Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban did not accept DeAndre Jordan's apology.

"When is an apology not an apology?" Cuban wrote Saturday via Cyber Dust. "When you didn't write it yourself. Next"

Jordan violated an unwritten NBA rule by backing out of an oral commitment to sign with the Mavericks, instead opting to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he had spent his entire seven-season career.

Cuban detailed how it went down over Cyber Dust on Friday, saying he went to Jordan's home in Houston when he heard the center was having second thoughts about coming to the Mavericks. According to Cuban, Jordan said he was out on a date, then stopped responding to the owner's texts.

Turns out Jordan's "date" was actually Blake Griffin, as J.J. Redick later revealed in an interview with Grantland.


Made coaching history: Becky Hammon, who became the first woman to lead a team in an NBA summer league game. Hammon and the Spurs lost 78-73 to the Knicks in Las Vegas.

Soccer shake-up No. 1: Goalkeeper Iker Casillas is leaving Real Madrid to join Portuguese club FC Porto after 16 seasons in which he helped the Spanish powerhouse win a slew of titles.

Soccer shake-up No. 2: Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger is leaving Bayern Munich to join Manchester United, ending his 17-year association with the Bundesliga giants.


Chicago trades Sharp in cost-cutting move

In a widely anticipated trade, the Chicago Blackhawks sent alternate captain Patrick Sharp to the Dallas Stars on Friday night in GM Stan Bowman's continued effort to construct a roster within the NHL's salary-cap confines.

In return for Sharp, 33, and top defenseman prospect Stephen Johns, Chicago received defenseman Trevor Daley and forward Ryan Garbutt.

Most important, the Blackhawks shed Sharp's $5.9 million salary-cap hit and now have some wiggle room under the $71.4 million limit to continue to build the roster for 2015-16.

Daley, 31, recorded career highs with 16 goals and 22 assists in 68 games last season, and his arrival could mean veteran Johnny Oduya won't be back.

During 679 games with the Blackhawks, Sharp had 239 goals and 272 assists.

Area cleared for new Red Wings arena

A 13-story historic former hotel that stood for 90 years in Detroit was reduced to rubble in less than a minute on Saturday. The implosion was part of Olympia Development's ongoing construction project that will bring a new hockey arena and entertainment district to an area north of downtown. The $450 million, 20,000-seat arena is expected to open in 2017.

tour de france

Frenchman wins eighth stage

Frenchman Alexis Vuillermoz won the eighth stage of the Tour de France with a late attack on the final climb, while Briton Chris Froome kept the leader's yellow jersey and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali lost valuable time.

The mostly flat 112.5-mile ride started in Rennes and finished with a short and sharp 1.2-mile climb up Mur de Bretagne.

Nibali lost 10 seconds to Froome and to his other main Tour rivals: two-time champion Alberto Contador, 2013 Tour runner-up Nairo Quintana and American Tejay Van Garderen.

Around the horn

NBA: Joel Embiid, selected third in the 2014 draft, will have a second surgery on his right foot and is expected to miss all of the 2015-16 season, the Philadelphia 76ers announced. ... Brooklyn waived former All-Star Deron Williams, who is expected to sign with Dallas if no team claims him.

MMA: Conor McGregor won the UFC interim featherweight title in dramatic fashion at UFC 189, stopping Chad Mendes with three seconds left in the third round after a vicious series of strikes in Las Vegas. Robbie Lawler stopped Rory MacDonald early in the fifth round, defending his welterweight title in a spectacularly bloody bout.

WNBA: Karima Christmas scored a career-high 24 points and Odyssey Sims returned from an 11-game absence due to a knee injury to help host Tulsa beat Los Angeles 82-67.


17Years between Wimbledon titles for Martina Hingis. The 34-year-old teamed with Sania Mirza to win the women's doubles final on Saturday. She won the singles title in 1997, plus the women's doubles titles from 1996 and 1998. The latter was her last appearance in a final at Wimbledon. "It feels like it was in another life," Hingis said.