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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara, and newly acquired Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Chris Lammons along with 2 others have been indicted by a grand jury in Nevada. They are being charged with 2 criminal counts in connection with an alleged beating at a Las Vegas nightclub last February.
The Arizona Cardinals are set to release defensive coordinator Vance Joseph from his contract. The 50-year-old is already set to interview with the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles for their defensive coordinator vacancies.
Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson underwent surgery on Thursday to repair a torn adductor that he played with throughout playoffs. The 32-year-old is facing a 10 to 12 week recovery period.
The Milwaukee Bucks pulled off their 12th straight win, beating the Chicago Bulls 112-100 on Thursday night. Brook Lopez scored a season-high 33 points, Jevon Carter contributed 22, and Jrue Holiday added 15 points and 9 assists.
Giannis Antetokounmpo went down early in the 2nd quarter in the Bucks win over the Bulls with what is reportedly a sprained wrist. Before he went out he did manage to break another franchise record becoming the career assists leader.
The Boston Celtics removed the "interim" tag on Joe Mazzulla yesterday, officially naming him the 19th head coach in team history. Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens saying in a statement:
“As he has shown, Joe is a very talented coach and leader. He has a unique ability to galvanize a room around a mission. We are thankful for the work he has done to help get us to this point and excited that he has agreed to lead us into the future.”
The San Diego Padres and left-hander Cole Hamels have come to an agreement on a minor-league contract. The deal will pay Hamels $2 million if he's on the major-league roster.
Newly acquired Texas Rangers ace Jacob deGrom was held out of the teams 1st official workout, saying he was experiencing some tightness on his left. deGrom has missed significant time the last 2 seasons due to injury but he says he is further ahead than normal this spring training.
“Obviously what I’ve been through the last couple of years, I’ve dealt with some things, and this is very minor. Left side was a little tight, I mentioned that to them. ... They just said, let’s take a couple of days off and knock this all the way out and then resume.”