Hornets get Lopez in three-team deal
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The Hornets, Suns, and Timberwolves agreed to a multiplayer trade Wednesday sending 7-foot center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick from Phoenix to New Orleans, while moving forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick from Minnesota to Phoenix, a person familiar with the deal said. The deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller’s $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear salary-cap space. Minnesota also will receive two second-round picks from New Orleans, while the Hornets will receive cash . . . The Suns also re-signed guard Shannon Brown to a two-year contract, the Jazz agreed to terms with free agent guard Randy Foye, and the Timberwolves signed Russian national team guard Alexey Shved . . . The Cavaliers acquired guard Jeremy Pargo, a 2014 second-round pick, and cash considerations from the Grizzlies for guard-forward D.J. Kennedy . . . The Mavericks signed former Florida State center and Air Force veteran Bernard James. James served six years in the Air Force, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and serving three tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Qatar.
Wallace a no-show at Steelers camp
Steelers Pro Bowl receiver Mike Wallace’s training-camp holdout became official when he did not arrive in Latrobe, Pa., to take part in coach Mike Tomlin’s conditioning test. Wallace was offered a one-year, $2.7 million tender . He has not signed it and did not take part in any of the Steelers’ offseason workouts or minicamp . . . The Lions signed former Jets cornerbacks Justin Miller and Drew Coleman as they try to fill a position weakened by their dismissal of Aaron Berry and the loss to injury of Chris Greenwood. The Lions terminated Berry’s contract Monday after his second offseason arrest in Pennsylvania . . . Newly acquired Jets tackle Jeff Otah failed his physical and was placed on the active-physically unable to perform list, meaning his trade from Carolina is on hold . . . The Bears put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list. Knox suffered a back injury against Seattle last season and needed surgery to stabilize a vertebra . . . Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, the Bengals’ first-round draft pick, is expected to miss up to six weeks after fracturing a bone in his knee during a workout this month . . . The Eagles signed former Cowboys Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar to a one-year contract . . . Former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler is the latest big name from the NFL’s past to sue the league over head injuries. Stabler is the first plaintiff among 73 listed on a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Philadelphia, where other cases were recently consolidated before a judge.
NHL awaits a response from players
The NHL finished presenting a majority of its proposals in labor negotiations, and is waiting for a response from the NHL Players’ Association. Commissioner Gary Bettman said a ‘‘vast bulk’’ of the league’s case is on the table after the two sides met for the second consecutive day at the union’s headquarters in Toronto. The sides will meet again Thursday, before talks shift to New York next week. The collective bargaining agreement expires Sept. 15 . . . The Bruins announced an affiliation with the South Carolina Stingrays of the East Coast Hockey League. The Stingrays were the ECHL affiliate for the Capitals from 2004-12 . . . UMass-Lowell signed Hockey East coach of the year Norm Bazin to a contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
Lobsters fall short against Freedoms
The Boston Lobsters dropped an 18-17 decision to the host Philadelphia Freedoms in World Team Tennis despite the efforts of Irina Falconi, who won her singles match against Kristyna Pliskova and teamed with Carly Gullickson-Eagle to defeat Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova . . . Eddie Johnson scored in the 91st minute to give the Major League Soccer All-Stars a 3-2 victory over Chelsea in Chester, Pa., home of the Philadelphia Union. Chris Wondolowski and Chris Pontius also scored goals for the MLS All-Stars. Frank Lampard and John Terry scored for Chelsea, the touring English Premier League team . . . Gillette Stadium’s first live boxing card will take place Aug. 12 as part of a doubleheader following the Revolution’s MLS game against Montreal. Framingham native “Irish” Danny O’Connor (17-1) will headline the three-bout card, which also includes Boston police officer and former New England Golden Gloves champ Billy Traft facing Hull’s mixed martial arts standout J ohn Downey in Traft’s second pro fight . . . Jockey John Velazquez, sidelined with a broken collarbone since a June 16 spill at Churchill Downs, returned to competition at Saratoga (N.Y.) Race Course, riding to a pair of fourth-place finishes . . . Suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger will participate in NASCAR’s substance-abuse recovery program, a sign that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible and avoid a fight over the accuracy of his failed drug test . . . A judge in Champaign, Ill., sentenced former University of Illinois running back Steven Feagin to 90 years in prison for raping a student in 1995, saying he wanted to make sure Feagin would never be free again.