jackson, CB, LSU
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  5. Buffalo Bills (mock trade) — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Bradley Chubb, DE, NC State
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  11. Miami Dolphins — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  13. Washington Redskins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  14. Green Bay Packers — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  20. Detroit Lions — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  21. Denver Broncos (mock trade) — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  22. Buffalo Bills — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  24. Carolina Panthers — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  25. Tennessee Titans — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Rashaan Evans, ILB, Alabama
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Will Hernandez, OL, UTEP
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, DE, Oklahoma
  32. New England Patriots — Ronald Jones, RB, USC

2018 NFL Draft: First-round order

The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31. New England Patriots

32. Philadelphia Eagles

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Olympics Hockey 2018: Scores, schedule, bracket, results for Friday (02/23/2018)

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 1:00 AM

Olympics Hockey 2018 continued on Friday, Feb. 23, with the men’s hockey tournament semifinals.

Germany beat Canada in one of the semifinals. Olympic Athletes from Russia beat the Czech Republic in the other.

Olympics Hockey 2018: Schedule, scores for Friday

Friday, February 23

LIVE SCORES

  • Olympic Athletes from Russia 3, Czech Republic 0
  • Germany 4, Canada 3

Olympics Hockey 2018: Bracket

Men’s Hockey

Click here for a live bracket

Playoff qualification (winners to quarterfinals)

Note: All times ET

  • Germany 2, Switzerland 1
  • Finland 5, South Korea 2
  • USA 5, Slovakia 1
  • Norway 2, Slovenia 1 (OT)

Quarterfinals

  • Germany 4, Sweden 3 (OT)
  • Canada 1, Finland 0
  • Czech Republic 3, USA 2 (shootout)
  • Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Norway 1

Semifinals

  • Olympic Athletes from Russia 3, Czech Republic 0
  • Germany 4, Canada 3

Bronze Medal

  • Canada vs. Czech Republic, 7:10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 24

Gold Medal

  • Olympic Athletes from Russia vs. Germany, 10:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 24

Olympic Men’s Hockey 2018: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Czech Republic 2 1 0 0 9 4 +5 8
2 Canada 2 0 1 0 11 4 +7 7
3 Switzerland 1 0 0 2 10 9 +1 3
4 South Korea 0 0 0 3 1 14 -13 0

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6
2 Slovenia 0 2 0 1 8 12 -4 4
3 USA 1 0 1 1 4 8 -4 4
4 Slovakia 1 0 1 1 6 7 -1 4

Group C

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Sweden 3 0 0 0 8 1 +7 9
2 Finland 2 0 0 1 11 6 +5 6
3 Germany 0 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2
4 Norway 0 0 1 2 2 11 -9 1

Olympic Women’s Hockey 2018: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Canada 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9
2 USA 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6
3 Finland 1 0 0 2 7 8 -1 3
4 Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 0 0 3 1 15 -14 0

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts.
1 Switzerland 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9
2 Sweden 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6
3 Japan 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3
4 Korea 0 0 0 3 1 20 -19 0

Olympics Hockey: Scores, results

Saturday, February 10

  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 2, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Saturday, February 11

  • Women’s hockey: USA 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0

Monday, February 12

  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 3, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 8, Korea 0

Tuesday, February 13

  • Women’s hockey: Canada 4, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: USA 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Sweden 1

Wednesday, February 14

  • Women’s hockey: Japan 4, Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Slovakia 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, USA 2 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Germany 2
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 2, USA 1

Thursday, February 15

  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 4, Norway 0
  • Women’s hockey: Finland 5, Olympics Athletes from Russia 1
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 2, South Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Canada 5, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey: USA 2, Slovakia 1

Friday, February 16

  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 8, Slovenia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Norway 1
  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 1, Germany 0
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 3, Canada 2 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Switzerland 2

Saturday, February 17

  • Men’s hockey: Switzerland 8, South Korea 0
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Finland 7, Sweden 2
  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, USA 0
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, Slovakia 2 (shootout)
  • Men’s hockey: Germany 2, Norway 1 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Korea 0

Sunday, February 18

  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Czech Republic 4, Switzerland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Classification for Nos. 5-8): Japan 2, Sweden 1 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey (Group A): Canada 4, South Korea 0
  • Men’s hockey (Group C): Sweden 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): USA 5, Finland 0

Monday, February 19

  • Women’s hockey (Semifinals): Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): USA 5, Slovakia 1
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 7-8): Sweden 6, Korea 1

Tuesday, February 20

  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Norway 2, Slovenia 1 (OT)
  • Women’s hockey (Finals for No. 5-6): Switzerland 1, Japan 0
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Finland 5, South Korea 2
  • Men’s hockey (Playoff qualification): Germany 2, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Czech Republic 3, USA 2 (shootout)

Wednesday, February 21

  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Norway 1
  • Women’s hockey (Bronze Medal): Finland 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Canada 1, Finland 0
  • Men’s hockey (Quarterfinal): Germany 4, Sweden 3 (OT)
  • Women’s hockey (Gold Medal): USA 3, Canada 2 (shootout)

Friday, February 23

  • Olympic Athletes from Russia 3, Czech Republic 0
  • Germany 4, Canada 3

Saturday, February 24

  • Men’s hockey: Bronze medal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

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