Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- DeAndre Jordan is leaving the Los Angeles Clippers to join the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report by ESPN.
Jordan and the Mavericks agreed to a four-year maximum contract worth more than $80 million that includes a player option after the third season to allow the center to return to free agency in July 2018, ESPN reports.
Jordan also met with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, but his decision had been expected to come down to the Mavs and Clippers.
Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Becky Hammon will coach San Antonio's summer league team in Las Vegas, the Spurs announced Friday.
She will be the first female head coach in summer league history. Natalie Nakase served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014.
Hammon became the first female full-time assistant coach in NBA history when she joined the Spurs before the 2014-15 season. She played 16 seasons in the WNBA, making the All-Star team six times, and moved to the Spurs bench upon her retirement.
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Serena Williams was forced to three sets against Heather Watson in the third round of Wimbledon Friday, but managed to come out on top to continue her quest towards winning a Grand Slam.
Williams, the top-seeded player, beat Britain's Watson 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
She will now play her sister, Venus Williams, in the fourth round.
Should Serena Williams win at Wimbledon and then the US Open later this summer, she would become the first player to win all four legs of the Grand Slam in the same year since Steffi Graf did it in 1988.
Williams defeated Maria Sharapova and Lucie Safarova earlier this year to win the Australian Open and French Open, respectively.
FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) -- It will be payback time for the U.S. women's soccer team on Sunday when it takes on Japan in the World Cup final -- a rematch of the 2011 championship game they lost.
The teams will face off in Vancouver's BC Place Stadium, where the Americans are hoping to win a third World Cup title. The U.S. previously won the World Cup in 1991 in China and in 1999 on home turf.
The U.S. reached this year's final after defeating No. 1-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday in Montreal, while Japan beat England 2-1 in Edmonton. The final is a rematch of the heartbreaking 2011 championship game the United States lost to Japan in a penalty-kick shootout.
Here are three things you need to know about the final:
1. Here we go again
The game will be the rubber match between both nations. In the 2011 World Cup title game, Japan defeated the U.S. on penalties after the game ended 2-2 following extra time.
The United States exacted some revenge a year later, beating Japan to win Olympic gold in London.
2. Playing defense
The United States is hoping to stay unbeatable at this tournament, having not given up a goal in 513 minutes. In fact, the team has only allowed one goal during the entire tournament -- against Australia on June 8. The Americans won the game, 3-1.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo, 33, who received the Adidas Golden Glove award when Japan defeated the U.S. in the 2011 final, will be in front of the net again on Sunday. Although she has been tested little throughout the tournament, her experience and skill offer the U.S. assurance in the back should the lively Japanese offense kick into high gear.
3. Oh my Lloyd
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd, 32, is not only the team's captain, she's also Team USA's top scorer with three goals. Her well-executed penalty-kick goal against Germany remains one for the ages.
Although the goals are nice, Lloyd is looking to lift the trophy on Sunday night.
"I've just been training my butt off the last 12 years. These are the moments I live for," she told ESPN. "This is kind of when I roll up my sleeves up and say to myself, 'I need to step up.'"
Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The NFL offseason will be a bit longer for Antonio Gates.
The tight end with the San Diego Chargers is being hit with a four game suspension for performance enhancing drugs.
In a statement released by the team, Gates said he did not knowingly take a banned substance, but acknowledged he did take supplements this offseason and accepts the consequences, ESPN reports.
"I take full responsibility for my actions," Gates said. "I'd like to express my sincere apologies to the Chargers, my teammates, coaches, fans and the league who have always supported me and expected and gotten nothing but the highest level of integrity from me."
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly assaulted and threatened a coach with a kettlebell weight at UCLA, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
"We've referred the case to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration," the D.A.'s office told ABC News on Thursday.
Combs, 45, was originally arrested on several counts of assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges, according to UCLA's police department. Combs' son Justin is a defensive back for UCLA.
A source familiar with Combs' version of the dust-up told ABC News the incident occurred after the rapper's son was sent home from practice by Sal Alosi, one of the school's coaches.
The source said Combs went to chat with the coach, but Alosi refused to talk. The situation then got heated and Combs went to call police, only to have Alosi allegedly grab his phone, the source continued, saying that's when Combs used the kettlebell as a defense.
ESPN's Shelley Smith added that Combs' son Justin was "berated" for being lazy and not giving his all by Alosi just before the two got into it.
Alosi did not immediately respond to ABC News's request for comment.
A rep for Combs said that the "various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate" and that "any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son."
The rep added, "We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed."