CB Lawson signs with Raiders after Lions release

The Oakland Raiders have reached a deal with cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday. The Detroit Lions released Lawson on March 11 in a salary-cap move, saving $4.675 million. Lawson, 27, was a consistent if not flashy cornerback for the Lions. A fourth-round pick (133rd overall) by the Lions in 2014, he played in […]

Plan and desire is to retire at Kentucky

Amid interest from UCLA, Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted Wednesday night that he has no plans to leave the Wildcats. “Before I go to bed, let me just say this: I’m coaching at the Univ. of Kentucky,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “In my opinion, there is no better job in the world to […]

Celtics’ Smart ejected for shoving Embiid in back

10:20 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected less than a minute into the third quarter of Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia for a two-handed shove into the back of 76ers star Joel Embiid. Smart got tangled up with Embiid at the 11:08 mark of the third quarter while […]

Buccaneers hire 2 female assistant coaches

The Buccaneers have hired Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, making Tampa Bay the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff. Locust and Javadifar are the first full-time female coaches in Bucs franchise history. Locust is an assistant defensive line coach, and Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, the team announced. “I […]

Ex-San Diego coach named in admissions scam

UTEP assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Smith has been identified for taking part in the massive college admissions scheme, according to his former employer, the University of San Diego. “Since the U.S. Department of Justice announced their investigation last week, the University of San Diego been subject to a confidentiality order that restricted our ability […]

Jets to sign QB Siemian as backup to Darnold

The New York Jets added a backup for quarterback Sam Darnold, agreeing to terms Wednesday with free agent Trevor Siemian, according to his agent. Excited for QB @TrevorSiemian agreeing to a one year deal with the @nyjets — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 20, 2019 It’s a one-year contract for $2 million, according to a source. […]

The pain is raw over firing by St. Joe’s

Phil Martelli said Wednesday “the pain is raw” from his firing as Saint Joseph’s coach after 34 years at the Philadelphia school, but he wants to continue coaching. “I do know this, 40 hours later,” Martelli told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I do have the juice. I do want to coach again. I won’t let it […]

Grizzlies’ Bradley (shin) to miss at least a week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Avery Bradley will miss at least a week because of a bruised shin. The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the condition of Bradley’s shin was revealed after their 135-128 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Bradley collected 21 points and five assists in that game. The Grizzlies said Bradley […]