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Gasol powers Memphis past Minnesota 105-101

Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, center, and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies are 1-0 for the first time in a long, long time. In fact, all the way back to the team’s days in Vancouver.

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LeBron set for Cavs season opener with closure

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots during practice Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Cleveland. It will be a night unlike any in Cleveland sports history as LeBron James returns to play his first NBA regular-season game for the Cavaliers in four years. Any bitterness toward James has been replaced with forgiveness by a city thirsting for a championship. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — This will be a season opener unlike any other — one that also brings closure.

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Developers say work to begin on Vegas Strip arena

Former NBA player Jackie Robinson, center, smiles during an event to announce the construction of the All Net Resort & Arena Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Developers have announced that they will construct a privately-funded sports arena and resort backed by former NBA player Jackie Robinson. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Developers said Wednesday they’re starting construction on a privately-funded $1.4 billion retractable-roof sports arena and resort backed by a former UNLV and National Basketball Association player at a former waterpark site on the Las Vegas Strip.

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NHL suspends Rangers D Moore 5 games for head hit

Minnesota Wild's Erik Haula (56) falls down after being hit by New York Rangers' John Moore (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in New York. Moore was given a match penalty on the hit. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended New York Rangers defenseman John Moore on Wednesday for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula.

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Jaguars place starting cornerback Ball on IR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve with a bicep injury.

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