Kentucky’s decision last year to shrink the overall seating capacity of Commonwealth Stadium and focus more attention on premium tickets looks like a success so far. Premium seating areas and luxury suites generated $7.3 million last season.
DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of the Americans’ exhibition opener, a 111-74 victory over Argentina. The Sacramento Kings star can score inside and out, and gives the U.S. a dimension it hasn’t had while winning the last two gold medals.
Former University of Kentucky star James Paxton pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in three starts as the Seattle Mariners beat the Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday night, snapping Toronto’s winning streak at three.
Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins led the United States’ dominant performance on the glass with 15 rebounds in a 111-74 exhibition victory against Argentina in Las Vegas on Friday night.
The New Orleans Pelicans said they’ve signed free-agent forward Terrence Jones. A person familiar with the negotiations said Jones, a fifth-year veteran, signed a one-year deal for the NBA minimum of about $1.14 million.