DALLAS (AP) " Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has revoked the credentials for two ESPN reporters who cover the team but isn't saying why.
Cuban said Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein weren't banned from the American Airlines Center, but wouldn't be allowed to cover games there. He declined to elaborate.
"It's between us and ESPN," Cuban said.
MacMahon has covered the Mavericks primarily for several years but has spent more time in other cities this season. Stein joined ESPN as a national NBA writer in 2000 after previously covering the Mavericks for The Dallas Morning News. Both reporters are based in Dallas.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz said the network is "committed to thoroughly covering the Mavs and the NBA."
CLEVELAND (AP) " Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigned with LeBron James in Cleveland, hoping to motivate African-American voters to the polls.
She praised the Cavaliers superstar for his basketball skills and "what he does off the court."
"What he does off the court is to care for every child as though that child is his own," she said.
As a child growing up in inner-city Akron, the NBA star (height: 6'8") said he believed "our vote doesn't matter."
"But it really does," he said.
Clinton's team is worried about their chances in Ohio, where polls show her in a dead heat with her Republican rival Donald Trump. She hosted a free concert in the state on Friday with rapper Jay Z and his wife, Beyonce Carter Knowles.
DENVER (AP) " Bud Black has been hired as manager of the Colorado Rockies, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not yet been announced.
Black takes over for Walt Weiss, who stepped down last month when his contract expired after four years in charge of the Rockies.
The 59-year-old Black managed the San Diego Padres for nearly nine seasons before he was fired in June 2015. He compiled a 649-713 record and was voted NL Manager of the Year in 2010 after the Padres went 90-72, their most wins since a franchise-record 98 in 1998.
Washington nearly hired Black last year before contract talks broke down and the Nationals gave the job to Dusty Baker.
NEW YORK (AP) " Yoenis Cespedes opted out of the remaining two years of his contract with the New York Mets to become a free agent again.
Acquired by the Mets from Detroit at the July 31 trade deadline in 2015, Cespedes had 17 home runs and 44 RBIs in 57 games with the Mets down the stretch, helping them reach the World Series for the first time since 2000.
After finding a slow market in a free-agent class that also included Jason Heyward, Alex Gordon and Justin Upton, Cespedes made a surprise return to the Mets when New York agreed in January to a $75 million, three-year contract that allowed him to opt out after one season and $27.5 million.
Cespedes had 31 homers and 86 RBIs in 132 games, slowed after injuring his right quadriceps on July 8. He hit one home run after Sept. 11.
The 31-year-old slugger gives up $47.5 million " $23.75 million in each of the next two years.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) " Uruguay's soccer stadiums went quiet as the country's soccer federation mourned the death of a fan.
The Uruguayan Football Association says it suspended all the weekend's games due to the death of a 21-year-old fan who was shot to death in a soccer-related incident following a game on Sept. 28.
It said "there's nothing more transcendent than the life of a human being" and urged the country's fans to "think and reflect on what is the limit to the passion, admiration and sentiment for a football club."
Hernan Fioritto, who had been in a coma since the shooting, died Friday.
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) " The Harvard men's soccer team has apologized for sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team that led the Ivy League school to suspend the men's team for the rest of the season.
The apology was posted Friday on the website of The Harvard Crimson student newspaper. Team members said their behavior was inexcusable and no woman deserves to be treated in that manner.
The newspaper last month uncovered a 2012 document that rated the attractiveness of women's team recruits and included lewd comments about them. The men's team called the document its "scouting report" and circulated it online.
A university investigation into the 2012 men's team found the comments were not isolated and continued through the current season. The team, which was in first place in the Ivy League, was suspended Thursday and will forfeit all remaining games.
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