NBA: Portland 104, Cleveland 85

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Zach Randolph had 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting and 13 rebounds Saturday night as Portland slammed Cleveland, 104-85.

NBA: Phoenix 95, Cleveland 86

PHOENIX, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Reigning Rookie of the Year Amare Stoudemire had 25 points and eight rebounds Thursday night to lead Phoenix to a 95-86 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Sacramento 106, Cleveland 92

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Peja Stojakovic and five teammates scored in double figures Wednesday night as Sacramento spoiled LeBron James' debut with a 106-92 win over Cleveland.

NBA openers continue

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The start of the regular season in the NBA resumes Wednesday night with 11 games on tap.

NBA: Cleveland vs. Toronto, canceled

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The preseason game between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers was canceled Thursday night due to condensation on the court.

NBA: Cleveland 108, Washington 92

CLEVELAND, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 11 of his 19 points during a fourth-quarter rally Wednesday night, carrying Cleveland to a 108-92 preseason victory over Washington.

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 95, Cleveland 90

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Rookie LeBron James scored 16 points Friday night, but Cleveland committed 22 turnovers in a 95-90 exhibition loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Milwaukee 87, Cleveland 81

CLEVELAND, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Brian Skinner scored 20 points and Michael Redd added 15 as the Milwaukee Bucks posted an 87-81 preseason victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

NBA: Cleveland 83, Atlanta 80

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- On a quiet evening for LeBron James, Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored 19 points Wednesday night as Cleveland held on to down Atlanta, 83-80.

Cleveland 100, Detroit 96 (xbn)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- J. R Bremer scored 19 points in 22 minutes Tuesday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 100-96 preseason triumph over the Detroit Pistons.

Commentary: Clarett goes for the money

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- I would be very surprised if we see Maurice Clarett in an NFL uniform any time soon.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

Commentary: Why women's soccer failed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- There was a significant development in the sports world this week, and it generated very little reaction.

Analysis: NBA grapples with negative news

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The NBA has taken a public relations beating this summer, despite the buzz surrounding high school phenom LeBron James.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Managing Editor

Coke endorsement deal for LeBron James

ATLANTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Coca-Cola Company Thursday announced a six-year agreement with 18-year-old basketball phenom LeBron James.

NBA unveils 2003-04 schedule

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- The NBA debut of former high school phenom LeBron James will take

Cavaliers ink Ira Newble

CLEVELAND, July 23 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers, continuing to rebuild around rookie phenom LeBron James, have signed free agent swingman Ira Newble.

Trail Blazers sign first-round pick

PORTLAND, Ore., July 14 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers Monday signed high schooler Travis Outlaw, their first-round pick in last month's NBA draft.

James impressive in summer league debut

ORLANDO, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- LeBron James' professional debut was an unqualified success.

Commentary: Bryant's image at risk

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- All-Star guard Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is the latest marquee athlete to face a criminal accusation.
RON COLBERT, UPI Sports Editor

LeBron James signs NBA contract

CLEVELAND, July 3 (UPI) -- LeBron James, the high school basketball phenom and No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, has signed his first pro contract.

LeBron James top pick in NBA Draft

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Cleveland made high school star LeBron James the top pick in the NBA draft Thursday night to ignite what the team hopes is a quick rebuilding process.

NBA Draft List -- First Round

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Selections in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft:

NBA Draft unfolds Thursday night

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- As many as 15 international players, most of them from Europe, could be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft Thursday night in New York.

Commentary: Sports salaries through roof

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- I saw a survey in USA Today this week about NFL salaries. I should not have been alarmed by what I read, but I was -- slightly.

Commentary: How about that NBA?

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- What is going on in the bizarre world of NBA coaches?
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