Love lost? Cavs wait for Kevin Love's return in NBA Finals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love smiled as he walked onto the court, sharing a handshake and laugh with teammate Jordan McRae. Love then worked on his drop-step, dunked, fired up a few outside shots and practiced free throws.

Outwardly relaxed, he desperately wanted to do more.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Ali's passing takes Jim Brown, Abdul-Jabbar down memory lane

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jim Brown both got the call on June 4, which was strangely appropriate, along with simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming.

  • Written by TIM REYNOLDS, AP Sports Writers TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writers

Gordie Howe, known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88

DETROIT (AP) — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career that lasted into his 50s, has died. The man forever known as "Mr. Hockey" was 88.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

Archie Griffin's brother, others file suits over concussions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The brother of two-time Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin is one of the plaintiffs in the latest batch of lawsuits against the NCAA filed by former college players who say they suffer the effects of concussions.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS