Ken­tavi­ous Cald­well-Pope signs one-year, $18 mil­lion deal with LA Lak­ers.

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BASKETBALL Cald­well-Pope with Lak­ers

Ken­tavi­ous Cald­well-Pope re­port­edly has landed with the Los Angeles Lak­ers, five days af­ter the Detroit Pis­tons pulled his qual­i­fy­ing of­fer and traded for Avery Bradley. ESPN.com’s Brian Wind­horst was first to re­port the one-year, $18 mil­lion agree­ment late Tues­day night. The deal of­fi­cially marks the end of Cald­well-Pope’s ten­ure in Detroit, which be­gan in 2013 when the Pis­tons used the eighth pick of the NBA Draft on the 6-5 Ge­or­gia shoot­ing guard. Cald­well-Pope, 24, be­came a re­stricted free agent in Oc­to­ber when the Pis­tons and agents Rich Paul and Mark Ter­mini failed to reach an agree­ment be­fore the dead­line. A per­son with first­hand knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told the Detroit Free Press that a four-year, $80 mil­lion of­fer was turned down by Cald­well-Pope.

Cavaliers sign Os­man

The Cleve­land Cavaliers showed a com­mit­ment to the fu­ture over the short term when they reached agree­ment with for­ward Cedi Os­man, 22, on Wed­nes­day. Ac­cord­ing to ESPN’s Brian Wind­horst, Os­man will re­ceive a three-year, $8.3 mil­lion con­tract, with ap­prox­i­mately an­other $700,000 go­ing to­ward his Euroleague buy­out. The 31st over­all pick in 2015 ac­quired by the Cavs from the Minnesota Tim­ber­wolves on draft night, Os­man has played for Anadolu Efes Is­tan­bul of the Euroleague for the past four sea­sons. Os­man, 6-8, av­er­aged 7.1 points and shot 48 per­cent from the field and 34 per­cent from three-point range in 35 games in 2016-2017. Os­man spent time with the Cavs re­cently dur­ing the NBA sum­mer league in Las Ve­gas, Cleve­land. com’s Joe Var­don re­ported.

GOLF

John­son wins se­nior event

Tr­ish John­son com­pleted a wire-to-wire vic­tory Wed­nes­day in the Se­nior LPGA Cham­pi­onship at French Lick, Ind., clos­ing with a 1-over 73 to beat Michelle Red­man by three strokes in the first-year event. John­son fin­ished at 4-un­der 212 on French Lick Re­sort’s Pete Dye

Course and earned $90,000. John­son opened with rounds of 67 and 72 to take a three-stroke lead over Red­man into the fi­nal round. Red­man also shot 73. Hall of Famer Laura Davies (68) tied for third at 1 over with He­len Al­freds­son (69) and Wendy Doolan (71).

SWIM­MING

Lochte re­turns to­day

Ryan Lochte is returning to USA Swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion this week for the first time since his 10-month sus­pen­sion for his be­hav­ior at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics ended. The 32-year-old new fa­ther will com­pete at the L.A. In­vi­ta­tional, which be­gins to­day on the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia cam­pus where he trains and now rep­re­sents Tro­jan Swim Club. The six-time Olympic gold medal­ist is en­tered in the 50- and 100-me­ter freestyles and 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley. His times of 48.16 sec­onds in the 100 free and 1 minute, 54 sec­onds in the

IM are top-seeded. Lochte was in­el­i­gi­ble to com­pete at the re­cent U.S. na­tion­als, which kept him from qual­i­fy­ing for the world cham­pi­onships be­gin­ning July 23 in Hun­gary. His sus­pen­sion ended June 30. Lochte was sus­pended last sum­mer af­ter he and three other swim­mers van­dal­ized a gas sta­tion dur­ing the Rio Games and then said they had been robbed at gun­point.

MO­TOR SPORTS

Almirola back in ac­tion

Aric Almirola plans to re­turn to ac­tion this week­end af­ter miss­ing two months of the NASCAR sea­son with a frac­tured ver­te­bra. Richard Petty Mo­tor­sports an­nounced Wed­nes­day that Almirola would be back in the No. 43 car this week­end at New Hamp­shire Mo­tor Speed­way. Almirola suf­fered an acute com­pres­sion frac­ture to his T5 ver­te­bra — just above the mid­dle of his back — dur­ing a fiery multi-car wreck May 13 at Kansas Speed­way. The fi­nal step of his come­back in­volved a test Tues­day at Char­lotte Mo­tor Speed­way. Almirola said in a state­ment that “when some­thing gets taken away from you at a mo­ment’s no­tice like that, it has cer­tainly made me ap­pre­ci­ate my pas­sion for rac­ing and my de­sire to com­pete at this level.”

In­ter­est high in F1 sites

One day af­ter Sil­ver­stone’s own­ers an­nounced they will ter­mi­nate their Bri­tish Grand Prix con­tract, For­mula One’s new lead­er­ship said Wed­nes­day they had been in­un­dated with in­ter­est from around 30 places look­ing to stage races. A break clause in the con­tract was ac­ti­vated, mean­ing that the last race at the cen­tral Eng­land cir­cuit will be in 2019 un­less a new, cheaper con­tract can be ne­go­ti­ated. For the mo­ment, Lib­erty Me­dia is fo­cus­ing on work­ing with Sil­ver­stone to make the most of cor­po­rate hospi­tal­ity at the best-at­tended race on the cal­en­dar, which is be­ing staged Sun­day. Sean Bratches, F1’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor for com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions, would not say if fu­ture Bri­tish Grand Prix races had to be at Sil­ver­stone, rather than else­where in Bri­tain. A street race in London has reg­u­larly been dis­cussed, and bring­ing F1 closer to the fans is a pri­or­ity for Lib­erty.

BOXING

Pac­quiao still un­happy

Manny Pac­quiao still dis­agrees with the unan­i­mous de­ci­sion that re­sulted in him los­ing the WBO world wel­ter­weight ti­tle to Jeff Horn, de­spite an in­de­pen­dent re-scor­ing of the July 2 fight, and said he has no plans to re­tire. On Mon­day, the WBO said in a state­ment that three of the five in­de­pen­dent judges who scru­ti­nized the bout, dubbed the “Bat­tle of Bris­bane,” awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pac­quiao and one scored it a draw. The re­view con­cluded that Horn won seven rounds to Pac­quiao’s five. Pac­quiao, 38, in­di­cated Wed­nes­day in a Twit­ter post that he won’t be hang­ing up his gloves, sug­gest­ing a re­match against Horn, 29, a for­mer school­teacher, could hap­pen. Aus­tralian me­dia have re­ported the re­match could be in Novem­ber, also in Bris­bane.

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