Love returns ...Coach Hardaway ... London baseball

March 19, 2018 - 7:56 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is returning tonight after missing six weeks because of a broken left hand. Cleveland was 11-9 without Love, who was injured on Jan. 30. He's averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in 48 games. Associate head coach Larry Drew says Love's minutes will be restricted against Milwaukee. Drew is running the team while coach Tyronn Lue takes a leave of absence to address health issues.

UNDATED (AP) — Memphis has scheduled a news conference for tomorrow to introduce its next coach. A person familiar with the situation says it will be Penny Hardaway. The 46-year-old Hardaway would replace Tubby Smith, who was fired after going 40-26 in two seasons with Memphis.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have acquired cornerback C.J. Smith from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2020. Smith spent the 2016 season with the Philadelphia Eagles and played sparingly in 2017 with the Browns. He's appeared in 13 career games, with 10 of those coming with the Eagles.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent slot wide receiver Jarius Wright have agreed on a three-year deal. The 28-year-old Wright has spent all six NFL seasons with the Vikings and is familiar with Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner, having worked under him in Minnesota.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is working to finalize a two-game series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox at London's Olympic Stadium on June 29-30 in 2019. It will be the sport's first regular-season games in Europe. The Red Sox have the option of having both games be Boston home games. Baseball officials have long hoped for games in London and settled last year on Olympic Stadium.

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