Floyd Mayweather asks IRS for delay to pay 2015 tax liability

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has asked for a delay to pay a 2015 tax liability until he receives his money from an Aug. 26 fight against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather has asked for a delay to pay a 2015 tax liability until he receives his money from an Aug. 26 fight against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor.

Mayweather reportedly filed a Tax Court petition in July that asked the IRS to grant him a reprieve until the August match, according to ESPN.

“Although the taxpayer has substantial assets, those assets are restricted and primarily illiquid,” the Tax Court petition stated. “The taxpayer has a significant liquidity event scheduled in about 60 days from which he intends to pay the balance of the 2015 tax liability due and outstanding.”


Mayweather, 40, cashed in about $220 million from his widely publicized fight with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015.

He is expected to make another nine figure payday against McGregor.

Mayweather posted a picture on his Instagram Monday with a picture of a checkbook and a caption saying: “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear, especially when it comes to media in this country. While everyone is counting my money and assuming the worst, these are the facts. Uncle Sam, Received $26,000,000.00 from me in 2015! What else could they possibly want?”


The Tax Court Petition also asked if the boxer could receive a decreased penalty from the IRS after Mayweather did not “pay all of his taxes for the year,” according to the form. Mayweather is 15 months late to pay his 2015 taxes.

Mayweather has received about $700 million for the 49 fights he has been involved in his career, according to Forbes.

Coyotes hire Rick Tocchet as head coach

Tocchet served as assistant coach for Pittsburgh Penguins for past three seasons

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Rick Tocchet, who has experience as both a player and an assistant coach with the Coyotes, will replace Dave Tippett as the 18th head coach in franchise history.

Tocchet, an assistant coach with the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the past three seasons, signed a multi-year contract with the Coyotes on Tuesday.

Tocchet will be introduced at a press conference at Gila River Arena at 1 p.m. Thursday. The press conference will be streamed live on FOX Sports GO.

“We are very pleased to name Rick as our new head coach,” general manager John Chayka said in a statement released by the team. “Rick is an excellent coach and a proven winner. While with the Penguins, he won a Stanley Cup as a player and two cups as a coach. He’s experienced, knowledgeable and is a great leader and communicator. He’s also a former Coyotes player and assistant coach and the perfect fit for us. We’re thrilled to have him rejoin our organization.”

Tocchet, 53, played parts of three seasons with the Coyotes (1997-2000) and was an assistant on Wayne Gretzky’s staff for the 2005-06 season.

“I’m extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization,” Tocchet said. “I loved playing and coaching here in the Valley and have always considered Arizona my home. We have a great young team with a ton of talent and I’m excited about leading this group of players. I’d like to thank Mr. (Andrew) Barroway and John Chayka for this incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to get started.”

. @ArizonaCoyotes coach Rick Tocchet in a nutshell: 3 Stanley Cups, 18 seasons as a player, 440 goals and a bit of an ornery streak. pic.twitter.com/ecMglsoCF2

— FOX Sports Arizona (@FOXSPORTSAZ) July 11, 2017

Tocchet had an 18-year NHL playing career and was a four-time NHL All-Star. He totaled 440 goals, 512 assists and 2,972 penalty minutes while playing in 1,144 games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Phoenix Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals. He won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Penguins in 1992.

He played 213 games with the Coyotes, accumulating 64 goals, 66 assists and 371 penalty minutes.

He began his coaching career as an assistant in Colorado before being hired by the Coyotes.

He joined the Tampa Bay Lightning as an assistant coach in 2008, was promoted to interim head coach one month into the season and served two seasons as the Lightning’s head coach, compiling a 53-69-26record from 2008 to 2010.

Spurs sign veteran forward Rudy Gay

Spurs have signed veteran forward Rudy Gay.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have signed veteran forward Rudy Gay.

Gay averaged 18.7 points last season in Sacramento but was limited to 30 games before rupturing his left Achilles tendon in January and having surgery a few days later.

Terms of the deal announced Thursday were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-8 Gay has averaged 18.4 points in 753 career games. The No. 8 pick in the 2006 draft out of the University of Connecticut joins LeBron James and Russell Westbrook as the only players with at least 13,000 points, 4,000 rebounds and 1,000 steals since 2006. He also has won a pair of world championships with the U.S.


Jake Faria, Wilson Ramos launch Rays past Red Sox

Wilson Ramos homered and drove in three as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Thursday night.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — For a change, the story with Chris Sale on Thursday night wasn’t all the bats he missed, but the ones he didn’t.

Wilson Ramos homered and drove in three against Sale despite the All-Star’s record-setting performance, rookie Jake Faria remained unbeaten and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1.

Ramos homered on a first-pitch fastball for two runs in the sixth inning, the second homer allowed by Sale in the game.

“I was trying to get ahead,” Sale said. “He had other plans.”

Sale (11-4) struck out 12 while giving up four runs and seven hits in seven innings. He became the first Red Sox pitcher to strike out 10 or more in 12 games before the All-Star break, surpassing the 11 games of Pedro Martinez in 1999.

“The one thing with Chris — you look at the walk totals (22 walks in 18 starts), he’s going to be around the plate,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “If guys are aggressive against him, they may end up getting a pitch that’s on the plate because he attacks everyone.”

Faria (4-0) gave up a run and four hits while walking four in six innings. The rookie right-hander has pitched at least six innings in each of his six starts.

Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 23rd save.

Ramos’ homer capped the scoring.

“It sucked the energy out of us, and that’s on me,” Sale said. “It’s easier to fight when you’re down one than when you’re down three, so I put our guys in a bad spot.”

Peter Bourjos had homered earlier to put the Rays up 2-1.

Ramos has three homers in seven games since returning from a torn ACL, and nine RBIs in his past five games.

“I feel a lot better at the plate,” he said. “I’m happy because I’m getting my timing back with my swing.”

Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts left in the first inning with a right hand contusion after getting hit by Faria’s pitch. X-rays were negative.

Deven Marrero entered for Bogaerts and drove in Boston’s run with a sacrifice fly in the third. The Red Sox entered with a four-game lead in the AL East but had only five hits, all singles.


Rays first baseman Logan Morrison, who has reached base in 26 straight games, had two of his three hits off Sale and is now 5 for 12 against the left-hander. “His at-bats against Chris Sale are very impressive,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “You don’t see too many left-handed hitters willing to stay in there like he does.”


Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, who has been on the disabled list since June 2 with a right knee subluxation, pitched batting practice and will make another rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday before rejoining the rotation after the All-Star break.

Rays: INF Tim Beckham was out of the lineup with a sore left ankle.


Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomeranz (8-4) will pitch Friday night’s game. He is 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA in his last nine starts.

Rays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (5-3) has allowed a home run in 12 straight appearances, a franchise record, but is 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in five home starts against Boston

Encarnacion, Ramirez lead Indians past Padres 11-2

All-Star Jose Ramirez hit a home run and had three RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians defeat the Padres 11-2.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion homered and matched a career high with four hits, All-Star Jose Ramirez hit a home run and had three RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians, playing their third straight game without manager Terry Francona, defeated the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Thursday night.

Francona remained hospitalized at the Cleveland Clinic, where he has been undergoing tests to resolve the causes of him becoming light-headed over the past month. The 58-year-old was hospitalized twice last month and doctors admitted him Tuesday, about one week after he began wearing a heart monitor.

Bench coach Brad Mills filled in again for Francona.

Josh Tomlin (5-9) allowed two runs in seven-plus innings. The right-hander retired the first 12 hitters before San Diego scored twice in the fifth.

Encarnacion was 4 for 5, including a leadoff homer in the fifth and an RBI double in the sixth. He also singled in the third and eighth.

Ramirez, who will start at third base for the American League in the All-Star Game, hit a two-run homer in the first, had an RBI single in the sixth and was 3 for 5.

Lonnie Chisenhall drove in three runs and Yan Gomes also homered. All-Star Michael Brantley had an RBI triple in the first for Cleveland, which was held to two runs in dropping the first two games of the series.

Ramirez’s homer, his 16th of the season, capped a three-run first. Encarnacion led off the fifth with a blast to dead-center, his team-high 18th.

Dinelson Lamet (3-3) was removed after Encarnacion’s home run. The rookie right-hander allowed six runs — five earned — in four-plus innings.

Tomlin allowed four hits, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Hunter Renfroe started the fifth with a double to left-center and moved to third on Cory Spangenberg’s single. Aybar’s ground rule double scored a run and Cordoba’s sacrifice fly made it 5-2.


Padres: C Austin Hedges (stiff neck) was out of the lineup for the second straight day, but is expected to start Friday against Philadelphia.

Indians: RHP Danny Salazar (sore shoulder) allowed three solo homers in 3 1/3 innings during a rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. He was pulled after 60 pitches.


Padres: LHP Clayton Richard begins a three-game series at Philadelphia. He leads the National League with 196 ground balls induced, but has just five victories in 17 starts.

Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco opens a three-game home series against Detroit. He earned his team-high ninth win by going seven innings against the Tigers on July 1.

Kelly Olynyk agrees to sign with Miami Heat

The deal has not been signed, though could be as early as Friday.

MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat.

Agent Greg Lawrence confirmed the decision to The Associated Press on Thursday night. ESPN reported it would be a four-year deal worth in excess of $50 million.

The deal has not been signed, though could be as early as Friday.

A 7-foot center with 3-point range, Olynyk spent his first four NBA seasons with the Boston Celtics and played mostly as a reserve. He averaged 9.5 points in 278 regular-season games shot a career-best 51 percent last season.

Olynyk’s deal means that for the Heat to complete the re-signings of James Johnson and Wayne Ellington — who are both still wanted by Miami — a deal will have to be swung to get rid of some salary and create more cap space. Josh McRoberts, who has played in only 81 games during his three injury-plagued seasons in Miami, would be the most likely candidate for a trade.

McRoberts is due to make just over $6 million next season.

Olynyk had a run-in with Heat center Hassan Whiteside in 2015. Whiteside elbowed Olynyk in the head and was suspended for a game, though tracked down Olynyk’s number and offered an apology.

And now they’ll be teammates.

“He’s a good guy,” Olynyk said after the apology.

The Heat value the corner 3-pointer, as many teams have in this NBA, and Olynyk could be a huge addition on that front. According to the NBA’s stat-tracking page, Olynyk was 18 for 32 this past season on corner 3-pointers — and was also a strong finisher at the rim, connecting on 73 percent of his tries in the restricted area.

Olynyk had a pair of 26-point games for the Celtics last season, including one in Game 7 of Boston’s second-round playoff win over Washington.

Sal Romano earns first Major League win as Reds beat Rockies, 6-3

Romano’s big day helped Cincinnati earn a series split.

DENVER (AP) — Sal Romano tossed five innings to earn his first major league win, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday.

Romano (1-1), called up before the game to make his second career start, scattered six hits and allowed two runs to help the Reds split the four-game series.

Adam Duvall hit his 20th home run and drove in two runs and Eugenio Suarez had three hits for Cincinnati.

Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood (6-10) allowed seven hits and walked four in six innings but limited the damage with some timely double plays. The Reds scored in the first on Billy Hamilton’s leadoff triple and Joey Votto’s single, and Scooter Gennett scored runs in the third and fifth to give Cincinnati a 3-1 lead.

Trevor Story kept Colorado close with an RBI single in the second, and then scored on Tony Wolters’ double in the fifth. Cincinnati padded the lead to 6-2 in the eighth on Duvall’s leadoff homer, an RBI double by Scott Schebler and a pinch-hit double by Zack Cozart.

The Rockies added a run in the eighth off closer Raisel Iglesias.


Rockies: 2B DJ LeMahieu returned to the lineup after missing two games with a groin injury. Fellow All-Star, 3B Nolan Arenado, was out of the starting lineup for rest.


Colorado LHP Tyler Anderson was walking on crutches in the clubhouse Thursday, three days after having surgery on his left knee. Anderson was feeling optimistic after the procedure and hopes he can be back in a month.

“There were some floaters in there they pulled out and I’m feeling better now,” he said. “In less than a week I should be walking and being able to throw.”

Anderson went on the 10-day DL on June 4 with left knee inflammation and returned June 22. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings in a June 25 start and went back on the DL the next day.

If he returns as expected he could be thrust in the middle of a playoff chase for the Rockies.

“The goal is to try to be back in a month and we’re in a situation I can help,” he said.


Reds: RHP Tim Adleman will open a three-game series at Arizona on Friday. Adleman is 3-3 with a 3.64 ERA in his last eight starts.

Rockies: RHP German Marquez (6-9, 4.41) makes his first career start against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. He is 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA at Coors Field this season.

AL bench coach Kevin Cash hopes to be off crutches for All-Star game

Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash could be crutches free when he serves as the American League bench coach in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash could be crutches free when he serves as the American League bench coach in Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

Cash has needed the assistance since fracturing his left foot and spraining his left ankle before Sunday’s game at Baltimore after stumbling on a railroad track while running on streets around Camden Yards.

“I hoping that I get some good news here from the doctor that I won’t be immobilized because if I’ve walking around on the crutches, I’m going to get worn out,” Cash said before Thursday night’s game against Boston.

“I’m fine. Embarrassed, but that’s alright. I’ll probably gain some weight now. Try to play for the tie and keep the weight off but I can’t run for a little while now.”

The Miami Marlins are hosting this year’s All-Star Game.

Clippers sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari

Clippers get some help on the wing in sign-and-trade deal

In a sign-and-trade deal with the Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets, the Clippers have acquired former lottery pick Danilo Gallinari from the Nuggets. Gallinari’s deal with Los Angeles will reportedly be worth $65 million over three seasons.

Officially official. | : @tellemundo

A post shared by LA Clippers (@laclippers) on Jul 6, 2017 at 3:57pm PDT

Last season, Gallinari averaged 18 points per game, on 45% shooting, and will be a scoring threat for the Clippers on the wing, something that has been long needed for this team.

Benvenuti a LA, @danilogallogallinari!

A post shared by LA Clippers (@laclippers) on Jul 6, 2017 at 3:32pm PDT

The sign-and-tradewill send Paul Milsap to the Nuggets, and it’s been reported he has signed a three-year deal worth $90 million.

Jamal Crawford will be on the move to Atlanta, as well as center Diamond Stone, and a 2018 first-round pick. The Nuggets will receive a 2019 second-round pick.

Hawks receive 2018 first-round pick, Diamond Stone in 3-team trade

Atlanta adds to its growing stockpile of draft picks.

Travis Schlenk is wasting little time reshaping the Atlanta Hawks roster and restocking its portfolio of future assets.

Hours after news broke that Paul Millsap signed a three-year, $90 million contract with the Denver Nuggets the second All-Star frontcourt player to leave Atlanta via free agency in as many summers Schlenk and his front office found themselves in the middle of a three-team trade with the Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers, serving in a facilitators role. The trade became official on Thursday evening after the NBA’s free agency moratorium was lifted.

In order for the Clippers and Nuggets to complete a sign-and-trade to send forward Danilo Gallinari to Los Angeles, the Hawks were needed to make the money work. In return, Atlanta will receive a top-three protected first-round pick (Houston Rockets’ 2018 topselection), young center Diamond Stone, veteran guard and former Hawks standout Jamal Crawford and cash considerations. The Hawks will also send the Wizards’ 2019 second-round pick to the Nuggets.

As we continue to focus on maintaining flexibility and adding assets, this deal accomplished multiple goals and made a lot of sense for us, Schlenk said in a statement. First round picks have great value and Diamond is an intriguing, young player to add to our group.

Crawford, who played two seasons with the Hawks from 2009 to 2011, is not expected to play for his former team. The 37-year-old will likely reach a buyout agreement or be traded before the beginning of the season.

Stone, 20, was a second-round pick (40th overall) in the 2016 draft after playing college at Maryland. A former high-profile recruit, the 6-foot-11, 255-pound big man played in just seven games for the Clippers last season. Hes a flyer in the truest sense of the term, but Stone could find himself in the Hawks depleted frontcourt mix next season.

The crown jewel of this deal from Atlantas perspective will be the draft pick a top-three protected 2018 pick the Clippers received from Houston in the Chris Paul trade. Given the direction the 2017-18 team is trending, adding pieces for the future is the smart play even in the Eastern Conference. If the Houston experiment of James Harden and Chris Paul works, the Hawks will likely receive one of the final picks of the opening round next summer; if injuries or chemistry disrupt Houstons plans, Atlanta will be in business with amid-round selection.

Houstons 2018 pick will be added to Atlantas own first- and second-round selections next year as well as Minnesotas top-14 protected 2018 pick acquired in the Adriean Payne trade, and one likely to convey given the Timberwolves successful offseason Clevelands 2019 first-round pick (top-10 protected from the Kyle Korver deal) and Washingtons 2019 second-round pick.