Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James gestures to the crowd in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James gestures to the crowd in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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–KNICKS SPOIL LEBRON’S HOMECOMING

LeBron James struggled from the start in his first game with Cleveland in four years, and the New York Knicks ruined his emotional return home with a 95-90 victory over the Cavaliers.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb27d40940f94313a24445bddba0c17b/knicks-spoil-james-homecoming-95-90

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–BREES HELPS SAINTS TAKE TOP SPOT IN NFC SOUTH WITH WIN OVER PANTHERS

Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the New Orleans Saints beat Carolina to take over first place in the NFC South.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9479506a4bc249a4b294957c6f0af9dc/packers-saints-tied-10-after-1st-quarter

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–MURRAY BEATS DIMITROV TO CLINCH A SPOT IN ATP FINALS

Andy Murray clinched a spot in the ATP Finals after beating Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets at the Paris Masters.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6da1ca50f2bd4639902eacd9be1c4108/berdych-reaches-quarterfinals-paris-masters

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–NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS ON A MISSION IN AMERICA

Rugby union will make its strongest claim for the attention of a U.S. audience when the Eagles host the World Cup champion New Zealand All Blacks on Saturday in a rare meeting on American soil.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/92bb4dc454c344ec95444272d2fd34cd/new-zealand-all-blacks-mission-america

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–KANG MAKES 2nd ACE IN 8 DAYS ON LPGA TOUR, EARNS ANOTHER DRIVE

Another week. Another ace. Another car. Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days, acing the 17th hole Friday in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6454f7c692c24098920697cdebc7e64d/danielle-kang-has-another-hole-one