It’s the eve of a new NBA season, with Kira Lewis Jr. poised to make his NBA debut tomorrow evening. The Pelicans’ website ran a great feature today on Lewis, written by Birmingham’s Kevin Scarbinsky.
Denver Nuggets have ruled JaMychal Green out of tomorrow’s season-opener with a calf strain.
Mark Barron was waived by the Denver Broncos today. Barron signed with the Broncos at the end of training camp, but ended up on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury and a pectoral injury. He came off IR three weeks ago, but hasn’t appeared in a game for the Broncos.
Jalen Hurts has been nominated for the Pepsi Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.
Here’s a detailed look at how the Giants have used Xavier McKinney since he returned from his foot injury.
Emma Talley was named as a Tradition Ambassador for the Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour’s Kentucky Series, starting in 2001.
Meridian station WTOK has a piece on Raekwon Davis’ Toy Giveaway, which occurs today and tomorrow at the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi, and will serve 700 children.
The NFLPA highlighted Henry Ruggs for designing and purchasing new uniforms for Lee High School in Montgomery to commemorate the team’s 202 state championship.
- Mark Barron – waived by Denver.
- Carson Tinker – protected on the practice squad for Week 16 by New York Giants.
Tuesday Practice Report (for Friday & Saturday Games Only)
- Did Not Practice – Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring, calf).
- Limited Participation – N/A.
- Full Participation – Josh Jacobs (knee).
SOCCER Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Sociedad 2. Merel Van Dongen (ADM) – no stats; played full match. BASKETBALL Nymburk 86, Brno 76. Retin Obasohan (NYM) – 20 minutes, 13 points (5-8 2pg, 0-1 3pg, 3-4 FT), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block, 3 turnovers, 5 fouls. Algeciris 81, Gijón 72. Bola Olaniyan (ALG) – DNP Fraport 76, Crailsheim 64. Michael Kessens (FRA) – 16 minutes, 8 points (4-7 FG), 4 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 turnovers, 4 fouls.