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Newsmakers: LA Lakers sign No. 2 pick Brandon Ingram, vet Yi Jianlian

Duke's Brandon Ingram, left, dribbles the ball as Virginia Tech's Shane Henry defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in January. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)
Duke's Brandon Ingram, left, dribbles the ball as Virginia Tech's Shane Henry defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in January. (Gerry Broome / Associated Press)
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Signed The Los Angeles Lakers signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.

Hired The Arizona Coyotes hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history. Braid worked part-time for the Coyotes last year and has served as a skating consultant with the Toronto Maple Leafs,Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames.

Announced Transfer Kurt Benkert has won the battle to be Virginia’s starting quarterback. A transfer from East Carolina, Benkert beat out incumbent Matt Johns and Connor Brewer, both fifth-year seniors.

Maryland senior Perry Hills has been selected to be starting QB. First-year coach DJ Durkin made the announcement after overseeing a competition this summer between Hills, Caleb Rowe and two freshmen.

Extended St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt has agreed to a one-year contract extension that locks him up through the 2021-22 season. Schmidt and his staff have also earned pay raises, which are being funded through private donations.

Sidelined Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss at least two more races – at Michigan and Darlington – as he recovers from a concussion.

Retired L.A. Galaxy captain Robbie Keane will retire from international play for Ireland after a match with Oman next week in Dublin.

Died The suspended president of Athletics Kenya, Isaiah Kiplagat, has died after a long illness. He was 72. Kiplagat was a longtime council member of the IAAF, track and field’s world governing body. He was suspended last year during an investigation of alleged embezzlement and extortion.

Reported Olympic triathlon gold medalist Gwen Jorgensen will run her first marathon in November in New York. On Saturday, Jorgensen became the first American to win the Olympic triathlon title.

South Carolina punter Sean Kelly applied for a pre-trial intervention program on a charge of public disorderly conduct while a second charge of malicious injury to property was dismissed by a municipal court. Kelly was arrested and charged earlier this month.

Charged Former NBA player Sam Jacobson and his wife are charged with felonies in the sale of a Minnesota home five years ago. They were charged with theft by false representation and theft by swindle. They’re due in court Oct. 24.

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