Collin Sexton suffered a sprained ankle in last night’s game, and was held out of tonight’s back-end of back-to-back games as a precaution. The DNP for Sexton is the first game he has missed in his NBA career. Sexton had appeared in 155 straight games, which included 145 straight starts, dating back to his NBA debut in November 2018.
In other Collin Sexton new, Young Bull announced the launch of a collection of Ghurka leather travel bags, bearing his signature and his “Move with a Purpose” slogan.
Amari Cooper announced on Instagram (later confirmed by the Dallas Cowboys) that he had his ankle scoped today. He’s expected to be fully recovered by the start of 2021 offseason activities.
Both Bradley Bozeman and Marlon Humphrey were mic’d up for last weekend’s game vs Cincinnati. Funny note: Bradley Bozeman hits Josh Bynes with an “Auburn sucks” in the middle of the game (around the 2:50 mark).
NFL Films captured some good banter between Minkah Fitzpatrick and Jarvis Landry from last Sunday’s game.
Some of the NFL’s recent workhorse running backs (including Shaun Alexander) have some advice for Derrick Henry to keep from wearing down in the playoffs. And Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan discusses Derrick Henry and “business decisions.”
In other Derrick Henry news, he is one of three nominees for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year for 2020. Henry was the honoree for 2019.
Ronnie Harrison was placed on the COVID-19 Reserve list today by Cleveland. He will miss the Browns’ playoff game this weekend.
Justin Thomas shot an opening round 65 (-8) to grab a share of the lead at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Thomas is the tournament’s defending champion, and also won in 2017.
Will Friend leaves South Carolina after 11 days, and has been named offensive line coach at Auburn. Friend most recently worked at Tennessee, and left for South Carolina to re-unite with Mike Bobo in late December (Friend had previously worked with Bobo at both Georgia and Colorado State). Friend and Bobo will now work together at Auburn.
USA Softball resumed a training window this week. Most of the team’s assistant coaches have obligations at their college posts, so Kelly Kretschman is filling in as an assistant coach for the team. Kretschman previously played in two Olympics, winning gold once and silver once.
Courtney Giddens will be serving as an assistant coach for the Anna Maria Aquanauts of the Florida Gulf Coast League softball summer league in the summer of 2021.
- Ronnie Harrison – placed on the Reserve / COVID-19 list by Cleveland.
Game Status Report – Saturday Games
- Questionable – Jarran Reed (oblique)
- Doubtful – N/A.
- Out – N/A.
Practice Report – Thursday
- Did Not Practice – Isaiah Buggs (illness), D.J. Fluker (knee).
- Limited Participation – Marlon Humphrey (shoulder), Jarran Reed (oblique).
- Full Participation – Eddie Jackson (wrist).
BASKETBALL Ulsan 84, Wonju 73 Justin Knox (WON) – 16 minutes, 6 points (3-6 FG), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 5 turnovers, 2 fouls. Cleveland 94, Memphis 90. Collin Sexton – DNP (ankle sprain). Dallas 124, Denver 117 (F/OT). JaMychal Green - 19 minutes, 10 points (2-4 2pg, 2-6 3pg), 9 rebounds, 3 turnovers, 2 fouls. Boca 76, Peñarol 71. Tony Mitchell (PEN) - 26 minutes, 13 points (3-6 2pg, 2-5 3pg, 1-1 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steal, 0 turnovers, 1 foul. GOLF Outlaw Tour Match Play Championship, Rd of 16: Joshua Sedeno lost to Andy Spencer 2 & 1. Sentry Tournament of Champions Rd 1: Justin Thomas – 65, -8, T1 Michael Thompson – 73, E, T37 TENNIS Abu Dhabi Women’s Tennis Open Rd of 32: 6-seed Alexa Guarachi / D Krawczyk lost to Alexandrova / Sizikova 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8).