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Cavs re­view­ing Irv­ing-Thomas trade

Just when it ap­peared the Cava­liers’ chaotic sum­mer had calmed, there’s a flare-up.

That block­buster deal be­tween Cleve­land and Bos­ton is stuck. The Cava­liers have some con­cerns about guard Isaiah Thomas’ health and are do­ing a “deep and thor­ough” review of the deal that brought him over from the Celtics, two peo­ple with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Satur­day. On Tues­day, the Cava­liers rocked the NBA by hon­or­ing All-Star guard Kyrie Irv­ing’s trade re­quest and deal­ing him to the Celtics — one of their big­gest ri­vals — for Thomas and a lu­cra­tive pack­age that in­cluded an un­pro­tected 2018 first-round draft pick.

The two peo­ple said the trade has not been com­pleted and the Cavs are con­tin­u­ing to do a med­i­cal eval­u­a­tion on Thomas, who in­jured his right hip last sea­son and had to drop out of the Eastern Con­fer­ence fi­nals against Cleve­land. They spoke to the AP on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the team is not pub­licly dis­cussing its plans.

Noel re­port­edly ac­cepts Mavs’ QO

Two peo­ple with knowl­edge of the agree­ment say Dal­las Mav­er­icks cen­ter Ner­lens Noel has ac­cepted a $4.1 mil­lion qual­i­fy­ing of­fer for one year, es­sen­tially bet­ting on him­self that he can get some­thing closer to a max con­tract as an un­re­stricted free agent next sum­mer. Noel’s de­ci­sion as a re­stricted free agent means he can’t sign a long-term deal un­til after the up­com­ing sea­son, one of the peo­ple told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Satur­day. Both spoke to the AP on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the con­tract is pend­ing NBA ap­proval.

Ster­ling sent off after goal

Manch­ester City winger Ra­heem Ster­ling was sent off for ex­u­ber­antly cel­e­brat­ing a stop­page-time win­ner that led to fans spilling onto the pitch at Bournemouth on Satur­day.

Ster­ling was shown a second yellow card of the game after cel­e­brat­ing scor­ing in the sev­enth minute of stop­page time among ju­bi­lant away fans to clinch a 2-1 vic­tory in the English Premier League.

As City fans leapt on the field, City striker Ser­gio Aguero also ex­changed words with a po­lice­man and Ben­jamin Mendy was held back by other of­fi­cers.

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