Los Angeles Times
No charges for former NBA star
Shawn Kemp acted in self-defense when he exchanged gunfire in a Washington parking lot while trying to retrieve a stolen cellphone and other items, attorneys for the former NBA star said.
Kemp, 53, was arrested by Tacoma police Wednesday for investigation of a drive-by shooting but was released from jail Thursday; the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said it would not file charges pending further investigation.
One of Kemp’s attorneys, W. Scott Boatman, said in a statement that Kemp’s vehicle was broken into and several items were taken — including an iPhone. Kemp tracked the phone’s location to an occupied car at the Tacoma Mall, and when Kemp confronted the individuals inside, they shot at him, and he returned fire, Boatman said.
The Phoenix Suns said Kevin Durant sprained his left ankle after slipping on the floor during pregame warmups Wednesday night and will be reevaluated in three weeks . ... Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had an MRI exam that showed no significant issues with his bothersome left thigh, according to the Associated Press . ... Giannis Antetokounmpo (sore right hand) missed a second straight game Thursday . ... Memphis Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said that members of the organization had spoken to All-Star guard Ja Morant about his off-the-court conduct before he posted a video in which he appeared to be displaying a gun in a strip club.
Minnesota Wild All-Star left wing Kirill Kaprizov is expected to miss the next three to four weeks because of a lower-body injury.
The Houston Texans lost their pick in the fifth round of this year’s draft and must pay a $175,000 fine for a salary cap reporting violation involving Deshaun Watson after the NFL determined the Texans provided their then quarterback Watson with undisclosed compensation in the form of a membership at an alternate athletic facility in 2020.
Chad Ramey shot an eight-under 64 for a one-shot lead over Collin Morikawa in mild conditions at the Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Hayden Buckley made an ace on TPC Sawgrass’ famed island green on 17.
Tiger Woods’ former girlfriend wants to nullify a nondisclosure agreement she signed with golf’s biggest star in a legal dispute that involves allegations of an abrupt breakup after six years together.
The complaint said Woods and Erica Herman had been living together and that a trust controlled by Woods is trying to silence Herman with an NDA she signed while involved in a “personal and professional relationship” with Woods.
The complaint argues it should be nullified under the “Speak Out Act,” which prohibits an NDA from being enforced when sexual assault or sexual harassment is involved. Herman has not specifically accused Woods of sexual abuse; the civil cover sheet indicates the case involves sexual abuse.
The Sparks hired Danielle Viglione as an assistant coach to round out the staff of new coach Curt Miller.