Sports in Brief: Philly's Warrick joins Hornets in a 3-way trade

Posted: July 26, 2012

A person familiar with negotiations said the Hornets, Suns and Timberwolves agreed to a multiplayer deal sending 7-foot center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick, a Friends' Central product, from Phoenix to New Orleans. Forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick would go from Minnesota to Phoenix.

Thursday's deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller's $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA's salary cap.

Minnesota also will get two second-round draft picks from New Orleans; the Hornets will receive cash.

The Utah Jazz agreed to contract terms with former Villanova guard Randy Foye.

COMMITMENT: Notre Dame Academy's Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a sharp-shooting senior guard, made an oral commitment to play basketball at St. Joseph's.

In 26 games last season, Fitzpatrick averaged 13.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists. Her mother, Ellen Shields Fitzpatrick, played at St. Joe's, totaling 933 points and 355 assists from 1986 to 1990, after starring at West Catholic.

TENNIS:Mark Philippoussis won his singles match, 5-3, to lift the Freedoms to an 18-17 win over the Boston Lobsters at the Pavilion.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Philadelphia native Eddie George and Joey Harrington will serve as analysts on Fox's new college football studio show. The main Fox network will start its first regular-season college football package this fall. The show's premiere is Sept. 1.

Florida State, North Carolina and defending league champion Clemson each placed four players on the preseason all-Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins appeared on all 68 ballots and was the only unanimous selection.

HORSE RACING: Kentucky Derby also-ran Alpha is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. A field of eight was entered with Neck 'n Neck the second choice at 3-1, Liaison at 7-2 and Teeth of the Dog at 5-1.

Jockey John Velazquez, sidelined with a broken collarbone since a June 16 spill at Churchill Downs, returned to Saratoga Race Course and rode Lucky Friends to finish fourth of seven in the fifth race.

AUTO RACING: NASCAR indefinitely suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger after confirming he violated its substance-abuse policy, putting his career and future with Penske Racing in jeopardy. The suspension came after a test of his backup urine sample confirmed the original positive result.

IndyCar Series driver Alex Tagliani added a NASCAR race to his schedule - the Nationwide Series race at Montreal.

BASEBALL: The semifinals and final of next year's World Baseball Classic will be played at San Francisco's AT&T Park. First-round games will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz. Second-round games will be at Marlins Park in Miami.

JURISPRUDENCE: Tennessee QB Tyler Bray is mentioned in police incident reports about two car vandalisms at a Knoxville apartment complex. No charges will be filed on the initial incident after Bray, 20, offered to pay for damages.

- Staff and wire reports

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