Mavs, C Jordan agree to $80M for 4 years

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DALLAS (AP) DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press that the NBA rebound leader agreed to terms Friday. One said the deal was worth $80 million over four years. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because no deals can be completed and signed until Thursday.

This is the biggest free-agent pickup in Mark Cuban's 15 years as Dallas owner, after three straight summers of losing out on the big names. The deal comes two days after the Mavericks lost their backup plan when last season's starter, Tyson Chandler, bolted for Phoenix.

Kings deals: Rondo 1 year, Belinelli 3

After missing targets at the start of free agency, the Sacramento Kings finally filled out their backcourt Friday.

Whether the team can find a way to blend its talent together remains a topic for debate. (MORE)

Sanchez loses no-hitter, Cabrera to DL?

DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers.

Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while breaking for second base on an attempted hit-and-run. Detroit expects the two-time AL MVP to go on the disabled list. (MORE)

Serena survives thriller, next up Venus

LONDON (AP) Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title - and for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam. (MORE)

Knicks agree to deal with C Robin Lopez

NEW YORK (AP) Robin Lopez is joining the Knicks, turning New York's NBA rivalry into a family affair.

Lopez agreed to sign with the Knicks on Friday, a person with knowledge of the details said, and will play just across town from twin brother and Brooklyn Nets center, Brook. (MORE)

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