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Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

Opening day in Cleveland

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

During an appearance on the Road Trippin' podcast, Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas, addressing comments he made about not wanting to talk to Danny Ainge again, said he was disrespected by not being alerted to a possible deal. Added Thomas: "I'm not tripping off the trade, like I got traded to the Cavs and we're going to win a championship."

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Vegas is almost all-in on the Warriors

Golden State is much better than even money to win its third NBA title in four years, per the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. The Cavs sit second at 4-1, with no other teams better than 10-1.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

How significant will reviewing Super Bowl LI be for the Patriots as they begin preparing for Sunday's home game against the Falcons? Safety Duron Harmon answers that question.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

One day after he interviewed with Red Sox and one day before he meets Mets, praise keeps rolling in for Astros bench coach Alex Cora. "The guy is always bringing something to the table for the younger guys, which is great," Astros DH Carlos Beltran said. "He has good communication with the guys. He's always in the clubhouse getting to know the players, getting to know which buttons he could push on each player to make them go out there and play the game hard."

Hernandez lawyers refile CTE suit vs. NFL

Football helmet maker Riddell says it intends to vigorously defend its products and its reputation against concussion-related lawsuits like one lawyers for late Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have filed in Massachusetts against it and the NFL.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots, without a 3rd QB on the roster/practice squad, had Garrett Grayson in for a workout today. He entered the NFL as a third-round pick of Saints. Four other players were in for workouts: WR Tim Patrick (Utah), LB Marcus Rush (Michigan State), DE Jhaustin Thomas (Iowa State) and WR Deonte Thompson (Florida).

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JR Smith thinks LeBron will play, Lue unsure

According to JR Smith, LeBron James is 'going to play' in the Cleveland Cavaliers' regular-season opener against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. James has missed four of the Cavaliers' five preseason games with a sprained left ankle.

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Dungey, Dillon, Bennett among ACC Players of the Week

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey and LB Parris Bennnett earn honors this week after impressive performances in the Orange's upset of then-No. 2 Clemson. Boston College RB AJ Dillon shares the weekly offensive back award with Dungey and was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. Miami kicker Michael Badgley earns the special teams award after a perfect outing vs. Georgia Tech in which he kicked the game-winning field goal.

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BPI likes Warriors' chances for a repeat

The Warriors head into Tuesday's season opener as the runaway favorites to win the NBA title, according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index. The Celtics are a distant second, followed by the Rockets, Cavaliers and Spurs in a three-way tie for third-best odds.

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Officiating czar stands by call to nullify Jets TD

Al Riveron, the NFL's head of officiating, stood by his call to overturn Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown catch against the Patriots, saying it was "clear and obvious" that the Jets tight end fumbled the ball.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and three former Celtics (Jeff Green, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder) get up shots together a day before the Cavs play Boston.