Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Lamarcus Aldridge has decided to sign with the San Antonio Spurs, the star announced on his Twitter page on Saturday afternoon.
Aldridge, who is from Texas, said he is "excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends." The former Portland Trail Blazers forward had been among the most coveted free agents of the NBA offseason, garnering interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns, among others.
ESPN reports the contract Aldridge signs will be for four years, with the option for him to opt-out after the third year. It will be worth over $80 million.
Aldridge, who had spent the first nine years of his NBA career in Portland, met twice with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich.
Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson weighed in on the confederate flag debate on Friday, saying he would paint over the symbol on the General Lee -- the vehicle driven by the Duke brothers on 1980s television show The Dukes of Hazzard.
Watson tweeted on Friday saying that "All men ARE created equal," and that he would paint the American flag over the Confederate flag on the car.
Watson purchased the vehicle at auction in 2012, and in January had it autographed by John Schneider, who played Bo Duke on the show.
Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- Detroit Tigers star and two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on Saturday, just one day after he suffered a strained calf while running the bases.
Cabrera was attempting to take second base on a hit-and-run Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays when he came up lame with an apparent leg injury. The team later confirmed that he was diagnosed with a left calf strain, after an MRI showed no injury to his Achilles tendon.
Cabrera is expected to be examined again on Saturday.
The Tigers won Friday night to climb back above .500 with a 40-39 record. Detroit remained in a disappointing third place in the American League Central, behind the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins.
AMERICAN LEAGUE N-Y Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 5, 12 Innings Detroit 8, Toronto 6 Houston 12, Boston 8, 10 Innings L.A. Angels 8, Texas 2 Chi White Sox 1, Baltimore 0 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2, 10 Innings Seattle 9, Oakland 5
NATIONAL LEAGUE Miami 2, Chi Cubs 1 Washington 2, San Francisco 1 Milwaukee 12, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1 San Diego 2, St. Louis 1 Arizona 4, Colorado 3, 10 Innings N-Y Mets 2, L.A. Dodgers 1
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.