Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Marion to Sign with Cavaliers

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Marion to Sign with Cavaliers

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MARION TO SIGN WITH CAVALIERS: Free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Sunday. The 36-year-old Marion informed the Cavs this weekend that he will take a minimum deal and play for them next season.

Marion also had interest in signing with the Indiana Pacers, who is looking for help after losing Paul George for the season with a broken leg.

SERENA WILLIAMS, FEDERER TAKE CINCY TITLES: Serena Williams got her first Cincinnati championship on her sixth try on Sunday, needing only 62 minutes to beat Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1 and earn a title that had always slipped away.

Ivanovic was treated for a stomach ailment during her nearly 3- hour win over Maria Sharapova in the semifinals Saturday night. She didn't have much left against Williams, who dominated with her serve. Williams had 12 aces.

"Only?" Ivanovic said. "It felt like way more."

Roger Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open. He's reached the finals six times and won all six.

POWER WINS AT MILWAUKEE MILE: Pole-sitter Will Power fended off Juan Pablo Montoya to win Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., giving a huge boost to Team Penske's chances for the IndyCar season title.

The 33-year-old Australian added to the slim lead he had in the standings over teammate Helio Castroneves. A Penske driver has finished second each of the previous four seasons and five of the last six.

Power raced to his third victory of the season, and his first on an oval. He has said his top priority is to win a title for Penske.

BOLT WINS 100-METER RACE ON RIO BEACH: Usain Bolt won a 100- meter race on a Rio de Janeiro beach with a time of 10.06 seconds on Sunday.

Bolt cruised to victory on a four-lane standard running track set up on Leme beach. The Jamaican easily beat Mark Lewis-Francis of Britain, Jefferson Liberato Lucindo of Brazil and Wallace Spearmon of the United States.

Downplaying his win, Bolt said he felt "sluggish" and that his final time was compromised by "a poor start. …

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