AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

TOM WITHERS JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Sports Writers Published:

CLEVELAND --Kevin Love isn't on his way to Cleveland just yet, but it won't be long before LeBron James has a new All-Star teammate with him on the Cavaliers.

Minnesota and Cleveland have agreed in principle to a trade that will send Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no official agreement can be reached until Aug. 23, when Wiggins, this year's No. 1 draft pick, becomes eligible to be traded.

By that point, the deal could be expanded to include a third team, according to one of the people familiar with the talks. The Timberwolves have had discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers about acquiring forward Thaddeus Young to help fill Love's shoes. The Wolves could use the first-round pick they get from the Cavaliers to help entice the Sixers to part with the 26-year-old Young, but talks continue on that front, the person said.

• Basketball

Durant withdraws: Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad.

The NBA's MVP informed took part in the Americans' training camp in Las Vegas last week, but then informed team officials that he wasn't going to continue.

Oden arrested: Police arrested former NBA No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden on battery charges early Thursday, alleging that he punched his ex-girlfriend in the face during a fight.

The free agent center, who played for the Miami Heat last season, was arrested early Thursday at his mother's suburban home in Lawrence on two preliminary counts of misdemeanor battery.

• Golf

Golfers brawl: Two golfers have been charged with assault after they came to blows while arguing about the rules at a Pennsylvania course, and one of them allegedly hit the other in the head with a 3-wood, police said.

After settling that dispute on the fifth hole, the men argued again on the seventh hole, with Harris hitting Bandes with the club and the men trading punches, Trooper George Mrosko wrote in a criminal complaint.

Gal leads: Sandra Gal made six straight birdies on her back nine to take the first-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic, and Michelle Wie withdrew because of a wrist injury.

Gal, the 29-year-old German who won her lone LPGA Tour title in 2011, birdied Nos. 3-8 and finished with a par on No. 9 for a 6-under 65 at Blythefield Country Club.

• Tennis

Djokovic upset: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round.

Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th.

Second-seeded Roger Federer avoided an upset, beating Marin Cilic 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4.

Serena advances: Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4.

• Elsewhere

Pestano dealt: The Los Angeles Angels have acquired right-hander Vinnie Pestano in a trade with the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians received minor league right-hander Michael Clevinger in Thursday's deal. The 23-year-old Clevinger is 4-3 with a 4.31 ERA in 18 starts at two Class-A stops this season. He was selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2011 draft.

Donovan retiring: Landon Donovan says he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the MLS season.

The LA Galaxy forward is widely considered the best soccer player in American history. The 32-year-old Donovan is the top goal-scorer in MLS history.

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