CLEMSON, S.C. — Former Clemson and East Carolina running back Tyshon Dye drowned Friday after swimming in a lake during a family outing.
Dye was 25 years old.
Elbert County Corner Chuck Almond told several media outlets Dye was at Richard B. Russell State Park in Georgia when he tired in the water and could not make it to shore. The coroner's office ruled Dye's death accidental.
Dye played at Elbert County Comprehensive High School before coming to Clemson. He was a reserve on the Tigers' 2016 national championship team then transferred to East Carolina for his final college season.
Zion Williamson out for summer league with injury
LAS VEGAS — Zion Williamson's summer league is over.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that the No. 1 pick in this year's NBA draft will not play any more at the Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary.
Williamson's presence helped the Summer League sell out its opening day Friday and reach another sellout Saturday — when Williamson was scheduled to play in his second game of the summer against Washington.
Kawhi Leonard to sign with Clippers
LAS VEGAS — The Los Angeles Clippers made a huge decision.
That meant Kawhi Leonard could finally make his.
The Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
George will be traded for at least four first-round picks, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Saturday because none of the moves have been finalized. And Leonard made his decision to sign with the Clippers after the team swung the deal to land George, the person said.
ESPN, which first reported the trade, also said the Thunder were getting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari from the Clippers.
Manslaughter conviction upheld in McKnight killing
NEW ORLEANS — A state appeals court has voted to uphold the manslaughter conviction of the man sentenced to 30 years in prison for fatally shooting former NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage confrontation.
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal unanimously rejected acquittal arguments from Ronald Gasser's attorney, Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino.
Ciolino argued that prosecutors didn't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the December 2016 shooting was unjustified under "stand your ground" and "shoot the intruder" state laws. He also faulted the court for allowing prosecutors to bring up a 10-year-old road rage encounter involving Gasser.
Indians RHP Carrasco has leukemia
CLEVELAND — Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before.
Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring-training physical prompted some concern, and he was diagnosed with leukemia in May.
Manager Terry Francona said the club knew the details of Carrasco's condition before a video from Carrasco was released. Carrasco plans to talk to the media in Cleveland next Thursday. Francona declined to talk about the pitcher's condition beyond what he said in the video.
Fognini says Wimbledon 'should be bombed' in loss
WIMBLEDON, England — Already on Grand Slam probation, top-10 player Fabio Fognini could be in more trouble after saying during his third-round match at Wimbledon on Saturday that he wanted a bomb to hit the All England Club.
During a three-set loss to Tennys Sandgren at tiny Court 14, the 10th-ranked Fognini referred in Italian to the "damned English" and said he wished "a bomb would explode at the club."
More than 1,000 bombs fell in the area during World War II, destroying thousands of nearby homes, and 16 fell on the tournament grounds. One hit Centre Court.
At his news conference Saturday, Fognini said his comments came in the heat of the moment. He said he was upset about not playing well and the condition of the court's grass.
Grizzlies to retire Conley's jersey
The Memphis Grizzlies plan to retire Mike Conley's No. 11 jersey.
Conley played for Memphis for 12 seasons before he was traded to Utah in a move that was approved by the NBA on Saturday.
Grizzlies Owner Robert J. Pera says in a release that Conley "represented the Grizzlies and the City of Memphis with true heart and class during his 12 seasons. His talent, determination and resilience elevated our team to a perennial playoff contender, and his altruism and sportsmanship helped shape the community focused nature of our franchise."
The 31-year-old Conley averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games in his last season with the Grizzlies.
Bulls sign Thaddeus Young
CHICAGO — Chicago has signed forward Thaddeus Young to a $41 million, three-year contract.
The 31-year-old Young has averaged 13.4 points and 6 rebounds over 12 seasons with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Brooklyn and Indiana. He averaged 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Pacers last season.
Young figures to be in a backup role with Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. starting in the frontcourt for Chicago. The Bulls missed the playoffs for the third time in four years and finished with one of the worst records in franchise history at 22-60 last season.
3 players added to All-Star rosters
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vázquez and Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff have been added to the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game.
They replace Toronto's Marcus Stroman, who has a strained pectoral muscle; Arizona pitcher Zack Greinke, who will be attending to a personal matter; and Brewers closer Josh Hader, who has back stiffness.
Tanaka was selected for the 2014 AL team but didn't pitch because of a right elbow injury.