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Goodyear is celebrating its history in basketball with unique artwork at Quicken Loans Arena.

The company unveiled two life-sized statues made from more than 200 rubber tires.

One statue depicts a Cleveland Cavalier, while the other is a player for the Goodyear Wingfoots, a team that played in the National Basketball League.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers start their season Wednesday night on the road against the Toronto Raptors. Cavs star LeBron James may be gone, but another Northeast Ohio native has committed to staying with the Cavs long-term. WKSU’s Mark Arehart talked with sports commentator Terry Pluto about Larry Nance Jr. and the deal he signed this week.  

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The Cavs began training camp this week on a much different tone. The face of the franchise, LeBron James, departed in the off season for the L.A. Lakers. 

Terry Pluto said there's lots of mixed emotions. Some players are excited to see more playing time, while fans are bracing for a season of uncertainty. 

Pluto says with James gone, there's no guarantee the team will even make the playoffs.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers start practice for the new season Tuesday, the first time in four years without star LeBron James. 

The Cavs have signed all-star Kevin Love to a new four year contract, and that’s a sign they plan to get to the playoffs again. 

A big trade could still happen but coach Ty Lue says team owner Dan Gilbert is motivated to win, not rebuild from scratch.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 19:

  • Cuyahoga County considers making LGBT discrimination illegal;
  • Summa Health's emergency program gets denied;
  • Ohio Statehouse Museum to showcase the state's earliest constitutions;
  • Quicken Loans Arena to receive $185M upgrades;
  • Indians Corey Kluber stikes out 11 in win over White Sox;

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The Cavs in the post-LeBron James era are beginning to take shape.

The team has spent the summer developing its young prospects and is keeping a key piece of the 2016 championship team; Kevin Love is now under contract for the next five years.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Love has always been the talk of trade rumors, and now he’s the face of the Cavs.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, July 16:

  • Summit County unveils Fentanyl testing strips;
  • Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh donated to Richard Cordray;
  • Ohio approves legislation to honor Charles Follis;
  • Ohio State University president Michael Drake in top 10 highest paid among university presidents;
  • Akron kicks off Soap Box Derby;
  • Cleveland Cavaliers to re-sign Channing Frye;

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Philanthropic groups in Cleveland say LeBron James’ departure from the Cavs may have an impact on the success of the team, but his commitment to giving back to the community has rubbed off on his former organization. That includes support for local education initiatives.

LeBron James announced last week that he’ll take his NBA career out west, joining the L.A. Lakers in the 2018-2019 season, but in Northeast Ohio, James’ philanthropic endeavors will continue.

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LeBron James is leaving home for Los Angeles. James announced last night that he has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. His management agency Klutch Sports Group announced the deal with a simple short release. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says he has been preparing for James' decision for quite sometime. 

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Tomorrow’s NBA draft will play a big role in the Cavs’ future. Cleveland has the eighth overall pick, and it’s a decision the team will have to make without knowing LeBron James’ next move. He’s been quiet about what he’ll do when his contract is up at the end of the month.  

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this is the Cavs' first meaningful draft pick since 2014, just before LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland. 

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The Cavs returned to home court Wednesday night for Game 3 of the NBA Finals, but they didn’t get the advantage they had hoped, losing to Golden State, 110-102.

They are now on the brink of being swept out of the NBA Finals, down 0-3 in the series.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says the team was unable to maintain the lead they had going into halftime.

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, June 7: 

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The Cavs are down 2-0 in the NBA Finals after a loss at Golden State. But fans in Akron didn’t seem too concerned about the team’s chances when they return home for game three on Wednesday.

They were glued to TV screens at Mr. Zub’s in Akron’s Highland Square for the first three quarters of last night’s game. But they began losing interest as Golden State widened their lead in the fourth.

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The Cavs are heading back to the NBA finals, after beating Boston in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 87-79. LeBron James, who’s making his eight consecutive trip to the Finals, acknowledged it’s been an up-and-down season for Cleveland, saying in a way it’s been six seasons in one.

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The Cavs fell to the Celtics yesterday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But fans who watched the game at The Q weren’t close to writing off their team.

In the first round, the Cavs struggled to beat the Pacers in a series that went seven games.  In the Eastern Conference semi-finals, Cleveland swept Toronto in four games. The big question is at  what point did things really change for the team?

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Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, May 8:

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With a dominating 128-93 win in Game 4 last night, the Cavs are headed to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fourth straight year. The Cavs ended the Toronto Raptors’ season for the third year in a row. LeBron James put up impressive stats, including 29 points and 11 assists.

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The semifinals were a definite contrast from the Cavs’ grueling seven-game first round series that left James, who averaged 41 points, pretty exhausted.

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