Sports log: Lions extend Stafford pact for 3 years


Matthew Stafford’s career with the Detroit Lions just got longer. Stafford and the Lions agreed to terms on a $53 million, three-year extension to keep him under contract through 2017, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person, who spoke Tuesday to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced, said Stafford will make $41.5 million in guarantees as part of a new contract. Detroit drafted Stafford No. 1 overall in 2009 and signed him to a six-year contract worth as much as $78 million with $41.7 million in guarantees. After two injury-shortened seasons, he helped the franchise reach the playoffs two years ago for the first time in more than a decade . . . With two team executives facing drunken driving charges, the Denver Broncos acknowledged a ‘‘disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior’’ that they vowed to clean up. Tom Heckert, the Broncos’ recently hired director of pro personnel, was arrested in Parker, Colo., June 11 and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. Word of his arrest came just one day after Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell apologized for his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. Russell faces multiple charges including driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in injury after police said his 2008 Toyota Tundra crashed into a Breckenridge police SUV on Saturday night.


Bynum mulls offers from Cavs, others

As the Cavaliers await word from Andrew Bynum, two other teams have joined the chase for the free agent center. Bynum, who didn’t play a single second for Philadelphia last season because of knee injuries, is considering a two-year offer from the Cavs, a person familiar with the negotiations said. Cleveland made the offer, which includes a team option in the second year, during his visit to the Cavs’ facility Monday. While mulling Cleveland’s deal, Bynum visited the Hawks Tuesday and plans to meet Wednesday with Dallas, his agent, David Lee, said. . . The Bucks traded forward Luc Mbah a Moute to the Kings for a 2016 second-round draft pick, a person familiar with the deal reported . . . Free agent guard Devin Harris is headed back to the Mavericks, tweeted Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki. Harris was drafted nine years ago by Dallas . . . The Bulls reached a contract agreement with veteran forward Mike Dunleavy . . . The Clippers waived forward DaJuan Summers, although they said that he will play for the team in the Las Vegas Summer League.

Rockets fined for talk about Howard 

The Houston Rockets talked too much, too soon about Dwight Howard. A league spokesman confirmed the team and its personnel were fined $150,000 by the NBA for comments made about the All-Star center during the moratorium period. Howard committed to leave the Lakers and join the Rockets Friday, and Rockets general manager Daryl Morey gave an interview later that night with Comcast SportsNet Houston in which he talked about the recruitment and landing of him . . . Monica Wright had a season-high 22 points to help the Lynx (9-3) rout the Dream (10-2), 94-72, in Minneapolis in a matchup of the top teams in the WNBA. . . Plenette Pierson scored 22 points as the Liberty beat the Storm, 66-57, in Newark.


Cespedes added to Home Run lineup


Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland Athletics will swing for the Citi Field fences in the Home Run Derby next Monday, rounding out the eight-player field. Cespedes was selected by American League captain Robinson Cano of the Yankees. He will become the fourth player not chosen for the All-Star game to compete in the event. The others were Rafael Palmeiro (2004), Hee-Seop Choi (2005), and Ryan Howard (2007) . . . The St. Louis Cardinals traded struggling reliever Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for the Rockies’ international signing bonus slot No. 4.


Kastles set mark with 34th WTT win

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The Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis won their 34th consecutive match, putting them one ahead of the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Martina Hingis and the Kastles routed the Boston Lobsters, 25-12, at their D.C. waterfront stadium. The Kastles claim they now hold the longest winning streak ‘‘in major US pro sports history.’’ That’s a matter of debate, considering that the WTT usually isn’t considered a ‘‘major’’ sports league and that its top players appear only in selected matches. The Kastles are 2-0 this season. Their last loss came July 22, 2010, against the Lobsters . . . Gael Monfils defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu, 7-6 (7-0), 6-4, to advance to the second round of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany . . . The San Jose Earthquakes’ Chris Wondolowski scored a first-half hat trick in the US men’s national team’s 6-1 victory over Belize in the first round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Portland, Ore. Costa Rica defeated Cuba, 3-0, in the earlier match . . . Boston Breakers forward Sydney Leroux was voted player of the week in the National Women’s Soccer League after scoring three goals in two games . . . The Nigeria Football Federation says it has suspended all four teams involved in ‘‘scandalous scorelines’’ after two lower-league soccer clubs chasing promotion and needing to boost their goal difference won games by 79-0 and 67-0.