July 14, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Signed A person with direct knowledge of the move says Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a three-year deal worth about $25 million. Lin is a restricted free agent and New York is expected to match the offer within the required three days.

• The San Antonio Spurs re-signed guard Patty Mills.

• Five-time All-Star Chauncey Billups is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers after the unrestricted free agent re-signed.

• The Indiana Pacers re-signed free agents Roy Hibbert and George Hill. The Pacers also said they signed free-agent guard D.J. Augustin.

Agreed The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with Kwame Brown.

Waived The Minnesota Timberwolves traded center Brad Miller and two second-round picks to New Orleans and waived swingman Martell Webster. The Wolves received a conditional second-round pick from the Hornets for Miller, who has said he will retire. • The Houston Rockets waived forward Luis Scola, clearing more salary space with a major move – pursuing Dwight Howard – in mind.

Approved The South Carolina board of trustees approved a five-year contract that will make baseball coach Ray Tanner the school’s the new athletic director. Tanner replaces Eric Hyman, who resigned two weeks ago to take a similar position at Texas A&M.

Died Mechanical engineer Norman Sas, who created electric football, a tabletop game with a vibrating metal field and unpredictable plastic players that captivated and frustrated children and nostalgic grown-ups for decades, has died. He was 87. He died June 28 in Vero Beach, Fla.

Acquired The New York Red Bulls acquired forward Sebastien Le Toux and goalkeeper Bill Gaudette in a pair of soccer trades. The Red Bulls sent midfielder Dane Richards and cash to Vancouver for the Le Toux. The Red Bulls acquired Gaudette from Los Angeles in exchange for a draft choice.


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