Los Angeles Times

Morant banned for eight games


Ja Morant will be back with the Memphis Grizzlies next week, after the NBA gave the All-Star guard an eight-game suspension for displaying a firearm “in an intoxicate­d state” at a club.

“He has expressed sincere contrition and remorse for his behavior,” Commission­er Adam Silver said.

Coach Taylor Jenkins doesn’t expect Morant to play Monday.

De’Aaron Fox hit a three with seven-tenths of a second left to lift Sacramento past Chicago, 117-114.

Gio Reyna was among the 24 players called up by U.S. Soccer for this month’s matches with Grenada and El Salvador. Twelve other players from the World Cup team were called up, among them forward Christian Pulisic, midfielder Weston McKennie and goalkeeper Matt Turner.

— Kevin Baxter

Georgia Tech and Florida State will open the 2024 football season in Ireland.

Raven Saunders, the U.S. Olympic silver-medal shotputter, was suspended for 18 months for failing to show up for doping tests.

Virginia swept both relay titles at the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championsh­ips.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States