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How the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly became the Toronto Towers

When the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship in 2016, a city whose identity had been defined by decades of heartbreak and disappointment finally – finally! – had something to celebrate. Yet, even the most un-Cleveland moment in Cleveland sports history comes with a backstory that probably feels a bit too familiar in these parts. The majority of basketball fans ...

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Porcello's gem nearly cost furniture company $100M in refunds

On Friday, Rick Porcello dominated the New York Yankees, allowing only a solo home run in the third inning before retiring the next 21 consecutive batters. In retrospect, that hit would be the only knock costing the <a data-in-app-uri="thescore:///mlb/teams/2" href="… MLB | theScore

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Adams says 'lonely, painful years' nearly caused him to quit basketball

On the surface, Steven Adams doesn’t appear to share much in common with the average man. He’s seven-feet tall, heavily bearded, and is decked out in tattoos, making the New Zealander look more like a comic-book villain than the starting center for the Oklahoma City Thunder. And yet Adams’ path to the NBA has been decidedly … NBA | theScore

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