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Daily News – December 19, 2016

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Cavs’ Channing Frye shares his pain after deaths of parents, one month apart
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Channing Frye called his father on Friday.

Frye was driving home after the team’s annual Christmastime visit to Cleveland Clinic Children’s. So he dialed his dad, both out of habit and on impulse, moved to do so by that knot in his stomach from spending a couple hours with sick kids at their bedsides.

But the thing is, Thomas Frye, 64, died on Thanksgiving, alone in his Phoenix apartment, 27 days after Frye lost his mother to cancer.

“It was literally just a random thing, I called my dad… and then it was like, it was gut wrenching,” Frye said. “And I think I’m pretty cool with it now, I just, I’m OK with how I feel.

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Akron couple to appear on debut of ‘The Wall,’ the game show produced by LeBron James on NBC
Author: Joey Morona
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — When LeBron James, a fan of game shows himself, was presented with the opportunity to produce one for NBC, it was important for him to give everyday people a chance to change their lives in an instant.

The result is “The Wall,” which airs a preview episode tonight at 10 p.m. and premieres in its normal time slot January 3 at 8 p.m.

“If I had one word to describe it, it’s just emotional, emotional roller coaster.” James said in a video promoting the show. “We wanted when people saw ‘The Wall,’ they knew they were in for something big.”

The game board for “The Wall” is a four-story Plinko-like wall which gives pairs of contestants the chance to win up to $12 million. Get a question right, drop a green ball into the wall and watch it drop into a slot to add money to the jackpot. Get one wrong, drop a red ball that deducts money. Slots range in value from one dollar to $3 million.

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue may opt to rest Kyrie Irving again later in season
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

CLEVELAND: Kyrie Irving responded so well to rest the first time that Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue hasn’t ruled out doing it again.

Lue said prior to Irving’s return Saturday after a week off that he’ll consider resting him again at some point if necessary, although he doesn’t have anything scripted out in his head.

Irving played 38 minutes and matched his career high with 12 assists in the Cavs’ win Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers. More important, Irving felt rested following the time away from the court.

“It was warranted,” Irving said of the time away. “Knowing the importance of what was coming up in the season, I think it was a great group decision in terms of the rest that was needed. I had no arguments with that.”

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