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Last Update on October 31, 2014 05:32 GMT

CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined the megastar's emotional homecoming with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers on Thursday night.

James, who returned to the Cavs and his native Ohio this summer after winning two NBA titles in Miami, finished with 17 points on 5-of-15 shooting. He also committed eight turnovers and never looked comfortable on a night when the entire city -- and a star-studded crowd -- celebrated his comeback.

Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and buried a jumper with James in his face with 25 seconds left to give the Knicks a 92-87 lead.

Kyrie Irving scored 22 and Kevin Love added 19 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who have some work to before they can start thinking about any titles.

National Sports News

Last Update on October 31, 2014 22:42 GMT

MLB-CUBS

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have hired former Tampa Bay skipper Joe Maddon as their new manager. The move comes just hours after the team fired Rick Renteria who went 73-89 in his only season on the job. Renteria has been offered another position with the club.

Maddon became available after he opted out of his contract with the Rays earlier this month. He had a 754-705 record in nine seasons in Tampa Bay, leading the club to four playoff appearances, two AL East titles and a five-game loss to Philadelphia in the 2008 World Series.

Cubs president Theo Epstein says Renteria deserved to come back next season but that Maddon's departure changed things.

Maddon will be introduced at a news conference Monday.

MLB-GIANTS PARADE

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of people endured a steady drizzle to honor the World Series champ San Francisco Giants today. Clouds of orange, black and white confetti was shot from sidewalk cannons along the parade route as players waved, snapped photos and mugged for the roaring crowds from the top of double-decker buses. It was the third time in five years the team has celebrated a Series win along the now-familiar parade route.

T25 MEN'S BASKETBALL

UNDATED (AP) -- Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll for the second straight season. Kentucky received 52 first-place votes from the 65-member panel to become the fourth team to earn consecutive preseason No. 1s.

Arizona is No. 2 in the poll, receiving five first-place votes, with Wisconsin No. 3 getting eight first-place votes but 35 points less than Arizona in overall points. Rounding out the top five are Duke and Kansas. The second five are North Carolina, Florida, Louisville, Virginia and Texas.

MLB-TRANSACTIONS

UNDATED (AP) -- Reliever Joakim (WAH'-keem) Soria's $7 million option for 2015 has been picked up by the Detroit Tigers. He joined the team in July in a trade with Texas. Soria had 17 saves for the Rangers, then strained an oblique in August and pitched only 11 innings for the Tigers in the regular season. S

Detroit also made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez, well ahead of Monday's deadline. Detroit would receive draft-pick compensation if either of those free agent stars signs with another major league team before the amateur draft in June.

Elsewhere in the majors;

-- Colorado has exercised the $2.25 million option for 2015 on closer LaTroy Hawkins. The 41-year-old right-hander was 4-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 23 saves in 26 chances for the Rockies this season.

-- Cleveland has exercised their $3.5 million option for next season on utilityman Mike Aviles (ah-VEE'-lihs). He hit .247 with 16 doubles, five homers and 39 RBIs in 113 games this season. Aviles played six positions, during the season.

NBA-WARRIORS-THOMPSON

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State and shooting guard Klay Thompson have agreed to a four-year maximum contract extension worth about $70 million, a person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press. The person says there is no opt out clause for either side in the new deal.

Thompson and the team had until the end of Friday to get a deal done or Thompson could become a restricted free agent next summer, when the Warriors would've had an opportunity to match any offer sheet he signed.

Thompson has become one of the NBA's top two-way guards since being drafted by the Warriors with the 11th overall pick in 2011.

NBA-CAVALIERS-VAREJAO

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers have signed starting center Anderson Varejao (VAR-eh-zhow) to a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not immediately known. Varejao was in the final year of a six-year contract he signed in 2008. He was eligible to become a free agent this summer, but the Cavs decided to lock him up for a few more seasons.

NBA-JAZZ-BURKS

UNDATED (AP) -- Alec Burks has agreed to a new four-year, $42 million dollar contact with Utah a person with knowledge of the deal has told the Associated Press. The deal could be work $45 million with incentives.

Burks was the 12th overall pick in 2011 out of Colorado. After averaging just over 7.0 points and playing fewer than 18 minutes per game in his first two seasons, Burks made some big strides for the struggling Jazz last season. He averaged 14.0 points and 3.3 rebounds and is off to a nice start this season with 16.5 points on 50 percent shooting in the Jazz's first two games.

NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- A night after having his homecoming ruined with a 95-90 loss to the Knicks, LeBron James and his Cavaliers are in Chicago to meet the Bulls tonight. In the opinion of many this could be a preview of the Eastern Conference finals next spring as the Cavs and Bulls are being touted as the best teams in the East. Chicago won its opening game on Wednesday against the Knicks in New York, so this evening's contest is the Bulls' home opener.

Defending league champion San Antonio opens the road portion of its schedule tonight with a game in Phoenix. Each team won its first game of the season.

The two teams based in Los Angeles are squaring off tonight in Staples Center with the Lakers serving as hosts. The Clippers won their season opener last night while the Lakers are winless in two games.

Tonight's other games feature Memphis at Indiana, the Bucks at home to the 76ers and Portland at Sacramento.

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- There are four games on ice this evening.

In Columbus the Blue Jackets are playing host to the Maple Leafs while the Stanley Cup champion Kings are in Detroit, the Stars are home to the Ducks and Nashville is at Calgary.

In regard to the Kings-Red Wings game, Detroit has won six of the last eight regular-season games played between the teams. And for the Stars and Ducks, this is their first encounter since Game 6 of last spring's Western Conference final, which the Ducks won 5-4 in overtime.

NASCAR

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- This week's stop on the Sprint Cup circuit is in Fort Worth, Texas. The Texas 500 is Sunday and qualifying for the pole is taking place this evening. The Chase championship field will be cut from eight to four after the Phoenix event next week, with race winners earning spots in the Nov. 16 finale in Florida.

Joey Logano won the April race at the Fort Worth track.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- The University of Michigan is looking for an athletic director as Dave Brandon has resigned. He was under pressure as the football team is in the midst of a dismal season and there has been controversy over the school's handling of everything from its concussion protocol to student seating at games. Football coach Brady Hoke's future has been in doubt for a while thanks to his team's lack of progress.

PGA-CIMB

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Billy Hurley III made six birdies on his front nine en route to a 5-under 67 that gave him a two-shot lead after the second round of the PGA's CIMB Classic. Hurley matched his score from Thursday for a 10-under total of 134, two strokes ahead of fellow American Kevin Streelman in the jointly sanctioned PGA Tour and Asian Tour event.

A group of seven players was one stroke further back at 7 under, including defending champion Ryan Moore.

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