Compiled from wire reports
Brazil wins Cup title amid protest clash
•?Frederico Chaves Guedes scored two goals, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior added another and host Brazil defeated world champion Spain 3-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday night as protesters clashed with riot police outside Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil, a five-time world champion, beat the reigning world and European champion and ended Spain’s 29-game, three-year winning streak in competitive matches.
Fred put Brazil ahead in the second minute, Neymar doubled the lead in the 44th with his fourth goal of the tournament.
Fred added his fifth in the 47th.
Brazil won its third straight Confederations Cup.
Grizzlies’ Bayless exercises option
•?Grizzlies guard Jerryd Bayless exercised his player option and will return to Memphis next season. Terms of the deal weren’t released by the team. ESPN.com, the first to report Bayless’ decision, said the player option would pay him $3.1 million. Bayless averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists while playing 80 games and making four starts for Memphis this season. He played 22.1 minutes per game and shot 41.9 percent. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 9.3 points during the playoffs.
•?The Houston Rockets waived guard/forward Carlos Delfino and point guard Aaron Brooks. Delfino averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 67 games last season. It was his first year with the Rockets after spending three seasons in Milwaukee. Brooks played in just seven games for Houston last season when the Rockets signed him after he was released by Sacramento. It was his second stint with the team after playing from 2007-2011.
MacKinnon top pick of Colorado in draft
•?The Colorado Avalanche selected center Nathan MacKinnon with the first pick of the NHL draft. Colorado executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic made the announcement Sunday at the Prudential Center. The 17-year-old MacKinnon, a 6-foot, 182-pound center, is a solid two-way presence with strong hands and stick-handling and skating skills. He is considered a natural scorer and a very good puck distributor. The Avalanche won the draft lottery for the first time in team history and had made it clear that MacKinnon was going to be their top pick. He was the first player drafted No. 1 overall out of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League since the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Sidney Crosby in 2005. The Florida Panthers made center Aleksander Barkov, the top-ranked European skater, the second overall pick.
— From wire reports