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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 29, 2018 - 10:56 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. James' representatives told the Cavs on Friday, said the people who spoke to the Associated Press on...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, right, and Aaron Judge celebrate after Hicks' home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
June 28, 2018 - 10:13 pm
Here's a look at what's happening around the major leagues on Friday: BEASTS OF THE EAST The Red Sox and Yankees start a three-game series in the Bronx, with the American League East division race as tight as ever. The archrivals were just a half-game apart in the standings entering play on...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George (13) hangs from the rim after a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 28, 2018 - 9:56 am
Paul George turned down one option and created a slew of new ones. George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. The person...
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Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) celebrates his two-run home run off Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tim Mayza with George Springer during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
June 27, 2018 - 9:25 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Thursday: CLUTCH CITY Alex Bregman is red-hot at the plate as the Astros travel to Tampa Bay for a four-game series, and he's been especially good late in games. Bregman has homered in three straight, including a game-ending two-run shot Wednesday to cap...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 15, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Ivan Provorov, left, and Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary, chase the puck during the first period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Philadelphia, The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)
June 27, 2018 - 6:41 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is drawing from his championship past in Pittsburgh to provide a boost in Buffalo. The Sabres improved their top-six forward ranks by acquiring Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The Penguins...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Rodney Hood (1) drives against Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. A person familiar with the decision says the Cavaliers will extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood. The team plans to make the offer ahead of Friday’s, June 29 midnight deadline, said the person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not discussing publicly discussing its plans ahead of free agency starting.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
June 27, 2018 - 5:09 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have some clarity with one of their free agent forwards. No, not that one. While waiting to see if they're in LeBron James' plans, the Cavaliers intend to extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to Rodney Hood, making him a restricted free agent and protecting the club...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Oakland, Calif. A diversity report released shows the NBA continues to lead the way in men's professional sports in racial and gender hiring practices. The league earned an A+ for racial hiring practices and a B for gender hiring practices for an overall grade of an A. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 27, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has received a five-year contract extension, a reward for accomplishments that include rapid growth in the value of franchises and attendance records around the league being set annually. Board of Governors Chairman Larry Tanenbaum of the Toronto Raptors announced the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 18, 2018 file photo, AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso celebrates with his players after winning the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Chievo Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. UEFA has on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 given AC Milan a one-year Europa League ban for overspending on player transfer and wages. Milan last year spent more than 200 million euros (then nearly $250 million) on new players amid questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the Italian club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April 2017. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)
June 27, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MILAN (AP) — UEFA banned AC Milan from European competition for one year on Wednesday for overspending on player transfers and wages in one of the toughest sentences handed down for breaching financial fair play regulations. Milan will be excluded from next season's Europa League unless an appeal...
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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) defends against Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. A person familiar with the deal says that the Wizards have agreed to trade Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seemed fairly clear that Marcin Gortat and the Washington Wizards were ready to part ways. Now they will. The Wizards have agreed to trade Gortat, their starting center, to the Los Angeles Clippers for guard Austin Rivers, according to a person familiar with the deal. The 1-for-1...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, New York Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson speaks at a news conference at Citi Field in New York. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is taking a leave of absence because his cancer has returned. The 70-year-old made the announcement before the game against Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 26, 2018 - 8:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Choking back tears at a surprise news conference, Sandy Alderson revealed what he had just told his team moments before. His cancer has returned, he's taking a leave of absence — and his up-and-down tenure as New York Mets general manager is essentially over. With the team in a...
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