Sports Briefs

Published 12:22 am Thursday, July 4, 2019

Marshall football player
released after being shot
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Marshall University football player who was shot in the back Saturday has been released from the hospital.
The Herald-Dispatch reports 19-year-old Dante James Walker was released Monday.
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Jason Corriher says Walker will make a full recovery.
Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial says Walker was walking with a friend when they heard shots. He was hit in the upper right part of his back.
Walker is a Georgia native. He signed with Marshall as four-star prospect in February and is expected to start in the fall.

NBA sets salary cap at
just over $109 million
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA set the salary cap for the 2019-20 season at $109.14 million, a raise of just over $7 million from last season.
The tax level will be $132,627,000 and the minimum salary, which is 90 percent of the cap, is $98,226,000. All of those figures are virtually identical to what the league has been projecting for some time.
All the new figures take effect Monday. Teams may begin negotiating with free agents on Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern, and then the league’s annual moratorium begins at 12:01 a.m. on July 1 and continues through noon on July 6. When the moratorium ends, new deals can be signed.
The mid-level exception figures for 2019-20 are $9,258,000 for non-taxpayer teams, $5,718,000 for tax-paying teams and $4,767,000 for teams with salary-cap room.

Ex-NFL player Wright
recovering from gunshot
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina police say former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright is recovering in the hospital from being shot in a domestic dispute.
Concord Police said in a news release they think Wright got into an altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend when the ex-boyfriend showed up to drop off his daughter. Police say they were called to a home Monday when an argument followed and shots were fired.
News outlets report Wright is in stable condition after undergoing surgery for gunshot wounds.
Concord Police have a warrant out for William Moses Hooker Jr. for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

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Calipari’s son transfers
to Detroit Mercy
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Brad Calipari says on his verified Twitter account that he will transfer to Detroit Mercy.
The 6-foot son of Wildcats coach John Calipari will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and can play immediately as a graduate transfer. Calipari thanked many in a video posted Monday and says he had “the privilege of putting on that Kentucky jersey the past three years.” But he added that playing at Detroit Mercy provides the best opportunity to fulfill his dream of making a “major” on-court impact at the collegiate level.
Calipari played in 27 games his first two seasons at Kentucky before redshirting in 2018-19. He was a two-time Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member and graduated in May with a communications degree.