CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game — or any game, for that matter — on the road, the conversation in the Saints’ locker room was about something completely different.
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CLEVELAND — LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia was hoping to get Todd Gurley back on the field.
CLEVELAND — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his broken right leg.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Madison Bumgarner was limbering up at Kauffman Stadium this week, getting loose with his San Francisco teammates near the dugout, when Tim Hudson and Michael Morse sneaked up from behind and playfully ruffled the pitcher’s long, scraggly locks.
A giant, indeed.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — They’re a bit hard of hearing, and they move a lot slower these days. But that didn’t stop a handful of Japanese-American octogenarians from attending a special event held in their honor Sunday afternoon to commemorate a 70-year-old baseball series they played during one of the saddest chapters of America’s history.
LONDON — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.
NEW YORK — Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher’s first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES — James Harden scored 32 points, Dwight Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into a shouting match with Kobe Bryant, and the Houston Rockets spoiled Bryant’s return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.
GRAPEVINE, Texas — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC.
DETROIT — Hockey great Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Colt McCoy did it again. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led a winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.