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King James ready to go against Bucks...Big 12 matchup grabs hoops spotlight

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 5:33 p.m.



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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is back in Cleveland's lineup for tonight's game against Milwaukee after missing one game with strep throat. James did not take part in the team's morning shootaround, but coach Tyronn Lue (LOO) says the Cavaliers star will play against the Bucks.

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked and Big 12 regular season champ Kansas hosts Oklahoma tonight as part of the top-25 college basketball schedule. There are two games pitting ranked teams against each other; fifth-ranked North Carolina is at No. 23 Virginia while tenth-ranked West Virginia visits No. 11 Baylor.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers want to make running back Le'Veon (LEH'-vee-ahn) Bell a part of the organization "for life" and placed the exclusive rights franchise tag on the All-Pro, ensuring that he'll remain with the team in 2017. The tag gives the Steelers time to work out a long-term deal with Bell, who could have become a free agent next month. The 25-year-old led the NFL in average yards from scrimmage last season.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones. The non-exclusive tag allows the Cardinals to continue negotiating with Jones through July 15, and if another team makes him an offer, Arizona can either match it or receive two first-round draft picks.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Ottawa Senators are gearing up for a push to the postseason, acquiring forward Alex Burrows from Vancouver for prospect Jonathan Dahlen. The 35-year-old Burrows has played 822 regular-season games with the Canucks, with 193 goals, 191 assists and 1,066 penalty minutes. He's added 19 goals and 15 assists in 70 playoff games.

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