A capsule look at each team in the Eastern Conference

From Kyrie Irving's move to Boston and Dwyane Wade's arrival in Cleveland, a team-by-team look at the Eastern Conference by division with the tipoff of the season a week away:


Talent show: James, star-studded Cavs eyeing another title


CLEVELAND (AP) — Before LeBron James sat down for a 45-minute news conference in which he took a few swipes at Kyrie Irving, President Trump and temporarily quieted the drumbeat about his future, the superstar succinctly summarized Cleveland's offseason.

"Long summer," he said. "Really long summer."

And really stormy.


  • Written by By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

AP All-America Watch: New star Bosa; Sills catching for WVU


The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also release a midseason team next week before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The fifth installment of the weekly All-America watch features a Buckeye following in his big brother's footsteps, a converted QB catching on at West Virginia and some struggles for the Heisman winner.

  • Written by By RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer

Suspended Gordon details drug use, hopes for NFL comeback


CLEVELAND (AP) — Revealing he was scared for his life amid another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL.

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  • Written by By TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer