MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat have signed free-agent forward Josh McRoberts and re-signed point guard Mario Chalmers in deals previously agreed to. McRoberts gets a four-year deal that will pay $5.3 million next season after playing with Charlotte last season. Chalmers gets a two-year deal that will have him earning about $4 million next season.
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian football confederation says it won't keep Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil's head coach, after the team lost back-to-back game during the later stages of the just completed World Cup. Brazil was crushed by eventual champ Germany in the semifinals 7-1, then lost the consolation match to the Netherlands 3-0.
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Cup final between Germany and Argentina set a television viewership record in the United States with an estimated 26.5 million people watching, according to the Nielsen company. The 2010 finale between Spain and the Netherlands, along with the U.S. team's 2-2 draw against Portugal earlier in this year's tournament, both had 24.7 million viewers.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Florida Panthers coach Kevin Dineen (dih-NEEN') has joined the staff of the Chicago Blackhawks as an assistant coach. The move reunited Dineen with Blackhawks Joel Quenneville (KWEHN'-vihl). The two were teammates with the Hartford Whalers for six seasons.
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, Alice Coachman Davis, has died at age 90. Davis won Olympic gold in the high jump at the 1948 games in London. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004.