Report: Knicks won’t match Lin offer
The New York Knicks are not planning to match Houston’s offer for Jeremy Lin, according to a published report. The New York Times, citing an unidentified source, says deliberations are over for the Knicks and they have elected not to equal the Rockets’ three-year, $25 million offer sheet, signed by Lin last Friday. New York officially had until 11:59 p.m. to decide whether to re-sign Lin, a restricted free agent . . . Mike Miller decided against retirement and plans to return to the NBA champion Miami Heat next season. He also hopes to avoid back surgery . . . The Washington Wizards waived Andray Blatche, designating him as the team’s amnesty player. The move enables the Wizards to remove the $23 million remaining on Blatche’s contract from their salary cap . . . ESPN reports Kris Humphries will re-sign a two-year, $24 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
League, union to resume negotiations
The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association will resume labor talks Wednesday at the league offices in New York. Total revenue of the league’s operations is the biggest sticking point. The current collective bargaining expires Sept. 15 . . . Scott Stevens was named assistant coach by the New Jersey Devils. Stevens, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007, was the first player to have his jersey retired by the team . . . Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, 24, is banned from driving for 20 months in his native Czech Republic for drunk driving. He also received a six-month suspended prison sentence.
Cowboys’ Bryant arrested for assault
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday in DeSoto, Texas, because his mother, Angela Bryant, complained that he had assaulted her over the weekend, according to police. His attorney, Royce West, says Bryant posted $1,500 bond after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Under state law, family violence is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine . . . The NFL opposes Jonathan Vilma’s request for an expedited hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension as a result of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program. Tuesday’s motion filed in US District Court in Louisiana claims that the linebacker did not ‘‘exhaust the dispute resolution procedures’’ in the collective bargaining agreement . . . Titans receiver Kenny Britt is recovering from his second arthroscopic surgery since May on his knees, the latest on his left. He had surgery on the right knee when he tore his ACL and MCL last September . . . Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested for investigation of DUI. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14 . . . The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed tackle Max Starks to a one-year deal.
Bautista is placed on disabled list
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his left wrist. The two-time defending AL home run champion was tied for second in the majors with 27 homers. He is batting .244 with 65 RBIs and a .360 on-base percentage . . . As expected, Reds first baseman Joey Votto had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, leaving him sidelined for three to four weeks. Votto hurt the knee June 29 while sliding into a base . . . The Los Angeles Dodgers put righthander Chad Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, retroactive to July 8 . . . New York Mets righthander Dillon Gee said he could pitch again this season after surgery to repair an artery in his throwing arm after he suffered a blood clot. Gee could be cleared to throw within six weeks.
Sprinter Blake wins final tuneup race
Yohan Blake ran a time of 9.85 seconds to win the 100 meters at Spitzen Leichtathletik in Switzerland. It was the 21-year-old world champion’s last race before the Olympics . . . Major League Soccer’s disciplinary committee suspended Columbus Crew forward Emilio Rentería for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for his headbutt of Sporting Kansas City’s Paulo Nagamura Saturday . . . Columbus Crew midfielder/defender Bernardo Anor, 24, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Saturday’s match against Sporting Kansas City and will miss the remainder of the season . . . FIFA named former United States attorney Michael J. Garcia its first independent lead prosecutor to probe corruption in the sport . . . Suspended NASCAR driver A.J. Allmendinger’s second urine sample will be tested July 24 at a lab in Nashville. He was suspended July 7, hours before a race at Daytona, for failing a random drug test taken June 29 . . . Carl Edwards’s crew chief stepped down, 19 races removed from a disheartening defeat in last year’s championship race. Bob Osborne cited undisclosed health concerns in his decision to relinquish the No. 99 Ford, which has been stuck in a slump since Edwards ended last season tied with Tony Stewart in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. The title went to Stewart on a tie-breaker . . . Boston University will introduce Ryan Polley as its inaugural lacrosse coach at Agganis Arena Thursday . . . The Boston Athletic Association opens registration for the 2012 BAA Half Marathon Wednesday at 10 a.m. through BAA.org. The race is Oct. 7.