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James Harden has agreed to phrases on a two-year contract to stick with the Philadelphia 76ers and can make about $14.5 million much less this coming season than he might have earned underneath his earlier deal, an individual with data of the negotiations mentioned Wednesday.

Harden will signal a deal price barely over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season and with a $35 million participant choice for the 2023-24 season, in accordance with the one who spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew has not introduced the deal.

ESPN first reported the settlement being finalized.

— By Basketball Author Tim Reynolds.


The Ryder Cup captaincy of Henrik Stenson lasts all of 4 months.

Ryder Cup Europe eliminated Stenson as captain for the 2023 matches — nonetheless 14 months away from being performed in Italy — when the Swede determined to decide on the assured cash of the Saudi-funded rival league over the Ryder Cup.

The European tour and PGA Tour have suspended gamers who signed up for LIV Golf, which is handing out huge signing bonuses to associate with its $25 million prize fund in eight tournaments that function 54 holes and no reduce.

The third LIV Golf occasion is subsequent week at Trump Nationwide in New Jersey. Sky Sports activities was among the many first to report Stenson is leaving the European tour for the rival league, a transfer he confirmed on Wednesday.

Along with Stenson, LIV Golf introduced that world No. 36 Jason Kokrak and Charles Howell III, each three-time winners on the PGA Tour, would play the occasion in Bedminster, New Jersey.


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Caster Semenya completed thirteenth and did not advance within the ladies’s 5,000 meters Wednesday on the world championships, an anticipated consequence for the South African who’s barred from her finest occasion due to guidelines that demand she take hormone-reducing medicine to enter sure races.

Semenya, who has two Olympic and three world titles within the 800 meters, has been saved out of that race in large occasions since 2019, after shedding an enchantment of a World Athletics regulation that made ladies with sure intersex circumstances ineligible for races of between 400 meters and one mile.

Semenya completed the 12 1/2-lap race, held on a blistering 91-degree (32 Celsius) afternoon, in quarter-hour, 46.12 seconds. That was 54 seconds behind the winner of the warmth, Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia, and 53 seconds outdoors of the fifth and final computerized qualifying spot into the ultimate.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner was entrance and heart at The ESPYS on Wednesday evening.

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe admonished her fellow athletes for not doing sufficient to talk out whereas additionally encouraging them to help Griner. Griner was arrested in Russia in February after customs discovered vape canisters containing hashish oil in her baggage. She faces as much as 10 years in jail if convicted.

NBA Finals MVP and present host Stephen Curry joined WNBA gamers Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith in calling consideration to Griner’s plight. Griner’s spouse attended the present in Hollywood and applauded their feedback.


4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is in want of a brand new coach.

Wim Fissette, who started working with Osaka shortly earlier than the beginning of the 2020 season, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday that he and Osaka are ending their partnership.

Fissette coached Osaka to 2 of her main championships — on the 2020 US Open and 2021 Australian Open.

He additionally beforehand labored with gamers reminiscent of Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Simona Halep and Angelique Kerber. These 4, like Osaka, have gained main titles and frolicked at No. 1 within the WTA rankings.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — World TeamTennis, the mixed-gender league co-founded almost a half-century in the past by Billie Jean King, is not going to have a season in 2022 however plans to return subsequent 12 months.

WTT introduced Wednesday that it’s hoping so as to add new groups by 2023. The enlargement price is $1 million per franchise.

The league held single-site seasons throughout the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and intends to return to matches performed at groups’ residence courts.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Hornets ahead Miles Bridges pleaded not responsible Wednesday to felony home violence expenses filed by Los Angeles County prosecutors after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend in entrance of their two youngsters.

District Legal professional George Gascón introduced Tuesday that his workplace filed one felony depend of injuring a toddler’s father or mother and two felony counts of kid abuse underneath circumstances or circumstances more likely to trigger nice bodily damage or dying.

Bridges entered not responsible pleas throughout an association, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

Bridges was arrested on June 29 by Los Angeles police and was later launched on $130,000 bond.

The Hornets and the NBA each mentioned they have been conscious of the costs filed in opposition to Bridges.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M receiver Ainias Smith was arrested early Wednesday on expenses of driving whereas intoxicated, unlawfully carrying of a weapon and possession of lower than 2 ounces of marijuana, in accordance with Brazos County jail information.

Smith, 21, was arrested by Texas A&M police and was booked into the Brazos County jail. He posted $8,000 bond and was launched later Wednesday, in accordance with jail information. The information didn’t point out if he had an lawyer who might communicate on his behalf.

Smith has been suspended from the soccer crew per athletic division coverage following his arrest, in accordance with Alan Cannon, a spokesman for Texas A&M. Cannon added that coach Jimbo Fisher was conscious of the scenario and searching into it.


RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Charles Johnson, the previous Colorado receiver who gained a Tremendous Bowl title with New England in his nine-year NFL profession, has died. He was 50.

The college confirmed Johnson’s dying Wednesday by way of Heritage Excessive Faculty, the Wake Forest college the place he was an assistant athletic director.

WNCN-TV in Raleigh reported Wednesday that police discovered a physique in a resort room Sunday throughout a welfare examine at a Hampton Inn and Suites and {that a} preliminary investigation indicated no indicators of foul play.

Johnson was chosen seventeenth general by Pittsburgh within the 1994 draft. He spent 5 seasons with the Steelers, two with Philadelphia, helped New England win the Tremendous Bowl within the 2001 season and ended his profession with Buffalo in 2002.

In 133 profession regular-season NFL video games, Johnson had 354 receptions for 4,606 yards and 24 touchdowns.


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