In Brief


Heat’s Wade back at practice;
team also signs Stackhouse

Dwyane Wade returned to practice with the Miami Heat on Saturday, and the team also added Jerry Stackhouse to the roster.

Wade participated in his first full workout with teammates since straining his right hamstring Oct. 5. He went through the entire session without a problem, then remained on the court with LeBron James for more work long after most Heat players left. He expects to play Tuesday when Miami opens the season in Boston against the Celtics.

Wade had been working out individually in Chicago for several days while attending an ongoing trial that will decide custody of his two young sons.

Stackhouse joined the Heat a day after the NBA championship hopefuls learned that they’ll be without injured swingman Mike Miller until possibly January. Stackhouse, who turns 36 next month, averaged 8.5 points in 42 games as a reserve with the Milwaukee Bucks last season.

Also: The New Orleans Hornets acquired point guard Jerryd Bayless from the Portland Trail Blazers for a conditional future first-round pick. Bayless, who will back up Chris Paul, made 11 starts last season and averaged 12.6 points.

The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their fourth-year contract option on J.J. Hickson, a forward who averaged 8.5 points per game during the 2009-10 season.

Oklahoma State suspended forward Matt Pilgrim from its practices leading up to the season. Coach Travis Ford said the suspension is not related to Pilgrim’s legal troubles this summer, when a protective order was issued against him. That order has been dismissed.

Pilgrim averaged 10.3 points and started 13 games for Oklahoma State last season.


Bouras falls in quarterfinals
of region tennis tournament

UNLV’s Mehdi Bouras, the No. 1 seed, made it to the quarterfinals before bowing out in the USTA/ITA Mountain Region Championships at the Darling Tennis Center.

Bouras beat Denver’s Jens Vorkefield 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the round of 16, then lost 6-4, 6-7, 6-4 to Denver’s Enej Bonin.

In consolation play, Alex Bull, Rene Ruegamer and Kyle Lynch notched singles wins for the Rebels.

Also: The UNLV women’s soccer team lost to Utah 3-0 in Mountain West Conference play in Salt Lake City. Katie Martinez’s goal in the 42nd minute was all the Utes would need.

The Rebels (10-6-1, 2-3-1) had four shots on goal but couldn’t get it past Utah’s Hannah Turpen.

The UNLV volleyball team lost to San Diego State 25-23, 25-18, 25-21 in a Mountain West Conference match at Cox Pavilion. Sara Nehf led the Rebels (6-15, 2-6 MWC) with nine kills.


Federer tops Ljubicic, will meet
Mayer for Stockholm Open title

Roger Federer could tie Pete Sampras for career titles after reaching the Stockholm Open final, defeating fourth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic 7-6 (5), 6-2 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Federer will face Florian Mayer, who saved a match point to edge Jarkko Nieminen, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

A third title of the year for Federer will earn him the 64th of his career, matching Pete Sampras for fourth in the Open era. Only Jimmy Connors (109), Ivan Lendl (94) and John McEnroe (77) have won more singles tournaments since 1968.

Also: UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince will miss the rest of the season after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, dealing another blow to the Bruins’ struggling passing game.

Prince had surgery to repair the meniscus in his knee, which has bothered him since last month’s upset win at Texas. A school spokesman said Prince also underwent a microfracture procedure to stimulate cartilage growth in his knee.

Former Astros All-Star Jeff Bagwell will not return as Houston’s hitting coach next season. Bagwell informed general manager Ed Wade that he did not want to continue in the position. The Astros said Bagwell will remain with the organization in a role similar to his previous position as a special assistant to Wade.

Alicia Sacramone of the United States came out of retirement to win the gold medal in the vault at the world gymnastics championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands, edging all-around champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia.

Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn’t feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates.

The 26-year-old from a family of prominent swimmers in suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai. But he failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World.

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