A person with knowledge of the situation of said that the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo.

Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.

Rondo is expected to sign his contract next week and the terms are still being finalized.

The deal joins Rondo with fellow Kentucky alums Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins. The addition gives head coach Alvin Gentry the flexibility to play Jrue Holiday more at shooting guard, an effective position for him in the past.

Rondo was a four-time All-Star and won a championship with the Celtics. He has bounced from Dallas to Sacramento to Chicago in the past three seasons.



NHL: The New Jersey Devils signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract for salary and performance bonuses. The Devils said Hischier will have an average salary of $925,000.

The 18-year-old Swiss forward had 38 goals and 48 assists last season for the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He’s participating in the Devils’ development camp this weekend.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to an assault charge that stemmed from a 2016 fight in a parking lot in Kentucky.

The Daily News reports the Western Kentucky alum pleaded guilty on Friday in Bowling Green, Ky., to assault under extreme emotional disturbance. Higbee was ordered to pay the victim an undisclosed amount and perform 250 hours of community service. Higbee also can’t own or possess a gun.

Obituary: Babe Parilli, the former Patriots quarterback in the team’s American Football League days who also played for the Raiders, died Saturday at 87.

The New England franchise announced the death. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed.

Mr. Parilli played for the then-Boston Patriots from 1961 to 1967. He was voted to three AFL All-Star Games and was the AFL’s Comeback Player of the Year in 1966.

Mr. Parilli was named to the All-AFL 10 Year Anniversary team in 1971 and his 31 touchdown passes in 1964 were a team record until 2007. Parilli is fourth on the Patriots’ career passing list with 16,747 yards and is in the team’s Hall of Fame. He also was known as excellent holder and was nicknamed “gold finger.”

He began his pro career with the Green Bay Packers in 1952, and also played for the Cleveland Browns, Raiders, New York Jets and the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders. He was the backup to Joe Namath when the Jets won the Super Bowl in January 1969.