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Bucks, Gary Neal agree to deal, report says


Report: Bucks, guard Neal agree to deal

Shooting guard Gary Neal reached an agreement Saturday to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to USA Today. A person close to the situation told USA Today that the deal between the Bucks and Neal, a Towson University alumnus who played at Aberdeen and Calvert Hall, will be worth nearly $3 million per season. The Bucks and Atlanta Hawks emerged as the top contenders to sign Neal after the San Antonio Spurs withdrew their qualifying offer to Neal this month, making him an unrestricted free agent. Neal was a key rotation player for San Antonio in the NBA Finals, scoring a career playoff-high 24 points — including six 3-pointers — in the Spurs' Game 3 rout of Miami. He averaged 9.5 points in 68 games last season and has scored 9.7 a game over three seasons.

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Toliver scores 21 points in WNBA All-Star debut

Playing in her first WNBA All-Star Game, Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver (Maryland) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half to help the West to a 102-98 victory. Toliver, last season's Most Improved Player in the WNBA, made three of six 3-point attempts and added two assists off the bench. Mystics forward Crystal Langhorne, who was Toliver's teammate when the Terps won the 2006 national championship, scored six points for the East. Atlanta Dream forward and former St. Frances standout Angel McCoughtry scored 11 points as a starter on the East. McCoughtry, who averages 20.3 points per game, also tied a team high with eight rebounds.

Major League Soccer: After becoming the first team to allow a goal to D.C. United in the opening 10 minutes of a match this season, the New England Revolution responded to defeat the league's last-place club, 2-1, at RFK Stadium in Washington. Luis Silva scored for the second time in as many matches for D.C. (3-14-4, 10 points), which has lost four of its past five. Dimitry Imbongo and Diego Fagundez scored to help the Revolution (8-7-6, 30 points) win its second consecutive match.

National Women's Soccer League: The Washington Spirit (1-12-4) suffered a 5-2 loss to the Boston Breakers (6-7-5) at the Maryland SoccerPlex. The Spirit, which scored the game's first goal in the second minute, ends its season series with Boston with two loses and two draws.





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