The gadget Kobe wanted to keep a secret

When Kobe Bryant tried Anthony Katz’s invention, he didn’t want anyone else to know about it. Now some of that tech is used by every team in the league.

Sources: Cards making Baker highest-paid safety

The Cardinals are making two-time Pro Bowl selection Budda Baker the highest-paid safety in NFL history, giving him a four-year, $59 million contract extension, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

76ers fire coach Brown after seven seasons

Sixers’ senior leadership — including general manager Elton Brand — are expected to explore changes in the front office structure in the wake of Brett Brown’s firing, sources said.

Clemson takes top spot in AP preseason poll

Clemson is the preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, a poll featuring nine Big Ten and Pac-12 teams that gives a glimpse at what the coronavirus pandemic has already taken from an uncertain college football season.