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Love out for Team USA amid uncertain status

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

Judge rules for S. Sterling in sale of Clippers

A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Sources: Clips star Griffin has back fracture

Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources told ESPN.com

Lions table talks with Suh until after season

Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.

Bulls' Rose: Confidence 'through the roof'

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose says his confidence is 'through the roof' and he's looking forward to proving his doubters wrong this season as he tries to make his way back from two serious knee injuries.

NBPA taps 1st big league female union chief

Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.

Jordan rules: 'Cool' with No. 23 for LeBron

Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NFL VP defends length of Rice suspension

NFL senior vice president of labor policy Adolpho Birch strongly disagreed Monday that the league's two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for his domestic violence arrest was too light.

Giants set lofty 70 percent goal for Manning

The New York Giants are setting lofty goals for their new offense in 2014 as new quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf has challenged Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes.

Manziel A&M jersey expected to fetch $100K

An auction house believes an autographed, game-used Johnny Manziel jersey it is selling will set the record for the highest price ever paid for a college football jersey.

Peterson: Vikes' offense no longer 'predictable'

Now that offensive coordinator Norv Turner has arrived, bringing what should be a more aggressive scheme to the Minnesota Vikings, running back Adrian Peterson said he's playing in the offense he's "been looking for for the past seven years."

Serena feeling fine after virus at Wimbledon

Serena Williams said Monday that she feels fine and is ready to play again after a disturbing performance that scared even her during a doubles match at Wimbledon four weeks ago.

Poll: LeBron's reputation near pre-Decision level

LeBron James is coming back, not only to Cleveland but back into the public's favor.

Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox title ring

A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.

Sources: Wolves eye PF Young if Love dealt

The Minnesota Timberwolves have expressed interest in Philadelphia 76ers power forward Thaddeus Young as a potential replacement for Kevin Love, according to sources close to the situation.

Colts release Rainey for rules violation

Running back Chris Rainey, released Monday by the Indianapolis Colts, was let go for a violation of an undisclosed team rule, coach Chuck Pagano said Monday.