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NBA to play preseason games in China, Brazil

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 April 2014

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Bach: IOC sending troubleshooter to Rio next week

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is sending a senior troubleshooter to Brazil next week as part of a series of emergency measures to tackle the delays threatening the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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A look at the NBA playoff picture

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with seven days remaining in the regular season:

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Doping ban for Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican disciplinary panel on Thursday banned former 100-meter world record holder Asafa Powell from athletics for 18 months after the veteran sprinter tested positive for a banned stimulant last June.

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Jackets start with lead, go on to beat Stars 3-1

DALLAS (AP) — Columbus had a little head start with a chance to clinch just the second playoff berth in franchise history.

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Cavs rout Pistons 122-100, fall short of playoffs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their playoff chase, which somehow lasted longer that it probably should have, is officially over.

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Indians split doubleheader with Padres

CLEVELAND (AP) — Zach McAllister's gem in the first game put the Indians in position for a sweep of Wednesday's doubleheader against the San Diego Padres.

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Reds beat Cardinals 4-0, avoid sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The pop fly cleared the infield by about 20-25 feet. Billy Hamilton's teammates have seen his legs in action, but figured he'd stay put at third.

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