7:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN The NBA on Friday suspended the Grizzlies‘ Dillon Brooks for one game and fined the Cavaliers‘ Donovan Mitchell $20,000 for their roles in an altercation that got them both ejected from Thursday night’s game in Cleveland. Midway through the third quarter of Cleveland’s 128-113 victory, Brooks rolled into Mitchell’s leg
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. The Hall of Fame trainer has sued the
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5:19 PM ET The Raiders have granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that have already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is looking for in a potential trade for the quarterback, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday. It’s the same arrangement the Houston Texans had with quarterback Deshaun Watson last offseason. Editor’s
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4:16 PM ET Marc J. Spears Zaire Wade, the son of former NBA star Dwyane Wade, has agreed to sign with the Cape Town Tigers of the Basketball Africa League. Wade averaged 4.6 points and 1.9 assists in 13 games for the Utah Jazz‘s G League Salt Lake City Stars last season. The 6-foot-1 guard
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4:22 PM ET Pete ThamelESPN Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees has accepted the job to become Alabama‘s offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. The former star quarterback for the Irish took the job officially on Friday, sources told ESPN, and he has informed Notre Dame officials of his decision. Ultimately for Rees, the opportunity to
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5:25 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Former Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Scott Turner is joining the Las Vegas Raiders‘ staff, likely helping to oversee the passing game. “I’m just happy to be a part of the staff and it’s obviously coach [Josh] McDaniels’ deal, and I’m just going to be ready to contribute
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves were predictably irked when Anthony Edwards was not picked for the NBA All-Star Game, a belief in his worthiness that had plenty of backing around the league. As for Edwards, well, he said he wasn’t surprised or disappointed. His laid-back, aw-shucks vibe — one of
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4:00 PM GMT Rugby’s Six Nations Championship returns this weekend for the 2023 tournament, with some faces old and new leading the teams. Steve Borthwick faces his first match in charge of England following Eddie Jones’ departure after the Autumn Nations Cup last year, with Scotland the visitors to Twickenham for this year’s Calcutta Cup
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4:31 PM ET South Carolina freshman football player Monteque Rhames II is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center on charges of carrying weapons on school property and obstructing justice. Rhames has been suspended by coach Shane Beamer, along with fellow freshmen Anthony Rose and Cameron Upshaw, it was announced Friday. No reasons
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves for the second straight year, asking for $15 million instead of the team’s $13.5 million offer. The 29-year-old left-hander went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in
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2:45 PM ET Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the NBA’s all-time scoring mark while wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform, but a significant part of that total came from the 14,211 points he tallied while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks. LeBron James will pass Abdul-Jabbar’s record donned in purple and gold, too, but he also scored 23,119
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3:28 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Concerned about a possible bankruptcy for the company that owns local broadcasting rights to 14 of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, the league has formed a new economic study committee that will gather next week at the owners meetings in Palm Beach, Florida. The existence of
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says sport “should never be used as a political tool” but it has to find a “sensible balance” regarding freedom of speech. Formula 1’s governing body the FIA added a new rule this year that states drivers need written permission to express political or religious views. Horner said sport’s
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1:44 PM ET Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson‘s board of trustees approved raises for special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed and defensive tackles coach Nick Eason on Friday. Reed and Eason also received one-year extensions, keeping them tied to the Tigers through Jan. 31, 2026. Reed, who’s been with the Tigers since
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1:33 PM ET Veteran coach Todd Grantham, who was one of the top candidates for Alabama’s defensive coordinator job and interviewed with Nick Saban, has instead decided to return to the NFL as a defensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints, sources told ESPN on Friday. Grantham, who previously coached in the NFL for 11
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2:35 PM ET CINCINNATI — A misdemeanor menacing charge against Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was dismissed Friday. The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office requested that the aggravated menacing charge against Mixon be dismissed, according to a filing issued Friday afternoon. “We need additional investigation before we would move forward with this case,” a prosecutor
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2:31 PM ET DALLAS — After undergoing an MRI on his bruised right heel, Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will not join the team on its flight Friday afternoon to San Francisco to begin a five-game road trip. While Doncic will not play in Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, he has not yet
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2:10 PM ET Jeff Borzello Close Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Paul Biancardi Close Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting National Recruiting Director for ESPN.com 18 years of coaching experience at Division I level Former Horizon League coach of the year at Wright State ESPN
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