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Cleveland to hang 10-story LeBron banner

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CLEVELAND (AP) A larger-than-life LeBron James will again tower over downtown.

The city's planning commission approved artwork on Friday for a new 10-story-high banner of the NBA superstar, his arms outstretched and "Cleveland" across the back of his jersey.

It will hang across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cavaliers.

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Wolves optimistic in extending Rubio

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With dust finally settled after the blockbuster Kevin Love trade that changed the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the franchise has one big move still to address before the start of the season.

Point guard Ricky Rubio is eligible for an extension of his rookie contract and the two sides continue to have discussions to try to get a deal done. If a contract is not signed by Oct. 31, Rubio will be eligible to be a restricted free agent next summer.

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Bulls sign former Magic G Moore

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls have signed former Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun (EE'-twan) Moore.

The team didn't announce contract terms Thursday. Moore, 6-5 and 191 pounds, played in 79 games with the Magic last season, averaging 6.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field. He was with Orlando for two seasons and the Boston Celtics for one season. Boston drafted him in 2011 out of Purdue.

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Kings sign rookie F Casspi, C Hollins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Sacramento Kings have signed forward Omri Casspi and center Ryan Hollins.

The Kings announced the deals Thursday. Terms of the contracts were not released.

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Wade: Stern helped with fashion sense

NEW YORK (AP) David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA - well, at least for Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat star says while he always was a fan of fine dressing, it wasn't until the former commissioner of the league instituted a dress code that he started taking more interest in what he would wear off the court.

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Nuggets C-F Hickson suspended 5 games

NEW YORK (AP) Denver Nuggets center/forward J.J. Hickson was suspended for five games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the terms of the anti-drug program.

Hickson averaged 11.8 rebounds and 9.2 rebounds in 69 games last season, his first with Denver. He has played six seasons in the NBA with Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland and Denver, averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds.

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Rockets acquire Terry from Kings

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have acquired Jason Terry and draft picks from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Alonzo Gee and Scotty Hopson.

Along with Terry, the Rockets will get Sacramento's second-round pick in 2015 if they select between 31 and 49, and they'll also receive New York's unprotected second-round pick in the 2016 draft.

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Mayor talked to 6 possible Hawks buyers

ATLANTA (AP) The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks.

And the city is ready to kick in a hefty sum to make the deal happen.

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Arrest made in burglary of George's home

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

Indianapolis police say 43-year-old Michael Lewis of Whitestown was arrested Wednesday on burglary and theft charges for the April 28 break-in during which George's platinum All-Star ring valued at $15,000 was taken.

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Wolves sign Robinson, Barea on way out?

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed second-round draft pick Glenn Robinson III.

The Wolves announced the signing on Wednesday, less than two weeks ahead of the start of training camp. Robinson was the 40th overall pick in the June draft out of Michigan, but wasn't assured of a roster spot as the Timberwolves went through a massive overhaul while trading Kevin Love to Cleveland.

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