July 3, 2013 in Sports

Redick and Bledsoe key in 3-team swap

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

NBA: A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press a three-team trade is in place that sends J.J. Redick from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Los Angeles Clippers and point guard Eric Bledsoe from the Clippers to the Phoenix Suns.

The deal also sends Jared Dudley from the Suns to the Clippers and Caron Butler from the Clippers to the Suns. The Bucks will get two second-round draft picks, according to the person who requested for anonymity because the deal can’t officially be made public until July 10 under NBA rules.

Yahoo Sports, which first reported the trade, said Redick gets a four-year, $27 million sign-and-trade contract as part of the exchange.

District attorney wants Brent jailed

NFL: The Dallas County district attorney says he’s not surprised that Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent failed two drug tests while out on bond facing an intoxication manslaughter charge.

Brent was charged after a December car crash that killed practice squad player Jerry Brown. Court records show his bond was revoked after he tested positive twice for marijuana.

District Attorney Craig Watkins told KRLD-FM last week that it’s clear to him that Brent is struggling with addiction. Watkins says that Brent “still uses alcohol and illicit drugs,” and he wants him jailed for the crash.

Prosecutor asks public for help: A Massachusetts prosecutor asked for the public’s help in finding a car mirror connected to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.

Police are seeking the driver’s side rearview mirror from a silver Nissan Altima that Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said may be anywhere between Odin Lloyd’s home in Boston and Hernandez’s home in North Attleborough. It is about 30 miles between the locations, largely along Interstate 95, although Sutter said the mirror may be in a wooded or secluded area along the route.

Storm top Sky, end 3-game losing streak

WNBA: Camille Little and Temeka Johnson led a balanced attack with 16 points apiece as the Seattle Storm snapped a three-game losing streak with a 69-60 victory over the Chicago Sky at Rosemont, Ill.

The Storm (5-6) shook off poor early shooting and an early 14-point deficit to catch and pass the Sky for a 34-31 lead just before halftime.

Ailing Foyt will miss Pocono race

Auto Racing: A.J. Foyt will miss Sunday’s race at Pocono after having hip replacement surgery Monday in Houston.

The 78-year-old IndyCar team owner and four-time Indianapolis 500 champion had been suffering from pain in his left leg for months and was hoping to put off surgery until after the season. But after falling at his ranch in early June, doctors told Foyt he needed surgery now.

“I guess I waited too long to have it done though because my hip was in really bad shape,” he said in a statement released Tuesday by the team. “They couldn’t believe I was walking at all. The doctors tell me it will be six to eight weeks before I can travel.”

Until this season, Foyt had been one of the most regular attendees on the circuit.

Pirelli making tire change: Pirelli says it will change the tires used by Formula One cars after a string of blowouts during the British Grand Prix.

The Italian manufacturer will use a Kevlar belt in its rear tires for the German Grand Prix on Sunday to help prevent punctures.

Tires exploded on four cars during the British GP, including those of Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa.

Syracuse assistant dropping lawsuit

Miscellany: Attorneys for former Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine say he’s dropping his defamation lawsuit against ESPN.

Fine was suing for defamation stemming from broadcasts aired by ESPN.

Fine said he filed notice of dismissal because he wants to put the turmoil behind him and concentrate on his future and his family.

Probst nominated for IOC: The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee was nominated for membership of the IOC, a big boost for U.S. efforts to regain influence on the international Olympic stage.

In the latest sign of improved ties between the two bodies, USOC President Larry Probst was among nine candidates put forward for election to the International Olympic Committee.

Nominees for IOC membership will be up for election — usually a formality — at the general assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sept. 10.

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