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Top pick Wiggins joins Cavs with lofty goals
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:00 PM


AP Sports Writer

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — As his talented son, Andrew, was presented with his new wine-and-gold Cavaliers jersey, Mitchell Wiggins finally let go of some painful memories.

This is it, he thought, his second chance, another shot at an NBA career broken in a haze of cocaine abuse.

His son is the No. 1 overall pick, and Mitchell Wiggins is now unburdened by guilt, embarrassment and disappointment. He’s whole again.

“It just gives me closure,” said Mitchell Wiggins, who was suspended for two full seasons with Houston in the 1980s for drugs. “I’m able to let go of maybe some of the things I was feeling when I left the league and I can sleep better now. This is a big moment.”

The Cavaliers introduced Andrew Wiggins on Friday, one day after the team ended weeks of public debate and internal discussion by selecting the slender small forward from Kansas first in the NBA draft. Wiggins, who probably would have also been chosen before anyone else a year ago, began his news conference by saying his personal expectations are as high as what the Cavaliers believe he can attain.

The 19-year-old with the 44-inch vertical jump plans to soar.

Cavaliers decide Andrew Wiggins is the 1
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:33 PM


Associated Press


INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers chose potential over power.

By selecting Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins over Duke's Jabari Parker with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the Cavs are getting a talented, perimeter player who could blossom into a superstar.

And, who knows, maybe play alongside LeBron James.

NBA Draft Day Trades/Early Entries
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:25 PM

Associated Press



1) Denver Nuggets acquired G Arron Afflalo from Orlando for G Evan Fournier and Roy Devyn Marble, f, Iowa (No. 56).

2) Houston Rockets traded C Omer Asik and cash to New Orleans for a conditional 2015 first-round draft pick.

3) Denver traded Doug McDermott, f, Creighton (No. 11) and F Anthony Randolph for Jusuf Nurkic, c, Cedevita/Croatia (No. 16); Gary Harris, g, Michigan State (No. 19) and a 2015 second-round draft pick.

2014 NBA Draft Team-by-Team
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:21 PM

Associated Press

At Barclays Center

Brooklyn. N.Y.


Team-by-team breakdown of the players each team ended up with in the draft:

Atlanta Hawks

1 (15) Adreian Payne, f, Michigan State.

2 (43) Walter Tavares, c, Gran Canarias (Spain).

2 (48) Lamar Patterson, g, Pittsburgh (acquired from Milwaukee).

Boston Celtics

1 (6) Marcus Smart, g, Oklahoma State.

1 (17) James Young, g, Kentucky.

Brooklyn Nets

2 (44) Markel Brown, g, Oklahoma State (acquired from Minnesota).

Charlotte Hornets

1 (9) Noah Vonleh, c-f, Indiana.

1 (26) P.J. Hairston, g, North Carolina/Texas (NBADL) (acquired from Miami).

2 (45) Dwight Powell, f, Stanford.

2 (55) Semaj Christon, g, Xavier (acquired from Miami).

Chicago Bulls

1 (11) Doug McDermott, f, Creighton (acquired from Denver).

2 (49) Cameron Bairstow, c, New Mexico.

Cleveland Cavaliers

1 (1) Andrew Wiggins, g, Kansas.

2 (33) Joe Harris, g, Virginia.

‘Cats rally to ACME victory over Bulldogs
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:18 PM


DHI Media Sports Editor

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DELPHOS — Both Jefferson and Elida were looking to shake the rust off their games — with the rains this week calling off any baseball games — as they prepare to begin ACME summer baseball District 5 action today.

They met up Thursday on a bright and warm summer evening at Wildcat Field, each team intentionally using three pitchers to get them innings.

When the Wildcats scored there in the bottom of the fifth, that overcame a 2-run deficit and the Wildcats went on to an 8-4 triumph.

Josh Teman (3 innings pitched; 1 hit, 1 base-on-balls, 2 strikeouts; 25 pitches, 20 for strikes) got the victory in relief of starter Hunter Binkley (2 IPs, 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 BB, 1 K; 39 pitches, 22 strikes).

Third pitcher Gage Mercer got the save (2 IPs, 1 hit, 1 BB, 2 Ks; 36 pitches, 23 strikes).

Elida trotted out two lefties: starter Adam Purdy (2 IPs, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 BBs, 4 Ks; 44 pitches, 25 strikes) and reliever Austin Morrison (2 IPs, 1 BB, 2 Ks; 22 pitches, 13 strikes).

Third pitcher, right-hander Garrett Brinkman, took the loss (2 IPs, 5 hits, 6 runs, 5 earned, 2 BBs, 1 K; 48 strikes, 26 strikes).