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“There’s no hard feelings,” he insists, “but when I left Cleveland, I left altogether.”

Being in New York for the last 13 months has helped him put Cleveland in the past a little bit, but clearly not completely.

“I feel I’m happy,” Edwards said. “I’m in a happier environment. The environment is better-suited to winning here. I think everything is different. The way the organization is run here is different. I’m happier.”

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AP Sports Writer Tom Withers in Berea, Ohio, contributed to this story.