Irving's 32 lead Cavs _ and subpar LeBron _ past Celtics

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James accepted "Happy Birthday" wishes as he walked out of Cleveland's locker room

He was in no mood to party after his final game as a 31-year-old.

"I was horrible," he said.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Ronda Rousey returns to reclaim her title belt at UFC 207

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronda Rousey climbed on the scale and glared into the distance while the crowd roared. Moments later, she directed that withering gaze at UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who stared right back.

  • Written by GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Steelers to rest stars, Browns search for momentum in finale

PITTSBURGH (AP) — All things being equal, Le'Veon Bell would rather not take a weekend off. The way the Pittsburgh Steelers running back figures it, he's already spent enough time in sweatpants instead of his familiar No. 26 uniform during his four-year career.

  • Written by WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

Will walk-on kickers make the difference in the Fiesta Bowl?

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two years ago, Tyler Durbin was kicking around a soccer ball at James Madison University. Greg Huegel was a freshman watching Clemson football games from the stands.

  • Written by BOB BAUM, AP Sports Writer

Even for contenders, keeping QB pipeline filled is tricky

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The competition to replace Deshaun Watson at Clemson next spring will feature Kelly Bryant, who has already put two seasons of eligibility in behind the Tigers' star, along with redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper and a five-star recruit who is enrolling in college early.

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