GUARD ROSE AGREES TO DEAL WITH CAVS

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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.

Foot­notes.

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

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