Jazz guard Dante Exum to have surgery on separated shoulder

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 7:38 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum will have surgery to repair a separated left shoulder. The surgery is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Los Angeles and there is no announced timeline for his return. Exum was injured in a preseason game against the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 6 when he landed… Continue Reading

Grizzlies waive 2016 draft picks Wade Baldwin, Rade Zagorac

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 7:22 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have waived a pair of 2016 draft picks, including first-round selection Wade Baldwin IV, in finalizing their roster for the regular season. The Grizzlies announced the moves Monday. Memphis grabbed Baldwin with the 17th pick out of Vanderbilt, and he started one of his 33 games as a… Continue Reading

Iowa adds pair of young bigs in Garza, Nunge

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa nearly made the NCAA Tournament last season despite playing without a traditional center. The Hawkeyes figure to have a pair of freshman big men capable of providing a presence in the post. Luka Garza and Jack Nunge, both 6-foot-11, will likely see plenty of playing time this winter as… Continue Reading

Washington St’s Leach has no plans to follow AD to Nebraska

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

Washington State coach Mike Leach says he was as surprised as anyone when he learned athletic director Bill Moos had taken a new job at Nebraska. But Leach said Monday he has no plans to follow Moos, noting Nebraska already has Mike Riley to lead the football program. Leach said his No. 15 Cougars are… Continue Reading

Mississippi, Nutt say they’ve reached lawsuit settlement

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm

The University of Mississippi and former football coach Houston Nutt say they have reached an agreement to resolve Nutt’s lawsuit against the school. The parties released a joint statement on Monday afternoon. The Rebels’ former coach — who led the program from 2008 to ’11 — was alleging a breach of his severance agreement because… Continue Reading

Hawks say Schroder faces discipline for role in fight

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 5:36 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks say point guard Dennis Schroder is facing undisclosed discipline for his role in an incident that led to his arrest last month on misdemeanor battery charges. Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk says in a statement released by the team the investigation of the Sept. 29 fight outside a late-night… Continue Reading

AP Source: NaVorro Bowman agrees to 1-year deal with Raiders

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed with linebacker NaVorro Bowman on a one-year, $3 million contract. A person familiar with the deal says Bowman agreed to it after visiting with the Raiders on Monday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing had not been announced. Bowman was released on… Continue Reading

Hernandez lawyers refile CTE suit against NFL in state court

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 4:54 pm

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for late New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez have refiled a lawsuit against the NFL. The attorneys filed a federal lawsuit last month after Hernandez had killed himself in prison and an autopsy had revealed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (ehn-sehf-uh-LAH’-puh-thee), a degenerative brain disease found in people who’ve… Continue Reading

High school football player of the week – Connor McLaughlin

by David Carl Kinder II on October 16, 2017 at 4:52 pm

  NEWARK, Ohio – There is only one football team in our coverage area left undefeated and their junior running back, Connor McLaughlin, is our week eight high school football Player of the Week. McLaughlin carried the ball 18 times for 180 yards and four touchdowns, and also threw a  37 yard touchdown pass, in Licking… Continue Reading

Pulev out of Joshua fight through injury, replaced by Takam

by Associated Press on October 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm

LONDON (AP) — Kubrat Pulev has pulled out of his world heavyweight title fight against IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua because of a shoulder injury. Joshua will now face Carlos Takam, who is rated No. 3 by the IBF. The fight will take place at the original venue of Cardiff on Oct. 28. Joshua’s… Continue Reading