Kelly Olynyk agrees to $50 million deal with Heat, report says

Kelly Olynyk, who had his best moment as a Celtic in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Wizards, lbid adieu to Boston after landing a four-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat on Thursday.
Kelly Olynyk, who had his best moment as a Celtic in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals vs. the Wizards, lbid adieu to Boston after landing a four-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat on Thursday.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Kelly Olynyk landed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Miami Heat, his agent told ESPN Thursday night. The Celtics rescinded a $4.4 million qualifying offer to Olynyk to open up cap space for free agent acquisition Gordon Hayward. Olynyk played four seasons with the Celtics, and perhaps had his most memorable game in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Wizards, scoring 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting in the Celtics’ 115-105 victory.

Nowitzki, Mavs agree on 2 years, $10mDirk Nowitzki agreed Thursday on a 2-year, $10 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks that sets up the 39-year-old veteran to join Kobe Bryant as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one NBA franchise. Nowitzki’s deal also carries a team option in the second season. Nowitzki led the Mavericks to their only championship in 2011 as the NBA Finals MVP. The 7-foot German is also the only foreign-born player with 30,000 career points, a milestone he reached last season . . . The Los Angeles Clippers acquired forward Danilo Gallinari from Denver as part of a three-team trade that also involved Atlanta. The Clippers sent Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and a protected 2018 first-round pick to the Hawks, who sent a 2019 second-round pick to the Nuggets . . . The Pacers waived backup guard Monta Ellis and his $11 million salary. The Pacers were also expected to lose starting point guard Jeff Teague to Minnesota on a three-year deal worth $57 million. Teague averaged 15.3 points and a career-high 7.8 assists for Indiana last season . . . The Memphis Grizzlies will retire Zach Randolph’s No. 50 jersey, one of many tributes to Randolph, who agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings . . . The Hornets signed second-round draft pick Dwayne Bacon (31st overall) out of Florida State and promoted Buzz Peterson, 54, to assistant general manager . . . The Cleveland Cavaliers, who spent $121 million on player salaries last season plus another $45 million on luxury taxes, tried to pinch pennies in offering Chauncey Billups a $1.5 million annual salary to replace David Griffin, the team’s former personnel chief.


. . . The Phoenix Suns signed second-round pick Davon Reed (32d overall) out of the University of Miami . . . The Milwaukee Bucks acquired the rights to rookie Sterling Brown, the 46th overall pick from Southern Methodist, from the Philadelphia 76ers for cash considerations . . . The Denver Nuggets agreed to a multi-year deal with rookie forward Tyler Lydon of Syracuse University, who was acquired on a draft night deal with the Utah Jazz for the 13th pick in exchange for forward Trey Lyles.


No timetable set for Francona’s return

Indians manager Terry Francona, 58, remained hospitalized Thursday with no clear timetable for his return. Francona spent his third straight day at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has been undergoing tests — and possibly a procedure — to resolve the causes of him becoming light-headed over the past month . . . Kyle Schwarber returned to the Chicago Cubs following a two-week stint in the minor leagues to work on his offensive struggles. The 24-year-old outfielder hit .171 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs in 64 games before being demoted . . . Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas were elected to the All-Star Game in online voting for the final initial roster spots. . . . Angel Hernandez, who sued Major League Baseball this week alleging racial discrimination, was among the umpires selected for Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Miami. Hernandez will be at first base as part of a crew headed by Joe West. Hernandez was at third base for both the 1999 All-Star Game in Boston and the 2009 game in St. Louis . . . Eric Pardinho, a 16-year-old Brazilian pitcher with a fastball clocked at 94 miles per hour, agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 5-foot-8-inch righthander will report to the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic.



Baylor settles suit with assault victim

Baylor University agreed to a settlement with one of several women who sued amid a sexual assault scandal that has rocked the nation’s largest Baptist school in Waco, Texas. No details were released but the agreement represents Baylor’s first settlement to resolve a cascade of federal lawsuits over the past 18 months filed by women who said they were attacked and had their cases ignored or bungled by the university . . . Former Michigan State football players Josh King, Donnie Corley Jr., and Demetri Vance, who were accused of sexually assaulting a woman earlier this year, were dismissed from the university . . . Switzerland’s supreme court dismissed an appeal by former FIFA vice president Michel Platini against his four-year ban for financial wrongdoing. The Swiss federal court is the fourth judicial body to find Platini was not entitled to $2 million in backdated salary that he was paid in 2011 for working from 1998-2002 as adviser to then-FIFA President Sepp Blatter . . . Before he fights Conor McGregor Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather will first have to deal with rapper-actor Ice Cube, who has the venue booked for the championship game of his 3-on-3 basketball league. Both sides have been in discussions, Cube said, “but until we get over the finish line, we’re just close.” . . . Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KOs) has agreed to defend his WBC super flyweight title in a rematch with previously unbeaten Roman ‘‘Chocolatito’’ Gonzalez (46-1-0, 38 KOs) at StubHub Center’s famed outdoor ring Sept. 9 . . . Veteran NFL running back DeAngelo Williams, 34, who remained unsigned as a free agent after filling in for Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell last season, told ESPN he was prepared to return to football after making his professional wrestling debut in Impact Wrestling’s “Slammiversary XV” last Sunday in Orlando. “It was my debut and my retirement, all at the same time,’’ Williams said.