U.S. trails at halftime, rallies past Turkey in World Cup game
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets scored 22 points, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans had all of his 19 in the second half and the United States rebounded from a rare deficit at halftime to beat Turkey 98-77 on Sunday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.
A night after beating Finland by 59 points in its biggest rout ever while using NBA players in the former world championship, the Americans couldn’t take control against Turkey until early in the fourth quarter.
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They trailed 40-35 at halftime and Turkey led by six early in the third quarter before the Americans could finally get the game into the quicker tempo they prefer and pull away to take the rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game in Istanbul, which the United States won 81-64.
Source: Rockets to deal for Terry
A person with knowledge of the trade says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a deal with Sacramento.
Terry, 36, is a graduate of Franklin High in Seattle. He has a 15.4 career scoring average.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been completed.
Houston will also receive two second-round draft picks. The Rockets will send swingman Alonzo Gee to the Kings, along with at least one other nonguaranteed-contract player.
Terry started last season with Brooklyn and averaged 4.5 points in 35 games. He was dealt to Sacramento at the trade deadline and didn’t play for the Kings as he recovered from a knee injury.
No. 10 Baylor puts on a show
Bryce Petty threw for 161 yards and accounted for three touchdowns while playing the first half as 10th-ranked Baylor opened its new, riverfront stadium with a 45-0 victory over Southern Methodist in Waco, Texas.
Galaxy shuts out Chivas USA
Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy past Chivas USA 3-0 in a Major League Soccer match in Carson, Calif.
The Galaxy (13-5-7) is two points behind Western Conference-leading Sounders FC (15-7-3).
In another MLS match, Eastern Conference-leading D.C. United beat the visiting New York Red Bulls 2-0 on goals by Luis Silva and former Sounder Eddie Johnson.
Toronto FC fires coach Nelsen
Toronto FC fired coach Ryan Nelsen, 36.
Greg Vanney, 40, head of TFC Academy, was selected as Nelsen’s replacement.
Messi suffers leg-muscle injury
Superstar Lionel Messi picked up a leg injury in Barcelona’s 1-0 victory at Villarreal in the Spanish league.
Barcelona officials said Messi hurt a muscle in his right leg and will undergo further tests Monday to determine the severity of the injury.
• Colombian cyclist Nairo Quintana of the Movistar team took the overall lead after the ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, won by Colombian Winner Anacona of the Lampre Merida team.
Anacona covered 115 miles from Carboneras de Guadazaon to Valdelinares in 4 hours, 34 minutes, 14 seconds.
Quintana leads Spaniard Alberto Contador of the Tinkoff-Saxo team by three seconds.
• Condo Commando splashed to a 13¼-length victory over By the Moon in the Grade I Spinaway, a $350,000 race for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Condo Commando, trained by Rudy Rodriguez and ridden by Joe Bravo, ran 7 furlongs on a sloppy track in 1 minute, 24.68 seconds and paid $8.70 to win as the second betting choice in a field of eight.
• Seattle native Tyler Baze guided Midnight Storm ($36.60 to win) to victory in the Grade II Del Mar Derby on turf at the seaside track near San Diego.
Meanwhile, Rafael Bejarano rode six winners on the card, one short of the Del Mar record for a day.
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