Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is exercising his option to play for $47.1 million next season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither Westbrook — a past NBA MVP and one of the league’s top 75 all-time players — nor the Lakers revealed the decision publicly.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — From the red clay of the French Open to the green grass of Wimbledon, the wins keep coming for Iga Swiatek.
The top-seeded Pole won her opening match on Centre Court on Tuesday, beating Croatian qualifier Jana Fett 6-0, 6-3.
Deshaun Watson’s legal team takes on the NFL on Tuesday in front of a retired judge to determine his immediate future with the Cleveland Browns.
Former U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson, who was jointly appointed by the league and the NFL Players’ Association, will hold a hearing to determine whether Watson violated the NFL’s personal conduct policy and whether to impose discipline.
AP source: Celtics' Hardy accepts offer to become Jazz coach
Bucks' draftee Beauchamp overcomes adversity to reach NBA
Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to guard Collin Sexton
AP sources: Wall to be bought out, intends to join Clippers
AP sources: Irving decides to exercise $37M option with Nets
Mile High magic: Avs add to Denver's title town run on ice
Monday Sports in Brief
Kuhl tosses 3-hit shutout, Rockies beat Dodgers 4-0 at Coors
Swede Day: Alfredsson, Sedins elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield said the Cleveland Browns have work ahead if they want him to help them through their situation with Deshaun Watson.
Mayfield, speaking at his football camp near the University of Oklahoma’s campus on Tuesday, didn’t entirely close the door on stepping in if needed.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will have surgery Wednesday to repair his broken left thumb and the team hopes the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season.
Manager Rob Thomson did not offer a timetable for Harper's return.
Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders hammered out a new contract for the star receiver, ending the team's biggest football-related saga of a tumultuous offseason a month before training camp begins.
Guardians end skid, rally past Twins in day-night DH opener
Astros place OF Michael Brantley on IL with shoulder issue
Senators ask minor leaguers for information on MLB antitrust
Piscotty activated by A's, Bride goes on injured list
Guardians place catcher Hedges on IL with concussion
Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76
Charissa Thompson to host Amazon Prime Video TNF coverage
Lawsuit: Texans 'turned a blind eye' to QB Watson's actions
Ex-Panthers star Luke Kuechly joining radio broadcast team
Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ
DETROIT (AP) — Two people died when their vehicle collided with an Amtrak train while trying to outrun it, Detroit police said.
Detroit Police Chief James White said the victims of the crash early Monday were a young woman from Novi and a young man from Wixom, both in their 20s.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Roy Simmons III announced Tuesday that he's retiring after more than three decades with the Syracuse men's lacrosse team.
“For me, this job was always about my involvement with young people and the opportunity to mentor as well as coach them,” Simmons, the team’s longtime director of operations, said in a statement.
BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme avoided prison time Tuesday after helping convict others in the case.
The PGA Tour is awarding 10 cards to European tour players and bringing back a direct path to the big leagues from Q-school as part of an expanded partnership with Europe that aims to strengthen themselves against the Saudi-funded LIV Golf.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Desperate families of migrants from Mexico and Central America frantically sought word of their loved ones as authorities began the grim task Tuesday of identifying 51 people who died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Matteo Berrettini, last year's runner-up at Wimbledon, dropped out of the grass-court Grand Slam tournament hours before he was scheduled to play his first-round match Tuesday, saying that he tested positive for COVID-19.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):
Kelsey Plum views her improved play this season to just having more time on the court.
The Las Vegas guard is averaging a career-high 20.7 points and 5.7 assists this year to help the Aces to the best record in the league.
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) — Red Bull terminated the contract of Formula One test and reserve driver Jüri Vips on Tuesday for using a racial slur during an online gaming stream.
The 21-year-old Estonian was suspended by Red Bull last week pending an investigation into the language he used.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers has hired former Tennessee star Nikki McCray-Penson as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team.
Scarlet Knights coach Coquese Washington announced the hiring Tuesday, a day after adding former Rutgers star Tasha Pointer as an assistant coach.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is going forward with a plan to change its football scheduling model, with the biggest change being the elimination of divisions.
The new plan, adopted by the league’s athletic directors and faculty athletic representatives on Tuesday, will be what the league calls a 3-5-5 model and goes into effect with the 2023 season.
MONACO (AP) — French league club Monaco signed attacking midfielder Takumi Minamino on a four-year deal from Liverpool on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Japan international scored 14 goals in 55 games overall for Liverpool after joining from Red Bull Salzburg.
Even as the second LIV Golf Invitational series embarks on the first of four consecutive events in the United States, an important part of its future takes place in Scotland in two weeks.
The Official World Golf Ranking governing board meets at St.
LONDON (AP) — Eoin Morgan confirmed his retirement from international cricket and stepped down as England's white-ball captain after more than seven years on Tuesday.
After England's dismal failure at the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Morgan spearheaded the team's white-ball transformation to a bold, attacking approach and unprecedented heights.
1916 — The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds played a nine-inning game with just one baseball.
1923 — Brooklyn’s Jacques Fournier went 6-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and three singles as the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 14-5.
1906 — Alex Smith shoots a record 295 to beat brother Willie in the U.S. Open. Alex shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill.
1933 — Primo Carnera knocks out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Long Island City Bowl to win the world heavyweight title.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Countries wanting to replace China as host of soccer’s 2023 Asian Cup were given extra time to prepare a bid by the Asian Football Confederation on Tuesday.
The AFC said it extended a deadline to July 15 from June 30 for member federations to show interest.
MADRID (AP) — Mexican-based holding company Orlegi acquired a majority stake of second-division Spanish club Sporting Gijón on Tuesday.
The Mexican group is taking over from the Fernández family, which had been in control of Sporting Gijón for the last three decades.
PARIS (AP) — Formula One great Lewis Hamilton said “archaic mindsets” have to change after retired champion Nelson Piquet reportedly used a racial slur against him.
Hamilton’s comments came after F1 and FIA condemned racist language.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa selected Elton Jantjies at flyhalf and Damian Willemse at fullback and included uncapped forwards Salmaan Moerat and Elrigh Louw on the bench for the first test against Wales this weekend.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — After an unexpected 3-0 series defeat on the previous tour of Sri Lanka six years ago, Australia expects to bat much better on spin-friendly pitches in the two-test series in Galle starting on Wednesday.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss sprinter Alex Wilson was banned for four years on Tuesday after an anti-doping tribunal judged he intentionally used an anabolic steroid.
The case flared at the Tokyo Olympics last July when Court of Arbitration for Sport judges reinstated Wilson’s provisional suspension days before he was due to compete in the men’s 100 and 200 meters.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The daughter of a Vatican employee will represent “the pope’s team” by competing in the half marathon at the Mediterranean Games in Oran, Algeria, on Friday.
It will mark the biggest event yet for Vatican Athletics, the latest iteration of the Holy See’s longstanding promotion of sport as an instrument of dialogue, peace and solidarity.
A look at what's happening around baseball today:
Chicago White Sox (34-38, third in the AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Angels (36-40, third in the AL West)
Anaheim, California; Tuesday, 9:38 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: White Sox: Johnny Cueto (0-0); Angels: TBD
Miami Marlins (33-39, fourth in the NL East) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (42-34, second in the NL Central)
St. Louis; Tuesday, 7:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.08 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 17 strikeouts); Cardinals: Dakota Hudson (5-4, 3.72 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 41 strikeouts)
San Diego Padres (45-30, second in the NL West) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (33-41, fourth in the NL West)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 9:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.87 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 82 strikeouts); Diamondbacks: Zac Gallen (4-2, 2.92 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 71 strikeouts)
Baltimore Orioles (35-40, fifth in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (34-41, fourth in the AL West)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Dean Kremer (2-1, 1.71 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 14 strikeouts); Mariners: Robbie Ray (6-6, 4.07 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 97 strikeouts)
Pittsburgh Pirates (29-44, third in the NL Central) vs. Washington Nationals (28-48, fifth in the NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 61 strikeouts); Nationals: Patrick Corbin (3-10, 6.60 ERA, 1.79 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)
Cincinnati Reds (25-47, fifth in the NL Central) vs. Chicago Cubs (28-45, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Reds: Luis Castillo (2-4, 3.71 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 49 strikeouts); Cubs: Keegan Thompson (7-2, 3.10 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 55 strikeouts)
Los Angeles Dodgers (45-27, first in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (32-42, fifth in the NL West)
Denver; Tuesday, 8:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (5-1, 2.00 ERA, .91 WHIP, 47 strikeouts); Rockies: Kyle Freeland (3-5, 4.29 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 53 strikeouts)
Oakland Athletics (25-50, fifth in the AL West) vs. New York Yankees (54-20, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Frankie Montas (3-7, 3.11 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 92 strikeouts); Yankees: JP Sears (0-0)
Texas Rangers (35-37, second in the AL West) vs. Kansas City Royals (26-46, fifth in the AL Central)
Kansas City, Missouri; Tuesday, 8:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jon Gray (3-3, 4.18 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 68 strikeouts); Royals: Jonathan Heasley (1-3, 4.14 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)
Atlanta Braves (42-32, second in the NL East) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (39-35, third in the NL East)
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Charlie Morton (4-3, 4.84 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 86 strikeouts); Phillies: Zack Wheeler (6-4, 2.77 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 86 strikeouts)
Houston Astros (45-27, first in the AL West) vs. New York Mets (47-27, first in the NL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.55 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 74 strikeouts); Mets: Carlos Carrasco (8-3, 4.42 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 77 strikeouts)
Detroit Tigers (28-44, fourth in the AL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (39-33, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Tuesday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal (5-5, 3.40 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 84 strikeouts); Giants: Carlos Rodon (6-4, 2.70 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 101 strikeouts)
Minnesota Twins (42-33, first in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (36-33, second in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Tuesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Devin Smeltzer (0-0); Guardians: TBD
Boston Red Sox (42-32, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (41-32, third in the AL East)
Toronto; Tuesday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Michael Wacha (6-1, 2.34 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 48 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (4-2, 3.08 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 43 strikeouts)