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CLEVELAND -- The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers didn't get off to the start they were hoping for, falling to the New York Knicks 95-90 on Thursday thanks in large part to LeBron James shooting just 5-for-15 with eight turnovers. James called some of his miscues "careless," shouldering his responsibility for the loss, but there were others in the Cavs' locker room who spoke up about their part in the defeat. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland in both points (22) and assists (seven), but pointed to his four turnovers as proof that he needs to work with coach David Blatt in executing the plays that are being called. "For us, it's just a better communication between me and Coach Blatt," Irving said. "That's basically what it boils down to. I'm his point guard out there, and some things that I see, you know, he has plays in his mind and I have plays in my mind as well. "We're just going to continue to grow. It's a...
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Florida State is eight games into this season, and its identity is fairly clear. The Seminoles thrive when the situation appears bleakest. They have dealt with so many distractions off the field, it almost feels as if they want distractions on the field, a strange psychology that has actually worked for them. Because once again, the Seminoles overcame a second-half deficit to save their season, this time in a 42-31 win over Louisville on Thursday night. Four times this season, Florida State has needed second-half comebacks to win. But it faced its largest deficit against the Cardinals, down 21-0 in the second quarter against the No. 1 rated defense in America. Momentum shifted to the home Cards, but Florida State just shrugged. "Been there before," quarterback Jameis Winston said. Florida State scored just before halftime. Coach Jimbo Fisher remained calm in the locker room. Halftime...
Several college basketball referees, including one prominent Big Ten official, have been disciplined for accessing unauthorized information on a refereeing software website, sources told ESPN.com on Thursday. Sources said that log-in information to BlueZebraSports.com -- an officiating website whose clientele includes many of the Division I college basketball conferences -- was compromised and passed on to several officials. Those officials had the ability to access secure information such as game schedules and compensation of other officials. One source said that each conference had its own tailored setup. Bradley Batt, the owner of BlueZebra Sports, sent out a letter to his clients in which he divulged that two clients -- who are also coordinators of lower-level college leagues -- abused their access as administrators of their own websites and "manipulated our system in a malicious manner to gain access to the sites of coordinators for whom they...