• The NBA Board of Governors unanimously voted to approve a new rule that will handout a harsher penalty for when a defender intentionally commits a foul on an offensive player in transition. The NBA defines a “transition scoring opportunity” as : a play following a change in possession in which the offensive side is advancing the ball while it has an advantage. With the new rule the penalty will now be one offensive free throw by any player on the court in addition to getting the ball back. This new rule will not be in affect in the last two minutes in the 4th quarter or in OT.


  • The Utah Jazz said that they wanted to hold onto their franchise player Donovan Mitchell, when asked earlier in July. However, it appears that things have changed as they often do. Utah is now open to listen to trade offers for the All-Star guard.


  • The Orlando Magic have decided to sit down Paolo Banchero for the rest of Summer League. Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley said Monday

“I want to give these other guys an opportunity to play, to kind of be able to show what they’re capable of doing. That’s the point of Summer League, you know, give them a chance, an opportunity for these other guys to see what they’re capable of doing. And we’ve seen what Paolo was capable of doing.”




  • The Pittsburg Penguins and Evengi Malkin have come to an agreement on a 4-year contract. The deal reportedly contains a full no-movement clause and an average annual value of $6.1 million. After appearing to be far from agreeing on terms early on, they were able to get it done on the night before Malkin was set to hit the open market in free agency.


  • Pending unrestricted free agent Evander Kane has agreed to a 4-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers. The veteran forward is set to carry an average annual value $5.125 million.


  • Star left-wing Johnny Gaudreau is saying goodbye to the Calgary Flames and will jump into free agency when it opens on Wednesday. General Manager for Calgary, Brad Treliving said :

“It’s a disappointing day to say the very least. I can assure our fans that we have done everything possible to keep John in Calgary. I want to wish him and his family the very, very best. He gave us eight great years here. It is my strong belief that this was a family decision, and I respect that fully. John has every right, and we have nothing but respect for John the player and John the person.”




  • Chris Sale made his season debut on Tuesday finishing 5 innings only giving up 3 hits, 1 walk and striking out 5. The Boston Red Sox could not hold onto the 2 run lead and lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2.


  • Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, left the game after the 4th inning suffering from back spasms. The Angels could not hold on and suffered a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Houston Astros.


  • Boston Red Sox 2nd baseman Trevor Story suffered a bruised right hand in Tuesdays loss to Tampa. Story was hit while swinging at an inside pitch from Cory Kluber in the 5th inning and exited the game immediately after. No word yet on his condition going forward.