AP Wednesday Sports Roundup
Mavs finalize pact with Williams
DALLAS (AP) — Deron Williams has joined his hometown Mavericks after clearing waivers and accepting a buyout with the Nets. Williams accepted a two-year, $10 million package that includes a player option for the second season.
He averaged 13 points and 6.6 assists while starting 55 of his 68 games last season. Those numbers are well below his career averages of 17 points and 8.5 assists.
In other NBA news:
— The Orlando Magic have signed free-agent center Jason Smith as the team tries to bolster its front court. The 29-year-old Smith is entering his eighth NBA season and joins his fourth NBA team. He spent last season with the New York Knicks, averaging eight points and four rebounds in 82 games.
— Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has been arrested again on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. A California Highway Patrol Officer says Lawson was driving at a high rate of speed before being pulled over around 2 a.m. Tuesday on state Route 101 in Hollywood. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI last January in Denver and is expected in court in that case on Friday.
Kromer on paid leave
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon says offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been put on paid administrative leave after being accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs.
Brandon says the team is following the league's personal conduct policy, putting Kromer on leave while investigating with the league.
The Walton County Sheriff's Office says Kromer was arrested and charged with battery that caused bodily harm over the weekend after confronting two boys, pushing one to the ground and punching him. An arrest report released this week says the boy told deputies that Kromer threatened to kill his family if he reported the incident.
Police say McNabb was very drunk
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Police say former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb had a blood alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona last month.
Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert say lab test results show McNabb's blood alcohol level was 0.17. The legal limit in Arizona is .08 and anything 0.15 or higher qualifies as extreme DUI.
Police say McNabb's vehicle rear-ended another vehicle June 28.
NCAA gets a bill
UNDATED (AP) — A U.S. Magistrate has ruled the NCAA must pay more than $46 million in bills stemming from last year's Ed O'Bannon case. Judge Nathanael Cousins wrote in his 28-page ruling that the organization was responsible for slightly more than $44.2 million in fees for O'Bannon's lawyers, and another $1.5 million in costs and expenses. O'Bannon's side had requested about $50.8 million.
Devs ink Gelinas, Bournival signs with Habs
UNDATED (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Eric Gelinas to a two-year, $3.15 million contract. Gelinas led all New Jersey defensemen with six goals in a career-high 61 games last season after providing seven goals and 29 points in 60 games the previous year. He's been with the Devils since being selected in the second round of the 2009 draft.
Also in the NHL
— Michael Bournival is staying with the Montreal Canadiens after accepting a one-year, two-way contract. The 23-year-old forward delivered three goals and five points in 29 regular-season games for the Canadiens last season. Bournival also had three goals and six assists for the Habs' AHL affiliate at Hamilton.
Pharoah at Del Mar for training
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — American Pharoah has arrived at Del Mar Race Track to begin training for next month's Haskell Invitational in New Jersey. The 3-year-old is the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.
Jamaica wins Group B at Gold Cup
TORONTO (AP) — Jamaica has clinched first place in Group B in Gold Cup by beating El Salvador 1-0 in Toronto on Tuesday. Jamaica finishes group play with a 2-0-1 record, while El Salvador failed to wrap up a berth in the knockout round.
Jamaica will take on Haiti on Saturday in Baltimore.
Costa Rica took second by playing Canada to a scoreless draw. Costa Rica tied all three of its group matches.
CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome pads lead
LA PIERRE-SAINT-MARTIN, France (AP) — Chris Froome used the first high-mountain stage of this year's Tour de France to take control of the race.
Froome powerered up a punishing climb in the Pyrenees at a pace that none of his rivals could match. He and his Sky teammates killed off the hopes of one contender after another, including 2014 winner Vincenzo Nibali.
Froome has stretched his overall lead to 2 minutes, 52 seconds over Tejay van Garderen, an American on the BMC team.