Cavs lose Love to injury, sweep Celtics

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BOSTON (AP) LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.

Love left the court in the first quarter with a dislocated left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to win a series for the first time since 2010, before James left for Miami.

Now Cleveland gets extra time before facing the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series. The Bulls lead 3-1.

Cards mum after Wainwright goes on DL

MILWAUKEE (AP) St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright could be out a lot longer than 15 days.

The 33-year-old right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an injured Achilles and left ankle that occurred when he was batting in Saturday night's game against the Brewers. (MORE)

Royals OF Cain: No bad blood with ChiSox

CHICAGO (AP) Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain is ready to move on after the Royals brawled with the Chicago White Sox in the series opener on Thursday night.

Cain was suspended for two games for his part in the melee and is appealing the punishment. Kansas City pitchers Yordano Ventura (seven games), Edinson Volquez (five games) and Kelvin Herrera (two games) also are appealing their suspensions by Major League Baseball. (MORE)

Russell's bases-loaded double lifts Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) Rookie Addison Russell doubled with the bases loaded - one of his best moments during his first week in the majors - and the Chicago Cubs held on for a 5-2 victory on Sunday and a sweep of their rain-shortened series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 21-year-old second baseman was in a slump when he broke the game open with his three-run double in the fourth inning off Anthony DeSclafani (2-1). Miguel Montero had a solo homer and a run-scoring single off DeSclafani, who had a streak of 16 scoreless innings snapped. (MORE)

Malkin, Crosby committed to Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin does not plan to leave the team that drafted him.

After nine seasons in Pittsburgh with one Stanley Cup, Malkin said he continues to believe his best chance to win a second championship remains with the Penguins. Pittsburgh has not reached the Stanley Cup Final since winning it all in 2009. The Penguins have been a fixture in the playoffs every year of Malkin's career, but now head into a long offseason after getting knocked off by the New York Rangers in five games last Friday. (MORE)

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