Drew Peterson, who played 34 games for the Maine Celtics, agreed to a two-way deal with Boston, the team announced Wednesday. Photo by China Wong/NBAE via Getty Images

The Boston Celtics agreed to a two-way contract with forward Drew Peterson, the team announced Wednesday.

Peterson, 24, joined the Celtics in December on a two-way deal after going undrafted out of USC. The 6-foot-9 forward played three games for Boston and spent the majority of his time with the Maine Celtics. In 34 games with Maine, he averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.8 assists as Maine reached the NBA G League Finals for the first time in franchise history. He shot 45.9 percent from the floor and 36.9 percent from 3-point range.

Peterson will take up one of Boston’s three two-way slots. Anton Watson, a 2024 second-round pick, is also expected to sign a two-way deal with Boston.

Boston has one remaining open slot on the 15-man roster although it can bring in up to 20 players to training camp. The Celtics also have one remaining two-way slot available and have showed interest in bringing back two-way guard JD Davison, who is an unrestricted free agent after spending the last two seasons with Boston.

• The 76ers continued one of the busiest offseasons of any team in the league – thanks in large part to salary-cap space to spare – and orchestrated a sign-and-trade deal that sends Buddy Hield to the Golden State Warriors for a 2031 second-round pick it received from the Dallas Mavericks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. ESPN reported that Hield was set to sign a two-year, $21 million deal with the Warriors.

The Warriors were in the market for a sharpshooter following the loss of Klay Thompson, after he agreed to join the Mavericks as part of a sign-and-trade of a three-year, $50 million contract involving the Warriors, Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets. The 76ers are essentially getting a free second pick for helping facilitate that deal.



TENNIS: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray all were included on the entry list for tennis at the Paris Olympics released by the International Tennis Federation, as was Daniil Medvedev, who technically will be competing as a “neutral” athlete rather than representing Russia because of that country’s ongoing war in Ukraine.

The leading women on the entry list are No. 1 Iga Swiatek (Poland), No. 2 Coco Gauff (United States) and No. 4 Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan). No. 3 Aryna Sabalenka decided not to go to the Olympics; her nation, Belarus, aided Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, so she would have competed as a “neutral” athlete, like Medvedev will be.

SWIMMING: The international swimming federation says its top administrator has been ordered to testify as a witness in a U.S. criminal investigation into the case of 23 Chinese swimmers who failed doping tests in 2021 yet were allowed to continue competing.

The news comes just three weeks before the Paris Olympics, where 11 of the Chinese swimmers who tested positive for the banned heart medication three years ago are set to compete.

The swimmers won three gold medals for China at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, just weeks after the World Anti-Doping Agency declined to challenge Chinese authorities’ explanation of food contamination at a hotel to justify not suspending them.



TOUR DE FRANCE: Dutch champion Dylan Groenewegen won the sixth stage of the Tour de France after a mass sprint that was decided in a photo finish in Dijon, France.

Tadej Pogacar kept the yellow jersey after a nervous day on the bike amid crosswinds.

Groenewegen earned a sixth career stage victory at cycling’s biggest race ahead of Biniam Girmay, the Stage 3 winner, and Fernando Gaviria, the Stage 3 runner-up. Jasper Philipsen was initially the runner-up for a second straight stage but was relegated for an irregular sprint.


PREMIER LEAGUE: English Premier League runner-up Arsenal signed goalkeeper David Raya on a long-term contract after he did well on loan from Brentford last season.

The 28-year-old Spaniard made 41 appearances in all competitions, keeping 20 clean sheets. Sixteen were in the Premier League and earned him the Golden Glove award.

NWSL: San Diego Wave President Jill Ellis called allegations of a poor work environment made by a former employee of the National Women’s Soccer League team both “false” and “personally damaging.”

Ellis released a statement to The Associated Press in response to a social media post by Brittany Alvarado, a former video and creative manager for the team. Alvarado called on the NWSL to remove Ellis, the former U.S. national coach.

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