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Boston bound: Cavs trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, more


CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving was tired of being teammates with LeBron James....

On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade


MIAMI (AP) -- It's not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair....

Pick 6: Top players toiling for teams likely to struggle


When The Associated Press preseason All-America team was released Tuesday, eight schools placed multiple players on the all-star squads: Ohio State, Alabama, Florida State, Clemson, Washington, Penn State, USC and Virginia....

ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee taken off UVA game due to name


BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee....

Strong armed: Browns rookie quarterback Kizer named starter


BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- DeShone Kizer has strong-armed his way into a starting job....

Steelers holdout Bell hints at Sept. 1 return in Tweet


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers star Le'Veon Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh's final preseason game....

Pujols passes Sosa on HR list, Angels beat Rangers 10-1


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- For Albert Pujols, the home runs keep coming and the records keep falling....

Bryant nicked, lefty Rizzo plays 3B, Cubs beat Reds 13-9


CINCINNATI (AP) -- With the Cubs comfortably ahead, Joe Maddon added to his lore as a manager who's not afraid to go against tradition and have some fun, too....

Carnival hits town as Mayweather and McGregor ready to fight


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The carnival finally hit town Tuesday, with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. putting on a bit of a fashion show before promising to knock each other out in their highly anticipated boxing match....

England record-scorer Wayne Rooney ends international career


England record-scorer Wayne Rooney called time on his often tempestuous international career on Wednesday, retiring from duty after spurning an offer to return to the squad....