— LOS ANGELES — BKN--Clippers-Sterling. By Linda Deutsch. SENT: 500 words.
— ATLANTA — BKN--Rockets-Howard. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 285 words.
NEW YORK — Former NFL players Christian Ballard and Gregory Westbrooks are suing the union for not providing accurate information about the risk of head injuries. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, with both claiming the NFL Players Association "withheld information from the players about the risks of head injuries." By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT 375 words.
NEW YORK — MISSING: a handful of former NFL stars. REWARD: a chance to help a team and revive a career. With NFL training camps to open in a few days, several big-name players, such as Ed Reed and James Harrison, are still unemployed and wondering if they'll get one final call. By Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT 800 words.
FBN--BILLS FUTURE-BON JOVI
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, the AP is told. It is unclear if the group would eventually want to move the NFL team to Toronto. By John Wawrow. SENT: 500 words.
NEW YORK — The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive draft evaluations to five from a single school, although exceptions will be allowed. The league is concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, with 37 of them not selected. By Pro Football writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 400 words.
Saturday's Time Schedule
Cincinnati at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Texas at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.
Cleveland at Detroit, 1:08 p.m., 1st game
L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 7:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Detroit, 7:08 p.m., 2nd game
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Boston, 7:10 p.m.
Houston at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.
San Francisco at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.
Baltimore at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.
Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.
Los Angeles at Sporting Kansas City, 6 p.m.
San Jose at New York, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.
Toronto FC at Houston, 9 p.m.
New England at FC Dallas, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.
All-Star game at Phoenix, 3:30 p.m.