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Rick Noland: Cavaliers have met the the preseason hype

Expectations surrounding the Cavaliers were so high it would have been virtually impossible for them to exceed them in the preseason, but let’s be honest: They’ve looked pretty darn good as they prepare for their exhibition finale tonight in Memphis.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul Pierce of the Washington Wizards tips off the series:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Scott Petrak: Bad loss to Jaguars doesn’t mean season is over

 

A modest two-game winning streak ended Sunday in Jacksonville.

The season didn’t.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended

 

PARLIN, N.J. (AP) — The coaching staff of a high school football team rocked by criminal charges of sexual assault and hazing was suspended Tuesday night at a tension-filled school board meeting that featured angry accusations by some supporters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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LeBron eyeing his third title, first for Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete — in a class by himself as a player.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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NFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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