Month: August 2022

11:20 AM ET ESPN News Services Free agent center Montrezl Harrell had a felony charge of marijuana trafficking reduced to a misdemeanor possession charge in a Madison County (Kentucky) Courthouse on Wednesday. Harrell pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge, which will be expunged from his record after 12 months if he gets in no further
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Aug 29, 2022 Associated Press BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — USA Basketball is on the brink of qualifying for next year’s World Cup. John Jenkins scored 26 points and the U.S. defeated Colombia 95-77 on Monday night in a second-round qualifying game. The win put the Americans in position to clinch a spot in the World Cup
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12:32 PM ET Associated Press Unvaccinated NBA players and team personnel must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing this season, the league told its clubs in a memo Tuesday. There will be certain exceptions to that mandate, the league said, such as when the unvaccinated person is considered to have been “recently recovered” from COVID-19. But
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11:57 AM ET The Brooklyn Nets are finalizing a non-guaranteed one-year deal for free agent forward Markieff Morris, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. The deal is pending a physical, sources said. Morris, 32, averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds last season for the Miami Heat, as he was limited to 17 games because of a
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11:12 PM ET New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett is finalizing a four-year rookie extension that could be worth up to $120 million, his agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports and WME Sports told ESPN on Monday, complicating the franchise’s offseason trade pursuit of Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell. Barrett’s deal — which makes him
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8:42 AM ET EuroBasket is back! After a five-year layoff, EuroBasket 2022 is set to crown a continental champion from a field of 24 nations led by some of the NBA’s biggest stars. The tournament tips off Thursday with group stage games being played in four host nations, and the gold-medal game will be played
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9:08 AM ET Boston Celtics forward Danilo Gallinari suffered a torn left meniscus while playing for Italy in a FIBA World Cup qualifying game Saturday. The Italian team did not disclose a timetable for Gallinari’s recovery but said he would miss next month’s EuroBasket tournament. Gallinari grabbed his knee after a bounce pass in the
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3:45 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Former NBA player Terrence Williams has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit health care fraud and identity theft in connection with a multimillion-dollar scam against the basketball league’s health plan, authorities said. Williams, 35, entered his plea in federal court in Manhattan on Friday. He is scheduled
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2:48 PM ET Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo further evaluation to determine a timetable for a return, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Saturday. Harris agreed to a two-year, $26 million contract extension in June. After spending the first six-plus seasons with Denver, Harris
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10:47 PM ET Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taurean Prince was arrested in Miami on Thursday due to a fugitive out-of-state warrant stemming from a traffic stop in Texas in May, according to a statement from Arlington police. Prince was pulled over in Dallas because of an expired registration. Police say they found two handguns, a vape
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