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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.

Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott, left, is guarded by Washington Wizards forward Kris Humphries, right, during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Chicago, Monday Oct. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Humphries getting comfortable after hand surgery

- The Washington Times

Chunks of skin are still missing from Kris Humphries’ right hand. Surgery between his fourth and fifth phalanxes (small and ring finger) took place Oct. 10, yet Humphries’ fingers still feels funky, if they feel at all.

The Atlanta Hawks' Mookie Blaylock (10) drives against the Chicago Bulls' Ron Harper during the fourth quarter of their playoff game Thursday, May 8, 1997, in Chicago. The Hawks beat the Bulls 103-95 to tie the series at 1-1.   (AP Photo/Michael S. Green)

Mookie Blaylock gets 3 years of jail time for fatal car crash

Associated Press

His attorney, Amanda Palmer, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Blaylock agreed Monday to a plea deal on a vehicular homicide charge. The 15-year sentence breaks down to seven years in prison, with four suspended, and probation for eight.

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- Associated Press

Jan. 5 - 10-day contracts can be signed.

Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

- Associated Press

The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students - only to see things get worse.

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.

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.

FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) shoots over San Diego State forward Winston Shepard (13) during the first half in a regional semifinal of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona lost two key contributors from that team: Guard and leader Nick Johnson, and athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon. And yet, the Wildcats are considered on the short list of favorites to win this season's national title. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

- Associated Press

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.

Hinkle Fieldhouse keeps charm after renovation

- Associated Press

Butler's Roosevelt Jones looked up at the new video board after practice at Hinkle Fieldhouse and said what a lot of other people will be thinking on Saturday night.

Frankamp decides to transfer from No. 5 Kansas

- Associated Press

Conner Frankamp and Kansas seemed like the perfect match, the high-scoring guard and one of the state's top recruits playing for the school that he grew up watching.

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, left, shakes hands with interim athletic director Jim Hackett after a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Hackett, a former Steelcase CEO will replace Dave Brandon who resigned. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns

- Associated Press

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.

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.

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.