Harden staying with Clippers, Love staying with Heat, AP sources say

James Harden is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-year contract that includes a player option, a person with knowledge of that decision said Sunday as free agency in the NBA was officially opening. Harden’s deal was agreed upon in principle before free agency technically started, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Harden nor the Clippers had announced the agreement. Changes to league rules this year allowed for such agreements to be in place before the 6 p.m. Eastern time start to free agency on Sunday.

With England survival at stake, Jude Bellingham creates one of the great moments of Euro 2024

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — England has advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Championship after Jude Bellingham scored a stunning overhead kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time to spark a 2-1 comeback win after extra time against Slovakia. Bellingham’s overhead kick leveled the round-of-16 game at 1-1 with seconds remaining at the Veltins Arena. Harry Kane headed in the winner in the first minute of extra time as England avoided one of the biggest shocks in the history of the Euros. Ivan Schranz scored in the first half for Slovakia and his goal looked like being enough to eliminate England, which was one of the pre-tournament favorites and runner-up at the last Euros. England will play Switzerland in the quarterfinals.

Pistons and coach J.B. Bickerstaff agree on 4-year contract with team option for 5th, AP source says

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have agreed to a four-year contract with coach J.B. Bickerstaff with a team option for a fifth season, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement had not been announced. The Cleveland Cavaliers fired Bickerstaff in May after they lost to Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals despite them winning 99 games over two years. The Pistons fired coach Monty Williams one season into a six-year, $78.5 million contract after they had the NBA’s worst record for a second straight year.

Andy Murray is still not sure whether he will be able to compete at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says it is impossible to know yet whether he will be able to compete at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. He said after playing a practice set on Sunday that he is feeling better as he recovers from surgery to remove a cyst from his spine. The 37-year-old Murray is scheduled to play in the first-round of singles at the All England Club on Tuesday. He and his older brother, Jamie, were given a wild-card invitation for doubles, too, and that event starts later in the week. The Scot had back surgery on June 22.

American winger Tim Weah’s suspension extended to 2 games for red card against Panama

NEW YORK (AP) — The suspension of American winger Tim Weah was extended to two games by South American soccer’s governing body for punching Panama’s Roderick Miller during their Copa American group stage match Thursday. Weah received a red card in the 18th minute of the United States’ 2-1 loss, resulting in an automatic one-game suspension. The Confederation of South American Football says Weah been suspended for a second game and fined $3,000 by a judge of its disciplinary commission. The money is to be deducted from the U.S. Soccer Federation’s payment from CONMEBOL for television, participation and/or prize money.

Rain doesn’t stop the reign for the Panthers, who celebrate their Stanley Cup with parade and rally

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They waited 30 years. It was going to take more than a massive thunderstorm to deter the Florida Panthers from this party. Not even a torrential downpour — so bad that flood warnings were issued in the area — accompanied by a huge lightning storm could stop the Panthers’ Stanley Cup celebration on Sunday, one that the franchise had waited forever to have. With tens of thousands of fans estimated in attendance, the team arrived on double-decker buses that took a beachfront route before stopping on the sand for a rally where the trophy was hoisted yet again.

Spain beats Georgia 4-1 to reach Euro 2024 quarterfinals. It next plays host Germany

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Spain has recovered from conceding an early own-goal to beat Georgia 4-1 for a spot in the Euro 2024 quarterfinals. It ends one of the tournament’s most compelling underdog stories. Goals from midfielders Rodri and Fabián Ruiz brought Spain back into the game after Robin Le Normand’s own-goal in the 18th minute had given Georgia a shock lead. Nico Williams took the game out of Georgia’s reach with his goal on the counter in the 75th. Spain will play host nation Germany in the quarterfinals on Friday in Stuttgart.

Cam Davis wins Rocket Mortgage Classic for 2nd time after Akshay Bhatia 3-putts 18th hole

DETROIT (AP) — Cam Davis won the Rocket Mortgage Classic for the second time, closing with a 2-under 70 that gave him a one-shot victory when Akshay Bhatia three-putted from 32 feet on the final hole. Davis, a 29-year-old Australian, won his first PGA Tour title three years ago at Detroit Golf Club. He pulled into a tie with Bhatia with a birdie on the par-5 17th hole. That proved to be enough when Bhatia’s 4-foot par attempt on the 18th missed low and left for his first three-putt of the week. Davis finished at 18-under 270. Bhatia, Aaron Rai, Davis Thompson and Min Woo Lee all finished one shot back.

‘Unpredictable’ free agency is on tap around the NHL as part of a fast-tracked offseason

The outlook for NHL free agency? “Unpredictable” in the words of one general manager. That is because the salary cap is getting its first significant jump since before the pandemic and this has fast-tracked a one-week offseason that has led to some surprise moves. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be committed to free agents, including a strong crop of forwards led by longtime Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos and 2023 playoff MVP Jonathan Marchessault. More trades are also expected in the coming days and weeks.

Caitlin Clark and the Fever rally from 15 down to beat the Mercury 88-82

PHOENIX (AP) — Caitlin Clark had 15 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds and the Indiana Fever rallied for an 88-82 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Clark was just 4 of 14 from the field, and 2 of 10 from 3-point range. But she made a pair of free throws with 19.9 seconds to play to put the Fever up three. Indiana had trailed by as many as 15 in the first half. Brittney Griner scored 24 points, Diana Taurasi had 19 and Natasha Cloud scored 15 for Phoenix.

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