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Wall's Game 3 availability is up in the air...Cavs' Smith returns...Babcock can shop around



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's John Wall says he doesn't know if he will be available for Game 3 in the playoff series against Atlanta tomorrow. The All-Star point guard has five non-displaced fractures in his left wrist and hand. He says his Game 3 participation will depend on whether the pain and swelling improve.

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland guard J.R. Smith is ready to return from a two-game suspension for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Chicago tonight. It's not clear if Iman Shumpert will be available to the Cavaliers. The guard strained his left groin in Game 2 and is a game-time decision.

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Babcock has been given permission by the Red Wings to test the open market, with his contract set to expire in the offseason. Babcock has coached Detroit for 10 seasons, guiding the Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008 and another finals appearance the following year. But this season was Detroit's third first-round playoff exit in the last four years.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine (PEHT'-ihn) says Josh McCown will enter training camp as the presumptive starting quarterback. Pettine says Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') is focused on getting himself well after a 10-week stay in rehab and is unlikely to unseat McCown as Cleveland's starter.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is retiring again. It's the second time Brent has retired since his conviction for intoxication manslaughter in the crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown in 2012.

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