Source says Vince Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season

Vince Carter is putting off retirement for at least one more season. With that, he’ll claim the longest career in NBA history all to himself.

A source confirmed that Carter has agreed to terms on a one-year contract to return to the Atlanta Hawks for his record 22nd season. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

The 42-year-old hasn’t wavered in his desire to play with someone this season. He is tied with Robert Parish, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Willis and recently retired Dirk Nowitzki — all of whom played for 21 seasons — for the longest career in NBA history.

• The Memphis Grizzlies hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele Ivey among the assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff. There are nine female assistants in the NBA.

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Ailing Cubs shelve

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The Chicago Cubs placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation, and All-Star catcher Willson Contreras will miss the next four weeks with a right hamstring strain.

The injuries are significant blows for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who are trying to hold off St. Louis and Milwaukee to win the division for the third time in four years.

Kimbrel says his knee started bothering him while he was closing out Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Brewers. Contreras also got hurt Saturday. He had an MRI exam Monday that showed a Grade 2 strain.

• New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is back on the injured list, this time with a torn left hamstring. The Mets said surgery isn’t needed but had no timetable for his return.

• The Atlanta Braves recalled Mike Foltynewicz, hoping the hard-throwing right-hander can regain the form that made him an All-Star last season. A roster spot was available when righty Kevin Gausman was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Basketball: Evan Mobley, the top recruit in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, has chosen USC, the Los Angeles Times confirmed. Mobley’s commitment was expected since his father, Eric Mobley, joined Andy Enfield’s staff. Mobley’s brother, Isaiah, is a five-star forward practicing with the team as a freshman.

• In WNBA action, Elena Delle Donne and the Mystics made their trip to Las Vegas pay off, completing the second half of a game suspended by an earthquake on July 5 with a 99-70 win over the Aces.

• Fred Lavender scored 22 points and Isaiah Attles added 14 as the Oakland Believers defeated Bay City 99-89 to advance in the S.F. City Pro-Am playoffs at Kezar Pavilion. SF City faces Dream Team at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the winner facing the Believers on Friday. East Bay awaits that winner in a best-of-three finals starting next Monday.

NHL: Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, 30, signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers.

Track and field: London Olympics hurdles gold medalist Sally Pearson has retired after recent leg injuries. Pearson, 32, who won the 100-meter hurdles in 2012 four years after taking silver in Beijing, had hoped to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

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