CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 44 points and put away Boston down the stretch as the Cleveland Cavaliers evened the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 with a 111-102 win over the Celtics. James helped the Cavs turn back a Boston rally in the fourth quarter and tied a series that has gone from best-of-7 to best-of-3. Jaylen Brown scored 25 to lead the Celtics, who return home where they are 9-0 this postseason.
DETROIT (AP) - The NFL says sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. The league says it has completed its review of the team's interviewing process. Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced earlier this month in a Detroit News report. The accuser did not testify and the case was dismissed. The Lions have said a pre-employment background check did not reveal the incident.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament is back in central North Carolina after a year away, and three of the league's top teams could claim home-field advantage. North Carolina, N.C. State and Duke have spent much of the season near the top of the ACC's divisions. They're among the favorites for the tournament that starts Tuesday. The Tar Heels hold the No. 1 seed, with the third-seeded Wolfpack and fourth-seeded Blue Devils also in the top four.
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