News Summaries from The Sports Network - Saturday, July 4

Aldridge says he's joining Spurs

(SportsNetwork.com) - After losing a classic, seven-game series in the Western Conference quarterfinals to the Los Angeles Clippers, the San Antonio Spurs were in search of a way to shift the balance of power.

They have done that Saturday by reportedly signing star free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

In a tweet Saturday, Aldridge said, "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends," ending the heated competition for the four-time All-Star's services.

Yahoo! Sports reported that he will sign a four-year, $80 million contract when the NBA free agent moratorium ends on July 9.

The 29-year-old Aldridge spent the first nine seasons of his career with Portland, which acquired him in a 2006 draft-night trade after the Chicago Bulls selected him with the No. 2 pick from Texas.

In addition to the Spurs, the Trail Blazers, Suns, Heat and Lakers were among the teams trying to land Aldridge.

In 648 career regular-season games, Aldridge has averaged 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. His 23.4 points per game in 2014-15 set a new career high, and he averaged double-digit rebounds in two straight seasons.

The Spurs also have reportedly agreed to deals to bring back starters Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard, the 2014 NBA Finals MVP and reigning Defensive Player of the Year, was a restricted free agent and is expected to sign a five-year, $90 million contract.

Green, an unrestricted free agent, reached a four-year agreement worth $45 million.

Report: Raptors will sign Biyombo

Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - According to multiple media reports, the Toronto Raptors will sign center Bismack Biyombo to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

Biyombo, 22, was drafted seventh overall in 2011 and traded to Charlotte on draft night and has spent all four of his NBA seasons with the club. The Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Biyombo, a Congolese who was born in Zaire, has been a modest contributor on the offensive end, scoring just 4.4 points per contest over 284 career games. His value is around the rim, where has pulled down 6.1 rebounds and blocked 1.6 shots per game.

The deal cannot be finalized until July 9.

Report: Knicks land O'Quinn in sign-and-trade

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Knicks have have acquired forward Kyle O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade deal with the Orlando Magic, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

O'Quinn, a restricted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract with New York, with the Magic receiving cash considerations and the right to swap 2019 second-round picks with the Knicks.

The transaction cannot be made official until the NBA's free agent moratorium is lifted on July 9.

O'Quinn has averaged 5.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.9 blocks over his three NBA seasons, all with Orlando. The Magic obtained the 25-year-old in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft.

A native of Queens, O'Quinn joins center Robin Lopez, shooting guard Arron Afflalo and forward Derrick Williams as new additions to the rebuilding Knicks this offseason.

Tigers place Cabrera on DL

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained left calf.

The two-time AL MVP was injured in the fourth inning of Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He strained the calf while breaking for second base on an attempted hit-and-run.

After Cabrera singled to lead off the fourth, he took off for second on a 3-2 pitch to Victor Martinez, who fouled the ball off. Cabrera pulled up and grabbed his left leg.

The slugger is batting an AL-best .350 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 77 games this season.

The Tigers purchased the contract of infielder Jefry Marte from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.

Federer moves on in 4 sets

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Roger Federer continued his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 third-round win over Sam Groth on Saturday.

Federer faced little pressure from Groth on return as he lost only five points on serve through the first two sets.

There were no service breaks in the third set, but a double fault by Federer gave Groth a 4-3 lead in the tiebreak. Groth eventually won the tiebreak when Federer fired a forehand wide, but he was broken while falling behind 3-0 in the fourth set.

The second-seeded Swiss broke again in the final game to clinch his 19th straight victory over an Australian opponent at a Grand Slam.

Bidding for his second Wimbledon title in three years, third-seeded Andy Murray defeated Italian Andreas Seppi 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 to advance to the fourth round.

Former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych overcame a slow start to beat Spaniard Pablo Andujar 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). The sixth-seeded Berdych lost to Rafael Nadal in the 2010 final.

The Czech player next faces Frenchman Gilles Simon, who needed well over three hours to send down countryman Gael Monfils by a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-2 count in Saturday's late match.

U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic completed a five-set win over 17th-seeded American John Isner. The match was suspended Friday because of darkness at 10- all in the fifth set.

The ninth-seeded Croatian won the first two games when the match resumed on Saturday to finish off the four-plus hour marathon.

Another Croatian player, Ivo Karlovic, joined Cilic in the round of 16, beating two-time Wimbledon semifinalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (11-9).

Other men advancing were 20th-seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who beat Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (7-4), 6-0, 6-1, and 22nd-seeded Serbian Viktor Troicki, who ousted German Dustin Brown 6-4, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-3.

The 102nd-ranked Brown, a qualifier, stunned the 10th-seeded Nadal in the second round.

Another result saw Canadian Vasek Pospisil outlast Brit wild card James Ward in five sets.

Jankovic ousts Kvitova; Wozniacki advances at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovic ousted defending champion Petra Kvitova in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday.

Jankovic, the No. 28 seed, rallied for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory on Centre Court.

The Serbian trailed 3-1 and 4-2 in the second set, but broke Kvitova's serve twice on her way to forcing a decisive third set. They stayed on serve until the second-seeded Kvitova netted a backhand on match point.

Jankovic, who has yet to win a Grand Slam singles title, equaled her best result at the All England Club by reaching the fourth round. She is in the round of 16 for the first time since 2010.

Kvitova, who also won the Wimbledon title in 2011, had dropped just three games in her first two matches.

In other women's play, Caroline Wozniacki cruised past Italian Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2.

The fifth-seeded Wozniacki committed only three unforced errors in the 71- minute match against Giorgi, who had beaten the Dane in two of their three previous encounters.

Wozniacki hasn't had much success in the second week at Wimbledon, where she has never advanced past the fourth round.

She will next play 20th-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza, who outlasted 10th- seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-6 (14-12), 1-6, 6-2.

Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska needed just 62 minutes to beat Australian Casey Dellacqua 6-1, 6-4. The 13th-seeded Polish player lost the 2012 final to Serena Williams.

Another former finalist was eliminated as 18th-seeded German Sabine Lisicki fell 6-3, 6-2 to 15th-seeded Swiss Timea Bacsinszky. Lisicki was the runner-up to the now-retired Marion Bartoli two years ago.

American Madison Keys, the No. 21 seed, reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over German Tatjana Maria.

Romanian Monica Niculescu and Belarusian Olga Govortsova also advanced to the fourth round.

Capitals sign G Ellis

Arlington, VA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Washington Capitals signed goaltender Dan Ellis to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday.

The 35-year-old played in eight games for Florida in 2014-15, posting a 2.35 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He spent most of the season with the Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio, where he owned a 2.71 GAA and .904 save percentage.

In 212 career NHL games for the Panthers, Stars, Predators, Lightning, Ducks and Hurricanes, Ellis owns an 87-79-18 record with a 2.79 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

Dennis wins opening stage of Tour de France

Utrecht, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tour de France got underway with a victory for Australian Rohan Dennis in Saturday's time trial.

Dennis completed the 13.8-kilometer ride through the streets of Utrecht in 14 minutes, 56 seconds to grab the yellow jersey. He finished five seconds ahead of German Tony Martin and six seconds ahead of Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara.

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali finished in 22nd place, 43 seconds behind Dennis' time. The Italian has a seven-second edge on British rider Chris Froome, the 2013 Tour winner.

Froome finished eight seconds better than two-time Tour champion Alberto Contador. The Spaniard is 46th after the opening stage.

The three-week race concludes July 26.

Hamilton tops Rosberg for British GP pole

Silverstone, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Defending Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton claimed the pole position for the British Grand Prix after edging his Mercedes teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg in Saturday's qualifying.

Hamilton made a lap around the 3.667-mile, 18-turn Silverstone Circuit in 1 minute, 32.248 seconds for his eighth pole in nine grand prix this season. He also scored his 46th career pole, which placed him in sole possession of third on the all-time F1 pole winners list. Only Michael Schumacher (68) and Ayrton Senna (65) have more poles than Hamilton.

"It's a special day," Hamilton said. "It's particularly special when you do get the pole. It hasn't been the smoothest of weekends. It's been a bit of up and down in terms of setup and balance and getting laps. Throughout qualifying, we made changes to the car. Hopefully, it will be good for the race."

Hamilton, a 30-year-old Briton, won his home race last year and in 2008 when he captured his first F1 world championship while driving for McLaren.

With Hamilton's pole win at Silverstone, Mercedes became just the second constructor in F1 history with 20 or more consecutive poles, a streak dating back to last year's British GP. From 1992-93, a driver from Williams won the pole in 24 straight grand prix.

Rosberg's best lap time in Q3 was only 0.113 seconds behind Hamilton.

"The first lap (in Q3) was really good, but Lewis was just one-tenth (of a second) quicker, which is annoying but that's the way it is," Rosberg said.

It was the seventh time that Mercedes swept the front starting row for a grand prix this season.

Rosberg won the most recent grand prix in Austria two weeks ago. He enters Sunday's 52-lap British GP just 10 points behind leader Hamilton in the championship standings.

The Williams duo of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas qualified third and fourth, respectively, while Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel placed their Ferraris fifth and sixth on the grid.

Daniil Kvyat from Red Bull was seventh, followed by Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz. Nico Hulkenberg from Force India and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo completed the top-10.

Bohn among four leaders at Greenbrier

White Sulphur Springs, WV (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Bohn fired a 9-under 61 on Saturday and soared into a share of the lead after three rounds of The Greenbrier Classic.

Bohn, who made the cut on the number and was done well before the final group teed off, finished 54 holes at 11-under-par 199. He was joined atop the leaderboard by Sean O'Hair and S.J. Park, who both shot 66, and Bryce Molder, who carded a 67 in round three.

Park is the only one of the four leaders that hasn't won on the PGA Tour. Bohn has two tour titles, O'Hair owns four victories and Molder has won once.

There are 27 players within four strokes of the lead on the Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier.

Justin Thomas shot 4-under 66 in round three to move into a tie for fifth place at minus-10. He stands alongside David Hearn, Chad Collins and Danny Lee, who all shot 68 on Saturday.

Jonathan Byrd (69), Brendon Todd (67) and David Lingmerth (64) are one stroke back at 9-under-par 201.

Tiger Woods shot 1-over 71 as he played the back nine in plus-2. Woods is tied for 47th at 4-under-par 206.

Woods was playing well early as he had five pars and two birdies through seven holes. He missed the green at the par-3 eighth and that led to a bogey.

Around the turn, Woods got that shot back with a 7-foot birdie effort at the 10th. His drive at 11 bounced off a cart path and stopped inches out of bounds. That led to a double-bogey, which dropped Woods to minus-5.

Woods 3-putted for bogey at 13, but got that stroke back with a 16-foot birdie effort on the 15th. A bad drive off the 17th tee led to another dropped shot. Woods parred the last to end at minus-4.

Bohn got off to a quick start with birdies at the second and fourth. After a par on five, he dropped his approach four feet from the hole on the sixth and knocked that in for birdie.

The 42-year-old drained a 15-footer for birdie at the eight and kicked that in the fifth birdie of his round on No. 9. Around the turn, Bohn made it two in a row with an 11-foot birdie putt at 10.

Bohn gave that shot right back as he stumbled to a bogey on the 11th. After a pair of pars, Bohn flew into the lead. He converted a 6-foot birdie chance at 14 and rolled in a 14-footer for birdie at 15.

After a par at 16, Bohn birdied the final two holes from seven and eight feet out, respectively. His 61 was a career-best on the PGA Tour.

"I made like a 20-footer on the first hole for par and then I just started seeing the line. I kept hitting the golf ball on the fall line, so I didn't have much break in any of my putts and that really helped me," Bohn explained. "I struck my ball pretty solid and kept my ball in play. The scores are going to be pretty decent out there."

O'Hair, who lost in a playoff to Jordan Spieth earlier this year at the Valspar Championship, dropped shots at one and six. In between, he poured in a 40-footer for birdie at three and followed with another birdie on the fourth.

After four pars in a row from the seventh, O'Hair started to make his move with an 11-footer for birdie at 11. He got up and down for birdie at 12, then knocked in a 5-foot birdie try at No. 14. Another gain at the 16th gave him a share of the lead.

O'Hair failed to get up and down for birdie at the par-5 17th, then 2-putted for par at the last.

"Obviously, it's a very gettable golf course. With good, solid play, you can go out there and shoot 3-, 4-, 5-under par everyday," O'Hair stated. "That was kind of my game plan - hit as many fairways and greens as possible and just have good speed on the greens, and it's worked so far."

Park, who had missed the cut in four of his last five starts, had six pars and birdie through seven holes. He nearly aced the eighth as his tee shot stopped 11 inches from the cup. He kicked that in for birdie to move to 9-under.

The 26-year-old birdied the 10th and 16th to go with seven pars to close out a bogey-free round.

Molder birdied the fourth and fifth to get within one of the lead. After a trio of pars, he ran home a 22-footer for birdie at nine. Molder parred his final nine holes to share the third-round lead.

"I got off to a great start, great rhythm early, was knocking it close and felt really good with my putter. Somewhere midway through the back nine, I just kind of lost my rhythm," admitted Molder. "I felt I gained a little bit coming in, but my short game hung in there and kept me in it."

NOTES: The first five winners of this event have come from behind in the final round ... The last player to make the cut on the number and win was Carl Pettersson at the 2010 Canadian Open ... O'Hair has had a piece of the 54-hole lead six times on the PGA Tour and is winless in those six events ... Since sharing second place at the Humana Challenge in January, Park's best finish came in his next start, and that was a tie for 30th at the Phoenix Open ... Molder had the third-round lead twice before, but lost both times ... Scott Langley (74) and Jhonnattan Vegas (76) shared the second-round lead, but tumbled into a tie for 40th and 62nd, respectively.

Van Zyl surges ahead by 2 in France

Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaco Van Zyl vaulted up the leaderboard with a 7-under 64 in Saturday's third round and he holds a 2-shot lead going into the final day of the Open de France.

Van Zyl, who finished 54 holes at 10-under-par 203, has never won on the European Tour. The South African does have 13 career victories on the Sunshine Tour.

"I think it will play a big role," Van Zyl said about his experience winning on the Sunshine Tour and how it could translate well on Sunday. "At the end of the day, it's the same situation, although the stage is a lot bigger. I've been in this position a couple of times. Hopefully tomorrow we can pull through."

Maximilian Kieffer carded a 6-under 65 on the Albatross Course at Le Golf National and he is alone in second at 8-under 205.

Bernd Wiesberger (66) sits in sole possession of third place at minus-7, while second-round co-leaders Martin Kaymer (69) and Victor Dubuisson (69) are tied for fourth at 6-under 207 along with James Morrison (68).

Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who also shared the second-round lead with Kaymer and Dubuisson, struggled to a 1-over 72 and is tied for 14th at minus-3.

Van Zyl was flawless throughout his third round as he began with a pair of pars at one and two. A birdie at the par-5 third had the South African off and running as he later poured in his second at five.

Following a trio of pars from six, Van Zyl went on a run of three straight birdies from nine, getting him to 5-under on the day.

Heading down the stretch, Van Zyl holed four straight pars from 12 and then ended strong with birdies on 16 and 18 to complete his bogey-free round.

"Today was really a phenomenal round," said Van Zyl. "I felt really comfortable tee to green and made a couple of nice putts. I hit it really well. I think I missed one fairway, hit 18 out of 18 greens and made a couple of putts when I needed to."

Kieffer also went bogey-free as he started off with five straight pars from one. Back-to-back gains at six and seven had the German in red figures. He rolled in four more pars from eight to make the turn.

Birdies at 12 and 14 pushed Kieffer to minus-6. He later added two more gains at 16 and 17 before finishing with a par at the last.

Wiesberger opened with a birdie at the first before running off four straight pars from two. Three birdies in a four-hole stretch from six saw the Austrian make the turn at 4-under.

Four pars preceded a birdie on 14 and Wiesberger later traded a bogey for a birdie from 16. He ended with a par on No. 18.

NOTES: Van Zyl came close to his first win at the Joburg Open earlier this year. He tied for second ... Kieffer held the lead through 14 holes in the first round before play was suspended. He wound up finishing on Friday and made a bogey on 17 and a double-bogey on 18 ... Kieffer has not made a bogey on 35 holes ... Dubuisson is trying to become the seventh Frenchman to win his national championship.

Onesi stretches lead to 4 in Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, SK (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Onesi carded a 5-under 67 in Saturday's third round and pushed his lead to four strokes at the Dakota Dunes Open.

Onesi ended 54 holes at 19-under-par 197. After matching the tournament's 36- hole scoring mark, Onesi also tied the 54-hole scoring record. Will Wilcox posted a three-round total of 197 at Dakota Dunes Golf Links in 2010 and Nick Taylor tied that in 2013.

Justin Shin shot 6-under 66 to move into second place at minus-15.

Chris Williams matched the low round of the day with his 7-under 65. He soared into a tie for third place at 14-under-par 202. He was joined there by Robert S. Karlsson (69), Benjamin Silverman (66), Ryan Brehm (68) and Ross Beal (67).

Michael Letzig (70) and Mike Van Sickle (69) headline seven players that share eighth place at 13-under-par 203.

Onesi traded a bogey for a birdie from the first. After a pair of pars, he birdied the fifth and seventh to move to 16-under.

Around the turn, the left-hander made birdie at the par-5 10th, but gave that shot back as he stumbled to a bogey on the par-4 12th.

Onesi came right back with birdies at 13 and 14 to get to minus-18. After a trio of pars, he birdied the last to extend his lead to four.

Shin carded back-to-back birdies from the second and again from the seventh. After three straight pars from the eighth, he birdied the 12th. Shin moved to 15-under with a gain at 16 and ended there as he parred the final two holes.

NOTES: Onesi is looking for his first PGA Tour Canada victory ... He has nine career starts combined on the PGA Tour Canada and the Web.com Tour, and hasn't finished inside the top-25 in the six events he made the cut ... Christopher Ross withdrew after one hole on Saturday.

Effinex edges Tonalist to win Suburban Handicap

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Effinex, ridden for the first time by Junior Alvarado, edged out 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist in Saturday's $500,000 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park.

Tonalist, ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, was the 2-5 favorite for the 1 1/4-mile stakes versus five challengers. Effinex, trained by Jimmy Jerkens for Tri-Bone Stables, was 6-1 and started from post 5 just inside of the favorite.

Both Effinex and Tonalist raced in the rear as the field went up the backstretch with 38-1 longshot Street Babe and 7-2 second pick Coach Inge on the lead.

Tonalist, who won last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont, went wide around the far turn to gain second behind Coach Inge as Effinex also moved into contention.

Coming down the stretch Coach Inge, Tonalist and Effinex had drawn away from the field. Effinex and Tonalist battled to the wire after leaving Coach Inge behind.

Effinex got the head bobbing decision over Tonalist with Coach Inge third and Neck 'n Neck fourth. Mylute and Street Babe completed the order of finish.

The time for the Suburban on a fast track was 2:01.55.

The winning purse of $275,000 brought Effinex's earnings to $782,250. The 4- year-old colt notched his sixth win from 16 lifetime starts.

Effinex, a New York-bred son of Mineshaft, got his second stakes win versus open company. He won the Excelsior at Aqueduct on March 27 but failed to finish last month's Brooklyn Handicap on the Belmont Stakes card.

Effinex paid $15.60, $4.10 and $2.40. Tonalist returned $2.10 and $2.10, and Coach Inge paid $2.50 to show.

Speightster tops Texas Red in Dwyer Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Speightster secured his third win in as many career starts as he defeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red in Saturday's $500,000 Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park.

Texas Red, in his first start since Feb. 1, went off as the 19-10 favorite in the seven-horse field for the mile stakes. Speightster, trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Jose Lezcano, was the 2-1 second pick as he was making his stakes debut.

Speightster broke well from post 6 and pressed the pace being set by 41-1 longshot Hollywood Angel. Texas Red was sixth up the backstretch but quickly moved into contention on the far turn.

Owned by WinStar Farm, Speightster had the lead coming out of the final turn as Texas Red and jockey Kent Desormeaux rallied wide into third. At the top of the stretch, Speightster had a short lead over Texas Red who appeared primed to take the lead.

However, Speightster proved too strong down the stretch and went on to post a 2 1/2-length win over Texas Red with Tommy Macho third followed by Smart Transition, Blofeld, Hollywood Angel and Bridget's Big Luvy.

The time for the Dwyer was 1:35.13 on a fast track.

Speightster is perfect in three lifetime starts and earned $275,000 for winning his first stakes. The chestnut colt has now banked $363,800.

Speightster began his career with a maiden victory at Keeneland on April 17 followed by an allowance win at Belmont four weeks ago.

Speightster retunred $6.50, $3.60 and $2.70. Texas Red paid $3.40 and $2.40, and Tommy Macho paid $2.90 to show.

07/04 19:36:59 ET

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