Team USA loses Kuzma (ankle), finalizes roster

Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers will not play for Team USA in the upcoming FIBA World Cup after it was determined that his left ankle injury would prevent him from participating, USA Basketball announced Saturday. With the loss of Kuzma, the USA Basketball roster is now finalized with 12 players. The official team…

LB Worrilow leaves Ravens day after signing

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Inside linebacker Paul Worrilow abruptly left the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, one day after signing with the team. Worrilow decided to go home to his wife, who is eight months pregnant and bedridden, a source told ESPN. He will reevaluate his future in the NFL after she gives birth, the source…

NBA, Kings close Walton sexual assault case

Investigators for the Sacramento Kings and the NBA determined that, based on available evidence, there was “not a sufficient basis to support” the sexual assault allegations made against Kings head coach Luke Walton. According to a Friday statement from the Kings and the NBA, Kelli Tennant, who alleged that Walton sexually assaulted her in 2014,…

Sources — Howard to join Lakers with stern caveat

After completing a contract buyout with the Memphis Grizzlies, Dwight Howard will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Lakers that comes with a clear message, league sources told ESPN: Disrupt this team — and you’ll be gone. In meetings with Lakers management, coaches and teammates — including Anthony Davis — late this week,…

Lions lose starters Davis, Ragnow to injuries

DETROIT — A pair of Detroit Lions starters left the team’s preseason game Friday night with injuries. Starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis was carted to the locker room with a right foot injury during the first drive, before center Frank Ragnow was helped off the field in the second quarter with a right leg injury….

Australia stuns Team USA, snaps 78-game streak

MELBOURNE, Australia — The World Cup is a week away, and the United States is no lock for gold. Australia delivered that message to the world Saturday. For the first time in nearly 13 years, a U.S. roster of NBA players played an international game — and lost. Patty Mills scored 30 points, and Australia…

Bills CB White leaves game with quad contusion

10:27 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White left Friday’s game against the Detroit Lions with a quad contusion. The 2017 first-round pick was injured defending Lions tight end Jesse James early in the second quarter. He remained on the Ford Field turf while trainers evaluated his right leg, then walked to the…

Kuzma ruled out of exhibition with sore ankle

MELBOURNE, Australia — Kyle Kuzma of the Los Angeles Lakers was ruled out of USA Basketball’s exhibition game at Australia on Saturday with left ankle soreness. Kuzma told team officials Saturday morning that the ankle was sore, and it was decided to hold him out for precautionary reasons. He tallied 12 points in the Americans’…

Buccaneers backup Gabbert dislocates shoulder

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert suffered a dislocated shoulder in Friday night’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, coach Bruce Arians said. It is not known yet if Gabbert will need surgery, but he appeared to be in considerable pain in the locker room after the game. “His shoulder popped…