MIAMI — LeBron James is heading back to free agency. James has told the Miami Heat that he is opting out of the final two years of his contract, his agent, Rich Paul, told The Associated Press today. And with that, James will become a free agent on July 1.
PINEHURST, N.C. — The sandy soil of this part of the state is famous for the amount of water it can absorb. A cloudburst Thursday night barely registered by the time the U.S. Open resumed on Pinehurst’s No. 2 course Friday morning.
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, striking out a career-high 15 and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
RENTON — The Seahawks like to talk about how competitive their practices are. That got taken to a different level during Wednesday’s minicamp, when a fight broke out between cornerback Richard Sherman and receiver Phil Bates.
WASHINGTON — A federal trademark board ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s trademark protections should be canceled, a decision that applies new financial and political pressure on the team to change its name.
FORTALEZA, Brazil — Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa made a series of outstanding saves to help Mexico hold Brazil to a thrilling 0-0 draw at the World Cup on Tuesday. The result leaves both teams with four points each after two games in Group A, but Brazil is ahead on goal difference going into their decisive final matches. Croatia and Cameroon meet on Wednesday for their second games after both opened with defeats.