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AP Source: NFL Stadium Sites Explored in Toronto

Person close to situation: Bon Jovi group studied Toronto sites; to meet with NY developers

Lynch Expected to Hold out From Seahawks Camp

Marshawn Lynch expected to hold out of Seahawks training camp according to former teammate

Cavs Sign Wiggins, Who Can't Be Traded for 30 Days

On The Clock: Cavs sign rookie Andrew Wiggins; No. 1 overall pick can't be traded for 30 days

AP Source: Gordon to Meet With League Aug. 1

Person with knowledge of meeting to AP: Browns' Josh Gordon to have league hearing Aug. 1

Ray Allen leaning toward Cleveland

Veteran guard Ray Allen is leaning toward returning for his 19th season and joining his former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers, The Boston Globe has reported, citing an NBA source. Former Heat forward Mike Miller, who like James joined the Cavs on a two-year deal, said last week he was making a recruiting effort to lure Allen to the Cavaliers, pointing to the veteran as the kind of player who would help Cleveland in key spots in the playoffs. Allen's agent, Jim Tanner, disputed the Globe's report Thursday night on Twitter. The reports that Ray Allen intends to play for the Cavs are unfounded. He has not yet decided if he will play next season or for which team. - TANDEM (@_tandemse) July 24, 2014 Allen, who will turn 39 on July 20, played 73 games for the Heat in the regular season and all 20 postseason games last season. He averaged 9.3 points per game on 41 percent...

The Un-Armstrong? Tour 'Boss' Nibali Wins Stage 18

The 'boss' perhaps, but not Armstrong: Nibali wins Stage 18 with Tour victory in sight

Taiwan Sweeps US in 1st Day of International Crown

United States comes up empty in 1st day of International Crown tournament

Manning Getting Used to New Faces on Broncos

With new faces all around him, there's a 'starting-over' feel to camp for Manning

Suspended WR Blackmon Arrested on Drug Complaint

Suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon arrested on marijuana complaint in Oklahoma

Ravens RB Rice Receives 2-Game Suspension From NFL

Ravens RB Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL following offseason arrest

Attorneys want appeal-proof ruling

LOS ANGELES -- The attorneys for Shelly Sterling said Wednesday they will ask a judge to issue a ruling allowing the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to proceed despite pending lawsuits brought by Donald Sterling in both federal and civil court contesting his wife's authority to sell the franchise without his consent. Pierce O'Donnell, the lead attorney for Shelly Sterling, said he would seek what would effectively be an emergency, appeal-proof ruling after testimony concluded in the California probate court case to determine whether she acted properly in removing her husband from the family trust which owned the franchise before selling it to Ballmer. "We think we have overwhelming evidence from [interim Clippers CEO] Dick Parsons and Anwar Zakkour from Bank of America, that if you don't let this sale go through and meet the deadline for the sale, an incredibly valuable asset will fall like a...

Playground basketball's lost dream

"Earth is a task garden," British essayist G.K. Chesterton once wrote. "Heaven is a playground." And why shouldn't it be? "Play" is the operative syllable here. And if playgrounds aren't places where we can celebrate our freedom to disappear into games of shared joy, into that transcendent and necessary realm of human physical expression, then what good are they at all? No game was better designed for the playground than basketball. Play alone, play with a pal, play two-on-two, three-on-three, five-on-five -- I once watched a game of 21 in Key West played by two dozen men and boys -- the sport is simpler than anything but soccer or running with the wind. A ball, a hoop, asphalt. And what is asphalt but the grass of the modern city? So it hurts to see playgrounds turning into something they were never meant to be -- empty areas or, much worse, danger zones. There are many reasons for the demise of high-level hoops in our schoolyards and parks, but we can start with one...