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Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Andrew Wiggins was only drafted three weeks ago and he's already dealing with trade rumors.

The NBA's No. 1 overall pick has been playing at summer league this week while his name has been linked to Cleveland's pursuit of Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love. The teams have had discussions, but so far the Cavaliers have refused to part with Wiggins to get a deal done.

Cavaliers coach David Blatt says it's all part of the learning experience for Wiggins. He calls all the talk "just rumors" and says he sees no need to talk to Wiggins about it because "it doesn't mean anything."

Wiggins had 21 points and five rebounds in a game against Houston on Thursday night.


Laura Diaz shoots 62 to lead Marathon Classic by 4

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Laura Diaz, winless in the past 12 years on the LPGA Tour, shot a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead after Thursday's opening round of the Marathon Classic.

It was a stunning score for Diaz, who has cut back on competitive golf to raise her two children. She hasn't finished inside the top 25 in a tour event since 2010 after winning twice in 2002 and playing in four Solheim Cups.

She had nine birdies without a bogey, opening her round at No. 10 with birdies on her first five holes - missing a 7-footer for birdie on the 15th that would have matched a career best.

Sharing second were second-year pro Austin Ernst and Lee-Ann Pace, a South African star on the Ladies European Tour.


Titans' Lewan to go to trial in fan-punching case

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans is headed for a jury trial in October.

The former Michigan offensive tackle is accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight.

He is charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of assault and battery. He was told Thursday to return to Ann Arbor District Court on Oct. 27 for jury selection and trial the next day. The Titans will not be preparing that week for a game.

Lewan was drafted No. 11 overall. He is one of three players drafted this year without a contract.


Police: Ohio woman falls off car hood, is run over

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say a former national boxing champion died after she jumped onto the hood of a car driving toward her after an altercation, then fell off and was accidentally run over by a different vehicle.

Police say 26-year-old Cashmere Jackson died after an altercation Wednesday at a gas station.

Police say Jackson exited the car she was riding in after another car bumped it. When the second car drove toward Jackson, she jumped onto the hood.

Police say the driver pulled onto a busy street with Jackson on the hood, and she fell off just before the vehicle collided with a car. Jackson was accidentally hit by another vehicle.

Jackson won light welterweight titles in 2010 and 2011. Records show she later spent two years in prison for robbery.


Madden, Levy head list of Hall of Fame presenters

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Former coaching greats John Madden and Marv Levy will highlight the list of seven presenters during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Madden will present former Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy. Levy will introduce former Buffalo Bills receiver Andre Reed.

Defensive end Michael Strahan chose long-time friend and Fox-TV broadcaster Jay Glazer.

The four remaining inductees selected family members as presenters at the ceremony on Aug. 2.

Linebacker Derrick Brooks chose his son, Decalon Brooks. Tackle Walter Jones also selected his son, Walterius Jones. Defensive end Claude Humphrey went with his daughter, Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson.

Defensive back Aeneas Williams chose his father, Lawrence Williams.


Michigan regents reject football game fireworks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.

Thursday's meeting in Ann Arbor was the first for new university President Mark Schlissel.

The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.

Thursday's votes were 4-3 against fireworks at the Miami game and 5-2 against them at the Penn State game.

The fireworks would have been set off from the Michigan Stadium field and from the stadium's east and west towers.

Regent Laurence Deitch says the shows would have been unnecessary risky and incoinsiderate of area residents.

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