MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade is going home, making what he called ''an extremely emotional and tough decision'' to leave the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.
Wade will sign a two-year deal with the Bulls, one that will pay him about $47 million. Miami offered $40 million over two years for Wade to stay in the uniform that he's worn his entire career, the one in which he was an All-Star 12 times, a champion three times and the NBA Finals MVP in 2006 when his rise to superstardom was just truly beginning.
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It ends a second consecutive summer of will-he-or-won't-he talk and worry in Miami, which was able to keep him last summer after contentious negotiations led to a $20 million, one-year deal. The Heat spoke with him on Wednesday in New York in an effort to keep him, the same day that Wade also took meetings with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Denver Nuggets.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius stood and faced Judge Thokozile Masipa as she announced the sentence in a South African courtroom.
Pistorius was facing a possible 15-year jail term for shooting Steenkamp through a toilet cubicle door at his home in 2013, but Masipa said substantial and compelling circumstances existed in the double-amputee Olympic runner's case to give him a lesser sentence.
Steenkamp's parents, Barry and June, were present in the courtroom, which was packed with relatives of both Pistorius and Steenkamp and other observers.
In reading out the sentence, Judge Masipa said Pistorius was a ''fallen hero.''
The judge ordered a recess to give prosecutors and Pistorius' defense lawyers time to decide if either wanted to appeal the sentence.
MADRID (AP) - Lionel Messi and his father were sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud by a Barcelona-based court, with both sentences likely to be suspended.
The court found the Barcelona star and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, each guilty of three counts of defrauding tax authorities of 4.1 million euros ($4.6 million).
In Spain, sentences of less than two years for first offences are usually suspended, meaning neither man would go to jail. That decision, however, rests with the court.
The court also fined Messi 2 million euros and his father 1.5 million euros.
Messi's management company said later that Messi and his father would appeal the sentences. Once lodged, the appeal will be heard in a higher court in Madrid.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been notified of a potential doping violation, ruling him out of his bout with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200.
UFC President Dana White announced the dramatic change three days before the mixed martial arts promotion's landmark show.
Jones tested positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition sample taken June 16 by USADA, which administers the UFC's anti-drug policy.
Jones is considered the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA, but he has failed drug tests around two of his past three scheduled fights. He tested positive for apparent cocaine use before his first fight with Cormier at UFC 182 in January 2015.
Jones served a suspension for much of 2015 after his involvement in a hit-and-run accident.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's $2.48 million settlement of a Title IX lawsuit regarding its handling of assault complaints against athletes includes steps on how the school must improve the way it addresses incidents involving sexual misconduct.
A copy of the settlement obtained through a public records request said the school will change its rules regarding student disciplinary hearings and will appoint an independent commission including experts on establishing or maintaining federal law compliance programs.
The settlement calls for Tennessee to use ''its best efforts to enforce mandatory sexual assault training'' for employees reasonably likely to be among the first to learn about incidents. Tennessee also is no longer providing a list of potential lawyers to athletes, a practice it actually discontinued before the settlement.
Lawyers for both sides announced the settlement Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Baylor coach Art Briles is asking a federal judge to remove him as a defendant in a lawsuit that alleges the school ignored a woman's claims she was sexually assaulted by a football player.
Briles was fired in May in the fallout of an investigation into how Baylor mishandled sexual assault allegations. He was named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with the Baylor board of regents and former athletic director Ian McCaw.
The lawsuit claims Briles ignored reports from the woman's family that one of his players was a sexual predator and allowed him to keep playing.
Briles' motion says the claims against the coach are based on hearsay. He also argues that federal and state laws don't allow him to be sued as an individual in the case against the university.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - More than 200 former Penn State football players are petitioning university leaders to return the large bronze statue of veteran football coach Joe Paterno that stood outside Beaver Stadium.
The statue was removed in 2012 after former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of child sexual abuse and an investigation accused former officials, including Paterno, of covering up complaints about Sandusky.
The players - including several who played in the 1950s - sent a letter to the board of trustees and President Eric Barron calling for the state's return. The players also want an apology to Paterno's wife, Sue, and the restoration of the wall that stood behind the statue.
A university spokesman says there will be ''a time and a place'' to acknowledge Paterno's legacy.
Former baseball star Pete Rose is suing the lawyer whose investigative report got him kicked out of baseball for gambling, alleging the lawyer defamed him last year by saying on the radio Rose raped young teen girls during spring training.
Rose said in a federal lawsuit filed John Dowd damaged his reputation and endorsement deals during an interview on WCHE-AM in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Dowd investigated Rose for Major League Baseball in 1989, leading the game's all-time hits leader to be declared ineligible for the Hall of Fame.
The lawsuit states Dowd claimed Rose associate Michael Bertolini said he ''ran young girls'' to Rose during spring training, which Dowd called ''statutory rape every time.''
A man answering a phone listed for Dowd in Massachusetts abruptly hung up.