Jahlil Okafor, the Philadelphia 76ers' 19-year-old rookie, got into a brawl outside a bar in Boston early Thursday morning.
Video of the incident was published by TMZ Sports, which wrote that the incident occurred because Okafor felt he was "being heckled from the moment he left the club and felt threatened because people swarmed him on the street."
In the video, Okafor is seen shouting at several individuals, then shoving a man to the ground. After at least one person tries to restrain him, Okafor punches a man who appears to be the same individual he had pushed, knocking him to the pavement again. At the start of the video, Okafor can be heard shouting to someone, "We got money," and using a racial slur.
The fight occurred after the Boston Celtics beat the Sixers 84-80 on Wednesday night. The Sixers are winless in their first 16 games of the season.
A 76ers spokesman said the team was aware of the report and gathering information.
ESPN reveals drop in business
ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers over the past two years, according to a regulatory filing.
ESPN now has 92 million subscribers, down from 99 million in 2013. That helps explain why ESPN has made cost-cutting personnel moves over the past year, letting go high-priced talent such as Colin Cowherd, Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.
ESPN has said it is losing subscribers because TV viewers are cutting their cable connections.
Track and field
IAAF leader Coe cuts ties to Nike
Sebastian Coe gave up his role as a special adviser to Nike Inc. that left the new president of the IAAF open to accusations of a conflict of interest.
Coe has been under increasing scrutiny for his long-standing ties to the U.S. sportswear giant. He said he felt that "noise" about his ties to Nike were distracting him from his work at the International Association of Athletics Federations.
"It is clear that perception and reality have become horribly mangled," he said.
IAAF honors Eaton, Dibaba
American decathlete Ashton Eaton and Ethiopian running sensation Genzebe Dibaba are the IAAF's world athletes of 2015. Eaton, in the decathlon, and Dibaba, in the 1,500 meters, won gold at the world championships in Beijing and set world records in those events in 2015.
Britain takes aim at Davis Cup
Andy Murray ended a 77-year wait for a British man to win the Wimbledon title and now is on the verge of ending another long drought when Britain plays Belgium in the Davis Cup final this weekend in Ghent, Belgium.
The best-of-five series starts Friday with Belgium's David Goffin playing Kyle Edmund. Murray then plays Ruben Bemelmans.
Britain is the only nation to have competed in all Davis Cup editions since 1900 and is seeking its 10th title, but the last time Britain won the Davis Cup was in 1936.
AROUND THE HORN
NHL: Edmonton forward Nail Yakupov is expected to miss two to four weeks after spraining his left ankle Wednesday. … Dallas placed goalie Kari Lehtonen on the injured list, clearing the way for prospect Jack Campbell to back up Antti Niemi.
Golf: Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott struggled to even-par 71s in the windy opening round of the Australian Open in Sydney, leaving them five strokes behind leader Lincoln Tighe.
Football: Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris was honored as the Canadian Football League's most outstanding player. Burris, 40, had a CFL-record 481 completions and led the league in passing with 5,703 yards.