Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus in East Lansing, police said Monday. The alleged incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the city where Green played for the Spartans from 2008 to 2012. East Lansing Police Lieutenant Scott Wrigglesworth said the alleged victim, an adult male, was not injured and did not flag down an officer after the incident. If convicted of assault or assault and battery, Green, an NBA All-Star who was selected to play for the United States at the Olympics next month, could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both. The Warriors said the team was collecting information about the incident and declined further comment. Records from East Lansing District Court show that a $200 cash bond was paid, and that Green was scheduled for arraignment on July 20. A pretrial hearing will then be scheduled, at which it will be determined if there is a ''resolution to the case,'East Lansing city attorney Thomas Yeadon said.
NBA urged to move All-Star Game
Technology industry leaders have urged NBA commissioner Adam Silver to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte unless a North Carolina law that limits antidiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, and, transgender people is repealed "in very short order." The letter, sent Friday, tells Silver that putting fans at risk of discrimination would "send a terrible message about who the NBA is and what it values as an organization, and set a dangerous precedent." All-Star Weekend is set for February. Silver has made it clear the league needs changes to the HB2 law in order to stage the weekend there but has resisted setting deadlines for when he might act, believing positive dialogue is ongoing. The letter was sent by SV Angel founder and co-managing partner Ron Conway and includes signatures from executives from companies such as Google, Reddit, PayPal, Lyft, and Pinterest . . . Timberwolves guard Kris Dunn, the No. 5 pick in last month's draft, was held out of Minnesota's summer league game against Cleveland with a concussion. The former Providence College star has been entered into the NBA's concussion protocol, and his status for the remainder of the summer league is unclear . . . The Hawks and point guard Jarrett Jack agreed on a one-year contract. Jack averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists for the Nets last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in January . . . SMU formally named Tim Jankovich its coach, three days after Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown abruptly resigned. When Brown was suspended for the first nine games last season because of NCAA sanctions, Jankovich filled in as head coach and the Mustangs won all of those games. SMU went 25-5 last season but couldn't play in the NCAA Tournament because of a one-year postseason ban.
Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis, who led the Blue Raiders to an NCAA Tournament upset of Michigan State last season, agreed to an eight-year contract extension for $565,000 annually . . . Baylor sophomore center Justis Szczepanski was dismissed from the Lady Bears for a violation of team rules.
Sharapova’s appeal ruling postponed
A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban was postponed until September, ruling her definitively out of the Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, said that Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation agreed to defer the decision, which had been due to be issued by next Monday. CAS, the highest court in sports, said both parties wanted more time to prepare their case and also cited ''scheduling conflicts.'' A verdict is expected by Sept. 19. Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January and received a two-year ban from the ITF. She filed an appeal last month, seeking to overturn or reduce the sanction. The parties agreed then to an ''expedited procedure'' that would allow CAS to issue its ruling this month. Had the suspension been annulled, that would have made Sharapova eligible for the Olympics. The decision to push back the ruling also rules out any possibility of Sharapova being cleared to play in the US Open, which runs from Aug. 29 to Sept. 11 . . . Defending champion Rajeev Ram beat fellow American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-2, 6-3, in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I. Ram, a two-time winner on Newport's grass courts — also in 2009 when he won his only other ATP title — needed just 65 minutes to get past the 21-year-old McDonald, making his tour debut.
In other first-round play, No. 8 seed Donald Young beat fellow American Jared Donaldson, 6-1, 6-3; Dudi Sela of Israel ousted Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 6-3, 6-2; and Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland advanced when fifth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada withdrew with a back injury.
Browns’ Crowell issues an apology
Browns running back Isaiah Crowell apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed. Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be circulated on social media, prompting his apology. Five police officers were killed in a sniper attack in Dallas last Thursday night at a protest over the two deaths. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded . . . Punter Brad Wing signed a contract extension through 2019 with the Giants . . . Former running back Ricky Williams says he went through ''at least 500'' drug tests during his 11-year NFL career. The 1998 Heisman Trophy winner at Texas and first-round draft pick of New Orleans in 1999 tells Sports Illustrated in a film to be released on SI.com on Wednesday that he ''might have the world record for most times drug tested.'' Williams, who also played for Miami and Baltimore, sat out the 2006 season while suspended by the league for violating the substance abuse policy . . . Drunken driving charges were dropped against University of Miami sophomore running back Mark Walton. Walton finished spring practice atop the Hurricanes' depth chart at running back.
Bolt set to go for more Olympic gold
Usain Bolt's quest for more Olympic gold is back on, as expected. The Jamaican Olympic Committee released its delegation for next month's Rio Games, and Bolt is among the selections even though a hamstring injury kept him from formally qualifying at his country's national championships. Bolt is listed as a qualifier in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and 4 x 100-meter relay. He has six Olympic gold medals, sweeping those events at the Beijing Games in 2008 and the London Games in 2012 . . . Los Angeles Angels first baseman C.J. Cron is expected to be out for at least six weeks after surgery on his broken left hand. Cron was hit by a pitch by the Orioles' Mike Wright on Friday. He was in his best form of the season, batting .356 with 24 RBIs over his previous 20 games . . . The Tampa Bay Rays optioned catcher Hank Conger to Triple A Durham . . . Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez will retire at the end of this season, ending a 17-year career marked by podium finishes at all three Grands Tours. Rodriguez, 37, made the announcement on Monday during a rest day in the Tour de France. Rodriguez was fifth overall after the first week of the Tour, just 37 seconds behind race leader Chris Froome . . . Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on July 31.