LOS ANGELES (AP) — The household of the late Kobe Bryant has agreed to a $28.5 million settlement with Los Angeles County to resolve the remaining claims in a lawsuit over deputies and firefighters sharing grisly photographs of the NBA star, his 13-year-old daughter and different victims killed in a 2020 helicopter crash, attorneys and court docket filings mentioned Tuesday.
The determine features a newly agreed upon fee from the county of $13.5 million together with the $15 million a federal jury awarded Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, at a trial in August.
The settlement resolves any future claims by Bryant’s three surviving daughters, associated points pending in state court docket, and different prices. A proposed settlement order, which a choose should approve, was filed Tuesday in federal court docket.
Kobe Bryant, the previous Lakers star, five-time NBA champion and member of the Basketball Corridor of Fame, was touring with Gianna and 7 others to a youth basketball sport when the helicopter they had been aboard crashed into hills in Calabasas west of Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020.
PHOENIX (AP) — Kevin Durant is anticipated to make his Phoenix Suns debut Wednesday evening towards the Charlotte Hornets.
The Suns made the announcement on social media. The 13-time All-Star got here to Phoenix on Feb. 9 in a blockbuster commerce that despatched Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Jae Crowder and 4 first-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets.
Durant hasn’t performed for the Suns whereas recovering from a sprained knee ligament. The 34-year-old continues to be one of many sport’s elite scorers, averaging almost 30 factors per sport this season.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — LeBron James’ damage hasn’t modified the Los Angeles Lakers’ purpose of reaching the postseason.
Lakers coach Darvin Ham mentioned James continues to be going by way of medical evaluations earlier than the staff comes to a decision on how lengthy the NBA’s profession scoring chief could also be unavailable after injuring his proper foot Sunday in a victory over Dallas.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star slugger Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres have finalized a $350 million, 11-year contract, the fourth-largest in baseball historical past.
The deal will maintain Machado with the Padres by way of 2033 and is the newest contract handed out by big-spending proprietor Peter Seidler.
Machado, who has helped flip the Padres right into a World Collection contender, completed second within the NL MVP race final yr.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gavin Lux will miss the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers due to torn ligaments in his proper knee.
The 25-year-old was in line to grow to be Los Angeles’ beginning shortstop earlier than getting damage in a spring coaching sport.
Washington Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder’s future is on the agenda for dialogue at upcoming committee conferences in Florida forward of the annual NFL assembly in Arizona in late March, in keeping with an individual conversant in the docket.
The individual, who spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Tuesday as a result of the individual wasn’t licensed to launch particulars, mentioned voting to oust Snyder if he chooses to not promote the staff stays a chance.
Indianapolis Colts proprietor Jim Irsay, at a league assembly in October, mentioned there’s “advantage to take away” Snyder. That may take an unprecedented vote of 24 of the opposite 31 staff house owners to occur.
Two weeks after Irsay’s feedback, and with a number of investigations ongoing into the staff’s office tradition, funds and Snyder himself, he and spouse Tanya employed a agency to “contemplate doable transactions.” Requested on the time if the Snyders had been contemplating promoting half or all the staff, a spokesperson mentioned, “We’re exploring all choices.”
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will meet with free agent quarterback Derek Carr this week on the NFL scouting mix in Indianapolis, in keeping with an individual conversant in the state of affairs.
The individual spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity as a result of the staff doesn’t announce its conferences with free brokers. The NFL Community was first to report the deliberate assembly.
The Las Vegas Raiders launched Carr on Feb. 14 fairly than pay him $40.4 million in assured cash. The 31-year-old Carr already has met with the New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints. Jets normal supervisor Joe Douglas mentioned whereas talking on the mix that the staff will meet once more with Carr someday this week in Indianapolis.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The record-setting contract Deshaun Watson obtained from the Browns may endure some revising.
Cleveland normal supervisor Andrew Berry indicated the staff might contemplate restructuring the five-year, $230 million deal — to clear wage cap house — it used to entice Watson to comply with a commerce from Houston to the Browns one yr in the past.
The Browns are roughly $14 million over the wage cap and must get beneath it in the event that they intend to be lively in free company, which opens on March 15. Watson’s deal not solely made league historical past as a result of it was absolutely assured, however his wage cap hit is $55 million in 2023, one other report.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles are shifting on with new offensive and defensive coordinators.
The Eagles promoted quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson to offensive coordinator, changing Shane Steichen after he left to grow to be head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The Eagles additionally named Sean Desai as defensive coordinator, hiring him away from his position as affiliate head coach with the Seattle Seahawks. Desai succeeds Jonathan Gannon, who left after the Tremendous Bowl to grow to be the pinnacle coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buffalo Payments defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier knowledgeable the staff he’s taking a yr off from teaching however plans to return for the 2024 season.
Talking on the NFL mix, coach Sean McDermott cited what was a “lengthy and exhausting season” in saying Frazier knowledgeable him of the choice final week. McDermott didn’t go into additional element on the explanations behind his longtime trusted adviser’s determination to step away from soccer.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons launched quarterback Marcus Mariota, a transfer that was anticipated after the veteran was benched late within the season.
The Falcons had been 5-8 with Mariota because the starter earlier than rookie Desmond Ridder began the ultimate 4 video games, profitable two. Mariota signed a $10.5 million, two-year take care of Atlanta after the Falcons traded longtime starter Matt Ryan to Indianapolis.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have instructed vast receiver Kenny Golladay he can be launched after two horrible seasons.
Chatting with Giants followers throughout a question-and-answer phone session on the NFL scouting mix on Tuesday, normal supervisor Joe Schoen mentioned the 29-year-old receiver not too long ago was knowledgeable of the choice.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Irv Cross, the previous Philadelphia Eagles participant and CBS NFL announcer who died in 2021 at 81, has been recognized with the mind illness CTE.
Boston College researchers say Cross suffered from power traumatic encephalopathy. The researchers mentioned he suffered from stage 4 CTE, which is probably the most superior sort of the illness.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Faculty soccer directors are taking a look at methods to scale back the variety of performs in video games within the title of participant security, with a tweak in clock working procedures probably step one.
The NCAA Soccer Guidelines Committee is assembly in Indianapolis this week, and suggestions it forwards and authorised within the spring would take impact subsequent season.
Steve Shaw, NCAA secretary-rules editor and officers coordinator, mentioned the typical variety of performs per sport within the Bowl Subdivision has hovered at 180 the previous three seasons. NFL video games common 154.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 4 former Tennessee soccer staffers have obtained multiyear show-cause penalties for his or her roles in recruiting violations beneath agreements with the NCAA.
The NCAA mentioned that the 4 had reached agreements with the enforcement workers that embrace show-cause penalties starting from three to 5 years, making it tough for them to get different faculty jobs throughout that point.
The NCAA didn’t determine the previous staffers who labored beneath former coach Jeremy Pruitt, however SI.com recognized them as inside linebackers coach Brian Niedermeyer, exterior linebackers coach Shelton Felton, director of participant personnel Drew Hughes and pupil assistant Michael Magness.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers acquired Patrick Kane in a commerce with the Chicago Blackhawk, reuniting the star winger with former teammate Artemi Panarin and stamping themselves as a Stanley Cup contender within the loaded Jap Convention.
After days of rumors and wage cap maneuvering, the Rangers despatched a conditional 2023 second-round decide, a 2025 fourth-rounder and minor-leaguer Andy Welinski to the rebuilding Blackhawks and obtained 24-year-old Cooper Zech. Arizona obtained a 2025 fifth-rounder from New York to retain 25% of Kane’s wage, with Chicago retaining 50%.
The 34-year-old Kane may make his Rangers debut Wednesday evening at Philadelphia, the identical place he scored the most important purpose of his NHL profession: an extra time winner in Sport 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Ultimate, ending Chicago’s 49-year title drought.
Kane has 16 targets and 29 assists in 54 video games this season. He received the 2016 Hart Trophy as NHL MVP after he had a career-high 46 targets and 60 assists in 82 video games.
In a flurry of different strikes earlier than the NHL commerce deadline, Carolina received Jesse Puljujarvi from Edmonton, which additionally was lively in including Mattias Ekholm from Nashville, and Toronto accomplished three offers.
Hours after Metropolitan Division-leading Carolina acquired Puljujarvi in hopes of unlocking the 24-year-old’s offensive potential, Toronto acquired huge defenseman Luke Schenn from Vancouver, despatched Rasmus Sandin to Washington for a first-round decide and veteran Erik Gustafsson and traded ahead Pierre Engvall to the New York Islanders.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ok’Andre Miller of the New York Rangers has been suspended three video games for unsportsmanlike conduct for spitting at Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty.
The NHL’s division of participant security introduced the suspension following a listening to with Miller, Miller was given a match penalty and ejected late within the first interval of the Rangers’ sport towards the Kings on Sunday.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Czech qualifier Tomas Machac 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (1) within the Dubai Championships in his first match since profitable his tenth Australian Open title.
Djokovic’s first-round victory got here a day after the 35-year-old Serb broke the report for probably the most time spent at No. 1 within the skilled tennis rankings by a person or girl at 378 weeks.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Rafael Nadal pulled out of the upcoming hard-court tournaments at Indian Wells and Miami due to the left hip flexor damage that has sidelined him for the reason that Australian Open.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion tweeted about his withdrawals, which had been anticipated however nonetheless increase questions on when he’ll be capable of return to motion.
PARIS (AP) — Noël Le Graët resigned as France’s soccer federation president after a authorities audit discovered he now not had the legitimacy to guide due to his habits towards ladies and his administration type.
The 81-year-old Le Graët is beneath judicial investigation for alleged sexual and ethical harassment. He had already stepped away from his duties till the audit’s findings had been reviewed by the federation’s government committee. He submitted his resignation to a gathering of the chief committee, in keeping with an announcement from the federation.
Federation vice chairman Philippe Diallo will deal with Le Graët’s duties on an interim foundation till June 2023.
BOXING NEW YORK (AP) — The rematch between undisputed ladies’s boxing champions Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano received’t happen as deliberate Could 20 due to an damage to Serrano.
The 2 had been set to fulfill in Eire in what would have been Taylor’s first time preventing in her residence nation as a professional. However the promotional firms for the fighters introduced Tuesday that Serrano advert sustained an unspecified damage. They may try and reschedule at a later date.
Taylor edged Serrano by break up determination final April within the first ladies’s boxing match to headline Madison Sq. Backyard.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
PLANICA, Slovenia (AP) — Jessie Diggins turned the primary American to win world championship gold in a person cross nation ski race, ending 14 seconds in entrance of Sweden’s Frida Karlsson within the 10-kilometer race.
The 31-year-old Diggins, from Minnesota, completed in 23 minutes, 40.8 seconds.