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ECHL • The Utah Grizzlies signed Patrick Cullity, a defenseman who spent his rookie season with the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays where he totaled two goals, 15 assists and a plus-14 in 71 games.

He played five games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch in 2009-10 after four years of college hockey at the University of Vermont.

"Patrick had a great rookie season in South Carolina and competes every night," said Kevin Colley, Grizzlies coach and director of hockey. "Our defensive corps looks very solid going into training camp. That was one of our strengths on last year's team when we were playing our best hockey."

Utah opens the season Oct. 14 when its hosts the Idaho Steelheads at Maverik Center. The Grizzlies open training camp Oct. 3.

Camby arrested for possessing pot

NBA • NBA veteran Marcus Camby is free on bond after police in suburban Houston arrested him on a charge of marijuana possession.

Camby was in a Porsche pulled over Monday for what police called an equipment violation. Pearland police Lt. Onesimo Lopez says an officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and they found less than two ounces of the drug inside.

Indiana forward named WNBA MVP

WNBA • Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever has been selected the WNBA's most valuable player for the first time.

The 32-year-old forward had finished in the top five in the balloting eight times and was runner-up in 2009 and 2010.

Catchings averaged 15.5 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season and is among the league's top 10 in scoring, rebounding, free-throw percentage and steals.

From wire reports