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James questionable to face Irving, Celtics in Cavs’ opener

LeBron James has never missed a season opener in the NBA — or at any level. His streak is in jeopardy. James remains questionable against the Boston Celtics and former teammate Kyrie Irving because of a sprained left ankle that has bothered him for three weeks. Read More

Suspended Elliott’s lawyers cite tight NFL roster deadline

Attorneys for Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott requested an emergency hearing in federal court in New York on the belief that the running back’s six-game suspension over domestic violenc eallegations would be in place for at least a week without further legal intervention. Read More

WNBA’s San Antonio Stars moving to Las Vegas

The San Antonio Stars are moving to Las Vegas after being bought by MGM Resorts International. The team will join the NHL as a second professional team in Las Vegas — with the NFL soon to follow. Read More

Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

Marcus Mariota threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Taywan Taylor with 5:29 left, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Indianapolis Colts 36-22 tonight to snap an 11-game skid tied for the NFL’s longest active losing streak against one team. Read More

Goodell, NFL union, players to meet on social issues, anthem

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners of each team, representatives of the players’ union and players themselves will meet this week to discuss ways to “move from protest to progress.” Read More

Pitino officially out at Louisville

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Rick Pitino has been able to roam the sidelines as Louisville’s iconic men’s basketball coach, even defiantly at times, holding onto his job amid a series of highly embarrassing missteps off the court. Read More

Hawks say point guard Schroder faces discipline for fight

The Atlanta Hawks say point guard Dennis Schroder is facing undisclosed discipline for his role in an incident that led to his arrest last month on misdemeanor battery charges. Read More

Packers QB Rodgers to have surgery on collarbone

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone, and that his season could be over. Read More

Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

More than two dozen universities with major hoops programs — including Louisville, where Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino was fired today after 16 seasons — have responded to news of the sport’s bribery scandal by conducting internal reviews of their compliance operations. Read More

Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL today, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem. Read More

Taylor, Puig power Dodgers past Cubs in NLCS Game 1

Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs tonight in the NL Championship Series opener. Read More

Altuve’s dash lifts Verlander, Astros over Yanks in Game 2

Jose Altuve raced home on Carlos Correa’s double in the ninth inning, Justin Verlander struck out 13 in a complete game and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Saturday for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Read More

NWSL’s top teams face off for the title

The National Women’s Soccer League championship game is the culmination of the Portland Thorns’ season-long journey for redemption. Read More

Heat’s Riley marks 50 years in NBA

Pat Riley’s NBA debut was exactly 50 years ago this weekend. It was the start of a Hall of Fame career that saw him go from player to broadcaster, broadcaster to coach, coach to executive. The Miami Heat president has stockpiled nine championship rings, became a best-selling author and motivational speaker and transformed the fashion sense of NBA coaches. And he’s not done. Read More