James struggles, Knicks spoil homecoming

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CLEVELAND (AP) Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago.

"It was one game," he said.

James moved on quickly.

Down 21-0, FSU rallies by Cards 42-31

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either.

Thanks to another remarkable comeback by the Seminoles and quarterback Jameis Winston, their hopes of competing for a second straight national championship remain intact. (MORE)

Westbrook breaks hand in loss to Clips

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers didn't shoot well, couldn't build more than a 10-point lead, and still managed to usher in the Steve Ballmer era with a victory for their new owner.

Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, and Chris Paul added 22 in a season-opening 93-90 win Thursday over the Oklahoma City Thunder, who lost another star to injury when Russell Westbrook broke his right hand. (MORE)

Saints top Panthers, take NFC South lead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Saints' offense is potent enough with Drew Brees.

But if they continue to get big games on the ground from Mark Ingram, they may just leave the rest of the weak NFC South in the dust. (MORE)

Kentucky tops AP preseason poll again

The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete for a national championship.

The Wildcats changed the script this season: This year, the fabulous freshmen will be surrounded by other former McDonald's All-Americans who played for the NCAA title just seven months ago - a team so deep and talented that coach John Calipari is considering a platoon system. (MORE)

 NCAA upholds Gurley's 4-game suspension

 Gruden intends to start RG3 on Sunday

 DE Hardy's trial ppd. until after season

 2 million expected at Giants parade

 Red Sox sign Uehara for 2 years, $18M


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