Police in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., say security camera video shows tennis star Venus Williams legally entered an intersection June 9 but was cut off by another car, setting off a chain of events that resulted in a fatal crash with a third car. Williams, who was not hurt, has not been cited or charged and police say the crash, which killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson, remains under investigation. Police spokesman Major Paul Rogers said the video has caused investigators to rescind their original conclusion that Williams was at fault and that no blame has yet been determined. Jerome Barson’s estate has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Williams seeking unspecified damages. His wife, Linda Barson, 68, suffered numerous arm fractures.
Indians manager Francona undergoes heart procedure
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona will be unable to manage the American League All-Star team after undergoing a procedure Thursday at the Cleveland Clinic to correct an irregular heartbeat. The team said the 58-year-old ex-Red Sox manager had a cardiac ablation, in which a tube is inserted through the leg and guided to the heart. Damaged tissue is then treated with heat, cold or radio energy to help prompt regular heartbeats. He was admitted July 4 after doctors detected an arrhythmia. Francona had been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and rapid heart rate. He is resting comfortably and is expected to be discharged in a ‘‘day or two,’’ the Indians said Friday. The plan is for him to resume managing after the All-Star break. With Francona unable to manage the All-Stars in Miami next week, the job will fall to Indians bench coach Brad Mills . . . . . . Reds lefthander Brandon Finnegan had surgery after for a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Finnegan has been on the disabled list since June 28 . . . The Reds also signed righty Hunter Greene, taken second overall in last month’s draft, to a minor league deal with a $7.23 million signing bonus, the highest since constraints on draft spending began in 2012 and the highest ever for a high school pitcher.
All-Star replacements named
Report: Bogdanovic gets 2-year, $21 million deal from Pacers
The Wizards have renounced the rights to free agent Bojan Bogdanovic so he could agree to a two-year, $21 million deal with the Pacers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The Croatian forward is considered one of Europe’s top shooters and could contribute immediately with Paul George traded . . . Center Zaza Pachulia agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract to stay with the NBA champion Warriors . . . A person familiar with the deal says the Cavaliers have agreed to terms with free agent forward Jeff Green on a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum . . . The Pacers signed free agent Darren Collison to a reported to a two-year, $20 million deal. The point guard played for Indiana from 2010-12 . . . The Hawks waived Jamal Crawford after agreeing to a buyout of his contract. The Hawks acquired the guard from the Clippers on Thursday in a three-team trade that included Denver . . . The Pistons renounced the rights to guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had been a restricted free agent . . . The Knicks signed restricted free agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million offer sheet Thursday, his agent said. The Hawks have two days to match the offer . . . In the WNBA, Layshia Clarendon scored a career-high 27 points to help the host Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever, 89-68.
Former first-rounder Grigorenko leaves Avalanche for KHL deal
Colorado Avalanche center Mikhail Grigorenko, an unrestricted free agent, signed a three-year contract with Kontinental Hockey League club CSKA Moscow. Grigorenko was a 2012 Buffalo first-round draft pick but struggled in three seasons with the Sabres and two with the Avalanche. CSKA also said it signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov, who split last season between the Lightning and Canadiens, to a three-year deal . . . Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein retired after playing 627 games with the Rangers and Predators over a 12-year career . . . According to multiple reports, the Oilers signed forward Jussi Jokinen to a one-year contract. Sportsnet reported the contract was worth $1.1 million. The Panthers bought out the final year of his contract on July 1 . . . NHL.com reported former Blackhawks forward Dennis Rasmussen signed a one-year contract with the Ducks. Financial terms were not released.