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LeBron on Cavaliers' issues: "I stink"
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling, and then some. LeBron James believes he's a major reason for their early failures....

AP Source: Sandoval reaches deal with Red Sox
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said....

No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble
Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week....

South Carolina women No. 1 in AP Poll for 1st time
Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll....

Browns aware of reported Manziel fight
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns say they are aware of an "incident" reportedly involving rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and a fight at a downtown hotel where he lives....

Longtime NHL coach, executive Pat Quinn dies at 71
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71....

Nike extends contract with USOC through 2020
The swoosh and the rings will stick together through at least 2020....

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballot
NEW YORK (AP) -- Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot....

Taylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- An apologetic Jeffery Taylor says he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges....

AP Source: Seager, M's agree on $100M, 7-year deal
SEATTLE (AP) -- Kyle Seager has cashed in on the best season of his young career, becoming the third Seattle Mariners player to reach the $100 million threshold....

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