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Daily News – December 13, 2016

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LeBron James producing Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO
Author: Joe Vardon

NEW YORK — LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment is producing a documentary on Muhammad Ali for HBO, the cable giant announced Monday.

The documentary, which has no title, will be a multi-part series in which James and Maverick Carter (James’ long-time friend and business partner who runs SpringHill) will serve as executive producers.

The film is being directed by Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day,” “Southpaw,” “The Magnificent Seven”).

According to a release from HBO, the documentary will “will explore Ali’s greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again.”

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Channing Frye rejoins Cleveland Cavaliers after being excused for two straight games
Author: Chris Fedor

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — After missing the last two games, Cleveland Cavaliers center Channing Frye rejoined his teammates on the practice floor Monday.

Frye was excused from the team to attend his father’s funeral over the weekend. The Cavaliers topped Miami and Charlotte in consecutive nights.

It’s been a difficult stretch for Frye off the court and the Cavs have told him to take all the time away he needs. He’s missed seven of the 22 games this season, being away for two straight in October following the death of his mother. About one month later, on Thanksgiving, Frye’s father passed away, leading to him being absent for three games.

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LeBron James named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games through Dec. 11
Author: Joe Noga

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the 56th time in his career, adding to his NBA record for player of the week awards.

It is the third time James has won the award this season. In games played Dec. 5-11, James led the Cavaliers to a 4-0 record with a league-high 32.5 points to go along with 7.8 rebounds, 8 assists and 2.25 steals in 38.5 minutes per contest.

James shot .585 from the field and .409 from the three-point line. James also extended his streak of games scoring at least 10 points to 738, the third-longest in NBA history.

Along the way, James passed Elvin Hayes (27,313) for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and became the first player in league history to amass 27,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 7,000 assists.

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