ABC News: Sports 30 March 2018

Tyronn Lue to rejoin Cavs as observer, ease back into coaching role

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is planning to rejoin the team as an observer against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night, league sources told ESPN. Lue will not coach the game, and the plan is for him to hopefully ease his way back into a full-time coaching role over the Cavs' four-game homestand that extends until Thursday, sources said. This will be the first time that Lue is expected to address the team since leaving the Cavaliers on March 19 because of medical and rest issues. During his absence, Lue has been using a chef to improve his diet and has been on a steady exercise plan. Lue had been dealing with chest pains and other serious symptoms, including coughing up blood, compounded by a loss of sleep for the majority of the season. Assistant Larry Drew has been serving as the interim coach during Lue's absence. The Cavaliers are 45-30 and third in the Eastern Conference standings. ESPN's Dave McMenamin...

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Steelers put Le'Veon Bell talks on hold for draft, free agency

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are putting contract negotiations with running back Le'Veon Bell on hold while focusing on free agency and the NFL draft. General manager Kevin Colbert said the team will eventually continue the dialogue with Bell's reps, but there's no update on a deal. The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Bell for the second straight year and have until July 16 to execute a long-term deal. Asked whether he's still optimistic a deal can be reached, Colbert said, "I think so." "We're not intentionally ignoring that. More urgent business needs to get taken care of," Colbert said from the NFL owners meetings in Orlando. "We will reassess where that is. He'll reassess where his interests are as well. I anticipate us continuing that process once we get through the free agency period and maybe even through the draft. The draft can change things on both sides." The draft could solidify other positions or open up more salary cap...

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Stanton, Davidson tee off, opening day turns into HR derby

The 2018 Major League Baseball season started with a bang when Ian Happ of the Cubs homered on the very first pitch

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Accountant-turned-goalie helps Blackhawks beat Jets

Emergency accountant-turned-goaltender closes out Chicago Blackhawks' 6-2 victory over Winnipeg Jets

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Syracuse 5-star recruit Darius Bazley opts for NBA G League

Syracuse five-star recruit Darius Bazley says changed his mind about college and will head to the NBA's development league

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AP Interview: Virginia's Bennett moving on from UMBC stunner

Virginia's Tony Bennett isn't wavering from his foundation in the aftermath of the Cavaliers' historic NCAA Tournament loss to UMBC

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Why NCAA sexual assault policy stops short of punishment

When it comes to sexual violence on campus, NCAA leaders see the association as an agent of culture change, trying to curb a problem that goes beyond athletics

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Brother of unarmed man killed by police redirects protests

The brother of an unarmed black man killed by police is helping defuse tension in California's capital city by asking protesters not to keep disrupting a downtown NBA arena

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Comeback kid: Stephens rallies for spot in Miami Open final

Sloane Stephens is heading to the Miami Open final, after rallying to beat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals

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Lexi Thompson smiling again at ANA; Pernilla Lindberg leads

Lexi Thompson is smiling and having fun again at the ANA Inspiration

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Believe the hype! Penn State tops Utah for NIT championship

Shep Garner hit the 3-pointer that brought cousin Flavor Flav to his feet and helped bring Penn State an NIT championship in an 82-66 win over Utah

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