Draymond Green isn’t apologizing for his part in a dustup with Kevin Durant that led to a one-game suspension by the Golden State Warriors. But Green vowed Thursday that the Warriors are not imploding, regardless of whatever is, or isn’t happening, following the heated exchange between he and Durant in Monday night’s overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Green said he and Durant have spoken and that they’re ‘‘moving forward.’’ ESPN reported that Green plans to appeal his $120,000 fine for the incident . . . Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey released a statement saying the team is ‘‘parting ways’’ with Anthony and ‘‘working toward a resolution.’’ Anthony played just 10 games for Houston after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason . . . Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is expected to have surgery this week on his broken right hand. Los Angeles will be without the veteran point guard for at least four to five weeks. Rondo was injured in the fourth quarter of the Lakers' fourth straight win, 126-117 over Portland on Wednesday night . . . LeBron James had a season-high 44 points for the Lakers against the Trail Blazers to past Wilt Chamberlain for fifth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.
NBA promotes women refs
Ashley Moyer-Gleich is eight years removed from playing in the NCAA Division 2 tournament. Natalie Sago officiated her first game six years ago, and the players were sixth-grade girls. They’re in the NBA now — as part of one of the most elite sororities in the game. Moyer-Gleich and Sago are among five officials who were promoted by the NBA to full-time status, making them the fourth and fifth women in league history to have that designation. They join former league refs Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner and current official Lauren Holtkamp as women to get formally hired.
A Fitchburg State basketball player caught on video throwing a forearm into the face of an opposing player who had just taken a shot apologized. The Telegram & Gazette reports that Kewan Platt, who was suspended from the and told to stay off campus, said on Instagram that ‘‘What I did is totally unacceptable and not justified in any way.’’ . . . Louisiana State University and former football coach Les Miles completed a $1.5 million lump-sum settlement that relieves the university of paying an additional $5 million through 2023. The settlement removes any disincentives for Miles to pursue another college coaching job immediately.
Manfred gets extension
Major League Baseball owners announced a new contract for commissioner Rob Manfred, keeping him on the job at least through the 2024 regular season. The 60-year-old started a five-year term in January 2015. The owners also signed off on a new television deal with Fox, which still has three seasons to go on its current eight-year contract that pays baseball an average of $525 million per season . . . Sosuke Genda drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars, 4-1, in the finale of their six-game exhibition series in Nagoya, Japan. Japan won the series, 5-1.
Howell leads RMS by 2 shots
Charles Howell III shot an 8-under-par 64 on the Plantation course at Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Ga., giving him a two-shot lead over defending champion Austin Cook and J.J. Spaun in the opening round of the RMS Classic, the final PGA Tour event of the calendar year . . . Amy Olson had nine birdies and no dropped shots on her way to a 9-under 63 and a one-shot lead over Brittany Lincicome and Nasa Hataoka after the opening round of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., the LPGA’s season-ending event.
Federer reaches semifinals
Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson at London . . . Christian Pulisic played just his second match with the US national men’s soccer team in 13 months, and the Americans failed to muster much of an attack in a 3-0 loss to England in London that marked Wayne Rooney’s farewell with the Three Lions. . . In the NHL, the Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson will miss up to eight weeks with a broken thumb, and the team has also placed defenseman P.K. Subban on injured reserve . . . Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey was fined $8,468 but not suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct against Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie. Morrissey threw Oshie to the ice late in the Jets’ victory over the Capitals on Wednesday night.