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So many dominoes: LeBron James can dictate free agency

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — The rumor mill is in overdrive, with nuggets such as these: LeBron James has looked at schools in Los Angeles, he's not particularly fond of Houston and he's hugging restaurant diners in Miami. Ah, free agency is back. It technically ...

AP source: Cavs to make qualifying offer to Rodney Hood

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have some clarity with one of their free agent forwards. No, not that one. While waiting to see if they're in LeBron James' plans, the Cavaliers intend to extend a $3.4 million qualifying offer to Rodney Hood, making him a ...

Encarnacion, Chisenhall HR; Bieber sharp as Tribe top Cards

By JOE HARRIS, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a rough debut, Cleveland Indians rookie Shane Bieber has found his routine. Edwin Encarnacion and Lonnie Chisenhall hit back-to-back homers, Bieber pitched six strong innings and the Indians beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Wednesday ...

Gant, Ozuna spark St. Louis to victory over Cleveland

By WARREN MAYES, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Spot starter John Gant earned himself another turn in the rotation. Gant pitched one-hit ball over a career-high seven innings, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run double and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 4-0 on Monday ...

Albies wins it for Braves with solo homer in 11th inning

By GEORGE HENRY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Ozzie Albies turned to teammate Danny Santana in the dugout and told him he was about to end the game with one swing. "It's time to go home right now," Albies said. "It's time to go deep. I went up there with one mentality, of hitting a home ...

Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving doesn't have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he's got plenty to keep him busy for now. There's a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he's good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on ...

Houston’s Harden wins NBA MVP over James and Davis

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Third time was the charm for James Harden. The Houston Rockets star was voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player after twice being runner-up, beating out four-time winner LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans at the NBA ...

LEADING OFF: Rangers-Twins get testy, Reds on grand run

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAREFUL Texas has won seven in a row, and things got a little testy Saturday during a 9-6 victory at Target Field. Jurickson Profar tied a Rangers record when he was hit by pitches three times. Profar stole second ...

Ciman, Diomande help LAFC to 2-0 win over Crew

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurent Ciman returned from a two-game absence and scored in the opening minutes to help Los Angeles FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night. Ciman, the last player cut from the Belgian national team as it prepared for the World Cup, sent a free kick from 40 yards ...

Font, Rays shut down Yanks; DeSclafani slams Reds past Cubs

By The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday. Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 2/3 ...