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Sports log: Pistons, Smith agree to four-year deal

BASKETBALL

Josh Smith and the Pistons agreed to a $54 million, four-year contract, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to the Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10, when Smith is expected to sign his deal. The 6-foot-9-inch forward scored a team-high 17.5 points last season for Atlanta and averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 1.2 steals . . . Two people close to the negotiations say the Hawks agreed to contracts with forwards PaulMillsap and DeMarre Carroll. Millsap and Carroll played for the Jazz last season . . . The Cavaliers and guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a four-year contract worth $25 million. Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists last season for Golden State . . . The Kings and Carl Landry agreed to a four-year deal worth $26 million. The forward averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds for Golden State in 2012-13 . . . The Trail Blazers agreed to a contract with forward Dorell Wright, who played last season with the 76ers. The Blazers also waived swingman Sasha Pavlovic . . . In the WNBA, Tamika Catchings had 22 points as the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun, 78-66, in Indianapolis. Sun star Tina Charles (14 points) was ejected after picking up two technical fouls in the fourth quarter . . . Nneka Ogwumike had 24 points as the host Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, 93-66. DeLisha Milton-Jones scored 20 points for San Antonio, which lost star Becky Hammon to a knee injury in the second quarter. Hammon was playing in her first game of the season after missing the first 10 with a broken finger . . . Crystal Langhorne had 12 points as the host Washington Mystics beat the Seattle Storm, 62-59, giving coach Mike Thibault a WNBA-record 212 career victories. Thibault coached 10 years for Connecticut before going to Washington.

BASEBALL

Dodgers acquire Nolasco from Marlins

The Dodgers acquired righthander Ricky Nolasco from the Marlins for minor league pitchers Steven Ames, Josh Wall, and Angel Sanchez. Nolasco is 5-8 with a 3.85 ERA this season. The Dodgers also received international signing bonus slot No. 96, valued at $197,000 . . . Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina had tests at a St. Louis hospital for a knee injury that manager Mike Matheny said began bothering him Friday. Molina leads the NL with a .346 batting average . . . The Phillies put first baseman Ryan Howard on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation and called up first baseman Darin Ruf from Triple A Lehigh Valley. Howard will have an MRI on Monday . . . Reliever JoakimSoria, sidelined for nearly two years after undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery, is expected to be activated by the Rangers on Sunday after a rehab stint at Double A Frisco.

ROWING

Northeastern ends 40-year drought

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For the first time in 40 years, a Northeastern University crew will compete in a Henley Royal Regatta final. The Huskies’ men’s eight defeated the Under-23 British national team by 3½ lengths. The ascent to the final of the Ladies’ Challenge Plate against Leander Club and Molesey Boat Club comes exactly 40 years after Northeastern’s “Great Eight” of 1973 advanced to the Henley final. In the Henley Royal Regatta’s Grand Challenge Cup, the University of Washington continued its unbeaten season, booking a place in the final against the Great Britain national squad with a win over Poland. Harvard won its semifinal of the Temple Cup for student eights, beating Newcastle University to advance to the final against Laga in Delftsche in the final. Harvard’s A crew advanced to the final of the Visitors’ Cup for student and club coxless fours with a win over Molesey, while Harvard’s B beat Thames to set up an all-Harvard final. Boston’s Union Boat Club will race in the Britannia Cup final for club coxed fours, after beating Taurus Boat Club B from London.

MISCELLANY

Weidman stuns Silva in UFC title bout

Chris Weidman stunned Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 162 in Las Vegas, capturing the middleweight championship with a second-round knockout that ended the champion’s 17-fight win streak and seven-year reign on top of the division . . . Usain Bolt ran the fastest 200 meters of the season with a time of 19.73 seconds at the Diamond League meet in Paris. Bolt shaved 0.01 seconds off the previous best set by Tyson Gay at the US trials . . . Derek Roy, who played for Dallas and Vancouver last season after spending the bulk of his NHL career with Buffalo, agreed to a one-year deal with the St. Louis Blues . . . In MLS, Ricardo Clark scored as the host Houston Dynamo beat the Philadelphia Union, 1-0 . . . Kenny Miller and Darren Mattocks each scored as the host Vancouver Whitecaps beat the Seattle Sounders, 2-0 . . . Dereck Treadwell of Topsham, Maine, outlasted Eric Follen of Sanford, Maine, to win the Newton’s Revenge 7.6-mile cycling race up Mount Washington in Pinkham Notch, N.H., in 58 minutes 14 seconds. Lisa Davison of Jericho, Vt., won the women’s race in 1:00.54 . . . Ridden by Mike Smith, Game On Dude won the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup in Inglewood, Calif., giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his fifth victory in the race and co-owner Joe Torre his second.

Correction: Because of an editing error, the wrong Northeastern crew team was credited with qualifying for the final of the Ladies’ Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta in an earlier version of this Sports Log. The team that qualified was the men’s varsity eight.

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