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Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue yells to players during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. The Kings won 116-112 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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  • Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue yells to players during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Cleveland. The Kings won 116-112 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Drama kings: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue upset by distractions

    CLEVELAND (AP) — They are losing to teams they should be beating — easily. And making matters worse, the NBA champion Cavaliers are embroiled in distractions. Drama kings. “I hate it,” coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday following practice. With six losses in eight games, the Cavs are in a slump they never expected. They’re also […]
  • Los Angeles Lakers center Tarik Black scrambles on the floor for a loose ball as Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard and guard Allen Crabbe defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

    Lillard, McColllum lead Trail Blazers over Lakers 105-98

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 24 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 105-98 on Wednesday night, capping Portland’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the team’s 1977 NBA championship. CJ McCollum added 24 points for the Blazers, who have won 11 straight regular-season games against the Lakers. Los Angeles […]
  • Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 124-122.(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

    LeBron miffed with direction of slumping Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has alluded to flaws with Cleveland’s roster all season. He got much more detailed about the cracks and crevices in the NBA champions after their fifth loss in seven games. James urged the team’s front office to do more after a 124-122 loss Monday night to the New Orleans Pelicans, […]
  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) looks up to dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 118-103.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich. James, who already has two gold medals, said that Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. team will influence his decision on whether to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games. “It factors a lot,” James said Saturday as […]