Oscar Tshiebwe anticipates playing Kentucky’s season opener

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky forward and consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe said Tuesday he “absolutely” anticipates being ready for the No. 4 Wildcats’ season opener after having a procedure on his right knee earlier this month. The 6-foot-9 senior spoke publicly for the first time since Wildcats coach John Calipari announced on … Read more

Rapper Jack Harlow disses Kentucky Wildcats at Louisville Cardinals’ Midnight Madness event

Grammy-nominated rapper Jack Harlow is a bona fide superstar now, proven by the global success of hits like “Churchill Downs” and “First Class.” But he’s also a Louisville native and a diehard Cardinals fan. Harlow made that clear Friday night during the program’s Midnight Madness event, “Louisville Live.” Harlow was a judge for the dunk … Read more

Felony charges against former top recruit Emoni Bates to be dismissed

11:50 AM ET Jeff Borzello Close ESPN Staff Writer Basketball recruiting insider. Joined ESPN in 2014. Graduate of University of Delaware. Pete Thamel The felony charges against Emoni Bates, a former top recruit now at Eastern Michigan, are set to be dismissed next week, his lawyer told ESPN. Attorney Steve Haney said in a phone … Read more

Touted Villanova freshman Cam Whitmore set for thumb surgery

Villanova star freshman Cam Whitmore, a projected top-10 NBA draft pick, will undergo surgery next week on his right thumb after injuring it in practice on Wednesday, the school announced Friday. Whitmore will be reevaluated in early November. “We’re disappointed for Cam,” Villanova first-year coach Kyle Neptune said. “Throughout the preseason he’s worked hard to … Read more

France wants Joel Embiid for national team in 2024 Olympics

HENDERSON, Nev. — Joel Embiid has two choices: the red, white and blue of the U.S., or the blue, white and red of France. An Olympic medal might hinge on his decision. France is still hopeful that Embiid — the reigning NBA scoring champion — will choose to wear its colors for the 2024 Paris … Read more