Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Sports in Brief: Report: Cavs open to trading Wiggins

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now considering trading Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves for all-star forward Kevin Love, according to a story on ESPN.com.

Until Thursday, Wiggins, the No. 1 pick of this year's draft, was thought to be off-limits for trade talks, despite Love's interest in joining the Cavs after LeBron James' return.

Celtics officials said NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell was doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe, Nev.

Team spokesman Brian Olive said that the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the fall Thursday morning at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nev., but was planning to return home to Seattle on Friday evening.

The Los Angeles Lakers added another big man Thursday, winning a bid for former Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer.

Boozer, 32, was waived by the Bulls on Tuesday via the amnesty provision.

It was unclear what the Lakers paid for him in a blind bid submitted to the NBA office, but it will help offset the $16.8 million the Bulls owed him.

The Lakers now have five big men on their roster: Boozer, Jordan Hill, Robert Sacre, rookie Julius Randle, and Ed Davis, with whom they agreed to terms on a two-year, $2 million deal.

The U.S. men's national basketball team will visit the African continent for the first time, conducting a clinic in Senegal next month.

NFL With the 2015 NFL draft up for grabs, New York is out, and the race has come down to the nation's second- and third-largest cities to play host to the multiday event.

"We're focusing solely on Los Angeles and Chicago now," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday, speaking to reporters at the Beverly Hilton after participating on a CBS Thursday Night Football panel.

New York has hosted the draft since 1965, but it has been dropped from consideration for next year, Goodell said, because Radio City Music Hall couldn't offer available dates in April or May. The event is expected to take place either April 22-25 or April 29-May 2.

A Las Vegas judge gave a lawyer until July 30 to produce proof that former NFL running back Larry Johnson met terms of his sentence after his conviction in a domestic violence case involving an ex-girlfriend at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Attorney Gregory Knapp appeared in court for Johnson on Thursday, and said later that he will provide paperwork showing the 34-year-old former Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins star has completed required community service and counseling.

The San Francisco 49ers signed left tackle Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season.

SOCCER Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places, to 15th, despite reaching the Round of 16.

- Staff and wire reports

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