Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Friday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. All times EDT:
CLEVELAND (AP) Once again, a colossal image of LeBron James will loom over downtown.
NEW YORK (AP) Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season.
CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is coming back to the court after missing three games with a sprained right ankle.