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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (5) looks to pass in the first half of a NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

- Associated Press

Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James tosses chalk in the air before the start of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Knicks spoil LeBron James’ homecoming, beat Cavs 95-90

- Associated Press

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar’s emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12), of New Zealand,  during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Clippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener

- Associated Press

The Clippers didn't shoot well, couldn't build more than a 10-point lead, and still managed to usher in the Steve Ballmer era with a victory for their new owner.

Thursday's NHL Capsules

Associated Press

Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves in his 30th NHL shutout, and Chris Kunitz had two goals in a three-point game to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Thursday night.

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval celebrates after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents

Associated Press

Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players became free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Florida Panthers' goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocks an Arizona Coyotes shot on goal during the second period of a NHL hockey game in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter

Panthers edge Coyotes 2-1

- Associated Press

Scottie Upshall helped give the Florida Panthers their first home win of the season.

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, left, of Germany, drives against Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Nowitzki, Mavs top Jazz 120-102 in home opener

- Associated Press

Tyson Chandler pumped up the crowd with three alley-oop dunks in the first quarter. All J.J. Barea had to do to get a standing ovation was enter the game off the bench.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

NHL Calendar

- Associated Press

Jan. 1 - Winter Classic: Chicago at Washington.

New Zealand All Blacks on a mission in America

- Associated Press

Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil.

Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal's Mihai Doru Pintilii rolls on the ground after he clashed with Western Sydney Wanderers' Mateo Poljak during their Asian Champions League Final in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

Wanderers in confident mood ahead of AFC final

Associated Press

With a narrow one-goal advantage, the Western Sydney Wanderers are confident they can upset Saudi powerhouse Al Hilal in Saturday's final to become the first Australian club to win an Asian Champions League.

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)

Judge denies former NBA player's fraud appeal

- Associated Press

A federal judge on Friday rejected jailed former NBA player Tate George's appeal of his 2013 fraud conviction, ruling that the government provided ample evidence for a jury to find him guilty of running a real estate Ponzi scheme.