Sports News, 11-08-18

LOUISVILLE (11/08/18) — The Chris Mack era at the University of Louisville officially begins tonight at the Cardinals host Nichols State at the Yum Center. Mack was hired from Xaiver to replace interm coach David Padgett, who took over the team just before the start of last season following the dimissal of then-coach Rick Pitino.

MEMPHIS (AP) — Marc Gasol capped his 20-point night by hitting the go-ahead free throws with 4.6 seconds to play in the Memphis Grizzlies’ 89-87 win over the Denver Nuggets. Jaren Jackson Jr. also had 20 points and Gasol finished with 12 rebounds as Memphis improved to 4-0 at home while dealing the Nuggets their second loss in 11 games this season.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 20 points and the Philadelphia 76ers withstood Victor Oladipo’s season-high 36 points to win at Indiana for the first time in nine tries, 100-94. Ben Simmons fell two assists shy of a triple-double, delivering 16 points and 10 rebounds as Philadelphia won for the first time in six road games this season.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 22 of his 32 points by halftime and finished with 15 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Bulls, 107-98 to end a six-game losing streak. Davis hit eight straight shots at one point and also had four blocks in his best game since spraining his right elbow nearly two weeks ago.

UNDATED — LeBron James just missed a triple-double in the Lakers’ 114-110 win against the Timberwolves. James scored nine of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and finished 10 rebounds and nine assists. Other NBA winners from Wednesday were: Toronto, Oklahoma City, Miami, Detroit, Utah and the New York Knicks.

UNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran receiver Dez Bryant for the remainder of the season. Bryant spent his first eight years in the NFL with Dallas and caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns for the Cowboys last season before he was released in a salary cap move.

UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is expected to be ready for spring training following surgery Monday on his left wrist. The 24-year-old Swanson hit .238 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 136 games last season but missed the playoffs after tearing a ligament in his left hand late in the season.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has been stripped of his automatic berth in the championship race after NASCAR ruled his car had an illegal spoiler when he won at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. He enters this weekend’s race at Phoenix fourth among the remaining eight playoff drivers, three points above the cutline. Crew Chief Rodney Childress was suspended the last two races.