Kyrie Irving could return for the Cavs this weekend, Blatt confirms - NBA/NFL round-up

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Sports fans, hello and welcome to the last round-up of the week.

There’s been ups and downs, but the show rolls on as we tip-toe closer to the end of the year. As usual, we’ve amassed a series of news pieces and rumours for your entertainment.

Watch the video above or read on below for all the very latest.

Irving close to Cavs return

With the Cleveland Cavaliers having won just once in their last four outings their recent form can be described as something of a slump

That’s why news of Kyrie Irving's imminent return is even sweeter, with it claimed by coach David Blatt that the youngster could feature as soon as this weekend.

"There's a chance that one of the two or both will play on the trip, but there's also a chance they don't," Blatt said, regarding Irving and teammate Iman Shumpert.

"We'll see how they're feeling."

The Cavs take on the Orlando Magic tonight before facing the Boston Celtics on Tuesday - Irving could make his seasonal debut in either one of those after recovering from his broken kneecap.

Griffin ejected from Clippers vs Bulls

Meanwhile, Blake Griffin was ejected from Thursday’s LA Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls game following a hard foul on Taj Gibson.

Griffin knocked Gibson to the floor in the third quarter and was called for a foul. Officials then reviewed the play and handed him a flagrant foul two. He had 18 points at the time of his ejection.

Watts to play with broken hand

In the NFL, J.J Watt of the Houston Texans has confirmed he will play against the New England Patriots this Sunday night in spite of having broken his hand in practice on Wednesday.

The defensive end said he’s not worried about it and has played through worse before - hopefully, it won’t be a problem as the Texans look to move to 7-6.

Murray after Cowboys return?

Lastly, it’s rumoured that DeMarco Murray wants to leave the Philadelphia Eagles in favour of a return to the Dallas Cowboys.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk has reported that there’s a growing feeling Murray would be keen on heading back to Dallas, despite the fact he left them for free agency after feeling disrespected by their contract offer in 2014.

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