Source: Wade to remain with the Bulls ... Warren Sapp to donate his brain to science ... Boris Becker bankrupt
CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade has told the Chicago Bulls that he is exercising his $23.8 million option and will remain with them next season. That’s according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Bulls nor Wade spoke publicly about the matter. Wade has until next week to decide whether to opt in or become a free agent.
MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says he’s donating his brain for medical research. Sapp announced on social media that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death. The 44-year-old says he’s started to feel the effects of the many hits he took during his 13-year NFL career and has become concerned about his memory. Sapp played defensive tackle from 1995-2003 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He then played for the Oakland Raiders from 2004-2007.
UNDATED (AP) — Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S. to the 1999 World Cup title before an overflow Rose Bowl crowd in a landmark for women’s soccer, has died at 68. He died Monday at his Wethersfield, Connecticut, but no cause was announced. DiCicco became the U.S. coach in 1994 and led the team to the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the first games to feature women’s soccer.
UNDATED (AP) — Jeff Hoffman can extend a dominant stretch to begin the season when the Rockies continue a surprisingly meaningful NL West series against the Diamondbacks. Hoffman, a rookie right-hander acquired from Toronto in a trade for Troy Tulowitzki in 2015, gave up seven runs in his lone appearance against Arizona last season, but he’s been a different pitcher this year for contending Colorado. He’ll face right-hander Taijuan Walker who has allowed one run in 11 innings over his past two starts.
LONDON (AP) — Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a British court after he failed to pay a long-standing debt. A lawyer for the 49-year-old six-time Grand Slam champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar in London for a last chance to pay a debt that Becker has owed private bankers since 2015. The registrar said there was a lack of credible evidence that his debt would be paid soon. She refused to adjourn the case for a further 28 days and announced a bankruptcy order.