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CLEVELAND -- David Blatt went overseas to chase his basketball dreams. Hes coming back to fulfil them. One of Europes top coaches, Blatt was hired Friday by the Cavaliers, who ended a sweeping, 39-day search with an out-of-the-box selection they hope changes their fortunes. American-born, Princeton-schooled and considered one of the games brightest offensive minds, the 55-year-old Blatt has long been interested in coaching in the NBA and the Cavs will give him his first shot. The club signed him to a reported three-year deal that includes a team option for a fourth year. Cleveland contacted high-profile college coaches and interviewed both retreaded head coaches and on-the-rise assistants before zeroing in and landing Blatt, who won several European titles while coaching in Israel and guided Russia to a bronze medal at the London Olympics two years ago. "David Blatt is going to bring some of the most innovative approaches found in professional basketball anywhere on the globe," Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said. "Time and time again, from Russia to Israel and several other prominent head coaching jobs in between, David has done one thing: win. He is not only an innovator, well-trained and focused on both sides of the court, but he is always learning and always teaching. "Whether you are a top draft pick just entering the league, or a seasoned NBA veteran, Coach Blatt is going to take your game and the game of the team you are playing for to a new and higher level. Thats just who the man is and we are proud to call him our new head coach." Blatt will be introduced by the team Wednesday, one day before the club picks first in this years NBA draft. Clevelands third coach in three years, Blatt replaces Mike Brown, who was fired -- for the second time -- on May 12, a few weeks after the Cavs finished 33-49 and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season. Blatt was not believed to be on Clevelands radar early in its search, but that changed when he resigned at Maccabi Tel Aviv to pursue an NBA gig. Blatt also was coveted as an assistant by Golden State and Minnesota, but the Cavs made him the first European coach to make the jump to the NBA. "David is a great basketball coach and a special person," said Cavs general manager David Griffin. "His abilities to communicate, to build relationships with his players and to foster winning environments at several stops throughout Europe and across the highest levels of International competition speak for itself. He brings unbridled passion, energy and creativity to his craft. "I have watched Davids work for many years. He has an uncanny ability to adapt his system to maximize the talents of his teams year after year. That is why I am very confident he will make a smooth transition to the NBA." Air Max 95 Australia Wholesale . Luis Enrique signed the deal with club president Josep Bartomeu two days after it was announced by the club. That was two days after coach Gerardo Martino stepped down when Barcelona finished its first season without a major trophy in six years. Cheap Wholesale Nike Air Max 95 . -- Cam Newton pranced into the end zone, placed his hands over his chest and did his familiar Superman pose. http://www.cheapairmax95australia.com/ . -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has a broken bone below his right eye after being struck by a bad-hop grounder, sidelining the star slugger for at least a week with opening day on deck. Air Max 95 Australia Sale . Beckham says "nothing has been confirmed yet, but its something I am very excited about." 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Id like to stop answering questions about run support." Strasburgs ERA dropped to 2.24 and nearly overshadowed the games actual outcome. He was done after seven innings and 105 pitches, and Juan Franciscos two-run double in the eighth started a scoring spree off Drew Storen (2-2) as the Brewers snapped a six-game losing streak. "Thats the first time Ive really seen him live -- so explosive fastball, really ridiculous curveball," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, giving his Strasburg review. "You dont see too many curveballs like that." The Nationals had scored 23 runs in their previous two games, but theyve now been shut out nine times this season. To get an idea of the their lack of support for Strasburg, here is the running tally of earned runs hes allowed in his last nine starts: 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 0. His record during that stretch? Just 3-2. "I think when a guy throws like that, he should be able to win," Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper said. But he didnt. Francisco got the big hit off Storen and scored when Martin Maldonado hit a warning track fly ball that popped out of Harpers glove. It was ruled a double but Harper said simply: "I dropped it." Maldonado then scored on Jeff Bianchis groundball single that got through the infield only because Maldonado was trying to steal third with an absurd jump off Storen, who still hasnt figured out how to hold men on base. "Fall behind these guys," Storen said, "give them something to hit and theyre going to take care of it. ... I made mistakes not holding the runners and fell behind guys." The earned runs were the first allowed by Storen in 10 appearances, and they made Jim Henderson (3-2) the winning pitcher. Brewers sttarter Wily Peralta had his own shutout in the making until he left during the sixth inning with a strained left hamstring.ddddddddddddHenderson was one of four relievers who finished the eight-hitter. Roenicke said hes hoping Peraltas tight hamstring was simply the result of a lack of fluid on a humid day. "Were hoping in a couple days hell be all right," Roenicke said. The curve was Strasburgs go-to pitch Tuesday against a meagre Brewers starting nine that has only 31 home runs combined. Amaris Ramirezs helmet went flying when he swung at a low-and-outside strike three in the second inning, and his juggling right-handed catch of his headgear was the only thing impressive about his at-bat. Maldonado couldnt quite check his swing at a similar pitch to end the inning. In the third, Strasburg froze Peralta with a bender that hardly seemed fair to throw to an opposing pitcher. Rickie Weeks struck out going after a low-and-away curve in the fourth, and Peralta did the same in the fifth. With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth, Strasburg got a called third strike on Francisco on a curveball that was maybe a bit outside, then got Sean Halton on the now-familiar low-and-away curve, with Halton unable to check the swing. Strasburg allowed three hits. Two never left the infield, and one appeared to result from a bad call at first on a grounder to the hole by Norichika Aoki. He was hardly facing the most imposing lineup in the majors. The Brewers started without shortstop Jean Segura and centre fielder Carlos Gomez, who have 196 hits combined. Both have nagging injuries that need some rest, a thumb for Segura and a shoulder for Gomez. Also, team RBI leader Jonathan Lucroy didnt start because Maldonado usually catches Peralta. It was a lineup that couldnt do much -- until Strasburg left the game. "It was good," Weeks said, "to get him out of there." NOTES: Brewers OF Ryan Braun, on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right thumb, took some swings in the batting cage. "Were getting to the point where its not pain-free, but a lot better than it was," Braun said. Roenicke said hes not expecting Braun to return until after the All-Star break. ... The Nationals sent outright RHP Cole Kimball to Triple-A Syracuse. ... The Nationals agreed to terms with seven international free agents: RHP Edwin Adames, C Jose Cabello, RHP Angel Guillen, LHP Jose Jimenez, OF Victor Robles, OF Dany Rojas and C Edwin Trejos. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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