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The Boys Are Back in Town

The annual Wine and Gold Scrimmage has always been an entertaining season-opening event. But it’s never been like what fans witnessed on Wednesday night, with a near-filled Quicken Loans Arena pulsating almost 45 minutes before player introductions. When the new-look Cavaliers were finally introduced – concluding with Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao and LeBron James – the gym was jumping. ”It was a great reaction,” said James afterward. “The fans are great, they’ve always been great.”

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Miguel Cabrera turns down playoff bonus, just wants ring

Detroit Tigers slugger and two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera might actually be backing up those words. Cabrera was sitting at his locker before the Tigers' workout Wednesday in Baltimore when Max Scherzer came by with a clipboard containing the sheets players must sign to receive their shares of the post-season playoff pool. That's money, real cash money.

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Mirotic making a (nick) name for himself

The contents of this page have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Chicago Bulls. All opinions expressed by Sam Smith are solely his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Chicago Bulls or its Basketball Operations staff, parent company, partners, or sponsors. His sources are not known to the Bulls and he has no special access to information beyond the access and privileges that go along with being an NBA accredited member of the media.

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Noah on board with Gasol's mindset

By Adam Fluck | 10.01.2014  Within days after last season ended, Joakim Noah successfully underwent minor arthroscopic surgery to clean out his left knee.  An offseason spent rehabbing meant no basketball for Noah. But the All-Star center has been back on the floor this week and after two days of training camp, he reported no ill effects. 

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Gibson's team first attitude on full display

By Adam Fluck | 10.01.2014  As last season came to an end, it appeared Taj Gibson, runner-up for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award, was in line for a starting position.  The scope of that competition changed and became much tighter with the offseason signing of Pau Gasol.  Gibson, however, is taking it all in stride and his positive outlook has never wavered. When asked about his role on Wednesday, he even went as far as calling his situation a “luxury” given that he’s in a great city with...

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New Orleans Pelicans Announce 2014-15 Broadcast Schedule

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced today the television and radio broadcast schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season. FOX Sports New Orleans, the official television partner of the Pelicans, will feature a franchise-high 77 live regular season broadcasts. Collectively with ten nationally televised games, all 82 Pelicans regular season games will be available on television. WWL Radio, the Pelicans radio flagship station, will broadcast every regular season and preseason matchup.

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Clippers Starting Five

A solid starting five is a rare feat in the NBA. Injuries, competition for a position and change in coaching/players occur to stall teams in deciding who their starting five players to take the court each night will be. The 2014-15 Clippers look to have their starting five solidified as the regular season nears. Back for a second year is head coach Doc Rivers, shooting guard JJ Redick and small forward Matt Barnes. Back for a fourth straight season is the core of Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan...

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