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Matthew Dellave­dova has re­turned to the Cava­liers, who look noth­ing like they did when he left.

Cleve­land ac­quired the scrappy guard on Fri­day in a trade with the Mil­wau­kee Bucks, who also parted with for­ward John Hen­son and two draft picks in 2021 for guard Ge­orge Hill and for­ward Sam Dekker. The Bucks sent Dekker to the Wash­ing­ton Wizards for for­ward Ja­son Smith.

The Cavs are re­ceiv­ing Mil­wau­kee’s 2021 first- and sec­ond-round picks as well as a 2022 sec­ond-round pick from the Wizards.

Nick­named “Delly,” Dellave­dova helped the Cavs win an NBA ti­tle in 2016 and is a huge fan fa­vorite. His re­turn will soften what has been a dif­fi­cult sea­son for the Cavs, who are just 5-20 and re­build­ing in the wake of LeBron James’ de­par­ture last sum­mer.

Ge­or­gia Tech hires Tem­ple’s Collins to re­place Johnson.

AT­LANTA» Ge­or­gia na­tive Ge­off Collins said Fri­day he landed his dream job when hired to re­turn as Ge­or­gia Tech’s coach.

Most no­table among changes the for­mer Tem­ple coach will bring to the Yel­low Jack­ets will be a shift from the spread-op­tion of­fense used by for­mer coach Paul Johnson the last 11 years.

At his in­tro­duc­tory news con­fer­ence af­ter his hir­ing was an­nounced early Fri­day, Collins said he will in­stall “NFL-based” schemes on of­fense and de­fense. Those changes will be a chal­lenge for play­ers re­cruited by Johnson for the run-first at­tack with its triple-op­tion plays.

Kansas sus­pends RB Pooka Wil­liams af­ter as­sault ar­rest.

Kansas run­ning back Pooka Wil­liams was sus­pended by the Jay­hawks on Fri­day af­ter his ar­rest on sus­pi­cion of do­mes­tic bat­tery, the same day the star fresh­man was cho­sen Big 12 new­comer of the year.

Wil­liams, whose given name is An­thony Ray Wil­liams, was in­volved in a phys­i­cal con­fronta­tion at a Lawrence apart­ment com­plex Thurs­day, univer­sity po­lice said in a state­ment. The woman re­ported mi­nor in­juries, and the in­ci­dent re­port in­di­cates that she sus­tained in­juries from bod­ily force.

Wil­liams was in­ter­viewed later Thurs­day and ar­rested at the univer­sity pub­lic safety of­fice. He was due in court later Fri­day.

Flames’ Gior­dano, Lomberg sus­pended; Peters fined.


Cal­gary de­fense­man Mark Gior­dano was sus­pended for two games by NHL on Fri­day night for knee­ing, and Flames for­ward Ryan Lomberg was sus­pended for a game and head coach Bill Peters fined $10,000.

Gior­dano, the Flames’ cap­tain, was as­sessed a trip­ping penalty af­ter knee­ing Min­nesota’s Mikko Koivu on Thurs­day night in the third pe­riod of the Flames’ 2-0 home vic­tory.

Late in the game, Lomberg went af­ter Matt Dumba af­ter the Wild de­fense­man steam­rolled Flames cen­ter Mikael Back­lund. In­sti­gat­ing in the fi­nal five min­utes re­sulted in Lomberg’s au­to­matic sus­pen­sion and Peters’ fine.

Jets’ Lee sus­pended 4 games by NFL for sub­stance abuse.

» New York Jets line­backer Dar­ron Lee has been sus­pended four games by the NFL for vi­o­lat­ing its sub­stance abuse pol­icy.

The league an­nounced the sus­pen­sion Fri­day, a few hours af­ter the Jets com­pleted their last full prac­tice be­fore leav­ing for Buf­falo to play the Bills on Sun­day.

The sus­pen­sion be­gins im­me­di­ately, mean­ing Lee will sit out the team’s fi­nal four games of the sea­son.

3 teams tied for QBE Shootout lead at 13-un­der 59.

The teams of Bryson DeCham­beau-Kevin Na, Brian Har­man-Pat­ton Kizzire and Emil­iano Grillo-Graeme McDow­ell shot 13-un­der 59 in scram­ble play Fri­day to share the first-round lead in the QBE Shootout. — The As­so­ci­ated Press

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