Wiggins, Cavs hounded by Love trade rumors

JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer Published:

LAS VEGAS -- Andrew Wiggins came to summer league to get an early education on the NBA game, from playing against better competition to learning about what his new coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers will demand of him as a pro.

The 19-year-old Canadian is also receiving a crash course in the NBA rumor mill.

Since he arrived in Las Vegas and found out LeBron James was coming to Cleveland with him, Wiggins has heard his name brought up in possible trade scenarios as the Cavaliers pursue Minnesota All-Star Kevin Love. They continued on Thursday, with several outlets reporting that the Cavaliers have decided to make the No. 1 overall pick available, a prerequisite from the Timberwolves to get any deal for Love done.

But two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the Cavaliers' position has remained unchanged and that no offer including Wiggins has been made to Minnesota.

• Basketball

Russell collapses: Celtics officials say NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell is doing OK after collapsing during a speaking engagement near Lake Tahoe.

Team spokesman Brian Olive says the 80-year-old Russell felt faint after the Thursday morning fall at the Hyatt Regency resort in Incline Village, Nevada.

Adams retiring: John Adams started refereeing basketball games for grocery money.

He's leaving the sport as the head of college basketball officiating. On Thursday, the 65-year-old Adams said he will retire following April's national championship game.

Adams served as officiating coordinator for three conferences with headquarters in central Indiana -- the Horizon League, the Great Lakes Valley Conference in Division II and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in Division III.

• Football

Not complaining: Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform.

Not that they're complaining.

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel says players aren't starving but "it would be nice to receive a little more compensation."

Fireworks rejected: The University of Michigan regents have rejected the athletic department's proposal to light up the football field this fall with the help of fireworks displays.

The regents voted down the proposal at their meeting Thursday in Ann Arbor. The athletic department proposed using fireworks during home games against Miami University on Sept. 13 and Penn State on Oct. 11.

NFL draft moving: The NFL draft is leaving New York after 49 years.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday that the league has narrowed down the location of the 2015 draft to Los Angeles or Chicago. The event has been held in New York every year since 1965.

Lewan to trial: Taylor Lewan of the Tennessee Titans is headed for a jury trial in October.

The former Michigan offensive tackle is accused of punching an Ohio State fan after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines last season. Lewan says he was breaking up a dispute and wasn't involved in a fight.

Won't dictate: CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season.

CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said Thursday he hasn't told on-air talent such as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms what to say regarding the controversy surround the Redskins' name.

• Golf

Diaz leads: Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic, shooting a 9-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in the opening round in Sylvania.

U.S. Open champion Michelle Wie shot a 2-over 73, 2008 Marathon winner Paula Creamer was at 72 along with another perennial contender at Highland Meadows, Morgan Pressel.

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