CLEVELAND -- LeBron James didnt hold back in weighing in on J. Yankees Jersey From China .R. Smiths contract impasse with the Cavaliers.James feels the Cavs owe the shooting guard, who helped them win an NBA title last season.Negotiations are always two-sides, but J.R. did his part, James said Friday following practice. He showed up every day. ... Became a two-way player, a model citizen in Cleveland and hes a fan favorite, obviously we all know that. All of the sudden now hes a season ticket holder at the Indians games.We just miss him. We miss having him around. Hes a big piece of our team and they just need to get it done, he said.Smith remains unsigned as his agents and the Cavs have been unable to finalize a contract. When the team opened training camp earlier this week, general manager David Griffin said the Cavs have made Smith an incredibly competitive and aggressive offer.The sides, however, remain apart on the length of a deal for Smith, who came to Cleveland in a trade with the New York Knicks midway through the 2014-15 season. He arrived with a reputation for being difficult, but Smith has fit in smoothly with the Cavs and was a key contributor in June when Cleveland overcame a 3-1 deficit in the finals to beat the Golden State Warriors.Smith made $5 million last season and could be seeking a deal for more than double that. With salaries around the league escalating at never-seen-before rates, Smith wants to cash in and hes using his value to the Cavs as leverage.While negotiations go on, Smith attended to Indians games last week.James has been friends with Smith for years and their relationship has grown tighter in Cleveland. They share the same agent, Rich Paul, who also represents forward Tristan Thompson. The Cavs were in a similar situation last year with Thompson, who missed training camp before getting a five-year, $82 million contract extension.James has been through this before and hes not happy about it.I hate coming into another season -- two years in a row -- with one of my big guns not here, James said. So, for a leader of a team and for me personally, I just hate to deal with this (crap) again. Its just too big of a piece to our team to have to deal with in another training camp. Hopefully things get resolved fast, because you know how big and important he is to our team.Beyond Smiths shooting -- hes one of the leagues best 3-point shooters -- hes one of the teams top defensive players and his size and athleticism allow Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to match him up on guards and forwards.James, who has been through the free-agent process several times, remains hopeful Smith will sign soon, but hes bracing himself for any outcome.Its like youre buying a house, he said. You can go find a house, you do all the negotiations and all that, but you never got the house until its closed and you got the keys. Last minute someone can step in. Escrow could fall through or something. Then it aint your house no more. So, J.R. is a free agent. Hes not ours. Hes still my brother right now. And I feel like when I play 2K17 hes still on the Cavs, so hes on my roster there, but it wouldnt be good if he was not here. It wouldnt be good for any side. Mariano Rivera Jersey Womens . 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Pettitte (6-6) persevered on a hot, sticky day, hanging in after the Orioles took an early 3-0 lead and ending his four-start winless string. "Ive been frustrated," he said. "Every decision youre making, you feel like its not the right one." The 41-year-old Pettitte earned his 251st win, tying Hall of Famer Bob Gibson for 44th place on the all-time list. Pettitte stretched his unbeaten streak against Baltimore to 11 starts dating to 2007, winning eight times. Overall, he is 28-6 against the Orioles -- only Yankees great Whitey Ford (30) has beaten the Birds more often since the franchise moved from St. Louis to Baltimore for the 1954 season. Pettitte got a big cheer when he trotted off with two outs in the seventh inning after 100 pitches. "It was smokin hot," he said. "Didnt want my guys standing out there in the heat." Mariano Rivera worked the ninth for his 29th save. The Yankees overcame Davis major league-leading 33rd home run and yet another double from Manny Machado, celebrating his 21st birthday. The Orioles have lost four of five. "Anytime youre leading early in the game, you expect to continue to lead, or at least put up some more runs," Davis said. "One- and two-run leads in this game dont last very long, especially in this ballpark and with their offence," he said. Nunez came off the 60-day disabled list before the game and played for the first time since a strain on his left side slowed him in early May. His key hit helped end a seven-game winning streak by Chris Tillman (10-3). Nunez had a sacrifice fly in the second, then singled and scored in the fifth. It was 4-all when Lyle Overbay opened the sixth with a single against Tillman and advanced on a two-strike sacrifice bunt by Luis Cruz. Next up was Nunez, and he singled up the middle. Overbay brushed past catcher Taylor Teagarden with a headfirst dive. Nunez didnt bat mmuch during his rehabilitation assignment. Derek Jeter Jersey Near Me. He got three hits Friday night for Double-A Trenton. "Nuney is kind of a free spirit. I dont think he thought a lot about not having a lot of at-bats," manager Joe Girardi said. Davis put the Orioles ahead by lofting a high fly ball that kept drifting, carrying over Brett Gardners leap. He matched his career high in home runs and RBIs (85), both achieved during the entire 2012 season. Davis is tied for seventh-most homers by the All-Star game and still has more than a week to play before the break. Barry Bonds holds the mark with 39, followed by Reggie Jackson and Mark McGwire with 37 each, STATS said. Machado hustled for his 39th double. Thats the second most before the All-Star break, trailing only the 42 by Edgar Martinez in 1996, STATS said. Alexi Casilla hit an RBI double for a 3-0 lead in the second. Teagarden, starting while catcher Matt Wieters got a day off, had an RBI single in the fourth. Cruz hit an RBI single in the Yankees second. Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Cano had RBI singles in the fifth that made it 4-all. The gametime temperature was 91 degrees, and the steamy conditions took their toll. Baltimore outfielders Nick Markakis and Nolan Reimould waited out a pitching change on one knee in the grass. Cano stepped out of the batters box and glanced at the sky after the cloud cover seemed to distract him. NOTES: The Orioles acquired INF-OF Alex Liddi from Seattle. Baltimore also got international signing slot No. 3 and sent the No. 2 spot to the Mariners. The 24-year-old Liddi was designated for assignment on June 28 after going 1 for 17 with Seattle. Hell join Triple-A Norfolk. ... Yankees RHP Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 2.95) will start Sunday, bumping Phil Hughes back a day. Kuroda skipped a start because a tweaked hip flexor. 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