All-Star guard Chris Paul was expected to verbally agree to a five-year, $107 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Clippers Monday morning, according to an ESPN.com report. Paul’s decision to remain with the Clippers comes as no surprise following the team’s naming last week of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers as head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations. Paul cannot sign his new contract until July 10, but beginning at 12:01 a.m. Monday, he could agree to terms . . . The Knicks and Raptors agreed to terms on a trade that will send Andrea Bargnani to New York, a person involved in the talks told the New York Times. The trade, which had Bargnani heading to the Knicks in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, and a 2016 first-round draft pick, was not granted immediate approval by the NBA because of salary-cap rules. But both teams expect to complete a modified version in the coming days . . . The Rockets waived swingman Carlos Delfino and point guard Aaron Brooks, and, according to a Yahoo Sports report, traded forward Thomas Robinson to Portland to clear cap space for a run at free agent center Dwight Howard. The Rockets can now present Howard with a four-year, $88 million contract . . . Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless exercised his $3.1 million option and will return to Memphis next season . . . In WNBA play, Tiffany Hayes scored 19 points and Angel McCoughtry added 15 as the Atlanta Dream beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 93-67, at home to improve their league-best record to 10-1. Jia Perkins scored 19 points for San Antonio . . . Ivory Latta totaled 15 points and the host Washington Mystics posted their largest margin of victory in nearly three years in a 84-61 win over the Tulsa Shock. Roneeka Hodges had 16 points for Tulsa . . . Tamika Catchings had 18 points as the defending champion Indiana Fever beat the visiting Seattle Storm, 71-63.
Brazil wins Confederations Cup again
Fred scored two goals, Neymar added another, and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain, 3-0, to win the Confederations Cup as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, a five-time world champion, beat the reigning world and European champion and ended Spain’s 29-game, three-year winning streak in competitive matches. Brazil, which won its third straight Confederations Cup, has not lost a competitive home match since 1975. Fred put Brazil ahead in the second minute, Neymar doubled the lead in the 44th with his fourth goal of the tournament, and Fred added his fifth in the 47th. There were protests outside the stadium during the match, with police using rubber bullets and tear gas to keep demonstrators from getting too close. A wave of antigovernment protests has swept across Brazil in recent weeks, and many affected the Confederations Cup host cities as demonstrators complained of the costs of hosting the 2014 World Cup . . . In MLS, Fabian Espindola broke a scoreless tie in the 60th minute with his first goal since April 20, and Jonny Steele scored with two minutes left, giving the New York Red Bulls a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in Harrison, N.J. . . . In a late game Saturday, Chad Barrett scored in the 88th minute to lift the Revolution to a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA in Carson, Calif. Barrett was on the end of a cross from Diego Fagundez. The ball deflected off Barrett and defender Carlos Borja and crossed the goal line before it was cleared off as referee Jeff Hosking signaled for a goal. LaurentCourtois scored for Chivas.
Roberts in, Jurrjens out for Orioles
Brian Roberts was activated from the disabled list by the Orioles, who made room for the veteran second baseman by designating pitcher Jair Jurrjens for assignment. Roberts, 35, had been on the DL since April 5 with a strained right hamstring. Jurrjens was recalled from Triple A Norfolk on Saturday and pitched 2⅓ scoreless innings against the Yankees. The Orioles also obtained outfielder Eric Thames from the Mariners for minor league infielder Ty Kelly. Thames is currently on the DL with a broken hand . . . Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos will be placed on the 15-day DL with a broken right wrist, sustained Saturday when he was hit by a pitch from Houston’s Jordan Lyles . . . Cubs outfielder Ryan Sweeney will be placed on the DL and held out of baseball activities for 4-6 weeks after breaking a rib crashing into an outfield wall Saturday against the Mariners . . . Astros first baseman Carlos Pena will miss the next two games to be with family in the Dominican Republic following the drowning death of his nephew. Also, the Astros placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the seven-day DL because of concussion symptoms and recalled outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Triple A Oklahoma City . . . The Indians placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the three-day paternity list and recalled lefthanded reliever Nick Hagadone from Triple A Columbus.
Rosberg captures British Grand Prix
Nico Rosberg won the British Grand Prix in Silverstone after four drivers, including early leader Lewis Hamilton, had to deal with exploding tires and three-time champion Sebastian Vettel quit with 10 laps remaining because of mechanical problems. With Vettel’s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber closing fast, Rosberg won his second race of the year and third of his career by 0.7 seconds . . . Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria upstaged rivals Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Carmelita Jeter to win the 200 meters in 22.55 seconds at the Birmingham GP in England. The feature race of the Diamond League meet was billed as a showdown between Fraser-Pryce and Jeter but African champion Okagbare held off Fraser-Pryce, the two-time Olympic champion in the 100. Jeter, the world 200 champion, finished seventh.