Sunday, September 23, 2018
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NBA

CAVS' LOVE OUT 6-PLUS WEEKS

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss at least six weeks after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, a blow to the defending NBA champions. Love, who is having his best season with Cleveland, had a "loose body" removed from his knee.

MAGIC DEALS IBAKA: Months after acquiring PF Serge Ibaka from the Thunder, Orlando traded him to the Raptors for swingman Terrence Ross and a 2017 first-round pick.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to turn back a charge from Andrew Wiggins and help the visiting Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves. … Doug McDermott scored 20 and the host Bulls beat the Raptors for the 11th straight time, 105-94.

SOCCER

Paris Saint-Germain blasts Barcelona

Angel Di Maria scored two superb goals as host Paris Saint-Germain battered Barcelona from start to finish, hammering the five-time European champion 4-0 to take a huge advantage into the second leg of their Champions League knockout match. And Borussia Dortmund squandered chance after chance, including a second-half penalty, before slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal.

STAR HURT: Manchester City F Gabriel Jesus has a broken bone in his right foot, putting him on the sideline during a crucial part of the season.

CONCACAF: The semifinals of this year's Gold Cup will be in Arlington, Texas, on July 22 and at Pasadena, Calif., the next day.

WOMEN: Reigning FIFA women's player of the year Carli Lloyd will sign a short-term contract to play for Manchester City.

AUTOS

Aspen Dental becomes Danica's lead sponsor

One of Danica Patrick's sponsors stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract suit. Aspen Dental said it will be the lead sponsor and debut on her car during the Feb. 26 Daytona 500.

ET CETERA

ESPN SUED: Tennis commentator Doug Adler, who was fired by ESPN last month after being accused of using racist language to describe Venus Williams' playing style at the Australian Open, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the network. Adler described her tactic of charging the net as she "put the guerrilla effect on." That was construed by some as "gorilla effect."

NFL: The Seahawks received a warning, but no other penalty, after the league reviewed the circumstances of disclosing an injury to CB Richard Sherman.

SKIING: France beat Slovakia in the team event final at the ski world championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

SWIMMING: Frank Busch, national team director for USA Swimming since 2011, will retire in September, following executive director Chuck Wielgus out the door at the sport's national governing body.

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