76ers’ Robert Covington helped off court after crashing into stands

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington was helped off the court by two teammates after he crashed into the stands alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers’ bench with 1:08 remaining in the fourth quarter Saturday night.

Colts owner Jim Irsay gave Pagano a four-year contract and extended former general manager Ryan Grigson’s contract in January 2016. Grigson was fired last January, and Irsay would only go as far as to say that Pagano would be his coach for this season. New Colts general manager Chris Ballard has spent the entire season evaluating the entire roster and coaching staff.

F. Chris Gorman, a former Kentucky attorney general, says: “I think that the tragedy here is this is probably the only community that uses public money to fund a Division I athletic program. That’s what led to all this corruption: They had all this money — money from the foundation, money from the arena, money from the students. You add all that up, and then they have a budget to compete with the Ohio States of the world.

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been named the 49ers’ starter Sunday for the team’s Week 13 matchup with the Bears.

Garoppolo was acquired from the Patriots at the trade deadline this season, but has yet to make a start for San Francisco. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has been patient with working Garoppolo into the rotation while teaching him the offense.

The former Patriots’ second-round pick started two games for New England in 2016 and went 2-0 while Tom Brady was serving his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.

After being acquired by the 49ers, the Eastern Illinois graduate sat on the bench for each of his first two games but came in when starting quarterback C.J. Beathard went down with an injury against the Seahawks Sunday.chargers_037

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