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NFL teams get jump start on franchise tags
Le'Veon Bell, Chandler Jones and Kawann Short didn't have to wait until Wednesday's deadline to get franchise tagged....

Despite cold Curry, Durant and Warriors beat 76ers 119-108
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kevin Durant had 27 points in his return to the lineup and the Golden State Warriors overcame the worst 3-point shooting performance of Stephen Curry's career in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night....

Steelers sign Brown to new deal, place franchise tag on Bell
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert stressed earlier this month one of the team's biggest goals during the offseason was to make wide receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell vital parts of the organization "for life."...

Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia coach Tony Bennett took the blames for a poor approach in No. 23 Virginia's 24-point loss at No. 5 North Carolina nine days ago....

Pat Riley says Magic Johnson will win with the Lakers
MIAMI (AP) -- Pat Riley has never doubted Magic Johnson, and isn't about to start now....

Tebow learns from Jacksonville neighbor Daniel Murphy
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- After struggling in the Arizona Fall League last year, New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow turned his attention to his hometown of Jacksonville for some help and inspiration....

Kansas moves to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova 2nd, UCLA 3rd
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title....

Trades hinging on playoff success are 'in vogue' in the NHL
The NHL trade deadline can make for some conflicting interests come playoff time....

Pelicans searching for right plan with Cousins in fold
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- As Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins hoisted up extra shots near one another after practice, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood in a far corner of the club's practice gym, trying to explain why New Orleans hasn't won in three games since the All-Star big men became teammates....

On point: Guard Deron Williams signs with champion Cavaliers
CLEVELAND (AP) -- After rattling off several reasons for signing with the Cavaliers, Deron Williams got around to the one that matters most....

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