LeBron James gets a third version of the Big 3 with Russell Westbrook, but the Lakers also had sights on another free agent.
Japan won its first-ever mixed-doubles bronze medal on Friday when Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino, who have played together for a decade, took out Hong Kong's Tang Chun Man and Tse Ying Suet 21-17 23-21 in a tight match. "It was really difficult to enjoy because there was so much pressure," Higashino said. Watanabe, the only Japanese man to win an Olympic medal in badminton, said he hopes others win more and that he is honored have been the first.
The new-look Nationals have traded right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson to the San Diego Padres in a busy day of moves for retooling Washington, acquiring right-hander Mason Thompson and shortstop Jordy Barley. San Diego announced the deal late Thursday night out West. Hudson is 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA over 31 outings and 32 2/3 innings, and the Padres will count on him down the stretch as they sit in third place in a tight NL West race behind the San Francisco Giants and the defending World Series champion Dodgers.