The Nuggets quickened an already speedy backcourt by bringing in Nate Robinson. The veteran point guard agreed to a two-year deal Monday, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. Robinson joins Ty Lawson to give Denver a lightning-quick tandem. The addition of Robinson also creates a backcourt backlog, with the Nuggets having up-and-comer Evan Fournier, veteran Andre Miller, rookie Erick Green, and newly acquired Randy Foye. The 5-foot-9-inch Robinson, who averaged 13 points for the Bulls last season, thrived in the postseason, scoring 34 points in a triple-overtime win in Game 4 against Brooklyn . . . The Raptors signed former Pacers point guard D.J. Augustin to a one-year deal . . . The Clippers signed 7-foot center Byron Mullens, who averaged 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds for the Bobcats last season . . . The Jazz signed guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Raptors. Lucas averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes per game last season . . . The Grizzlies acquired the rights to former University of Florida guard Nick Calathes from the Mavericks. Calathes, 24, has played overseas for four years, including last year in Russia and the first three in Greece . . . The Mavericks hired Rockets executive Gersson Rosas as general manager.
Ohio State star RB Hyde suspended
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer disciplined four players for legal problems, including suspending top running back Carlos Hyde from all team activities in the wake of an alleged assault against a female over the weekend in Columbus. In addition, star cornerback Bradley Roby, arrested in Indiana for an altercation with a security guard at a bar over the weekend, will not represent the Buckeyes at this week’s Big Ten media days, where he was initially selected to speak. Freshmen recruits MarcusBaugh, a tight end, and defensive lineman Tim Gardner were also disciplined. The Columbus Dispatch cited sources saying Hyde was dismissed from the team over the incident early Saturday. The 6-foot, 242-pound senior from Naples, Fla., rushed for 970 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. Pending further investigations of Roby’s actions, he could receive more punishment from Meyer . . . Middle Tennessee police in Murfreesboro say they have video of Blue Raiders defensive tackle J.D. Jones choking his girlfriend last November while teammates watched and did nothing. Jones was charged with two counts of domestic aggravated assault on Saturday, cornerback Rodney O’Neal and defensive tackle Marcus Robinson with two counts of aiding and abetting. Middle Tennessee has suspended the players.
Charges dismissed against Hairston
Authorities in Durham, N.C., dismissed charges against North Carolina basketball leading scorer P.J. Hairston from a traffic stop last month. Hairston was arrested June 5 and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving without a license at a checkpoint. But the Durham County clerk of court’s office said those charges were dismissed Friday after Hairston produced proof he had a driver’s license and had completed a drug assessment program. That traffic stop was the second time in a month that Hairston had been cited while driving a rental vehicle linked to a convicted felon . . . Arkansas State golfer Chance Holden qualified to play in the US Amateur in Brookline Aug. 12-18 by finishing tied for fourth at the Missouri Sectional last week.
Leafs re-sign Gunnarsson for 3 years
The Toronto Maple Leafs re-signed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration. Gunnarsson, 26, had one goal and 14 assists last season . . . Australian cyclist and former Olympic gold medalist Stuart O’Grady, 39, announced his retirement, one day after completing a record-tying 17th Tour de France . . . In World TeamTennis, the Boston Lobsters lost in overtime to the visiting Springfield Lasers, 23-15. Eric Butorac and Katalin Marosi won mixed doubles for the Lobsters in the final match before losing to Jean-Julien Rojer and Vania King in OT . . . Sergiy Stakhovsky lost his fourth straight match since beating Roger Federer at Wimbledon, falling to Andrey Kuznetsov, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2, in the first round of the Swiss Open in Gstaad . . . American teenager Madison Keys beat No. 8 seed Magalena Rybarikova, 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif. Fifth-seeded Sorana Cirstea, the only other seeded player on the opening day of the tournament, beat Ayumi Morita, 6-2, 6-2.