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Last Update on November 01, 2014 05:51 GMT


CHICAGO (AP) -- LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night.

James was at his best after struggling the previous night, scoring eight points in the extra period, and the Cavaliers picked up the win the after opening with a loss at home to New York.

Derrick Rose scored 20 points for Chicago, but his first meaningful home game in about a year was spoiled by a sprained left ankle and a dominant performance by the Cavaliers' megastar. Rose, sidelined for most of the past two seasons by knee injuries, came up hobbling in the first half and headed to the locker room in the fourth quarter.

Cleveland rallied from five down in the closing minute of regulation after blowing a nine-point lead to start the fourth quarter.

James took over in OT, flipping in a wild reverse layup and scoring Cleveland's first eight points in the extra period.

The Cavaliers were still clinging to a 106-104 lead after Kirk Hinrich hit two free throws with 46.8 seconds left. But Tristan Thompson iced it moments later with a hard dunk after rebounding James' jumper to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left. Thompson tied franchise record with 12 offensive rebounds.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Munchie Legaux threw his first three touchdown passes of the season in his return to his hometown, and Cincinnati won its third straight, 38-14 over Tulane on Friday night.

Legaux was 16 of 24 for 211 yards. His touchdowns went for 5 yards to Max Morrison, 54 yards to Casey Gladney and 18 yards to Shaq Washington

Cincinnati (5-3, 3-1 American Conference) also gained 265 yards on the ground, with Rod Moore rushing for 124 yards and Mike Boone for 114 and a touchdown.

Tulane quarterback Tanner Lee, playing for the first time since injuring his shoulder on Sept. 27, was 24 of 35 for 205 yards and a touchdown. His 10-yard scoring pass to Charles Jones pulled Tulane (2-6, 1-3) to 24-14, but the Bearcats responded with a touchdown on Washington's one-handed catch in the back corner of the end zone.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars expect to have left tackle Luke Joeckel available for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

Joeckel missed the second half of last week's loss to Miami with a concussion.

The second-year player did not practice Wednesday, but got in limited work Thursday and was full go Friday. He was listed as probable on Friday's injury report.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley says he "would be shocked" if Joeckel didn't play against the Bengals. Joeckel went through the NFL's concussion protocol this week and hasn't had any symptoms since Tuesday.

Joeckel says he is "ready to play. I missed out on Wednesday's practice, but I've been involved with all the meetings, so I'm ready to go."


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Daniel Winnik and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 28 saves to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Friday night.

Nazem Kadri added a goal and an assist and David Clarkson also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are 3-0-1 on the road and 2-4-0 at home.

Kessel punched in a shot that went to video review before it was confirmed. Clarkson redirected a pass from Dion Phaneuf on the power play and Kadri finished a 2-on-1 feed from Kessel in the third. Winnik scored his 50th NHL goal late in his 500th career game.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without left wing Joffrey Lupul, who broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at practice on Thursday.

The team announced the injury shortly before the start of Friday night's game at Columbus.

Lupul, who has two goals and an assist in nine games this season, is out indefinitely, according to a post on the team's official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old Lupul has 186 goals and 202 assists in 609 games. He was third on the Maple Leafs last season with 22 goals.


CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao to a contract extension.

Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

Varejao was in the final year of a six-year contract he signed in 2008. He was eligible to become a free agent this summer, but the Cavs decided to lock him up for a few more seasons.

Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Varejao "represents how this franchise wants to approach the game of basketball, both on the court and off."

Known for his non-stop energy on the floor, the 32-year-old Varejao has played in 535 games with Cleveland, averaging 7.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He has appeared in a franchise-record tying 71 postseason games.

The Cavs have until midnight Friday to sign Tristan Thompson to a contract extension. If they decide not to sign him, Thompson will be a restricted free agent next summer.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Until a couple of weeks ago, even hardcore Illinois fans probably thought Reilly O'Toole was the proprietor of a new Irish pub near campus.

O'Toole was a cypher on the Illini roster for 3 1/2 years, coming in late in the occasional game. But then starting quarterback Wes Lunt was lost for six weeks with a broken leg and O'Toole was thrust into action.

Not a thrower like Lunt and not all that fast, he nonetheless is smart and doesn't make a lot of mistakes. He led the downtrodden Illini (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) to a huge upset of Minnesota a week ago.

Now he'll really dip his toes into the fire when the Illini play at No. 13 Ohio State (6-1, 3-0) on Saturday night.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State freshman forward Chelsea Mitchell is expected to miss the 2014-15 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her knee during practice last week.

Mitchell, the twin of guard Kelsey Mitchell and daughter of assistant coach Mark Mitchell, will undergo surgery.

As a senior at Princeton High School in Cincinnati last season, Mitchell played a key role in helping the Vikings to a 28-2 record and an Ohio Division I state title. She averaged 7.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season.

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Last Update on November 01, 2014 07:35 GMT


UNDATED (AP) ---- It took LeBron James exactly one bad game in his new uniform to step up his game. After struggling against the Knicks in his Cleveland debut, James poured in 36 points in leading the Cavaliers to a 114-108 overtime win at Chicago. James scored eight points in the OT.

Kevin Love, the other superstar who followed James to Cleveland over the summer, added 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Derrick Rose scored 20 points for Chicago, but his first meaningful home game in about a year was spoiled by a sprained left ankle and the dominant performance by the Cavaliers' megastar. Rose, sidelined for most of the past two seasons by knee injuries, came up hobbling in the first half and headed to the locker room in the fourth quarter.

In other NBA:

-- Steve Ballmer is 2-0 as new owner of the L.A. Clippers. Blake Griffin had 39 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the Clippers' 118-111 win over the 0-3 Lakers. The Clippers clinched it by making 16 of 17 free throws in the fourth quarter. Kobe Bryant had 21 points and seven assists for the Lakers.

-- Zach Randolph scored 11 of his 22 points in the third quarter and added 13 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 97-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers. Marc Gasol (gah-SAWL') had 20 points and six rebounds. Mike Conley added 17 points for the Grizzlies, who are 2-0 for just the third time in franchise history.

-- O.J Mayo scored 10 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter and rookie Jabari Parker had 11 points and 10 rebounds in his Milwaukee debut to lead the Bucks to a 93-81 win over Philadelphia.

-- Rudy Gay scored 40 points -- one off his career high -- including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94.

-- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State and shooting guard Klay Thompson have agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension worth about $70 million, a person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press. The person says there is no opt out clause for either side in the new deal.

Thompson and the team had until the end of Friday to get a deal done or Thompson could become a restricted free agent next summer, when the Warriors would've had an opportunity to match any offer sheet he signed.

Thompson has become one of the NBA's top two-way guards since being drafted by the Warriors with the 11th overall pick in 2011.

In other NBA news:

-- Ricky Rubio is getting a four-year, $56 million contract extension from the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio is in his fourth season with the Wolves since coming over from Spain in 2011. He has yet to make an All-Star team, but has become the face of the franchise after they traded Kevin Love this summer.

-- The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao (VAR-eh-zhow) to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not immediately known. Varejao was in the final year of a six-year contract he signed in 2008. He was eligible to become a free agent this summer, but the Cavs decided to lock him up for a few more seasons.

-- Alec Burks has agreed to a new four-year, $42 million dollar contact with Utah. That's what a person with knowledge of the deal tells the Associated Press. The deal could be worth $45 million with incentives. He averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 rebounds and is off to a nice start this season with 16.5 points on 50 percent shooting in the Jazz's first two games.


UNDATED (AP) -- On NHL ice, Pavel Datsyuk (PAH'-vuhl DAT'-sook) and Gustav (GOOS'-tav) Nyquist each scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2.

Nyquist had a pair of power-play goals. Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also scored in a four-goal first period to help the Red Wings win their third straight at Joe Louis Arena.

Jimmy Howard made 28 saves between the pipes for Detroit.

In other hockey:

-- Toronto outscored Columbus 4-1. Phil Kessel scored his sixth goal of the season and added two assists.

--Nate Thompson scored 2:30 into overtime and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-1.

-- Calgary edged Nashville 4-3. James Neal's power-play goal capped a three-goal third-period comeback for the Flames.


FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Matt Kenseth took the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kenseth topped the eight drivers eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with a final-round lap of 199.299 miles per hour.

Jeff Gordon will be outside on the front as one of five Chase qualifiers starting in the top 10. The others are Kevin Harvick (fifth), Ryan Newman (seventh) and Joey Logano (10th). Logano won the April race at the Fort Worth track.

The Chase championship field will be cut from eight to four after the Phoenix event next week, with race winners earning spots in the Nov. 16 finale in Florida.


CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon as their new manager. The move comes just hours after the team fired Rick Renteria, who went 73-89 in his only season on the job. Renteria has been offered another position with the club.

Maddon became available after he opted out of his contract with the Rays earlier this month. He had a 754-705 record in nine seasons in Tampa Bay, leading the club to four playoff appearances, two AL East titles and a five-game loss to Philadelphia in the 2008 World Series.

Maddon will be introduced at a news conference Monday.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people endured a steady drizzle to honor the World Series champ San Francisco Giants today. Clouds of orange, black and white confetti were shot from sidewalk cannons along the parade route as players waved, snapped photos and mugged for the roaring crowds from the top of double-decker buses. It was the third time in five years the team has celebrated a Series win along the now-familiar parade route.


UNDATED (AP) -- Reliever Joakim (WAH'-keem) Soria's $7 million option for 2015 has been picked up by the Detroit Tigers. He joined the team in July in a trade with Texas. Soria had 17 saves for the Rangers, then strained an oblique in August and pitched only 11 innings for the Tigers in the regular season.

Detroit also made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez, well ahead of Monday's deadline. Detroit would receive draft-pick compensation if either of those free agent stars signs with another major league team before the amateur draft in June.

Elsewhere in the majors:

-- The Brewers exercised right-hander Yovani Gallardo's (gy-YAR'-dohz) $13 million option for next year and their half of third baseman Aramis Ramirez's $14 million option. Milwaukee also announced Friday it had voided Rickie Weeks' $11.5 million salary for 2015, making the second baseman eligible for free agency.

-- A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn't sure whether he wants to pitch next season

-- Colorado has exercised the $2.25 million option for 2015 on closer LaTroy Hawkins. The 41-year-old right-hander was 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 23 saves in 26 chances for the Rockies this season.

-- Cleveland has exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on utilityman Mike Aviles (ah-VEE'-lihs). He hit .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games this season. Aviles played six positions, during the season.


UNDATED (AP) -- Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll for the second straight season. Kentucky received 52 first-place votes from the 65-member panel to become the fourth team to earn consecutive preseason No. 1s.

Arizona is No. 2 in the poll, receiving five first-place votes, with Wisconsin No. 3 getting eight first-place votes but 35 points less than Arizona in overall points. Rounding out the top five are Duke and Kansas. The second five are North Carolina, Florida, Louisville, Virginia and Texas.


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan is looking for an athletic director as Dave Brandon has resigned. He was under pressure as the football team is in the midst of a dismal season and there has been controversy over the school's handling of everything from its concussion protocol to student seating at games. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress.


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the PGA's CIMB Classic. Hurley matched his score from Thursday for a 10-under total of 134, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event.

A group of seven players was one stroke further back at 7 under, including defending champion Ryan Moore.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jay Haas birdied four of the last six holes for an 8-under 62 and a four-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Charles Schwab Cup Championship. First-round leader Tom Pernice (pur-NEES') Jr. was second after a 67 with Kenny Perry six shots off the lead.

The 60-year-old Haas won two weeks ago in North Carolina to become the 18th player to win a Champions Tour event at 60 or older. He has 17 victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning nine times on the PGA Tour.


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