BASKETBALLWizards-Suns complete multiplayer trade

Adding a front-court piece in hopes of finally returning to the playoffs, the Washington Wizards acquired center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns in a multiplayer trade Friday.

Phoenix got injured center Emeka Okafor and a top-12 protected first-round draft pick in 2014 — giving the rebuilding Suns potentially four choices in the opening round.

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The Suns also sent guards Kendall Marshall, Shannon Brown and Malcolm Lee to Washington so the deal will work financially. The Wizards are expected to waive all three.

The 6-foot-11 Gortat averaged 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds last season. He is entering his eighth season, and has averaged 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds with Orlando, Toronto and Phoenix.

KNICKS: New York waived veteran big men Ike Diogu, Josh Powell and Jeremy Tyler, as well as forwards C.J. Leslie and Chris Douglas-Roberts.


AHL: Portland Pirates forward Tim Kennedy was recalled by the Phoenix Coyotes.

Kennedy, 27, appeared in one game for the Pirates, a 5-2 win Wednesday night at Hartford. Previously he had two assists in four games with the Coyotes.


CHAMPIONS TOUR: Kenny Perry birdied five of the first six holes and finished with a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the AT&T Championship at San Antonio.

LPGA: Suzann Pettersen had a hole-in-one and increased her lead to five strokes after the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship.


WTA: Li Na reached the semifinals of the WTA Championships in Istanbul with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Victoria Azarenka, who was wincing in pain from a back injury that brought her to tears.

SWISS INDOORS: Roger Federer raised his game to beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the quarterfinals of his hometown tournament in Basel, Switzerland.

VALENCIA OPEN: Defending champion David Ferrer will play former winner Nicolas Almagro in the semifinals in Valencia, Spain, after both Spaniards won quarterfinals.


NFL: New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes won’t be back for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati — the fourth straight game he’ll miss due to a hamstring injury.

n Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller and linebacker Manny Lawson are doubtful for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

n The St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers drew a total of $47,250 in fines for their chippy game last Sunday.

n Reggie Rogers, a first-round draft pick whose career stalled after he was sentenced to prison for a 1988 car crash that killed three teenagers, died in Washington state of undisclosed causes. He was 49.


AMERICAN LEAGUE: Former Seattle Mariners Manager Don Wakamatsu was hired as a bench coach by the Kansas City Royals.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Two-time NL Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum finalized his $35 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants.


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: Julian Green, an 18-year-old forward for Bayern Munich’s reserves, will attend the U.S. national team’s training camp in Europe next month even though he isn’t yet eligible to play.

— From staff and news services