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Exercised Shooting guard Ray Allen exercised his option to remain with the Boston Celtics next season. The decision announced by the team on Tuesday means the Big Three of Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will be together for one more season. Garnett has one year left on his contract and Pierce has three years remaining. Coach Doc Rivers will be around for five more seasons. In 15 NBA seasons, Allen has 22,286 points, 24th in league history. Last season, he set the NBA record for 3-point field goals made in a career at 2,612.

Announced Undefeated six-time world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is returning to the ring. The boxer announced on his Twitter feed he will end a 16-month hiatus when he faces WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17. Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs) hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision over Shane Mosley on May 1, 2010.

Named The Carolina Hurricanes named former captain Rod Brind’Amour and former NHL head coach Dave Lewis to their coaching staff. The Hurricanes said Lewis would be an assistant coach and work with their defensemen, and Brind’Amour will carry the titles of assistant coach and development coach.

Selected Former Montana State head basketball coach Mick Durham, who ranks first in the Big Sky Conference with his 246 career wins, has been selected as the Alaska Nanooks’ men’s basketball coach. Durham replaces Clemon Johnson, who resigned at the end of last season to take the head coaching position at NCAA Division I Florida A&M.

• Lead engineer Chad Johnston was selected as Martin Truex Jr.’s new crew chief. He replaces Pat Tryson, who was reassigned to another position at Michael Waltrip Racing.

Replaced Hendrick Motorsports announced that Farmers Insurance, which currently had a five-race deal with HMS, will sponsor Kasey Kahn for 22 Sprint Cup races over the next three seasons. The company will replace GoDaddy.com as primary sponsor of the No. 5 Chevrolet.

Parted The 2009 world junior ice dance champions, Madison Chock and Greg Zuerlein, have called it quits. Zuerlein is retiring from competitive skating while Chock said she will look for a new partner. She continues to train in Canton, Mich.



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