The Dallas Mavericks announced Tuesday that the NBA team added former Saint Mary's guard Mickey McConnell to its preseason training camp roster.
McConnell joined former Syracuse standout Fab Melo and D.J. Kennedy from St. John's to expand the Mavericks' roster to 18 players.
McConnell, as a senior, was named the 2011 West Coast Conference Player of the Year.
Last season, he played for Tezenis VE in Italy and averaged 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32 games. He was named Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 Honorable Mention.
McConnell is one of three former Gaels on NBA rosters. Patty Mills is a veteran with San Antonio, and rookie Matthew Dellavedova signed a nonguaranteed contract with Cleveland on Tuesday.
The SaberCats were assigned former Chicago Rush wide receiver Reggie Gray by the league. Gray was the league's Playmaker of the Year last season and earned second-team All-Arena honors in all three of his years in the league. Gray was teammates with current SaberCats quarterback Russ Michna in 2011-12 in Chicago and at Western Illinois in 2002-03. "Reggie is one of the most explosive playmakers in this league," coach Darren Arbet. "Adding a player of Reggie's quality is really big for us in our preparation for the 2014 season."
Cal freshman swimmer Missy Franklin, who recently won a record six gold medals at the FINA World Championships, was chosen the U.S. Sports Academy's female Athlete of the Month for August. In Barcelona, Franklin claimed individual gold in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke and 200 freestyle. She also led the U.S. women to a sweep of the relay events -- 400 and 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay.
John Jackson of Marina closed with a 2-under 69 and won the Northern California Open in Rocklin. He finished three rounds at 5-under 208, a shot ahead of Grant Norton (70) at Whitney Oaks Golf Club. Cameron Champ (72), a high school student in Sacramento, was the top amateur at 213. He tied for seventh overall. Los Altos' Michael Jensen (71) shared fifth at 212, while Livermore's Todd Fischer (75) tied for 10th at 215.