LAS VEGAS — As far as pro debuts are concerned, Evan Holyfield just produced a night to remember. Holyfield (1-0, 1 KO), the 21-year-old son of four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, needed just 16 seconds to finish off Nick Winstead (0-2) in the first round of their middleweight bout on the Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev card at the MGM Grand Arena. The four-round bout, originally contracted for junior middleweight, was contested at a catchweight after Winstead was unable to make the 154-pound limit.

- From CBS News


The NBA announced this afternoon that Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid will each be suspended for two games following their altercation in Philadelphia last night. This was about the expected discipline and comes as little surprise. No punishment for other players was announced, despite the Wolves’ unhappiness with the actions of Ben Simmons during the episode. Wolves President Gersson Rosas issued this statement: “While we are disappointed with the league’s decision, we understand the magnitude of this unfortunate incident. The NBA is highly competitive and last night was a reflection of that. We support Karl and will move forward together as a group.” Towns will miss games against the Wizards in Washington and the Bucks at Target Center before returning next Wednesday in Memphis against the Grizzlies.

- From SB Nation


Brandon Ingram has been playing at an All-Star level to start the season in New Orleans.
He's averaging 23.5 points a game, shooting 50 percent from three (on more than five attempts a night), and pulling down 7.5 rebounds a game as well. He’s become a go-to scorer for a scrappy team.

However, he asked out of the game in the second quarter Saturday night, went straight to the locker room and did not return. He suffered a head injury, but we don’t have a lot of details beyond that yet.

It is possible, even likely, Ingram will enter the league’s concussion protocol, but we don’t know that for sure. There is a talent drop off after Ingram, especially with Zion Williamson out. Kenrich Williams started in Ingram’s place in the second half. New Orleans is 1-5 to start the season, however, they have played tough and been in their losses until the end, they have not been blown ou. The Pelicans easily could have had another win or two with just a little better execution at the end of games and a couple of bounces going their way. However, an injury that sidelines Ingram for any length of time is a significant setback.

Source - Yahoo Sports