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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love answers questions during his introductory news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Independence, Ohio  Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Love was acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade that was finalized over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Love-struck: Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavs

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title … 0

Revs introduce World Cup star Jermaine Jones

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder could help propel the Revolution into the playoffs, the MLS team is also hoping that his … 0

Davis, US trim Slovenia in pre-World Cup basketball exhibition

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt. “I’m not going to compare. I haven’t seen Spain play,” Krzyzewski said. “If we play Spain, it’s a long way away. So I’m just concentrating on U.S. and trying to get better.” There’s plenty of … 0

Keselowski: Don’t count out Gibbs guys just yet

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Brad Keselowski is part brash racer, and part pragmatist. He was both after following Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano to the checkered flag at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night, giving the team a 1-2 … 0

Mike Schmidt: Time to answer the Rose question

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I received numerous phone requests over the last few days to comment on the 25th anniversary of Pete Rose’s banishment from baseball. Seems like only yesterday, rather than 15 years ago, when I met Pete in Milwaukee for … 0

Pats roll past Panthers, 30-7

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s offense and the New England Patriots’ defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and … 0

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers

Friday, August 22, 2014

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed. Impressive in … 0

Harvick wins Bristol pole; 5th of this season

Friday, August 22, 2014

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kevin Harvick has become the best qualifier in NASCAR’s top series, at least for this season. The veteran driver won the pole position for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway on … 0

Angels sweep Red Sox, 2-0, on 1-hitter

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2/ 3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway … 0

Panthers, Pats take different approach

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for … 0

Carolina hogs rounding into shape for Pats

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While he’s not quite ready to name starters, Panthers coach Ron Rivera is pleased with how his offensive line has progressed following an offseason of change. The Panthers lost four offensive linemen from last year’s … 0

Coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were … 0

McIlroy stumbles to 74, worst start in two months

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for … 0