James struggles, Knicks spoil homecoming

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CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James shot miserably. His passes were errant. He didn't look good doing much other than tossing powder in the air.

His homecoming was horrendous.

"I didn't press," James said, dismissing nerves as a factor. "I didn't do much."

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)

NCAA upholds Gurley's 4-game suspension

ATLANTA (AP) The NCAA upheld its four-game suspension of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley on Thursday night, ending the school's final hope of having its biggest star in uniform for Saturday's game against Florida.

In a statement released Thursday night, the NCAA's student-athlete reinstatement committee denied Georgia's appeal of Gurley's four-game suspension. The NCAA announced the suspension on Wednesday, when it said Gurley accepted more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period. (MORE)

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