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Published 1:46am Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wade agree to 2-year contract with Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade is staying with the Heat, and his latest deal is designed to give both the player and the only franchise he’s ever known some flexibility in the coming years.

Wade agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract to stay in Miami, the second of those seasons a player option, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither side announced the deal. Financial terms were being completed, though it’s expected Wade’s salary for next season will not reach the $20.2 million he would have made under the terms of his previous contract.

“Home Is Where The Heart Is… My Home,My City,My House,” Wade wrote on Twitter, then used the phrase “HeatLifer” when attaching a photo of himself standing below the three NBA championship banners that hang at the arena the Heat call home in Miami.

 

Cowboys’ OL Leary

arrersted on DUI charge

DALLAS (AP) — A Cowboys offensive lineman has pleaded guilty to a first-time drunken driving charge.

Ronald Leary was arrested in suburban Dallas in September 2012 after failing a field sobriety test. According to the arrest warrant affidavit, he was pulled over for multiple traffic violations and on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Online court records show the Cowboys’ starting left guard pleaded guilty Thursday. He will receive 18 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.

 

Selig: MLB unaware of

A-Rod’s drug exemption

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bud Selig maintains Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport’s drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007.

Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid, according to the book “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era,” which was published last week.

Clomid is prescribed for ovulation induction and has been used by men to restore the production of testosterone following a steroids cycle. The book said the exemption was granted by Bryan W. Smith, then the independent administrator of baseball’s drug program.

 

Dallas releases Orton

amid retirement rumors

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Kyle Orton after their backup quarterback missed all the offseason workouts amid reports he was considering retirement.

A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Cowboys were cutting ties with Orton slightly more than a week before the start of training camp.

The 31-year-old Orton started the finale last year after Tony Romo injured his back a week earlier. The Cowboys lost to Philadelphia, their third straight season-ending defeat against an NFC East rival with a playoff berth on the line.

The new backup is likely to be Brandon Weeden, Cleveland’s first-round draft pick in 2012.

 

ESPN sets schedule for

playoff selection show

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — The semifinal matchups for the first College Football Playoff will be announced Dec. 7 on ESPN.

The network said Monday the four teams chosen by the selection committee to compete for the national championship will be disclosed at 12:45 EST at the top of the College Football Playoff Selection Show.

This season the semifinals will be played at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The pairings for the other four New Year’s games that are part of the playoff rotation will be announced by the selection committee by 3 p.m. EST on Dec. 7.

 

Signed Gehrig glove sold

for $287,500 at auction

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An autographed baseball glove that Lou Gehrig gave to a Connecticut man when he was a boy has sold for $287,500.

Officials with Hunt Auctions said the glove sold Tuesday at auction in Minneapolis. They didn’t disclose the name of the buyer.

Howard Henderson, a 92-year-old Greenwich (GREN’-ich) resident, says the New York Yankees slugger gave him the glove in the mid-1930s. It’s signed: “To Howard. I hope you have much luck with this glove as I did. Lou Gehrig.”

Gehrig and his wife were friends with Henderson’s father, Ray, a songwriter. Gehrig visited the family’s Bronxville, New York, home.

 

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