Former Alabama football player Grant Hill passed away over the weekend at the age of 26. Hill, a highly recruited offensive lineman out of Huntsville, played meaningful snaps as a freshman in 2013, but gave up football for medical reasons after the 2014 season. Hill would graduate from Alabama in 2017. Further details aren’t available at this time.
Henry Ruggs was involved in a serious car crash at 3:39am this morning in Las Vegas which resulted in the death of an occupant in the other vehicle. Ruggs, who has been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, has been formally charged with one count of DUI and one count of reckless driving. The Raiders announced late tonight that they have released Ruggs.
Retin Obasohan was named Player of the Week in Israel’s Winner League. Obasohan scored 30 points and dished out 8 assists for Hapoel Jerusalem on Sunday. His 44 on the performance index is the highest in the league this season.
Najee Harris, Mac Jones, and Pat Surtain II were all recognized in this half-season review of 2021 rookies.
Casey Cobb was recognized as one of the Boston Red Sox’s organizational all-stars, and this Red Sox blog looks at his unlikely rise in prospect status.
Derrick Henry had surgery on his foot today, and is now recovering.
Trent Richardson appeared on tonight’s installment of The Bama Standard.
- Andre Smith – released from the practice squad with an injury settlement by the Baltimore Ravens.
- James Carpenter – protected on the practice squad for Week 9 by the Baltimore Ravens.
Scenes and Highlights
BASKETBALL Les Sables 80, Tarbes-Lourdes 67. Mykal Riley – 29 minutes, 7 points (3-5 2pg, 0-3 3pg, 1-2 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 turnover, 1 foul. Södertälje 95, Köping 83. Galin Smith – 16 minutes, 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-6 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 turnovers, 5 fouls. Hapoel Hevel Modiin 103, Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan 96. Ricky Tarrant – 32 minutes, 18 points (6-11 2pg, 1-4 3pg, 3-4 FT), 1 rebound, 6 assists, 4 steals, 4 turnovers, 4 fouls. Phoenix 112, New Orleans 100. Herbert Jones – 19 minutes, 8 points (4-5 FG), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 0 fouls. Kira Lewis – 14 minutes, 4 points (2-5 2pg, 0-3 3pg), 2 assists, 2 turnovers, 2 fouls. SWIMMING LEN European Short Course Championships Women’s 400m IM prelims: Leonie Kullmann – 4:45.77, 18th overall