LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas added Iowa sharpshooter Isaiah Moss as a graduate transfer on Monday, strengthening its backcourt and providing a 3-point threat that the Jayhawks had been lacking on their roster.
Moss was a three-year starter for the Hawkeyes, averaging 9.2 points last season. He was second on the team in steals and fourth in assists while hitting 42.1% of his 3-pointers.
That mark from beyond the arc was the sixth best by an Iowa junior in school history.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self says the NCAA’s recent decision to move the 3-point line back beginning next season made it crucial to add another deep threat. Self anticipates Moss will still shoot between 40 and 45%.
Moss joins a trio of newcomers in combo guards Isaac McBride and Christian Braun and swingman Tristan Enaruna. Those three will be freshmen this fall.
Parker retiring from NBA after 18 seasons
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four-time NBA champion Tony Parker’s impressive career is over.
Parker, 37, announced Monday he’s retiring from basketball after 18 seasons in the NBA.
Parker played 17 seasons for the San Antonio Spurs and made the postseason every year of his career before joining the Charlotte Hornets last season and missing the playoffs. He was selected to the All-Star team six times and was named second-team All-NBA three times.
He won NBA titles with the Spurs in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014. He was named NBA Finals MVP in 2007.
USA Basketball announces World Cup camp
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Basketball has announced the 20 names for the national team training camp to be held this summer in advance of the FIBA World Cup in China.
Most of the 35 players selected last year for the pool are no longer in the mix for various reasons. The 14 that remain are Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Eric Gordon, James Harden, Tobias Harris, Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, Kyle Lowry, CJ McCollum, Khris Middleton, Myles Turner and Kemba Walker.
The six additions are Kyle Kuzma, Brook Lopez, Paul Millsap, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum and P.J. Tucker.
The 20 players named Monday will be in Las Vegas for training camp Aug. 5-9. The roster will be pared to 12 for the World Cup, which starts Aug. 31.
Pelicans add ex-WNBA star Swin Cash
NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club has hired former WNBA and U.S. national team player Swin Cash to serve as vice president of basketball operations and team development.
Cash played for Connecticut from 1998-2002, winning two national championships. She played 15 seasons in the WNBA with Detroit, Seattle, Chicago, Atlanta and New York. She won three WNBA titles and was an All-Star four times.
Cardinals’ Wainwright goes on IL
MIAMI — St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 10-day injured list, and the team is awaiting a determination of the severity of his left hamstring strain.
The 37-year-old Wainwright was hurt running out a double in the fifth inning of Sunday night’s loss at the Cubs. He returned to St. Louis for evaluation while the Cardinals flew to Miami for a three-game series.
Wainwright (5-6, 4.46 ERA) is tied for the team lead in wins and is second in innings at 70 1/3. He surpassed 2,000 career innings on Sunday.
Records: Ex-U of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed $361K
MINNEAPOLIS — Court documents show a former University of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed more than $360,000 in a long-running scheme.
The Star Tribune reports the amount was disclosed shortly before a federal judge sentenced 37-year-old Brent Holck of Maple Grove to prison.
Holck reported to prison on Monday. He will be there for 21 months after pleading guilty to siphoning money from April 2012 to January 2017. According to sentencing documents, Holck must repay more than $361,000 to the university.
Teen ‘fell asleep’ in crash that killed couple
AUBURN, Ala. — A teen driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel before rear-ending Auburn broadcaster Rod Bramblett and his wife in a crash that killed the couple.
AL.com reported that the 16-year-old told police he doesn’t remember what happened just before the May 25 accident. The police report says it’s unknown how fast the teen was driving before he struck the Brambletts’ vehicle from behind, pushing it into the intersection and through opposing lanes of traffic.
Ex-NFL player Winslow Jr. convicted of rape
SAN DIEGO — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. — the son of a Hall of Famer who himself earned more than $40 million during his career — has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in his picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego.
The jury also found the 35-year-old former tight end guilty of indecent exposure and lewd conduct involving two other women, but jurors found him not guilty of one count of a lewd act. Winslow, who played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets, faces up to life in prison if convicted of all counts.
French Open champ up to No. 2 in rankings
PARIS — French Open champion Ash Barty’s first Grand Slam title allowed her to rise to a career-best No. 2 on Monday, almost three years to the day after she re-entered the WTA rankings following a hiatus from tennis while she played professional cricket.
Barty moved up six places and now trails only reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka.
The top eight spots in the ATP rankings stayed the same, with French Open champion Rafael Nadal at No. 2, behind Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer is still at No. 3.