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Cavs sign Calderon

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have signed free agent guard Jose Calderon to a one-year contract.

The 35-year-old Calderon, who is entering his 13th season in the NBA, will back up All-Star Kyrie Irving. Cleveland never found a good solution at that position last season after Matthew Dellavedova left as a free agent. Rookie Kay Felder wasn’t ready to make a contribution, and veteran Deron Williams never found his groove, struggling in the Finals against Golden State.

Cleveland reached an agreement with Calderon on July 1.

Calderon split last season between the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta, averaging 3.4 points and 2.1 assists in 41 games. He appeared in six playoff games with the Hawks.

He’ll make the veteran’s minimum — roughly $2.3 million — next season.

A four-time Olympian for Spain, Calderon has also played for Toronto, Detroit, Dallas and New York. He has appeared in 24 career postseason games.

Miller will return to NBC

(AP) – Television viewers haven’t heard the last of Johnny Miller just yet.

Miller says he thought this might be his final year in the broadcast booth for NBC Sports so he could spend more time with his 23 grandchildren. But in a telephone interview Monday, he said he will stick around for at least another year.

This is his 28th year working for NBC.

Miller will be the lead analyst next week for the British Open at Royal Birkdale, where he won the claret jug in 1976 with a six-shot victory over 19-year-old Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus.

“I wasn’t sure if it was going to be last year or whether I’d do a couple of more, but I’m doing the Open next year also,” the 70-year-old Miller said. “I’m having a little bit of a battle of what my priorities are. I have a lot of things to pass on to my grandkids, whether it’s fishing or being a grandpa. On the other hand, my brain is still working pretty good. All these years of announcing, I feel like I haven’t slipped any. And NBC seems to like having me.

“I’m surprised that there aren’t some guys waiting in the wings,” he said. “It’s been a good run and I’ll continue for whatever.”

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