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James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT
CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James simply wanted to shrug off a poor debut with his new, old team....

Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria
CHICAGO (AP) -- Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball's best managers....

Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship....

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Dave Brandon took over Michigan's athletic department four years ago with so many of the right qualifications: success as a businessman, experience as a university regent - and he'd played football for Bo Schembechler, too....

Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions....

Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Rosie Napravnik was riding with a secret, and she couldn't keep it any longer once Untapable won the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff....

RG3 can't wait to get started again
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- After six-plus games on the sideline, Robert Griffin III is back as the quarterback of the Washington Redskins....

Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants....

Bronx resident Deba seeks to win NYC Marathon
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last time a New Yorker won the city's namesake marathon, the race didn't even go through the Bronx....

Column: Seminoles a team everyone loves to hate
Admit it. You're rooting against Florida State....

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