Sports in Brief | Carter, Nets working on deal

Posted: July 02, 2007

Vince Carter and the New Jersey Nets have the framework in place for a four-year contract that guarantees the all-star more than $60 million, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

On Saturday, the Nets announced that Carter had opted out of the final year of a contract that would have paid the 30-year-old $16.3 million next season.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., reported on its Web site yesterday that the new deal guarantees Carter $61.8 million over four seasons, with the team holding an option for a fifth year.

Three days after being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks, Yi Jianlian had 15 points and eight rebounds in China's 91-75 loss to the United States' 19-and-under national team in Dallas. Tajuan Porter of Oregon led the Americans with 20 points.

Elsewhere: Forward Luke Walton agreed to terms on a six-year, $30 million contract to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers. . . . Forward Jason Kapono agreed to terms with the Toronto Raptors on a four-year deal, reportedly worth $24 million. Kapono averaged 10.9 points per game last season for Miami.


Robinho converted a penalty kick in the 35th minute, then added goals in the 83d and 87th minutes to lead Brazil over Chile, 3-0, in the Copa America tournament in Maturin, Venezuela.

In the second game of the doubleheader, Mexico beat Ecuador, 2-1, on goals by Nery Castillo and Omar Bravo.


Evander Holyfield (42-8-2) outworked and outclassed Lou Savarese on Saturday night, winning a 10-round unanimous decision in El Paso, Texas, to remain undefeated in his latest heavyweight comeback at age 44. The 41-year-old Savarese's record fell to 46-7.

Muhammad Ali's former training camp in Deer Lake, Pa., is headed for an online auction.

The 18-building complex in rural Schuylkill County is set to go on sale today on eBay, said George Dillman, a former Ali sparring partner who bought the camp from him 10 years ago.


Champion marathoner Alberto Salazar, 48, remained hospitalized in serious condition after collapsing with a "heart event" the day before at the Nike campus in Portland, Ore.

The seventh race of the America's Cup was postponed off the coast of Valencia, Spain, because of light and unsteady wind. It will be held tomorrow. Alinghi of Switzerland leads the challenger from New Zealand, four races to two, in the best-of-nine series.

Havertown native Brendan Hansen won the 200 breaststroke in 2 minutes, 13.49 seconds at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Grand Prix.

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