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Former NFL player Ray Lewis delivers a speech during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
August 04, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens' separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local): 10:30 p.m. With a passionate 33-minute speech in which he strolled around the stage, ad libbed, praised and joked, spoke of sacrifice,...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Las Vegas Aces guard Kayla McBride drives against Minnesota Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini (9) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Minneapolis. The Aces had an adventure getting to Washington for their game against the Mystics on Friday night. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 04, 2018 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Las Vegas Aces are still waiting to hear what the WNBA will do about the game the team decided not to play after a long travel day. The Aces' contest in Washington was canceled Friday night about 1 1/2 hours before the expected tipoff. It took the team nearly 26 hours to travel...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media during All-Star basketball festivities in Los Angeles. The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes of various bets. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday, July 31, 2018, were not disclosed, other than it’s a multiyear arrangement. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 31, 2018 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. The Las Vegas-based casino giant will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes...
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LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
July 30, 2018 - 5:55 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces. He felt connected to every one of them. While his 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri, played at his feet, James watched as his mother, Gloria, raised a flag in front of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) is seen during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Wednesday, in Philadelphia. Heat President Pat Riley said Friday, July 27 2018, that he will have talks with managing general partner Micky Arison in the coming days about Wade's future. (AP Photo/Michael Perez, File)
July 30, 2018 - 10:42 am
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade's future remains a mystery. The Miami Heat guard wouldn't say Monday if he has decided whether to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA. His future has been the source of much speculation for several weeks, with retirement a possibility. "In due time," Wade...
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Kevin Durant, right, watches Kyrie Irving during a training camp for USA Basketball, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 27, 2018 - 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Harden completed his work at USA Basketball's national team minicamp, sat in a courtside chair and began to put together his assessment of what happened around the NBA this summer. He did not need long to formulate his thoughts. "Nothing that happens in the NBA surprises me...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up during the team's organized team activity at its NFL football training facility, in Berea, Ohio. Grordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations, announced on Twitter that he will not be with the team when camp opens later this week. Gordon says his absence “is a part of my overall health and treatment plan.”(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
July 25, 2018 - 10:38 am
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As they await clarity on Josh Gordon's confusing situation, Browns general manager John Dorsey says the club has discussed signing former Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant. Gordon is missing the start of training camp as part of his treatment to battle drug and alcohol addictions...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, center, shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. All-Star forward Kevin Love has signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James’ departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool, File)
July 24, 2018 - 11:05 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love isn't leaving Cleveland anytime soon. The All-Star forward signed a new four-year, $120 million contract with the Cavaliers, who are beginning anew following LeBron James' departure. Love signed the extension Tuesday and immediately posted a photo on Instagram showing...
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