Anthony returns to New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks. He posted the news on his website by saying, "in the end, I am a New York Knick at heart."
It's believed the Knicks can pay the All-Star forward they acquired in February 2011 nearly $130 million over five years.
Anthony has said he would be open to taking less than the maximum salary if it would help build a winning team.
Anthony met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers after terminating the final year of his contract and becoming a free agent July 1.
Deng joins Heat
UNDATED (AP) — One of the agents for free agent forward Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) says his client has agreed to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat.
Herb Rudoy, one of Deng's agents, says the deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said.
Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season.
Deng has averaged 16.0 points per game in his career, after being chosen No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.
Lin heads to L.A.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin has joined the Lakers in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk. Lin will make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that counts only $8 million against the salary cap. The Lakers have the cap room to absorb Lin's contract.
Lin averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists last season for the Rockets, but lost his starting job because coach Kevin McHale preferred Patrick Beverley's defensive play.
UNDATED (AP) — Baseball's All-Star break starts tomorrow with the annual Mid-Summer Classic being held this year in Minneapolis on Tuesday.
In action on the final day of the first half of the season the Indians beat the White Sox 3-2 as Yan Gomes hit a two-run home run in the home-half of the eighth inning. Gomes drove in all three Cleveland runs. The Indians enter the break with a .500 record while the Sox are six games under the .500 mark.
— The Mets wrapped up the first half on a run with three wins in a row. They stopped the Marlins 9-1 to reach the All-Star break with a record of 45-50. The Marlins have lost four straight and are 44-50.
— Tampa Bay got a win in its last game before the break, beating the Blue Jays 3-0. The Jays are 49-46 while the Rays are 44-53.
In the only night game on today's schedule, the Orioles are playing host to the Yankees. They've split the first two games in the series.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game. No details of the suspension were announced. The team announced the suspension on its Twitter feed.
Uggla has played sparingly since rookie Tommy La Stella was promoted from Triple-A on May 28. The 34-year-old Uggla is batting .162 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 48 games.
Cowgill heads to DL
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken nose. He was injured Saturday night when he missed a bunt, and a pitch from Texas Rangers right-hander Matt West hit him in the nose. Cowgill left the game, received stitches and went to a hospital.
Cowgill has a .277 average with five homers and 16 RBIs in 69 games for Los Angeles.
MLB-ALL STAR GAME
Reds' pitcher heads to All-Star game
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say that right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon has been added to the National League team for Tuesday's All-Star game. He and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals are the only 12-game winners in the National League. Simon joins fellow Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh), left-hander Aroldis Chapman, third baseman Todd Frazier and catcher Devin Mesoraco (mehz-uh-RAH'-koh) on the NL team.
The previous time the Reds had as many as five All-Stars was in 1991.
Another win for Keselowski
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished in front of Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson. This is Keselowski's third win of the season.
The past 13 races at New Hampshire have produced a different champion every time.
NASCAR takes next week.
It all ends today
RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (AP) — The long month of World Cup play will soon be over as the championship match between Germany and Argentina continues. There was no score at the 80-minute mark. Argentina had a goal ruled out for offside in the 30th minute.
The Germans advanced with a 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinals while Argentina eliminated the Netherlands on penalty kicks.
Argentina and Germany have a long and emotional World Cup rivalry involving some of the best players to grace the game. When they face each other again it will be the third World Cup final between the teams, something no other two nations have accomplished. Appropriately, they split the first two encounters with Argentina winning in 1986 and West Germany four years later.
TOUR DE FRANCE
A German wins the ninth s tage
MULHOUSE, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin broke ahead early and comfortably held on to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. The 29-year-old German is a three-time world time trial champion.
Gallopin finished several minutes after his German compatriot but did well enough to erase his deficit of more than three minutes to Nibali.
WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN
Martin takes first
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mo Martin of the U.S. has won the Women's British Open. The 31-year-old shot a final-round even-par 72 to finish 1-under, one shot in front of Shanshan Feng (fung) and Suzann Pettersen. Inbee Park, the leader after three rounds, skied to a 5-over 77 to finish two shots back of Martin, who played golf at UCLA.
The 5-foot-2 Martin started play on the LPGA Tour as a pro two years ago and clinched the Open championship with an eagle on the 18th hole.
GOLF-SENIOR U.S. OPEN
Sauers continues to lead the way
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Gene Sauers remains the man in front during the last round of the U.S. Senior Open. He has a one shot lead after 10 holes of play, standing 6-under-par, compared to Colin (KAH'-lihn) Montgomerie's 5-under score after 11. Bernhard Langer is four shots off the pace at 2-under after 10 holes.
GOLF-JOHN DEERE CLASSIC.
Tie at the John Deere
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Brian Harman and Zach Johnson share the lead at 20-under-par during the final round of the PGA's John Deere Classic. Johnson has completed 14 holes and Harman 11. Two shots back is Scott Brown after 12 holes.
Rose wins in Scotland
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose finished in front of the field to win the Scottish Open. Rose shot a final round 6-under-65 to finish 16-under par, two shots in front of Kristoffer Broberg.
Phil Mickelson had a good round of golf, shooting a 6-under 65 to finish play at 8-under.
This was the final tune-up tournament before this week's upcoming British Open. Mickelson won both the Scottish and British Opens last year.
Racing in New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — The Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is underway. After 118 of 301 laps the leader was Kyle Larson with Kyle Busch running second.