49ers’ Aldon Smith will miss the first nine games after being suspended by the NFL.
Brandon Meriweather of the Redskins was suspended by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Tory Smith of the Ravens on August 25.
Sam Bradford will miss the 2014 NFL season for the St. Louis Rams after suffering a torn ACL during an NFL preseason game.
Team USA suffered another blow with Kevin Durant pulling out of the FIBA Tournament on August 8th.
The Los Angeles Lakers name former player Byron Scott as its new head coach.