Bling and baseball: Cleveland at center of sports storm

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Blinking back tears, LeBron James extended his right ring finger, the one sparkling with 400 diamonds, and touched the championship banner....

James has triple-double as Cavs rout Knicks 117-88 in opener

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James had his 43rd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 29 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who raised their championship banner before the game, beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener....

County rejected $384M offer to buy Palace of Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Suburban Detroit officials say they rejected a $384 million offer in June to buy the Palace of Auburn Hills....

Best foot forward: 76ers' Embiid set for long-awaited debut

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With a dunk contest, half court shots and "Juju on that Beat " dancing contest finished, Joel Embiid turned back toward Philadelphia 76ers fans at an open practice....

Here are 10 things to know going into the NBA season

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MIAMI (AP) -- The offseason is over. And only 1,230 games are left until the playoffs start....

Saunders family presses on with Wolves after Flip's death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The easy thing for the Saunders family to do would have been to walk away....

In the NBA, foreign players try to understand social issues

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Andrew Bogut grew up in a richly diverse area of Melbourne, Australia, and has estimated that he went to school with people from nearly 100 different nationalities....