A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Sacramento Kings and point guard Rajon Rondo have agreed to a one-year deal for $10 million. Rondo's addition comes hours after the Kings and shooting guard Marco Belinelli agreed to a $19 million, three-year contract Friday, another person familiar with that deal said.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:26 pm
Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and the Yankees signed their $275 million, 10-year contract in December 2007, they reached a separate marketing agreement. It called for $6 million each for up to five milestone accomplishments in exchange for marketing rights, such as using A-Rod's name and image in selling licensed goods.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:21 pm
NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors called on NASCAR to take a stance against Trump, the motorsports series said it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami. ''We looked at everything we saw coming down and what we heard from our sponsors and our partners and what we feel we should be doing, and that's what led us to the decision today,'' NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said Friday at Daytona International Speedway.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:13 pm
Justin Bour spent five years in the minor league system for the Cubs. ''It feels good to win - there's no real difference (from) playing against any other team,'' said Bour, who was picked up by the Marlins for $12,500 as a Rule 5 selection in 2013. Bour homered for a fourth straight game, this time off Cubs starter Jason Hammel.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:04 pm
Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the first time since he was injured at the track in February. Busch, who broke his right leg and left foot in a crash a day before the season-opening Daytona 500, spun nine minutes into the first practice session when he was bumped from behind by Brad Keselowski. As Busch's car spun down the track, he was hit squarely in the side by Greg Biffle.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 10:23 pm
Sources: Rondo, Kings agree to one-year deal
Posted: July 4, 2015, 12:22 am
Sources: Brewer, Rockets agree on 3-year deal
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:20 pm
Sources: Jordan picks max deal with Mavericks
Posted: July 3, 2015, 8:50 pm
Charity wins: A-Rod, Yanks settle bonus dispute
Posted: July 3, 2015, 7:33 pm
Tiger Woods follows up his best score of the year with a one-under-par 69 in the second round of The Greenbrier Classic.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:09 pm
Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali's team Astana is involved in a drug-related controversy on the eve of the Tour de France.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:07 pm
Former England and Derbyshire wicketkeeper Bob Taylor, 73, is in hospital after having a heart attack.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 10:07 pm
Boss Mark Sampson wants England to achieve more history by beating Germany to third place at the Women's World Cup.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 10:06 pm
Mavs reportedly lure DeAndre Jordan|
The Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can't be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth four years at the maximum allowed under the salary cap of more than $81 million. The move to Dallas, where superstar Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career, will allow Jordan to take a lead role on a team.
Spurs make Hammon first woman Summer League coach
Becky Hammon will coach the San Antonio Spurs' Las Vegas summer league team, becoming the first female head coach in the NBA developmental programme. The Spurs named Hammon on Friday as the head coach for the team that will play in Las Vegas, beginning on July 11 with a game against a New York Knicks summer league squad.
Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on 'Dukes of Hazzard' car
(Reuters) - Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his "General Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit 1980s TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard". Watson, a two-time Masters champion who is ranked third in the world, made the announcement on Thursday on Twitter. "I believe that, so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA.” "Dukes of Hazzard" ran from 1979 to 1985 on the CBS network in the United States and centered on the fictional Duke family, who lived in rural Georgia.
UPDATE 1-Golf-European Tour French Open scores
July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour French Open at the par-71 course on Friday in Paris. The cut was set at 146. ... Dubuisson and Paratore steal French Open spotlight
Home favorite Victor Dubuisson and little-known Italian Renato Paratore took center stage in the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday. Dubuisson, bidding to record the first home victory in the $3 million event since Thomas Levet in 2011, shot a one-under 70 to share the lead with Ryder Cup team mate German Martin Kaymer (69) and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70). "It was really tough out there with the wind this afternoon." Paratore missed the cut despite making European Tour history by becoming the first player to reel off 18 straight fours in a round.
Golf-Dubuisson and Paratore steal French Open spotlight
Home favourite Victor Dubuisson and little-known Italian Renato Paratore took centre stage in the second round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday. Dubuisson, bidding to record the first home victory in the $3 million event since Thomas Levet in 2011, shot a one-under 70 to share the lead with Ryder Cup team mate German Martin Kaymer (69) and Spain's Rafa Cabrera-Bello (70). "It was really tough out there with the wind this afternoon." Paratore missed the cut despite making European Tour history by becoming the first player to reel off 18 straight fours in a round. Molder grabs share of Greenbrier lead, Watson three back
(Reuters) - American Bryce Molder used a red-hot finish to move into a four-way share of the second round clubhouse lead at the Greenbrier Classic on Friday while world number three Bubba Watson was three shots back. The 36-year-old Molder, seeking his second win on the PGA Tour, carded four birdies over a sizzling five-hole stretch starting at the par-five 12th en route to a six-under 64 that was the lowest round of the day. Molder's two-day 132 total left him level with compatriots Chad Collins (67) and Kevin Chappell (67) and New Zealand's Danny Lee (69).
Dubuisson, Cabrera-Bello and Kaymer share French Open lead
Victor Dubuisson raised home hopes of a win in the French Open at Le Golf National on Friday, sharing a one-shot lead after two rounds. Five players were grouped a shot further back on three under - Englishmen Tyrrell Hatton (68), Daniel Brooks (66) and James Morrison (68), Jaco van Zyl of South Africa (71) and Francesco Molinari of Italy (69). Dubuisson, aiming to become the first home winner at the French Open since Thomas Levet in 2011, had two birdies to go with his eagle.
Peanut butter days were special for Charley Hull
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Charley Hull and the Solheim Cup go together like toast and jam but for the teenage Briton the 2013 edition is almost as memorable for her first taste of peanut butter as it was for a virtuoso golfing performance. At the age of 17, the youngest player in the history of the biennial team event, she won two of her three matches and handed the experienced Paula Creamer a 5 & 4 drubbing in the singles to inspire Europe to their first victory on U.S. soil. Hull was completely swept up by the whole whirlwind experience and she says it is a struggle to remember too much detail from that remarkable week in Colorado.
Fernandez cuts Giants down to size on Marlins return
(Reuters) - Jose Fernandez made a triumphant return after more than a year out with injury when he hit a solo home run and pitched a winning game for the Miami Marlins on Thursday. "I was kind of joking around today, saying, 'I'm going to try to hit it out'," Fernandez told reporters.