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CHICAGO — Bulls point guard Derrick Rose(Derrick Rose Jersey) is a game-time decision for Tuesday night’s game against the Miami Heat because of ongoing issues with right hamstring tendinitis.

“Derrick made it through a lot of practice [Monday],” Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “Sat him out a little bit … we’ll see [Tuesday] with Derrick. We’ll see how he responded to practice and make a game-time decision [Tuesday].”

Rose, who has missed 10 games this year, including three straight because of the injury, has been dealing with the same problem off and on throughout the season.

“He’s feeling better,” Hoiberg said Monday. “When I worked him out the morning of the Washington game [last Wednesday], he was in a lot of pain. [Sunday] he worked out again and he had less pain. This morning he got a good warm-up in, got a good workout before practice, participated in most of it, and that’s a good sign that he has not had a setback after some good hard workouts. So again, we’ll see how he’s doing [Tuesday], he made it through part of the scrimmage [Monday] and hopefully he’ll be available if not [Tuesday], then in Orlando.”

While Hoiberg is hopeful that Rose will be back soon, he also wants to allow Rose to feel comfortable on the floor before sending him out to play again.

“That’s the big thing right now, it’s basically an injury that’s based on feel. If he feels like he can explode off it — if he feels good enough to go out there and play, he’ll play. If not, if he’s still got trouble exploding off the leg, then we’ll take the cautious approach and sit him.”

Rose has taken criticism from some Bulls fans for not playing through pain and for sitting out games because of “general soreness.” Rose has been very clear in recent days that he will decide if and when he plays.

Hoiberg backed up Rose’s decision again on Monday.

“Look, nobody wants to be out there more than Derrick does, I know that,” Hoiberg said. “It’s just he cannot explode off that leg and that’s what was holding him back.”

In other Bulls injury news, Hoiberg said Jimmy Butler (left knee sprain) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy/hematoma removal) would not travel with the team to Florida. It remains unclear when either player will return to the floor.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to get comfortable in marquee games under new coach Tyronn Lue.

Kevin Love(Kevin Love Jersey) scored 29 points to help the streaking Cavaliers roll past the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-92 on Sunday.

On Jan. 30, the Cavaliers beat the San Antonio Spurs, who have the NBA’s second-best record. Now, they have beaten the Thunder, who entered the game with the league’s fourth-best mark. Lue believes there’s something to the idea that the Cavaliers play up to their competition.

“I would like to say that,” he said. “I hope so. When we play teams that are great teams, we always seem to rise for the challenge.”

The Cavaliers romped to their fifth straight win, even though point guard Kyrie Irving sat out after the first quarter because of flu-like symptoms.

“He couldn’t even walk through today, and then he said he was going to try to play the game, start the game and see how he feels,” Lue said.

Cleveland had even more problems. Iman Shumpert missed the game with a sprained left shoulder, and fellow guard Mo Williams sat out with a sore left knee.

“It just shows our team is willing to step up when guys go down,” Lue said. “Same situation last year. When guys went down, we were able to make it to the Finals. These guys step up. They play hard, they play for each other. If they continue to do that, they’ll be fine.”

Love shot 9 of 18 from the field and 11 for 12 at the free throw line to match his second-best scoring performance of the season.

LeBron James had 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 14 rebounds for Cleveland.

The Cavaliers outrebounded Oklahoma City, one of the league’s best teams on the boards, 49-39.

“We have to bring the fight, no matter who we’re playing,” James said. “It just makes us focus when we’re more physical. We’re more in tune.”

Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City, which lost its second straight at home coming out of the All-Star break. It was the Thunder’s most lopsided defeat of the season.

“We aren’t going to go home and think it’s the end of the world,” Durant said. “We lost a game against a good team. We’ve got to regroup and figure out what we need to do better and move on.”

James had 18 points in the first half to help Cleveland take a 62-53 lead at the break. The Thunder cut into the deficit early in the third quarter, but J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer with just under 7 minutes left in the period put the Cavaliers ahead 75-62. Another 3 by Smith made it 80-64.

Cleveland expanded its lead to 95-73 by the end of the quarter and was not threatened again.

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Peyton Manning(Peyton Manning Jersey) is among the athletes cited in a lawsuit filed by a group of women alleging that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes.

The Tennessean first reported the lawsuit and Manning’s involvement.

The federal suit filed Tuesday in Nashville states Tennessee’s policies made students more vulnerable to sexual assault and had a “clearly unreasonable response” after incidents that caused the women making complaints to endure additional harassment. The suit also states the university interfered with the disciplinary process to favor male athletes.

The Tennessee lawsuit alleges that in 1996, when Manning was the Volunteers’ quarterback, he placed his naked genitals on the face of a female athletic trainer while she was examining him for an injury. Manning has denied that he assaulted the trainer, saying instead that he was “mooning” a teammate. Manning was never the subject of a police investigation in the incident.

The trainer, Dr. Jamie Naughright, later sued Manning. In documents filed on her behalf in the case, the player whom Manning says he was “mooning,” Malcolm Saxon, refuted Manning’s account. Naughright’s lawsuit against Manning was settled in 1997 with the agreement that she leave the university.

Manning later wrote an autobiography, “Manning: A Father, His Sons and a Football Legacy,” in which he claimed that Naughright had a “vulgar” mouth and described her and his interactions with her at Tennessee in an unflattering light. In 2003, Naughright again sued Manning and his father, Archie Manning, ghost writer John Underwood and HarperCollins Publishers Inc. The Tennessee lawsuit references a USA Today article about the matter; however, on Saturday, the New York Daily News published a more detailed description of both of Naughright’s lawsuits, including her “facts of the case” filing in the 2003 defamation lawsuit.

There have been several sexual assault complaints made against Tennessee student-athletes over the past four years. The lawsuit against Tennessee names 10 players, including former football players Manning, A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams. The latter two were indicted on aggravated rape charges in February 2015 and have separate trial dates this summer.

The suit was filed by David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing six unidentified plaintiffs, against the University of Tennessee and the director of the office of student conduct and community standards. No individuals were named as defendants in the complaint.

The suit also states that Tim Rogers, a former vice chancellor for student life, stepped down in 2013 “in protest over the violation of Title IX and the UT administration’s and athletic department’s deliberate indifference to the clear and present danger of sexual assaults by UT athletes.”

Bill Ramsey, a lawyer representing the school, said in a statement the university “acted lawfully and in good faith” in the situations outlined in the complaint. Ramsey said the school “has devoted significant time and energy to provide a safe environment for our students, to educate and raise awareness about sexual assault and to encourage students to come forward and report sexual assault.”

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights also launched an investigation into sexual violence at Tennessee on June 29. No further details of the investigation have been made public.

This suit comes two weeks after Florida State settled a Title IX lawsuit with former student Erica Kinsman, who said the school failed to adequately investigate allegations that she was raped by former Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. The Heisman winner and No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft has said the allegations are false and that he and Kinsman had consensual sex. No charges were ever filed against Winston, as prosecutors said there wasn’t enough evidence to win a conviction and that there were gaps in Kinsman’s story.

Title IX is a federal statute that bans discrimination at schools that receive federal funding. The U.S. Department of Education warned schools in 2011 of their legal responsibilities to immediately investigate allegations of sexual assault, even if the criminal investigation has not concluded.