In tonight’s NBA draft, barring a last-minute blockbuster trade offer, the Los Angeles Lakers intend to select Duke freshman Brandon Ingram with the second pick . Australian Ben Simmons has already been told that he will be the number one pick by the 76ers.
The Knicks and Bulls have agreed to a deal that will send former All-Star point guard Derrick Rose to New York, sources told ESPN.
The Knicks are sending center Robin Lopez, guard Jose Calderon and guard Jerian Grant to Chicago, which is shipping guard Justin Holiday, Rose and a 2017 second-round pick back to New York, sources said.
The Atlanta Hawks are sending guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-way deal that includes the Utah Jazz, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Point guard George Hill will go from the Pacers to the Jazz, and Utah will send the No. 12 pick in Thursday’s draft to Atlanta.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Cole Hamels won again for the Texas Rangers on the same day they wrapped up a stretch of 20 games in 20 days and found out two of their other starting pitchers are going on the disabled list. The rangers upended the Reds 6-4. The Rangers went ahead to stay with four runs in the fourth . The Rangers had the bases loaded without a hit before Adrian Beltre had an RBI single and Prince Fielder immediately followed with a hard liner to right. Texas is off tonight before hosting a weekend series with Boston. 1st pitch Friday at 7:05
DALLAS — Police in Dallas say troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel reported a hit-and-run collision earlier this week. Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black told The Associated Press that the crash happened Monday night, and Manziel had a witness from his vehicle and an impartial witness. Manziel attorney Bob Hinton said police told him the vehicle was damaged on the driver’s side. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner is facing a misdemeanor assault charge in a domestic violence case involving his former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. A status hearing is scheduled for Friday, but Manziel isn’t required to appear.
LAS VEGAS — The NHL is now officially the first major professional sports league to gamble on Las Vegas. On Wednesday, the NHL’s board of governors unanimously approved expanding to this city, making the franchise the 31st team in the league. The team will start play during the 2017-18 season and will be included in the Pacific Division. The league said its current playoff format will not change.
Rory McIlroy has decided not to compete at this summer’s Olympics in Rio due to fears over the Zika virus. The world No. 4, who had pledged his allegiance to Ireland for the Games, has announced in a statement he will not be available. McIlroy is one of a number of high-profile golfers to pull out with Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Marc Leishman and Vijay Singh having already said they will not travel to Brazil, while world No.6 Rickie Fowler has also cast doubts.