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LeBron teaming with Showtime on NBA documentary
Jun 28, 2017 6:41 PM

LeBron teaming with Showtime on NBA documentary

CLEVELAND — LeBron James will help tell a story he’s still shaping. The Cavaliers superstar is teaming with Showtime on a documentary that will examine the modern NBA and the league’s impact on popular culture.

Associated Press
Jun 28, 2017 6:41 PM

Indians manager Francona returns after being hospitalized

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona is set to return after another health scare. Francona has been cleared to manage the Indians during Wednesday’s game against Texas.

Associated Press
Clippers to trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets
Jun 28, 2017 12:32 PM

Clippers to trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

HOUSTON — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Houston Rockets have reached an agreement to acquire Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul.

Associated Press
Beltre's ninth-inning homer lifts Rangers past Indians 2-1
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Beltre's ninth-inning homer lifts Rangers past Indians 2-1

CLEVELAND -- Adrian Beltre hit his 450th career home run, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night.

By Steve Herrick Associated Press
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Baseball's everyday players are a dwindling breed
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Baseball's everyday players are a dwindling breed

Cubs manager Joe Maddon rested Kris Bryant for two days recently, and he gave Anthony Rizzo a breather Saturday in Miami before a late pinch-hitting appearance.

By Paul Sullivan Chicago Tribune
Kent State's Jimmy Hall signs professional contract to play basketball in France
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Kent State's Jimmy Hall signs professional contract to play basketball in France

Former Kent State star forward Jimmy Hall has signed a contract with the French professional basketball team St. Thomas Basket Le Havre, which competes in the Pro B division of the Ligue Nationale de Basket.

By Allen Moff Record-courier
Previous NHL Draft experience helped keep Blue Jackets calm
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Previous NHL Draft experience helped keep Blue Jackets calm

CHICAGO -- As it turns out, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen didn't wait until the No. 86 overall pick in this weekend's draft to make a selection.

By Aaron Portzline The Columbus Dispatch
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Around the Nation (June 27): Two Vandy players shot in attempt to recover stolen phone

COLLEGE Two Vanderbilt players shot trying to recover phone NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two Vanderbilt football players have been shot in what police are calling an "ill-conceived plan" to recover a teammate's stolen cellphone.

Associated Press
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio State Basketball Notebook: Buckeyes will host Clemson in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Ohio State will host Clemson on November 29 as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Opponents for the annual games were announced earlier in the month, but the dates for games were not finalized until today.

By Adam Jardy The Columbus Dispatch
Pacquiao going big, or going bust, for Battle of Brisbane
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Pacquiao going big, or going bust, for Battle of Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia -- Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao's options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement.

By John Pye Associated Press
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NBA experts, fans can't get enough of rumor-filled off-season
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

NBA experts, fans can't get enough of rumor-filled off-season

Just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, one of professional basketball's top news breakers, Marc Stein, probably reached for his Blackberry (some NBA folks still swear by 'em) and pressed send on a tweet that would send NBA fans into a tizzy.

By Dan Woike Los Angeles Times
Tribe manager Terry Francona hospitalized, misses Tuesday's game
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Tribe manager Terry Francona hospitalized, misses Tuesday's game

CLEVELAND -- Indians manager Terry Francona missed Tuesday night's game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month. The Indians said doctors for now have ruled out major health issues and Francona will be monitored the next several weeks.

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Canton's Hall of Fame Village to include new basketball arena, convention space
Jun 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Canton's Hall of Fame Village to include new basketball arena, convention space

CANTON -- The sports center where the Cleveland Cavaliers D-League basketball team, the Canton Charge, is expected to relocate will include space that also can be used to play football or host a convention.

By Alison Matas The Canton Repository
Jun 27, 2017 11:12 PM

Beltre's 9th-inning homer lifts Rangers past Indians 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his 450th career home run, a solo drive in the ninth inning off Cody Allen that sent the Texas Rangers over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Associated Press
Jun 27, 2017 9:28 PM

Kent State's Jimmy Hall signs professional contract to play in France

Former Kent State star forward Jimmy Hall has signed a contract with the French professional basketball team St. Thomas Basket Le Havre, which competes in the Pro B division of the Ligue Nationale de Basket.

By Allen Moff | Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2017 9:15 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona hospitalized, will miss game

CLEVELAND — Indians manager Terry Francona missed Tuesday night’s game against Texas after his second trip to the hospital this month.

Associated Press
Southeast officially hires Jenny Gamertsfelder as new girls basketball coach
Jun 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Southeast officially hires Jenny Gamertsfelder as new girls basketball coach

For weeks, months even, the Pirates wondered who their head coach would be.

By Jonah Rosenblum | Staff Writer
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Dale Junior farewell tour officially begins, but it isn't goodbye

SONOMA, Calif. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.

By Jenna Fryer Associated Press
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NBA showcases season's best at first-ever award ceremony
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

NBA showcases season's best at first-ever award ceremony

NEW YORK -- It was awards night in the NBA on Monday. For the first time in league history, postseason awards were televised live on national TV, with winners announced at a ceremony held in New York.

Associated Press
Jun 27, 2017 4:00 AM

Around the Nation (June 26): Saints' Fairley ruled out for 2017 because of heart symptoms

FOOTBALL Saints' Nick Fairley ruled out for 2017 because of heart symptoms METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says Nick Fairley has been placed on the team's non-football illness list, meaning the starting defensive tackle won't play this season.

Associated Press