Mike Brown has history with De’Aaron Fox. The first-year Sacramento Kings coach, who spent the last six seasons with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant, first got a glimpse of Fox while helping at an Adidas Nations Camp. Fox, at the time, was in high school. Brown said he saw elite defensive traits back then that can translate to the present. Brown will get a look at Fox and the rest of the Kings when the team opens training camp on Tuesday. Brown has bonded early with his 24-year-old star guard. He attended Fox’s wedding over the summer and said it was “probably the greatest wedding I’ve been a part of.”
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett remains under hospital care after being involved in a one-car accident following practice. The team says Garrett did not suffer life-threatening injuries but provided no further details on his condition. His agent said Garrett has remained alert and responsive while getting medical attention. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it responded to a rollover crash around 3 p.m. Troopers found a gray Porsche 911 Turbo S on the right side of the road with rollover damage. The highway patrol said Garrett and a unidentified female passenger were both transported to a hospital. The crash is still under investigation. Garrett was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia hit two-run homers and Marcell Ozuna added a solo shot for Atlanta, which like New York has already clinched a playoff berth. Both teams have eight games remaining, including a head-to-head three-game series beginning Friday in Atlanta. The Nationals are a major league-worst 53-100, their first 100-loss season since going 59-103 in 2009. Washington fell to 15-52 against NL East foes.
DETROIT — Everything will be bigger from here on out. The workload and the responsibilities. The spotlight and the expectations, too.
Artūras Karnišovas took a calculated risk in the summer when he decided the Chicago Bulls roster needed only a little tweaking.
After posting and deleting a video nearly two weeks ago in which he made homophobic remarks, Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards issued an apology via Twitter.
For La Piedra, it was the feeling of la familia that made him want to eschew the flexibility of his looming free agency and commit to the Mariners for the next five years and perhaps beyond.
The Saints are racing to correct costly breakdowns that have been recurring on offense and special teams in recent weeks. First-year coach Dennis Allen has seen mostly strong performances by the defense he oversees. But that hasn't been enough to win the past two weeks. The Saints were done in by turnovers, penalties and two missed field goals in their 22-14 loss at Carolina on Sunday. That came one week after five turnovers doomed New Orleans in a 20-10 loss to Tampa Bay. The Saints are in the top third of the NFL in total offensive yards, but the bottom third in scoring with an average of 17 points per game. The Saints face Minnesota in London on Sunday.
Mac Jones pleaded the fifth.
Texas Rangers pitcher Dane Dunning had arthroscopic hip surgery Monday. The team says the availability of the right-handed starter to pitch in spring training will be determined by the progress of his rehab during the offseason. The Rangers will recall right-hander Tyson Miller from Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, when he is expected to pitch in the opener of a three-game series in Seattle. Right-hander Jesus Tinoco will pitch as an opener. The 27-year-old Dunning finished 4-8 with a 4.46 ERA after career highs of 29 starts and 153 1/3 innings pitched this season.