Kyrie Irving should make Cleveland Cavaliers return this week - NBA/NFL round-up

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

There’s plenty to sink your teeth into after this weekend’s action - luckily for you, we have the most important bits amassed both above and below.

Watch the video for the major headlines and read on for more. Leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Irving return

Given the optimism spreading around camp Cleveland last week fans of the Cavs might have been disappointed to see Kyrie Irving not able to make his long-awaited return at the weekend.

Never fear, though, the 23-year-old is still scheduled to make his comeback imminently - Sunday’s meeting against Philadelphia is the supposed target.

Irving could feature against Oklahoma on Thursday, but that might be asking a bit much. It looks like tomorrow’s clash against the Celtics is altogether out of the question.

“We’ve still got some things that we want to go through with him before we let him get back out there,” Cavs coach David Blatt said on the matter.

“But he is looking good and feeling good.”

Golden State lose record

Elsewhere, one of the biggest talking points of the weekend was the Golden State Warriors losing their winning streak at the hands of unlikely suspects the Milwaukee Bucks.

Steph Curry and Co. were unable to match the Bucks yesterday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, with the score finishing 108-95 in favour of Jason Kidd’s men.

Pats smash the Texans

Meanwhile in the NFL, the New England Patriots clinched a playoff berth and moved back to the summit of the AFC after a comfortable 27-6 win over the Houston Texans.

Rob Gronkowski, who only two weeks ago suffered what was assumed to be a serious injury, was in fine form, with the Pats’ defensive line also impressing.

Daniel signs contract

Lastly, the Green Bay Packers have secured the future of defensive end Mike Daniels, who has signed a four-year contract extension worth $42million.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport claims that the 26-year-old has already put pen to paper on the deal, which includes a $12m signing bonus. Daniels will become one of the highest paid players in his position.

Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference
LeBron James
Kyrie Irving
Kobe Bryant
L.A. Lakers
Pacific Division
Western Conference

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