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Calderon to start for Cavs if injured George Hill can’t play

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers point guard George Hill is still listed as questionable for Sunday night’s Game 4 against Indiana because of an injured back. Hill aggravated the injury in Friday’s 92-90 loss. The three-time defending Eastern Conference champs trail the Pacers 2-1. Coach Tyronn Lue says veteran Jose …

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Newgarden to start from pole at Barber Motorsports Park

By JOHN ZENORAP Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Defending champion Josef Newgarden will start from the pole at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden edged fellow Team Penske driver Will Power in the final qualifying lap Saturday to earn the third pole position of his career. He has won the Indy …

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Pacers erase 17-point deficit to take 2-1 lead over Cavs

By MICHAEL MAROTAP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Bojan Bogdanovic scored 30 points, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a 17-point halftime deficit for a 92-90 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Cleveland was 39-0 during the regular season when …

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Cavaliers players show up to Pacers game wearing same suits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates arrived in style Friday. Each wore the same suit with a white shirt and a dark tie. Some even wore sunglasses for the pivotal Game 3 against the Pacers. It was all by design. James wanted the three-time defending Eastern …

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Defending champ Newgarden logs fastest Barber practice lap

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Defending champion Josef Newgarden turned in the fastest practice lap at Barber Motorsports Park. Newgarden’s time of 1 minute, 7.4345 seconds in Friday’s practice sessions gave him an edge over Spencer Pigot’s 1:07.5372 and Will Power (1:07.5987). Sebastien Bourdais and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top …

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Former Indiana player donates $2M for stadium renovations

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A former Indiana football player has made a $2 million donation to help the athletic department renovate the Hoosiers’ team area underneath Memorial Stadium. Terry Tallen’s gift will provide funding for a 25,000-square foot renovation of the Hoosiers’ locker room, team lounge, equipment and training rooms, …

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Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of Pacers series

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tryonn Lue expects injured forward Kevin Love to play Friday in Game 3 at Indiana. Love hurt his left thumb late in Wednesday’s victory that evened the series at 1-1. He did not return but did participate in Friday’s morning shootaround with what appeared …

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Dwight Freeney to retire as member of Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Defensive end Dwight Freeney will retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. Team officials made the announcement Thursday. Freeney was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a three-time first-team All-Pro selection and played in three Super Bowls. He won his only title with the Colts following …

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Notre Dame, Alabama set to face off in 2028, 2029 openers

By The Associated Press Iconic football programs Alabama and Notre Dame will meet in a pair of season openers, starting in a decade. The schools announced Thursday that they’ll open the 2028 season in South Bend and 2029 in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide and Fighting Irish have met seven times, …

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LeBron scores 46, Cavaliers hold off Pacers to even series

By TOM WITHERSAP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. …

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