There's a lot of love in Cleveland now. LeBron James is back, so fans have forgiven him for bolting to Miami. And now it appears Kevin Love, as rumored, is headed there as well. Cleveland will send the over all No. 1 pick in this year's draft, Andrew Wiggins, and former top pick Anthony Bennett to Minnesota. LeBron was at Browns practice Friday. For a day the attention was not focused on Johnny Manziel. ... Former No. 1 draft pick Greg Oden was arrested Thursday for hitting an ex-girlfriend, according to a police report. ... Geno Auriemma's 2014 USA Basketball Women's National Team will play an intrasquad scrimmage Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the University of Delaware. The team plays Canada in a Sept. 15 exhibition game at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.
Getting a little tired of the so-called "Power Five" conferences, but I suppose it is in part due to UConn's, which only won three national titles last academic year, not being in one. I know, I know. Football, football. Anyway, ESPN says that of 65 Power Five football coaches polled, 30 (46 percent) favor playing only Power Five teams. Maryland's Randy Edsall was one in favor. How soon he forgot his roots. Kudos to Arizona's Rich Rodriguez, who was opposed: "Some of those [non-Power Five teams] are better than the so-called 'haves' [Power Five teams]." ... This from Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder, who says colleges are all about chasing the dollar: "The concept of college football no longer has any bearing on the quality of the person, the quality of students. Universities are selling themselves out."
Landon Donovan, who did not make the U.S. roster for the World Cup, a controversial decision in some quarters, will retire at the end of the MLS season. The all-time leading scorer in MLS history is 32 and on Wednesday night scored the winning goal in the MLS All-Star Game. ... Tiger Woods shot a 74 with four bogeys in the first round of the PGA Championship. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame inductions are Friday night with Alonzo Mourning among those honored. Around here, we remember Mourning and Dikembe Mutombo vs. UConn in the big, bad Big East days. Kudos also to the Immaculata University women's team, also being honored for winning three titles in a row from 1972-74. The school was the UConn of its time. The Hall says Immaculata was the first women's college team to appear in a nationally televised game.