Some models of Nike's LeBron X basketball shoe — named for Miami Heat superstar LeBron James — will cost about $300, according to The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.

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Some models of Nike’s LeBron X basketball shoe — named for Miami Heat superstar LeBron James — will cost about $300, according to The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets.

The LeBron X Nike Plus is expected to have motion sensors that can measure how high a player jumps. There are conflicting reports on the shoe’s price and release date; The Wall Street Journal said it will cost $315 and be released in the fall.

Matt Powell, an analyst for SportsOneSource, told ESPN he believes the LeBron X Nike Plus will cost $290 and said he expects Nike to make about 50,000 pairs. Powell told ESPN he expects Nike to make 200,000 to 300,000 pairs of the LeBron X without motion sensors; he said those shoes will retail for about $175.

James wore the shoe at the London Olympics on Aug. 12, when he helped the U.S. team beat Spain 107-100 for the gold medal.

Paul has thumb surgery

Point guard Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, an injury that occurred last month before he played for the U.S. team in the Olympics. Paul, 27, is expected to be sidelined for about eight weeks.


Van Garderen surges to lead

Tejay van Garderen, who was born in Tacoma, claimed the second stage and the race lead at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado.

BMC rider van Garderen completed the 99.2-mile stage from Montrose to Mt. Crested Butte in 3 hours, 52 minutes, 24 seconds.

Van Garderen was fifth and thus the highest U.S. finisher in this year’s Tour de France.

Rodriguez leads Vuelta

Australian Simon Clarke of the Orica-GreenEdge team won the fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta, and Spaniard Joaquim Rodriguez of the Katusha team took over the red leader’s jersey.

Clarke covered 99 miles riding from Barakaldo to Estacion de Valdezcaray in 4:30:26.

Rodriguez, runner-up at the Giro d’Italia, has a one-second lead over Team Sky rider Christopher Froome of Britain. Previous race leader Alejandro Valverde of the Movistar team fell to ninth place in the 21-stage race.

Little League World Series

Uganda exits with a victory

The first team from Africa to compete in the Little League World Series will go home with one victory in three games.

“I’m thankful we could come here,” Lugazi, Uganda, manager Henry Odong said after his team beat Gresham, Ore., 3-2 in a consolation game in South Williamsport, Pa. “This win was so great.”

Meanwhile, the Petaluma, Calif., team blanked Fairfield, Conn., 5-0 to advance to Thursday’s U.S. semifinals. Connecticut was eliminated.


Referee faces murder charge

A pro referee from California was arrested in New York on a felony warrant charging her with killing her husband in April.

The district attorney’s office said Lois Ann Goodman, 70, a longtime referee, was taken into custody as she prepared to work at next week’s U.S. Open tournament.

She was charged with murdering her 80-year-old husband, Alan Goodman, in their home in Woodland Hills, Calif. Prosecutors allege she bludgeoned him to death with a coffee mug April 17 and said they would ask her bail be set at $1 million.


Kara Lawson made a three-pointer with 11.8 seconds left in overtime to help the host Connecticut Sun beat the WNBA-worst Tulsa Shock 82-80.

The Sun leads the Eastern Conference.

In other WNBA games, visiting New York defeated the Chicago Sky 77-67; host San Antonio edged Washington 75-72 to extend its winning streak to 12; and Los Angeles beat visiting Indiana 79-69 for its seventh victory in a row.

• Organizers of Thursday’s Lausanne Diamond League track meet in Switzerland said American sprinter Justin Gatlin will miss the rest of the season because of an illness.

Gatlin, the 100-meter bronze medalist at the London Olympics, was treated for stomach pain and fever at a hospital in Austria this week.

• NASCAR has reinstated Aaron Fike, a truck-series driver who was suspended in 2007 after an arrest on drug charges. Fike, 29, admitted he had used heroin, including on race days. He has completed NASCAR’s substance-abuse “road to recovery” program.

Bodemeister, runner-up to I’ll Have Another in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in May, has been retired to stud because of an injury to a muscle in his left shoulder. Trainer Bob Baffert said the 3-year-old colt likely was injured during training at Del Mar, near San Diego.

Bodemeister will stand at stud at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

• Montana plans to interview four finalists for the position of athletic director next week — including John Johnson, senior associate director of athletics at Washington State.

Montana relieved AD Jim O’Day of his duties in March.

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