• Grizzlies’ Randolph helping rescued pit bull: Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph is offering to pay for the rehabilitation and adoption of a male pit bull that was rescued from a drain pipe. Randolph offered to help after hearing the story of the pit bull, which was rescued after getting stuck 15 feet down the pipe in mid-July in Memphis, the Grizzlies said in a news release Tuesday. The dog was found by a woman and her daughter, who heard the dog crying. The dog had been trapped in the pipe for two days. Animal welfare advocates said he would not have survived many more hours of entrapment.
— From staff and wire reports