PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns waived guard Dionte Christmas on Thursday.
The former Temple player averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 6.4 minutes in 31 games last season as a rookie. He averaged 10.6 points and 5.6 rebounds in five summer league games this month in Las Vegas.
Before joining the Suns, Christmas played in Israel, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Greece, Russia and Italy.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, the Australian's first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia.
The 32-year-old Lyle, travelling with wife Briony and 2-year-old daughter Lusi, had four front-nine birdies in his bogey-free round at the Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. He was three strokes behind leader Paul Haley II after the morning session.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Smith was sharp in his first practice of training camp, a good start for the second-year quarterback who is hoping to retain his starting job.
With Michael Vick also in camp to push Smith and provide a veteran backup, Rex Ryan is pleased with the Jets' quarterback situation. On Thursday, Smith took the expected 75 percent of the snaps with the first-team offense, and completed seven of 10 passes in 11-on-11 team drills.