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In brief: 3-way trade sends Jamison to Cavaliers

Basketball: The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Antawn Jamison on Wednesday night, the forward they hope will fit in between LeBron James and Shaquille O’Neal on a championship front line.

Jamison goes to Cleveland from the Washington Wizards in a three-team trade that sent Drew Gooden to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Washington received Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, a 2010 first-round draft pick and the rights to Emir Preldzic, who was selected in the second round of last year’s draft from Cleveland.

The Wizards also received forward Al Thornton from Los Angeles.

Cleveland gets guard Sebastian Telfair from the Clippers.

•Wade injured in Heat victory: Michael Beasley had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat overcame the early loss of All-Star MVP Dwyane Wade in beating the New Jersey Nets 87-84 in East Rutherford, N.J., for their season-high fourth straight win.

Wade strained his left calf in the first quarter and did not return. He finished with eight points, snapping his streak of 148 straight games in double figures, the second-longest active streak behind LeBron James (255).

•Stoudemire still a Sun: The probability of Amare Stoudemire staying put with the Phoenix Suns has increased now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone elsewhere to get a power forward.

Stoudemire rates his chances of being traded before today’s deadline as 50-50.

•Knicks, Timberwolves deal: The New York Knicks have traded Darko Milicic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for forward Brian Cardinal and cash.

•Pistons’ president resigns: Tom Wilson, who for more than three decades has been the face of one of the nation’s most successful sports and entertainment enterprises, resigned as president and CEO of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment.

•No. 4 Purdue tops No. 9 Ohio State: JaJuan Johnson scored 24 points and consistently hit big shots to lead No. 4 Purdue (22-3, 10-3 Big Ten) to a 60-57 victory over No. 9 Ohio State (20-7, 10-4) in Columbus, Ohio.

Purdue was 0-9 in previous trips to Value City Arena.

Ravens sign troubled receiver Stallworth

Football: The Baltimore Ravens say they have signed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth to a one-year contract.

Stallworth was recently released by the Cleveland Browns after being reinstated by the NFL following a one-year suspension. He was suspended for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy for a DUI vehicular manslaughter charge.

The deal is worth $900,000 with an additional $300,000 in incentives.

•Browns release Lewis: Jamal Lewis was released by the Cleveland Browns, but the running back hasn’t given up hope of playing again in the NFL.

Lewis was let go with one year remaining on his contract.

•Johnson joins Panthers: The Carolina Panthers signed former Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Ed Johnson to a one-year deal.

•Hentrich retires: Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich says he is retiring from the NFL after 17 seasons.

•Boise State hires assistant coach: Boise State has hired Bob Gregory, the defensive coordinator at California the last eight seasons, to fill a vacancy on the Broncos’ coaching staff.

Gregory, a Gonzaga Prep and WSU alum, served as defensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2001.

•Oregon’s James arrested: Oregon freshman tailback LaMichael James was arrested on domestic violence charges after his girlfriend said he grabbed her neck during an argument outside his Portland apartment and pushed her to the ground.

Top seed ousted from Match Play tourney

Golf: Ross McGowan – who only got into the 64-man Match Play Championship field in Marana, Ariz., because Tiger Woods isn’t playing – became only the second player in the 12-year history of the event to knock out the No. 1 seed in the opening round.

McGowan rolled in a 30-foot par putt on the 19th hole to beat Steve Stricker, who was coming off a victory at Riviera and was the top seed in Woods’ absence.

Lincecum, Giants finalize contract

Miscellany: Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have finalized their $23 million, two-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

•Former pitcher dies: Former major league pitcher Jim Bibby has died in Lynchburg, Va. The cause was not disclosed. He was 65.

Bibby played 12 years in the majors and pitched the first no-hitter in Texas Rangers history, beating Oakland 6-0 in 1973.

He was a member of the Pittsburgh team that won the 1979 World Series.

•New crew chief for Kenseth: Matt Kenseth has a crew chief change just one week into the new NASCAR season.

Todd Parrott will replace Drew Blickensderfer atop the No. 17 Ford pit box this weekend at California.

Blickensderfer was fired after the team performance dropped off following consecutive wins to start last season, including the Daytona 500.

•Cyclist pleads guilty: Cyclist Joe Papp, who was a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency witness against Floyd Landis in 2007, pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh to conspiracy to distribute human growth hormone and another performance-enhancing drug he imported from China.

•Davis Cup team selected: U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe selected John Isner, Sam Querrey and the doubles pairing of twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan to the Davis Cup team that will play against Serbia on March 5-7.

•Lelei dies, Tanui injured: Former 10,000-meter world champion runner Moses Tanui was seriously injured and former world championship runner David Lelei killed in an auto accident on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, the Daily Nation newspaper reported.

•Shooter’s mom testifies: Joan Becker, the mother of a former football player Mark Becker who is accused of fatally shooting his high school football coach Ed Thomas testified at a trial in Allison, Iowa, that her son suffered from severe bouts of depression and occasionally violent episodes and was hospitalized three times for mental issues.



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