Los Angeles Times

Clippers waive oft-injured guard Scrubb

Jones and Brady ready to team up

- Staff and wire reports

Jay Scrubb, a secondroun­d pick who spent two seasons with the Clippers, was waived by the team Wednesday.

Scrubb was coming off a two-way contract with the Clippers, who did not extend him a qualifying offer in June that would have made him a restricted free agent. As an unrestrict­ed free agent, he returned to the Clippers after signing a training camp contract. Scrubb initially had not been interested in signing a second two-way contract, but a Clippers roster already loaded with guards and wings made offering a standard contract more difficult.

Scrubb was the 55th overall pick in 2020, but within weeks he underwent surgery to insert a screw in his right foot, an injury that cost him most of his rookie season. Scrubb’s second season also was derailed by a turf toe injury in February that required surgery.

The Clippers currently have one player signed to a two-way contract, rookie big man Moussa Diabate, leaving one such contract still available.

— Andrew Greif

The Phoenix Suns agreed to a multiyear contract extension for Monty Williams, the NBA’s coach of the year last season. No other contract details were given . ... Connecticu­t Sun guard Bria Hartley will sit out the rest of the WNBA season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

Julio Jones is the latest high-profile veteran to join forces with Tom Brady in pursuit of a Super Bowl ring.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the seven-time Pro Bowl receiver to a oneyear contract, bolstering an impressive array of playmakers the team has assembled around the soon-to-be 45-year-old quarterbac­k.

Cincinnati quarterbac­k

Joe Burrow underwent a successful appendecto­my, but there is no timetable for his return to the field, coach

Zac Taylor said. Backups Brandon Allen and Jake Browning will take the snaps until Burrow’s return, probably in a couple of weeks . ... The NFL’s finance committee unanimousl­y recommende­d approval of the $4.65-billion sale of the Denver Broncos to the Waltons, heirs to the Walmart fortune and America’s richest family. NFL owners will vote on Aug. 9 . ... San Francisco released defensive end

Dee Ford after he played in just seven games the last two seasons because of chronic back problems . ... Linebacker K.J. Wright retired as a member of Seattle, the team with which he spent 10 of his 11 seasons.

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star

Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

The statement marked the first time the U.S. government publicly revealed any action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, arrested after authoritie­s said they found vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport in February. She testified Wednesday at her trial. STORY, A3

Kurt Busch will miss Sunday’s NASCAR race at Indianapol­is Motor Speedway because of concussion­like symptoms and be replaced again by Ty Gibbs in the Toyota for 23XI Racing. ... The fight over IndyCar champion Alex Palou is headed to court as Chip Ganassi Racing filed a civil lawsuit in Indiana against the Spanish driver who is attempting to leave the team at the end of the season for McLaren Racing.

American sprint great Allyson Felix, who retired from competitio­n this month, joined the Internatio­nal Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission.

Crystal Palace confirmed the signing of United States center back Chris Richards from Bayern Munich to a five-year contract for a reported fee of $15 million . ... Luis Suarez confirmed he signed with Nacional in Montevideo, the club where Uruguay’s historic goal scorer made his debut 17 years ago . ... Alexandra Popp scored twice to power Germany to a 2-1 win over France and into the final of the European Championsh­ip against host England on Sunday.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek eased past Magdalena Frech 6-1, 6-2 at the Poland Open . ... Dominic Thiemoutla­sted qualifier Sebastian Ofner 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfin­als of the Generali Open at Kitzbuhel, Austria . ... Second-seeded Jannik Sinner advanced to the quarterfin­als at the clay-court Croatia Open in Umag by defeating Jaume Munar 6-4, 6-4.

The Saudi-funded LIV Golf series announced a 14tourname­nt schedule for next year with 12 establishe­d team franchises and a chance for players to either be promoted or relegated through its series of Asian Tour events.

Rapacious, an unraced 2year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert, was euthanized after an accident at Los Alamitos, becoming the 10th horse to die at the Southern California track this year.

 ?? Matt Patterson Associated Press ?? JULIO JONES, being tackled above, hopes signing with the Buccaneers results in a Super Bowl ring.
Matt Patterson Associated Press JULIO JONES, being tackled above, hopes signing with the Buccaneers results in a Super Bowl ring.

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