Cardinals DE Jones gets franchise tag

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PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Cardinals, in an anticipated move, have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on outside linebacker Chandler Jones after failing to reach a long-term deal with the player.

The non-exclusive tag allows the Cardinals to continue negotiating with Jones through July 15. If another team makes him an offer, Arizona can either match it or receive two first-round draft picks.

It's unlikely that any team would express interest in Jones, however, given what it would cost.

Kansas moves atop AP poll, 'Nova No. 2

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas could have rested easy after clinching a share of its 13th straight Big 12 title.

Instead, the Jayhawks hit the road to beat Texas on Saturday, clinching the outright championship with two games left in the regular season. And when top-ranked Gonzaga and second-ranked Villanova dropped games last week, it meant the Jayhawks ascended to the top of The Associated Press poll. (MORE)

James slowed by strep, iffy vs. Bucks

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James continues to recover from strep throat and is questionable for Cleveland's game against Milwaukee on Monday night.

The superstar didn't play in Saturday's loss to Chicago. James, who is having another MVP-caliber season, has missed four games. He didn't attend the team shootaround Monday morning. (MORE)

Embiid out indefinitely due to hurt knee

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid is out indefinitely with a left knee injury.

The team updated Embiid's status Monday after he experienced swelling and soreness following recent training sessions. (MORE)

Duke's Allen, Jefferson unsure for FSU

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he doesn't know if injured upperclassmen Grayson Allen and Amile Jefferson will play Tuesday night against No. 15 Florida State.

Krzyzewski said Monday that they practiced Sunday but it will be a game-time decision for both. (MORE)

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