Rivers adds Gentry to coaching staff
New Clippers coach Doc Rivers named his coaching staff on Monday, including Alvin Gentry, who returns for a third stint with the team. Gentry was named associate head coach, while former Celtics assistants Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman, and Tyronn Lue will serve as assistants. JP Clark was hired as assistant players skill coach . . . Adam Aron stepped down as 76ers CEO and was replaced by former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O'Neil. Aron will remain on the team’s board of directors and said he has increased his ownership stake in the franchise . . . The Lakers are going to amnesty Metta World Peace, according to a report by the Orange County Register. The amnesty provision allows a team to release a player signed before the new collective bargaining agreement without his salary counting against the cap. World Peace, 33, exercised a $7.7 million option for next season . . . The Nuggets have agreed to separate sign-and-trade deals that will land them guard Randy Foye from the Jazz and send swingman Andre Iguodala to the Warriors. The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal. This restructured deal will give Golden State more cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception, and hand Utah another draft pick . . . Free agent Chris Kaman said on Twitter that he has agreed to join the Lakers. Reports put the deal at one year for $3.2 million . . . The Warriors reached a deal with free agent Marreese Speights . . . Former Maine and Northeastern men’s coach Rudy Keeling has died. Both universities announced that Keeling died Saturday in Londonderry, N.H., after an illness. He was 66. Obituary, B12.
Howard on shelf for up to eight weeks
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least 6-8 weeks. An MRI confirmed the tear in his knee. A date for surgery hasn’t been set. Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, went on the disabled list Saturday after hobbling during games . . . Rays righthander Alex Cobb hasn’t ruled out pitching within the next month. Cobb, struck in the right ear by a liner June 15, threw off a mound Monday for the second time since being hurt. Cobb is scheduled to have another bullpen session Thursday . . . The Dodgers placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with joint inflammation in his left shoulder . . . Anna Benson, wife of former Mets pitcher Kris Benson, was arrested Monday in Atlanta after allegedly threatening to beat him after breaking into his apartment with a gun and wearing a bulletproof vest.
Harney takes lead at Mass. Amateur
Joe Harney was one of only three players to open play in the 105th Massachusetts Amateur with an under-par round, shooting a 2 under 68 at Longmeadow Country Club to take a one-shot lead after the first of two stroke-play rounds. Harney (Granite Links GC) edged Colin Brennan (Indian Ridge CC) and Bram Daly (Miacomet GC) by one shot through 18 holes. The low 32 players after Tuesday’s second stroke-play round will qualify for match play, which starts Wednesday . . . John Daly withdrew from the British Open because he will have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn tendon in his right elbow, ending his PGA Tour season. The Open is July 18-21 at Muirfield.
Isner into second round at Newport
Two-time defending champ John Isner defeated Ryan Harrison, 7-6 (7-0), 6-2, in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. . . . The Boston Lobsters (1-1) fell to the host Springfield Lasers, 22-14, in a World TeamTennis contest . . . Bayern Munich agreed to sell striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina . . . Atletico Madrid reached a deal with Barcelona to sign striker David Villa . . . Police in rural Brazil have detained one man and were seeking two others in the June 30 slaying of a soccer referee who was dismembered and decapitated by spectators after he stabbed a player to death mid-match, a police official said . . . In Monday’s fourth race at Suffolk Downs, jockey Andria Terrill was thrown by Chapel’s Beauty at the start. She was treated by on-site emergency personnel and transported by ambulance to a local hospital . . . Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s general counsel said the administration will not appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State relating to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.