Thursday, July 2
Hernandez, Anderson lead Dodgers past Diamondbacks, 4-3
PHOENIX (AP) — Kike Hernandez had three hits, including a triple and a double, and Brett Anderson pitched seven strong innings for his third straight victory as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Wednesday night.
The NL West-leading Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks for the ninth time in the past 10 meetings and recorded their first winning road trip of the season with a 6-4 mark in the 10-game swing to Chicago, Miami and Arizona.
Anderson (5-4) stranded six runners and allowed one run and seven hits, striking out seven and walking two. The Diamondbacks' run came on Aaron Hill's home run in the sixth.
Hernandez ripped a leadoff triple to start the game and scored on Howie Kendrick's sacrifice fly.
Robbie Ray (2-4) took the loss after allowing four runs and seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks in six innings.
AP sources: Suns add Chandler, lock up Knight
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with forward Tyson Chandler on a four-year, $52 million contract and agreed with Brandon Knight on a five-year, $70 million extension, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals can't be finalized until July 9.
Chandler averaged 10.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while providing a defensive and locker room presence for the Dallas Mavericks last season. The 15-year veteran has averaged 8.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in a career that included stops in Chicago, New Orleans, New York and two one-year stints with the Mavericks.
Knight averaged 13.4 points after being traded to the Suns last season, but was limited to 11 games because of a left ankle injury.
AP Source: Guard Goran Dragic, Heat agree on 5-year deal
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Goran Dragic has agreed to a five-year contract worth about 90 million with the Miami Heat.
The person says the deal includes a player option for Dragic to return to free agency a year earlier if he so chooses. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until July 9 per NBA rules.
It was long assumed the Heat would keep the 29-year-old Dragic, especially after giving up two future first-round selections to land the point guard in a deal with Phoenix this past season.
Dragic averaged 16.6 points on 50 percent shooting in 26 games with the Heat. Between Miami and Phoenix, he averaged 16.3 points in 78 games.
Coyotes sign Richardson, Michalek to start free agency
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Brad Richardson to a three-year contract and brought back defenseman Zbynek Michalek for a third stint with the team in a two-year deal.
Terms of the contracts were not released.
The 30-year-old Richardson had eight goals and 13 assists in 45 games with the Vancouver Canucks last season. He has 62 goals and 87 assists in 10 NHL seasons that include stops with the Canucks, Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche.
A stay-at-home defenseman, Michalek played for the Coyotes from 2005-10 and 2012-2015. He was traded to St. Louis in a deadline deal last season, finishing with two goals and two assists in 15 games with the Blues.
LAKE MOHAVE SWIMMER DEATH
Divers recovering North Vegas teen's body from Lake Mohave
BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — A National Park Service official says divers are recovering the body of a 17-year-old from North Las Vegas who disappeared while swimming with cliff-jumping friends at a cove at the Lake Mohave reservoir.
Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says it appears the teen is the third person to die this year while cliff-jumping at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Witnesses told park rangers he disappeared beneath the surface about 5:20 p.m. Tuesday while swimming with a group of friends about 50 yards from Placer Cove to Morning Star Cove.
The area is near Nelson's Landing, about 40 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
The Clark County coroner is expected to confirm the teen's identity and determine a cause of death.