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Manu Ginobili says he’ll return for another year

Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (center) has played 14 seasons in the NBA.Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports/File 2014

Manu Ginobili announced on his personal blog that he is coming back to play in his 15th NBA season. He turns 39 this month and declared himself a free agent last month after declining a player option for 2016-17 with the Spurs. Ginobili didn’t say if he would be back in San Antonio, though it has been widely presumed that if he continued playing, he would stay with the Spurs . . . Sixth man Jamal Crawford agreed to stay with the Clippers and will sign a $42 million, three-year contract, said a person familiar with the situation . . . Restricted free agent guard Tyler Johnson is expected to sign a $50 million, four-year offer sheet with the Nets this week. The talks are ongoing and nothing is finalized. Once the offer is signed, the Heat — the team that Johnson has played with for the last two seasons —will have three days to match the terms . . . Combo guard Garrett Temple accepted a $24 million, three-year contract offer to come back to the Kings, said a person familiar with the negotiations . . . A person familiar with the moves says the Wizards will acquire point guard Trey Burke from the Jazz for a 2021 second-round draft pick and also have agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract with Czech guard Tomas Satoransky. The Wizards will contribute $650,000 toward Satoransky’s buyout from the Spanish club he has been with, the maximum amount NBA teams can pay. Satoransky, drafted in the second round in 2012 by Washington, and Burke add needed depth to the Wizards, who also agreed Sunday to a $26 million, four-year contract with power forward Andrew Nicholson . . . The 76ers have signed first-round picks Ben Simmons and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Both players are expected to join Philadelphia’s summer league team to play in Las Vegas. Simmons was the No. 1 overall pick. Luwawu-Cabarrot was chosen at No. 24 . . . Guard Malcolm Delaney, a Euroleague star, agreed to a $1.49 million, two-year contract from the Atlanta Hawks, a person familiar with the negotiations told the AP . . . The Timberwolves agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with free agent center Cole Aldrich, acccording to a person with knowledge of the negotiations

Griner lifts Mercury with triple-double

Brittney Griner had the sixth regular-season triple-double in WNBA history when she had 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks to help the Phoenix Mercury to a 95-87 win over the host Atlanta Dream . . . Nneka Ogwumike had 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks to lead the host Los Angeles Sparks to a 77-67 win over the New York Liberty . . . Loyola University has parted ways with women’s basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes, according to athletic director Steve Watson. The private Chicago school said in April that it was investigating allegations brought by former players that Swoopes created a hostile environment.


France reaches Euro 2016 semifinals

Olivier Giroud scored two goals to lead France to an emphatic 5-2 victory over Iceland in Saint Denis, sending the hosts into a Euro 2016 semifinal meeting Thursday with Germany in Marseille. It was a humbling but far from embarrassing exit for Iceland, which was playing in its first international tournament and progressed much further than expected . . . In MLS play, Jack Harrison scored an early goal and set up David Villa for one in the second half as FC New York City beat New York Red Bulls, 2-0, FCNYC’s first win over its local rival . . . Matt Besler scored in stoppage time to help Sporting Kansas City beat the visiting Columbus Crew, 3-2, and extend its unbeaten streak to four games . . . In the NWSL, the Boston Breakers full to Reign FC, 2-0, Saturday night in Seattle.



Greinke put on 15-day disabled list

Righthander Zack Greinke was placed on the disabled list for the first time in three years. The Diamondbacks made the move after Greinke was diagnosed with a left oblique strain. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday. Greinke left Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia after two innings. The injury apparently occurred when Greinke hit a sacrifice fly . . . Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has been suspended one game for making contact with umpire Vic Carapazza during an argument Friday. Encarnacion, who leads the majors with 73 RBIs, is eligible to play while he appeals the penalty . . . Henry Ramos hit a walkoff two-run homer with one out in the 16th inning, as the Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Columbus Clippers, 5-4. The Clippers took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 16th when Guillermo Quiroz hit an RBI single, driving in Giovanny Urshela. Pawtucket starter Eduardo Rodriguez went seven scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out four and walking two . . . World cycling champion Peter Sagan of Slovakia made the most of a steep, short climb in a frenzied finale to win the second stage of the Tour de France and claim the race’s yellow jersey for overall leader. Sagan used his power on the 1.9-kilometer Cote de la Glacerie leading to the finish line in Cherbourg-En-Cotentin to claim the win ahead of Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. Sagan has an eight-second lead over Alaphilippe, with AlejandroValverde in third place 10 seconds back.


. . . NHL veteran defenseman Nate Guenin agreed to a one-year, $600,000 contract to return to the Anaheim Ducks . . . World Approval, a 4-year-old gelding, took command turning for home and held off Money Multiplier by 1¼ lengths to win the $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.


The San Diego Padres agreed to terms with Taiwanese righthander Wen-Hua Sung, the team’s first deal with an Asian amateur. The 19-year-old is currently pitching for Taiwan under-23 team and attending National Taiwan Sports University and playing for the university team. Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Sung’s first real action will be next spring training, although he'll participate in the instructional league in September.