Here is the latest Georgia sports news from The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks last night to win the Eastern Conference title. Jeff Teague scored 17 and Paul Millsap 16 for Atlanta.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and capped a six-run fourth inning with an RBI single, Adrian Gonzalez notched his 1,000th RBI with a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 last night. Kershaw allowed four hits, struck out 10 and walked none while lowering his ERA to 3.86.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Devonta Freeman believes he's next in line to be the Falcons' starting running back. He has made an early statement that he won't be outworked for the job. The team released veteran Steven Jackson, the starter the last two years.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Clint Myers has swiftly fulfilled his promise of taking Auburn to the Women's College World Series while Alabama and Patrick Murphy are making one of their frequent visits. The two in-state rivals represent a quarter of the eight-team field at the World Series beginning tomorrow in Oklahoma City.