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FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Andre Drummond, right, drives past Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Cleveland. Cavaliers center Andre Drummond said he'll exercise his $28.7 million option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavs' Drummond picking up $28 million option for next season

Jun. 23, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers center Andre Drummond plans to exercise his $28.7 million player option for the 2020-21 season and stay with Cleveland. Drummond, who was acquired in a trade from the Detroit Pistons in February, said on an ESPN podcast Tuesday that he intends to pick up the option. Drummond's...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton, left, drives past Utah Jazz's Mike Conley in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland. When Sexton learned that the NBA _ and not a virus _ had ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league's decision to only invite 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida next month was a body blow for players on the omitted squads _ aka the Delete 8. And although they've had time to process the exclusion, Sexton, Cavs star forward Kevin Love and their teammates, are still struggling with the reality that their season is over. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavs' Love, Sexton not happy being part of NBA's 'Delete 8'

Jun. 12, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When Collin Sexton learned that the NBA — and not a pandemic — had prematurely ended his second season, the Cavaliers guard had a guttural reaction. “I was sick,” he said. The league's decision to invite only 22 teams to resume play at Disney World in Florida...

FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff calls to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, in Memphis, Tenn. The Cleveland Cavaliers weren't invited inside the NBA's Disney World summer bubble. They never want to have the door close on them again. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)

Cavs among omitted 8, will use summer slight as motivation

Jun. 9, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

Cleveland (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are missing from the NBA's Disney World summer bubble. They hope Commissioner Adam Silver doesn't need to pop their plans again. One of eight teams whose COVID-19-interrupted season ended when the league decided to resume play with 22 teams in Florida next month,...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff gives instructions to players in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Cleveland. Even if the NBA doesn't resume this season, and at this point no one knows for sure, the Cavaliers believe it’s time to start getting ready for the next one. “Any minute that we can get working with each other is beneficial to us,” Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cavaliers step cautiously into hopeful return to NBA season

May. 7, 2020 2:20 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even if the NBA doesn't resume this season, and at this point no one knows for sure, the Cleveland Cavaliers believe it's time to start getting ready for the next one. “Any minute that we can get working with each other is beneficial to us,” Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff said...

NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

The Latest: 3 players on Brazilian soccer team test positive

May. 7, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all players, their...