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28-year-old joins from the Brooklyn Nets

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Kyrie Irving has signed a five-year $90m deal

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Point guard, 22, was drafted No 1 by the Cavs in 2011

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Andy Wiggins has been drafted to the Cleveland Cavaliers
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The Battle of Bannockburn leads the way in the Scots' most famous defeats of the English, but they've also had success in the world of sport

The US government has revoked the official trademark registration of the Washington Redskins

Washington Redskins lose trademark protection but vow to appeal decision

The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board said the name disparages Native Americans

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NHL Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings clinch Stanley Cup victory in double overtime to provide the perfect ending to a dramatic play-off series

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