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Wizards beat Cavs in first game in Cleveland since trades

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland’s new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night. The Wizards nearly blew a late

Rangers trade Michael Grabner to Devils

MONTREAL — The Rangers’ sell-off continued after their 3-1 loss Thursday night to the Canadiens when they dealt Michael Grabner to the rival Devils for a second-round pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov, pending a trade call as of this writing. Both Grabner and Rick Nash were held

Benoit can double earnings to $2 million with Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joaquin Benoit can earn $1 million in performance bonuses in addition to his $1 million base salary with the Washington Nationals. Washington announced the deal with the 40-year-old reliever on Wednesday and opened a roster spot by pl…

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes made choice to give up golf: source

PORT ST. LUCIE — Yoenis Cespedes is sacrificing his love of golf for the hope that he can remain healthy this season. A front office source confirmed reports that Cespedes gave up the game after he suffered a hamstring injury last season and has told them that he doesn’t plan to play this season.

Rangers hold Rick Nash, Michael Grabner out of lineup

MONTREAL – Both Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will be out of the Rangers’ lineup Thursday night against the Canadiens as the team prepares to soon move the pending unrestricted free agents. Nash and Grabner each participated in Thursday’s morning skate. Vinni Lettieri was summoned from the AHL

Aaron Boone to use Yanks’ spring games for evaluation, experience

TAMPA — No one does an imitation of Joe Torre walking from the dugout to the pitcher’s mound quite like Aaron Boone. Video of Boone hilariously doing the Torre walk when he was with ESPN’s Baseball Tonight has garnered nearly 40,000 views on YouTube — and probably even more laughs. But don’

Mets lefty Steven Matz ready to put injury history behind him

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz isn’t looking back. Behind him are a long list of injuries that have hindered his career. The Mets left-hander just wants to move forward feeling good and building on that. Thursday, Matz threw live batting practice and he is scheduled to start Monday’s Grapefruit

Knicks have yet to decide how they’ll proceed with Joakim Noah

ORLANDO — Joakim Noah may never suit up again for the Knicks, but the exiled center will have plenty of desirable options should he negotiate a buyout with the club. According to league sources, several playoff-bound teams are closely monitoring Noah’s situation in New York and would push to sign

Drury says he grew up a Yankees fan, this ‘a dream come true’

TAMPA – The Yankees believe Brandon Drury has more in the tank. Drury does, too. “I don’t feel like I’ve done anything like I’m capable of the last couple years. They’ve been kind of a grind,” Drury said Thursday after his first spring practice with his new team. “The numbers have been

Dirk Nowitzki ‘disgusted’ by Mavericks sexual harassment scandal

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said he was disgusted and shocked when he heard about allegations of the vile workplace culture that’s festered in the team’s offices. Following an explosive Sports Illustrated investigation that exposed a “corrosive” atmosphere described as “a picture of a