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Ian O'Connor ESPN Senior Writer 

Michael Jordan, biggest star at the Ryder Cup, watching the American golfer who was named after him, Jordan Spieth.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Ben Simmons update: Sixers and doctors involved believe rookie suffered an "acute injury" unrelated to weight and plan for surgery next week

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Smart showcasing an improved 3-pointer in training camp. "I spent a lot of time on [form]. That was my main focus, cleaning up at the top, not bringing the ball below my waist too much and things like that -- just trying to remove the room for error."


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he expects to give some of his veteran players some good minutes for the first preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks on Sunday. D'Antoni wants the Rockets to develop some chemistry quickly but will use the final two preseason games as more of a dress rehearsal. "Give them a good run, see how the game goes," D'Antoni said Saturday. "I'm a believer we're there to get them better. They got to play with each other, we have a hard (regular season) schedule to start, so it's not like we can just kinda lull into it, we got to get them ready."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Who says the Rockets don't practice defense? Jeff Bzdelik working with KJ McDaniels among others in five-on-five. Rockets showing good movement here.


Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

The National Basketball Players Association is administering health screenings for retired NBA players today at the Clippers' training facility.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets first depth chart of the year was released on Saturday. The starters are Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, Clint Capela, Pat Beverley and James Harden. Eric Gordon was listed as the sixth man.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah reiterated that he didn't mean any disrespect to cadets at West Point when he skipped Thursday's dinner. He says he was uncomfortable due to his anti-war views.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg loved the intensity his team showed during Friday's practice: "It was the most competitive practice we've had here in two years."

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Those of you who don't like James Harden's short-shorts, he told me, "it's swag." In truth, these are regular shorts just pulled up.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Wade said Hoiberg gave him carte blanche to stop practice whenever he wants to speak to his teammates and give them advice or feedback.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Hoiberg rocking the Vegas Summer League title shirt today at practice. Said Friday's practice was one of the most competitive they've had.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors announce they're wearing a #42 patch every game, to honor Nate Thurmond. As they should. Good man.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says this is the best training camp he's been through. "This is the most focused I've been." He adds that he's in 'great condition' entering the season.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and former NBA player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf met for over an hour in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday, a source told The Undefeated. Among the topics they spoke about was their protests, how they believe they've been misunderstood and the difference between Kaepernick having social media now versus Abdul-Rauf wishing he had it 20 years ago. Abdul-Rauf, 47, protested the national anthem while playing for the Denver Nuggets in 1996 and was suspended one game by the NBA.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose working on the corner three after the Knicks' final training camp practice:


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

West Point men's and women's basketball teams are watching the Knicks' final training camp practice today.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like the rookie initiation process has already begun for Pelicans guard Buddy Hield.