Sports News Roundup: Bulls F Patrick Williams to have season-ending surgery; Rams, WR Demarcus Robinson agree on one-year contract and more

Hudson added a two-run infield single in the fifth inning. Lakers face Spurs, look to rebound from misstep The Los Angeles Lakers will look to get back on track Friday night when they play the rubber match of their three-game season series against the visiting San Antonio Spurs.


Devdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 24-02-2024 10:32 IST | Created: 24-02-2024 10:29 IST
Sports News Roundup: Bulls F Patrick Williams to have season-ending surgery; Rams, WR Demarcus Robinson agree on one-year contract and more
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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Dolphins release DE Emmanuel Ogbah, plan to cut CB Xavien Howard per reports

The Miami Dolphins released veteran defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah on Friday, and cornerback Xavien Howard is likely following him out the door. The Dolphins informed Howard they will release him, NFL Network and ESPN reported Friday.

Kings face Ducks, attempt to pad wild-card lead

The Anaheim Ducks likely will miss the playoffs for a sixth straight season, but there are reasons to be optimistic about the future. One combination that is beginning to thrive for the Ducks, heading into their Saturday night road matchup against the Los Angeles Kings, is center Mason McTavish and right winger Troy Terry.

All-32 view of salary cap: Commanders flush with cash, Bills bottom out

Washington leads the NFL with $96.4 million of salary-cap space two weeks before the start of free agency, while the Buffalo Bills are bailing water in cap hell with painful personnel decisions looming. The Bills and Saints are among teams spared by a massive increase of more than $30 million per team from the 2023 cap limit, which was confirmed at $255.4 million per team for 2024 by the NFL on Friday. The cap counts the top 51 player contracts on the 53-man roster.

ATP roundup: Karen Khachanov, Jakub Mensik to meet in Doha final

No. 2 seed Karen Khachanov of Russia won a marathon first-set tiebreaker and advanced past Australia's Alexei Popyrin 7-6 (12), 6-2 in the semifinals of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open on Friday in Doha. Khachanov will face Jakub Mensik in the final after the Czech native beat Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.

Spring training roundup: Cubs pound White Sox

Christopher Morel hit a two-run homer during a six-run first inning, Joe Hudson collected five RBIs and the host Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-1 in a spring training opener Friday in Mesa, Ariz. Morel, the second batter in the bottom of the first, smacked a home run to left-center to drive in Ian Happ. Hudson hit a bases-clearing double and Matthew Shaw brought him in with a double to conclude the outburst. Hudson added a two-run infield single in the fifth inning.

Lakers face Spurs, look to rebound from misstep

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to get back on track Friday night when they play the rubber match of their three-game season series against the visiting San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers, minus LeBron James (sore ankle), will head home after a 128-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday in San Francisco. Los Angeles played its second consecutive contest without James and had a three-game winning streak snapped. Los Angeles has won six of its past eight games to get back into the postseason conversation.

Rams, WR Demarcus Robinson agree on one-year contract

The Los Angeles Rams and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson agreed to terms Friday on a one-year contract. The finances of the deal weren't announced, but NFL Network reported that Robinson would get $5 million.

Steve Kerr agrees to 2-year extension with Warriors

A two-year contract extension will keep coach Steve Kerr at the helm of the Golden State Warriors through the 2025-26 season, ESPN reported Friday night. Kerr, 58, who has guided the Warriors to four NBA titles and is in his 10th season with the team, will make $35 million in the span, according to the report, which cited his agents at Priority Sports. His previous contract was to expire at the end of the current season.

Bulls F Patrick Williams to have season-ending surgery

Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams will undergo surgery on his injured foot that will keep him out the rest of the season, the team announced Friday. Williams has been out since Jan. 25 with an acute bone edema in his left foot. At that time, Williams had already missed three games that month with foot discomfort and had been in a walking boot, and the Bulls said the injury required "active rest" for at least two weeks.

Predators hope to stay hot on road vs. Sharks

The Nashville Predators, who are just percentage points out of the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference, take a three-game winning streak -- all on the road -- into Saturday night's game at San Jose. Nashville and St. Louis enter Saturday's action with 62 points apiece, but the Blues are above the Predators in the standings because they've played one fewer game.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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