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THREE-WAY DEAL: There have been no snags with Portland's trade plans, and Shawn Kemp should be a member of the Trail Blazers and Brian Grant a member of the Miami Heat by the end of next week.

The parties agreed to the deal two weeks ago, and it could officially happen as early as Wednesday, The Oregonian reported Saturday.

The Blazers will acquire Kemp, a six-time All-Star, from Cleveland. They will send Grant to Miami and Gary Grant to the Cavaliers. The Heat will trade Chris Gatling and Clarence Weatherspoon, along with a first-round draft pick and cash, to the Cavaliers.

The trade was delayed because of an NBA rule that prevented Miami from dealing Gatling until Aug. 30.


PILOT PEN: Venus Williams' confidence caught up to her game just in time for the U.S. Open.

The Wimbledon champion extended her career-high winning streak to four tournaments and 19 matches Saturday with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Monica Seles in the Pilot Pen final.

Elena Likhovtseva, who earlier had won her doubles and singles matches, replaced Brie Rippner in the fourth game of the mixed doubles Saturday and led the Sacramento Capitals to their fourth consecutive World TeamTennis title. TRAVERS STAKES: Unshaded chased Albert the Great through the stretch, caught him in the final strides and won the $1 million Travers by a head Saturday at Saratoga.

PACIFIC CLASSIC: Skimming led the entire way for a two-length victory in the $1 million Pacific Classic on Saturday, giving trainer Bobby Frankel his fifth win in the 10-year history of the race.


SAUNDERS RETIRES: Tony Saunders lowered his head and wept.

There was no easy way for him to say he was finished, that he would not attempt another comeback after breaking his pitching arm in a game for the second time in 15 months. Wiping tears away, he spoke from the heart.

"It's just hard knowing you're done," he said Saturday.

DODGERS SERVED: Manager Davey Johnson and 16 Dodgers players were served subpoenas by attorneys for two Chicago Cubs fans who were charged with disorderly conduct after a May 16 brawl with Los Angeles players at Wrigley Field.

General manager Kevin Malone was also among the 21 members of the Dodgers organization subpoenaed late Friday.