Lockhart acknowledged that the league was aware of the Cowboys owner’s threat to sue but to the spokesman’s knowledge no lawsuit has been formally filed.

Cavaliers: When he left to get stitched up, James only had eight points and his streak of double-digit games appeared in jeopardy. But he scored on a layup in the third, giving him 809 straight regular-season games with at least 10 points.

“We have been pretty consistent after our opening two losses,” Maurice said. “We have had a couple that we did not like, but every team has that. We have been resilient in games as well.”

Hellebuyck, who has a 12-2-2 record with a 2.45 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage, wrested the starting job away from Steve Mason, who was signed to an $8.2 million, two-year free agent contract in the offseason.

It has been a turkey of a November for Los Angeles, who own a 2-5-1 record in their past eight games after a strong and unexpected 10-2-1 start.

Elliott sat out his first of six games this past Sunday against the Falcons after the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request for an emergency injunction at a hearing Thursday in New York.

A series of injunctions and restraining orders had allowed Elliott, 22, to play before Sunday, but a three-judge panel decided another injunction wasn’t in the cards for the Cowboys running back.

Elliott is eligible to return for a Dec. 24 matchup with the Seahawks in Dallas. The Cowboys (5-4) have turned to Alfred Morris, Rob Smith and Darren McFadden in Elliott’s absence.

OTL’s assertion was part of a long report that confirmed the New York Times’ story on Jones’ threats to sue the NFL and his fellow owners over ongoing negotiations on the commissioner’s new contract.
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