Rondo, Pel­i­cans reach one-year deal

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

A per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told the As­so­ci­ated Press that the New Or­leans Pel­i­cans have agreed in prin­ci­ple on a one-year deal with Ra­jon Rondo.

The per­son said Rondo, 31, is ex­pected to sign his con­tract this week and that the terms were still be­ing fi­nal­ized. The per­son spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause an of­fi­cial an­nounce­ment had not been made.

The deal joins Rondo with fel­low for­mer Ken­tucky Wild­cats An­thony Davis and DeMar­cus Cousins. The ad­di­tion gives Coach Alvin Gen­try the flex­i­bil­ity to play Jrue Hol­i­day more at shoot­ing guard, an ef­fec­tive po­si­tion for him in the past.

Rondo is a four-time all-star and won a ti­tle with the Bos­ton Celtics. But he has bounced from Dal­las to Sacra­mento to Chicago in the past three sea­sons.

Ya­hoo Sports first re­ported the agree­ment . . . .

Ser­gio Ro­driguez re­port­edly will again play in the EuroLeague af­ter a one-year re­turn to the NBA last sea­son.

The point guard, who played last sea­son for the Philadel­phia 76ers, agreed to a three-year con­tract with CSKA Moscow, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

Ro­driguez, 31, was named EuroLeague MVP in 2014 for Real Madrid and won a ti­tle with the club the next year.

AUTO RACING

Kyle Busch dom­i­nated again to win the NASCAR Xfin­ity Se­ries race at New Hamp­shire Mo­tor Speed­way in Loudon.

Busch won for the third time this sea­son and 89th time in his ca­reer in the se­cond-tier se­ries.

Ryan Preece was se­cond, fol­lowed by Wil­liam By­ron, Kyle Lar­son and Brad Ke­selowski. Lar­son was sched­uled to start Sun­day’s Cup race from the pole un­til his car failed in­spec­tion, forc­ing him to the rear of the field.

Se­ries points leader El­liott Sadler placed seventh in Satur­day’s race. He has a 45-point lead over By­ron . . . .

Si­mon Pa­ge­naud took the pole for Sun­day’s IndyCar race at Ex­hi­bi­tion Place in Toronto.

Pa­ge­naud had a track-record lap of 58.9124 sec­onds at an av­er­age speed of 109.138 mph on the 1.786-mile street course for his first pole of the sea­son and 10th over­all.

Gra­ham Ra­hal was se­cond and He­lio Cas­tron­eves third . . . .

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took the pole po­si­tion for the fifth time at the Bri­tish Grand Prix, ahead of Fer­rari ri­vals Kimi Raikko­nen and Se­bas­tian Vet­tel in rainy con­di­tions in Sil­ver­stone, Eng­land.

Hamilton, a three-time For­mula One world cham­pion, sped around in 1 minute 26.6 sec­onds in front of his home fans. He is 20 points be­hind leader Vet­tel. MISC.

Estelle John­son scored in the 76th minute to cut the Wash­ing­ton Spirit’s deficit in half, but it lost, 2-1, to the host Hous­ton Dash in a Na­tional Women’s Soccer League match.

The last-place Spirit fell to 3-73. The Dash im­proved to 5-7-2 . . . .

The Wash­ing­ton Valor com­mit­ted five turnovers and fell, 68-41, to the host Philadel­phia Soul in an Arena Foot­ball League game.

The loss was the 10th straight for the last-place Valor (1-10), while the first-place Soul (11-1) clinched home-field ad­van­tage for the AFL play­offs . . . .

Babe Parilli, the for­mer Pa­tri­ots quar­ter­back who starred in the team’s Amer­i­can Foot­ball League days, died Satur­day. He was 87.

New Eng­land an­nounced the death. The cause wasn’t dis­closed.

Parilli played for the thenBos­ton Pa­tri­ots from 1961 to 1967. He was voted to three AFL all-star games and was the league’s come­back player of the year in 1966.

Parilli is fourth on the Pa­tri­ots’ ca­reer pass­ing list with 16,747 yards and is in the team’s Hall of Fame. He also was known as an ex­cel­lent holder and was nick­named “gold fin­ger.” . . .

The New Jer­sey Devils signed No. 1 over­all pick Nico His­chier to the max­i­mum three-year en­trylevel con­tract for salary and per­for­mance bonuses.

The Devils said the 18-year-old Swiss for­ward will have an av­er­age salary of $925,000.

His­chier had 38 goals and 48 as­sists last sea­son for the Hal­i­fax Moose­heads in the Que­bec Ma­jor Ju­nior Hockey League.

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