Los Angeles Times
Lakers add new trainer to staff
The Lakers hired Roger Sancho to be their head athletic trainer.
Sancho spent seven seasons with the Golden State Warriors, including the last five as an assistant athletic trainer.
The Lakers didn’t renew the contract of head athletic trainer Nina Hsieh in June.
As expected, David Fizdale and John Lucas III have been added to Frank Vogel’s coaching staff.
Lucas played eight NBA seasons for six teams. He was a player development coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves from 2017 to 2019.
The Boston Celtics acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn .As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston’s second-round pick that year . ... The Grizzlies waived center Marc Gasol days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Lakers . ... Lisa Byington is making history as the Milwaukee Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts, the first woman to work as a fulltime television play-by-play announcer for any major men’s pro sports team.
UCLA gymnast Samantha Sakti signed a $10,000 name, image and likeness deal with warehouse retailer Sam’s Club, which is signing only athletes named Sam.
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Alex Morgan said the U.S. women’s national team needs to make sure players aren’t losing any of their existing compensation under the identical contract proposals the U.S. Soccer Federation has made to the men’s and women’s teams.
Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of others.
Dallas defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke his foot in practice and is expected to miss at least six weeks . ... New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said that a group of his offensive coaches, along with the team’s nutritionist and a player, tested positive for COVID-19 . ... The New York Jets are expected to get receivers Jamison Crowder (COVID-19 list) and Keelan Cole (knee injury) back this week . ... Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to play following knee surgery and won’t make his debut Sunday against Houston.