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LeBron James signs two-year contract with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James’ word. Then they got his signature. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city’s 50-year …

 

Paul George makes insensitive Tweets about Ray Rice case, then apologizes

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INDIANAPOLIS — NBA star Paul George got the message quickly Thursday. After tweeting that Ray Rice should be allowed to continue his NFL career and suggesting he was merely responding to being attacked, George backtracked Thursday, replacing his deleted comments with an apology to women …

Marvin Barnes, 62, Providence, ABA basketball great had off-court problems

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Association, has died. He was 62. Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and a friend of Mr. Barnes, told the Providence Journal on Monday …

Danny Ferry disciplined over racist remark about Luol Deng

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The fallout from racially charged comments by Atlanta Hawks’ leadership continued on Tuesday as general manager Danny Ferry was disciplined for making inflammatory comments about Luol Deng.

Atlanta Hawks’ racial email draws attention from civil rights leaders

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ATLANTA — Civil rights leaders in Atlanta say they will ask for a meeting with Hawks officials after the disclosure of a racially charged email written by the basketball team’s co-owner. The Rev. Markel Hutchins said Monday that he would ask for a meeting to …

Derrick Rose plays better as USA defeats Ukraine

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James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.

Steve Ballmer officially owns the Clippers

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Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.

2007 top NBA pick Oden arrested in Indianapolis

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Former No. 1 NBA draft pick Greg Oden has been arrested in Indianapolis on battery charges alleging that he punched a woman in the face.

Will LeBron wear No. 6 or No. 23?

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LeBron James has to make another big decision. The NBA superstar turned to social media Friday to help him choose which number he’ll wear next season with the Cavaliers. James wrote “6 or 23....” on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and No. 23 wine and gold Cavs jerseys.

Lance Stephenson headed to Hornets

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Lance Stephenson has found a new home. The controversial free-agent shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.

Mega money in sports has a dwindling interest rate

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It’s scary to think that a head-shot photo in a newspaper could imply knowledge or wisdom. A guy in my building recognized me from the aforementioned picture the other day and, after recoiling at how homely I am in person, sought my take on the …

Cleveland revels in LeBron James’ return to Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.

To Ohio. Home.

Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged …

LeBron James going back to Cleveland Cavaliers

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LeBron James is going home.

No big television spectacle called “The Decision,’’ and no dancing around on a stage promising “Not one, not two, not three . . . ’’ Just a heart-felt first-person essay told to Sports Illustrated on SI.com on why he was …

LeBron, Pat Riley meet, no decision yet

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LAS VEGAS — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition …

LeBron, Cavs reunion taking shape after 3-team deal

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The Cavaliers have created salary cap space to make sure they have enough to offer LeBron James a maximum contract.

P.J. Hairston faces assault charges after fight in pickup basketball game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte Hornets rookie guard P.J. Hairston has to appear in Durham County Court on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery following an altercation at a pickup basketball game on Sunday. Paul Sherwin, the public information officer for the Durham County Sheriff’s Office, …