Los Angeles Times

Mavericks sign guard Ntilikina


The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft.

Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth overall four years ago.

Carli Lloyd scored a career-high five goals and the United States routed Paraguay 9-0 at Cleveland in the national team’s first game since the Olympics. The teams play again Tuesday in Cincinnati . ... The Washington Spirit’s match against the Portland Thorns, postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Spirit, was deemed a forfeit by the National Women’s Soccer League.

Top-ranked Jon Rahm had two birdies and two bogeys in an even-par 72 in the first round of the Fortinet Championsh­ip, leaving him well back of the leaders at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. Chez Reavie had the lead at 65 . ... Carlota Ciganda overcame an early double bogey in chilly morning conditions for a fourunder 68 and a share of the first-round lead in the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic in West Linn, Ore.

Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitratio­n for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American regulators.

Chandler Smith took advantage of a late restart at Bristol Motor Speedway for his first NASCAR Trucks Series victory.

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