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Sports in Brief: Dolphins add Trey Griffey, son of Ken Griffey Jr.

In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey runs away from Stanford safety Ben Edwards (9) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tucson. (Rick Scuteri/AP, File)

In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey runs away from Stanford safety Ben Edwards (9) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Tucson. (Rick Scuteri/AP, File)

MIAMI — A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Dolphins have signed undrafted free agent receiver Trey Griffey, the son of Hall of Fame baseball player Ken Griffey Jr.

The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the Dolphins had not announced the signing or contract terms.

Griffey had 79 catches for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns in four seasons at Arizona. A center fielder in baseball, he was drafted in the 24th round of the 2016 draft by the Seattle Mariners but opted to stay with football.

The Indianapolis Colts signed Griffey after the April draft, but he was waived-injured in June.

At least five Dolphins receivers — none of them starters — have been slowed by injuries during training camp.

Notre Dame, Wisconsin to meet at Lambeau, Soldier fields

CHICAGO — Notre Dame and Wisconsin will play at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2020 and Soldier Field in Chicago in 2021.

The schools made a joint announcement on Monday in Chicago. The two-game series marks the first meeting between the Fighting Irish and Badgers since 1964.

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the games will be part of school’s Shamrock Series in which the Irish regularly play at a neutral site and break out alternative uniforms.

“These things are always a Rubik’s Cube when you’re trying to figure out how to put them together,” Swarbrick said. “One piece of it moves, then you’ve got to go back and try and refigure it. We had to stick with it. In so many regards, it came together exactly as we wanted it.”

The first game will be played at the home of the Green Bay Packers, on Oct. 3, 2020. Lambeau Field is named after Curly Lambeau, the former Notre Dame player who went on to found, coach and play for the Green Bay Packers.

The site will shift to the home of the Chicago Bears on Sept. 25, 2021. The Lambeau Field game will count as a Wisconsin home game and the Soldier Field game will be part of Notre Dame’s NBC television package.

“We at Wisconsin are honored to have the privilege to play a program with the rich tradition of Notre Dame. It’s been a while in the works. It’s taken a while to put this together, but I’m very excited about it,” said Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, who was an assistant coach at Notre Dame under Lou Holtz in the late 1980s.

The schools are located a four-hour drive apart, but haven’t played since Notre Dame beat Wisconsin 31-7 in what was the first game as Fighting Irish head coach for recently deceased Ara Parseghian.

“There’s so many connections here. Especially meaningful for me in this month to have this announcement come shortly after the passing of Ara Parseghian,” Swarbrick said.

The teams have met 14 times overall with the Irish leading 8-6.

The Badgers most recently played at Lambeau Field to start the 2016 season and beat LSU 16-14. It was just the second college football game ever played at Lambeau and the first matching Division I teams.

Wisconsin last played at Solider in Field in 2011 against Northern Illinois and won 49-7. Notre Dame has played 12 games at Soldier Field, most recently in 2012 when the Irish routed Miami 41-3 in a Shamrock Series matchup. The Irish are 10-0-2 at Soldier Field.

Stanton hits team-record 43rd homer, Marlins beat Giants 8-3

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton hit his team-record 43rd home run, connecting in his fifth straight game and sending the Miami Marlins over the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Monday night.

Stanton broke the club mark of 42 homers set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. Stanton has homered 22 times in his last 34 games.

Stanton set another team record for most consecutive games with a home run when tagged Ty Blach (8-8) for a two-run drive in the first inning. The All-Star slugger later had an RBI single as Miami won its fourth in a row.

Mark down the dates: NBA unveils full 2017-18 schedule

NEW YORK — DeMarcus Cousins will make an early season trip back to Sacramento, while Gordon Hayward will wait almost all season to see Utah again.

Chris Paul’s return to his old Clippers home is part of a Martin Luther King Jr. day tripleheader that includes another NBA Finals rematch, while Paul George and Jimmy Butler also learned the dates of their return games Monday when the NBA released its full 2017-18 schedule — which for the first time in history features no teams playing four games in five nights.

The league had unveiled its opening-week national TV games and its five-game Christmas schedule last week. Opening night is Oct. 17, the earliest the regular season has started in 37 years.

Cousins will then return to California’s capital city to play for the first time since the Kings traded him to New Orleans last February when the Pelicans visit on Oct. 26 as part of a TNT doubleheader.

From there, it’s another five months until Hayward plays in Salt Lake City for the first time since joining the Boston Celtics as a free agent in July. The Celtics visit the Jazz on March 28 for an ESPN game.

Other nights of note:

— George travels back to Indiana on Dec. 13 for the first time since the Pacers surprisingly dealt him to Oklahoma City.

— Butler, another All-Star who went East to West in the summer, takes the Timberwolves into Chicago on Feb. 9.

— The NBA’s top two picks go head-to-head for the first time Nov. 15 when Markelle Fultz and Philadelphia visit Lonzo Ball and the Lakers.

— The All-Star Game is Feb. 18 in Los Angeles.

The Christmas schedule, as usual, is headlined by NBA Finals foes Golden State and Cleveland meeting for the first time since the Warriors’ five-game victory in June. They will meet again on Jan. 15 on the Cavaliers’ home floor.

Later that night, Paul’s Houston Rockets play the Clippers at Staples Center for the first time since acquiring the point guard to play alongside James Harden in their backcourt. The opener of the TNT tripleheader features Memphis’ return to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule, hosting the Lakers.

The regular season ends April 11.


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