Report: Heat re-sign Caleb Martin on three-year, $20.5 million contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Martin averaged 9.2 points a game and shot 41.3% from 3 last season for the Heat.

Report: Heat re-sign Caleb Martin on three-year, $20.5 million contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Chris Sale issues five walks in Worcester in potentially final rehab start, could make Red Sox return next week — Boston Herald

Chris Sale may have hit the finish line of his rehab assignment, but didn’t necessarily get the results he was looking for in potentially his final stop before his big-league return. In his fourth rehab start as he returns from a rib-cage stress fracture, Sale’s command was off. The Red Sox lefty, pitching for Triple-A…

Chris Sale issues five walks in Worcester in potentially final rehab start, could make Red Sox return next week — Boston Herald

Bradley Beal gets no-trade clause, player option in Wizards contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Wizards obviously view Beal as their franchise player and are pleased he wants to stay.

Bradley Beal gets no-trade clause, player option in Wizards contract — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

5 things to watch from Magic in Las Vegas summer league — Twin Cities

There’s about a seven-month gap between when the Orlando Magic’s 2021-22 season ended and when they’ll start the 2022-23 season. Luckily, summer league will help fill the void. Orlando won’t waste time in getting back on the court. With a roster headlined by Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 pick in the June 23 draft, the…

5 things to watch from Magic in Las Vegas summer league — Twin Cities

Heat still with plenty to accomplish after July 4 NBA free-agency lull — The Denver Post

There was a time when the July 4 weekend had the Miami Heat in scramble mode. That, in particular, was the case in 2016, when the Heat put free-agency negotiations with Dwyane Wade on hold once Kevin Durant announced on July 4 he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder, sending Pat Riley and Micky Arison…

Heat still with plenty to accomplish after July 4 NBA free-agency lull — The Denver Post

Adley Rutschman comes up clutch in 9th inning before Orioles walk-off Rangers, 7-6, on hit by pitch in 10th on July Fourth — The Denver Post

Moments earlier, as Jorge López made his way slowly off the mound, Adley Rutschman did what he always does. He waited for the Orioles right-hander, put his arm around him and helped him to the dugout after López allowed his third homer in the last four days. Rutschman takes it upon himself to pick up…

Adley Rutschman comes up clutch in 9th inning before Orioles walk-off Rangers, 7-6, on hit by pitch in 10th on July Fourth — The Denver Post

An ode to Patrick Beverley and Jarred Vanderbilt, who re-routed the Timberwolves onto a path to success — Twin Cities

The Rudy Gobert trade to the Timberwolves is expected to be made official this week, with a press conference to follow. At that point, the spotlight will be placed firmly on one of the game’s best centers, who is coming to Minnesota to help lift the Timberwolves from playoff team to potential NBA title contender.…

An ode to Patrick Beverley and Jarred Vanderbilt, who re-routed the Timberwolves onto a path to success — Twin Cities

Jeanie Buss Tweet has fans nostalgic for Kobe, wondering if/how it applies to Kyrie Irving — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

Jeanie Buss Tweet has fans nostalgic for Kobe, wondering if/how it applies to Kyrie Irving — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Report: Jazz “shutting down” any calls about Donovan Mitchell trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Other teams continue to expect a Mitchell trade even as the Jazz deny it.

Report: Jazz “shutting down” any calls about Donovan Mitchell trade — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Why did Durant ask for a trade? Report suggests rough season, Nets’ poor relationship with Irving — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

The Nets made Irving unhappy with their contract stance, and that made Durant unhappy.

Why did Durant ask for a trade? Report suggests rough season, Nets’ poor relationship with Irving — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Montas leaves early as Oakland A’s dreadful first half ends in fitting fashion — Marin Independent Journal

One of the most dreadful first halves in Oakland A’s history ended Sunday in a frustrating and perhaps fitting way. The A’s managed only four hits and saw one of their biggest potential trade chips in starter Frankie Montas exit after one inning in what became a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile…

Montas leaves early as Oakland A’s dreadful first half ends in fitting fashion — Marin Independent Journal

Lillard camp keeps pressure on Trail Blazers, latest reports says re-signing not “sure thing.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

If Lillard wanted out, the time to do that was when teams had money and flexibility, not after they spent it all over the last 24 hours.

Lillard camp keeps pressure on Trail Blazers, latest reports says re-signing not “sure thing.” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports