Davis back with Lakers for 5 yrs., $190M

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Anthony Davis finalized a five-year contract worth up to $190 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

One day after LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers through 2022-23, Davis committed to the Lakers through the 2024-25 season. Agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, who represents both Davis and James, confirmed the terms of both deals to The Associated Press.

General manager Rob Pelinka announced both of his All-NBA first-team superstars had agreed to new contracts Thursday night without disclosing their terms. James and Davis won an NBA championship in the first season of their partnership, and Los Angeles is back to work in training camp this week with a solid chance to repeat.

WR Gordon reinstated for last 2 games

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Josh Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the NFL on Thursday and can begin the process of joining the Seattle Seahawks' roster as early as Friday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Gordon after nearly a one-year suspension following his latest off-field transgression for violations of the league's substance abuse policies. Gordon was suspended in December 2019 for violating the league's drug policy. He tested positive for performance enhancers and "substances of abuse," the league said in a statement at the time. (MORE)

Silas confident Harden will be 'all in'

HOUSTON (AP) New Rockets coach Stephen Silas didn't talk a lot about James Harden and the rumors that he's unhappy in Houston on Thursday.

But he was clear about one thing - he expects Harden to be there when the Rockets open camp this weekend. (MORE)

Rose Bowl semi to be played without fans

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) No spectators will be allowed at the Rose Bowl for the College Football Playoff semifinal on Jan. 1 because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state, county and city of Pasadena.

The Tournament of Roses said Thursday that it requested special permission to allow for a limited number of spectators or a select number of guests of players and coaches at the 90,888-seat stadium but was denied. (MORE)

No. 8 BYU to play No. 14 Chanticleers

Word came to Coastal Carolina on Wednesday that the most significant home game in the history of the program was in serious jeopardy.

The 14th-ranked Chanticleers were scheduled to face No. 25 Liberty on Saturday in an unexpected Top-25 matchup that persuaded ESPN to send "College GameDay" to Conway, South Carolina, for the first time. (MORE)

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