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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, July 14, 2019 1:00 am


Edwards signs deal to stay with Celtics

Associated Press

Former Purdue guard Carsen Edwards signed a guaranteed contract with the Boston Celtics late Friday night. The contract will pay Edwards, a second-round pick in the 2019 draft, $4.5 million over three years, with a team option for a fourth year. Edwards, who was a two-time All-American with the Boilermakers, is averaging 18 points per game on 52% shooting with the Celtics in four NBA Summer League games.

In Las Vegas, Tyler Harvey scored 20 points to lead No. 8 seed Memphis past top-seeded Boston 94-88 in the quarterfinals. Boston's Edwards led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-23 shooting, including 6 of 14 from 3-point range. Javonte Green added 17, Tremont Waters had 16 and Grant Williams scored 11.

Auto racing

Kurt Busch gets win in Kentucky

Kurt Busch earned his first win of the season by outracing his younger brother in overtime in a door-to-door to the Kentucky Speedway finish line. Joey Logano had the victory in hand until a spin by Bubba Wallace with six laps remaining sent the race into overtime.


Summer League

Nickeil Alexander-Walker hit one of two free throws with 1.9 seconds left in overtime, before Marcos Louzada Silva stole Miami's inbounds pass to seal a 101-100 quarterfinal win for fourth-seeded New Orleans. ...

No. 3 overall draft pick RJ Barrett led five Knicks in double figures, scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a consolation round game New York won 103-87 over Washington. ...

Kennedy Meeks saved his best game for last, scoring 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Charlotte past Utah 84-74 in the consolation round.


Caldwell taking leave for health

Miami assistant coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence to address health issues that he says “require my full attention.” Caldwell was hired in February to be the Dolphins' assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach.

Charges filed in fatal shooting

An 18-year-old Kansas man has been charged in the April attack that wounded New York Giants draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed one of his Washburn University teammates, Dwane Simmons. Francisco Alejandro Mendez was charged Friday with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated battery in the April 28 attack, the Shawnee County district attorney's office said in a news release. The two defensive backs were outside an off-campus party hours after the Giants selected Ballentine in the sixth round.

Elliott sues over alleged assault

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is fighting back against a Las Vegas security guard who has pressed charges against him for an alleged assault in May. Per Enzo Marino of Fox 5 Las Vegas, Kyle Johnson has pressed charges against Elliott for allegedly bumping him into a fence at a music festival May 19. Elliott and his lawyers are fighting back, accusing Johnson of extortion.


Romo leads by 9 at Tahoe

In Stateline, Nevada, defending champion Tony Romo increased his lead to nine points in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback turned NFL analyst shot his second straight 2-under 70 and scored 25 points for a total of 51 in the celebrity tournament that uses the modified Stableford scoring system. He has played in two PGA Tour events this year. Former major league pitcher Derek Lowe and former professional tennis player Mardy Fish were tied for second. Actor Jack Wagner was fourth with a 38.