GUARD ROSE AGREES TO DEAL WITH CAVS
CLEVELAND» For the moment, the Cavaliers have one content, proven point guard.
Free agent Derrick Rose agreed Monday to sign with Cleveland, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Rose, a former NBA MVP who has battled knee injuries, will get a one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum of $2.1 million, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the agreement.
The deal is expected to be finalized and announced Tuesday.
Rose played for the New York Knicks last season and averaged 18.0 points and 4.4 assists. The 28-yearold’s role with the Cavs is still to be determined.
He could be used as a backup or start depending on what the team does with all-star point guard Kyrie Irving, who asked for a trade.
• The Cavaliers named Koby Altman their full-time general manager.
The 34-year-old has been serving as Cleveland’s interim GM this summer after David Griffin parted ways with the club following the Finals.
CSU single-game tickets sell out.
Colorado State sold out of singlegame football tickets for its Aug. 26 home opener against Oregon State, the university announced.
Seats are still available for the 12:30 p.m. kickoff in the program’s new on-campus stadium with season tickets or three-game mini-plans. More information is at csurams.com/tickets.
CSU sold more than 14,000 season tickets, a school record, including luxury suites, loge boxes and priority west stands seating. Singlegame tickets for the Rocky Mountain Showdown against CU in Denver on Sept. 1 and the rest of the home schedule (Sept. 4 vs. Abilene Christian, Oct. 13 vs. Nevada, Oct. 28 vs. Air Force, Nov. 11 vs. Boise State, and Nov. 18 vs. San Jose State) also are available.
No sex assault charges for Irvin.
FLA.» Former Dallas FORT LAUDERDALE, Cowboys star Michael Irvin will not be charged with sexual assault after Florida prosecutors said hotel video and other evidence aren’t sufficient to prove his accuser’s allegations.
Broward County Assistant State Attorney Christine Adler wrote in a report that without additional corroboration of the accuser’s account, prosecutors “would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a sexual battery occurred.”
MLS rejects lucrative deal.
Major League Soccer rejected a $4 billion global media rights deal from international media company MP & Silva, as reported by the Sports Business Journal.
The offer, which would have quadrupled the annual rate of MLS’ current deal, came with the significant contingency that MLS would have to institute a system of promotion and relegation.
The proposed deal would have run for 10 years starting in 2023, after the current deal with ESPN, Fox and Univision expires.
Earnhardt heads to booth in 2018.
YORK» Dale Earnhardt Jr. will NEW join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of stock car racing — and there may be more options for NASCAR’s most popular driver once he retires.
The agreement with NBCUniversal will allow Earnhardt to pursue “a wide range of opportunities in the company’s media businesses, including movies, television, podcasts and other areas.
Colorado dismissed outside linebacker N.J. Falo from the football program for a violation of team rules. … Mervyn Rose, who won two Grand Slam singles titles and two Davis Cups before going into coaching and working with stars including Billie Jean King and Margaret Court, died. He was 87. … The Nashville Predators signed forward Austin Watson to a three-year $3.3 million deal keeping him under contract through 2019-20. — The Associated Press