I would say generally for sport would say best to have brightness contrast and sharpness a bit higher than defaults (though not maximum settings), however depends on preference and can be a bit of trial and error. Standard Mode should be fine with adjustments , compared to other content. You may wish Auto Motion Plus at lower settings (can tweak to see the best experience)
A general guide is here but recommendations subjective https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/nu8000/settings
It is an Edge lit Medium Range model and local dimming is not considered to be particularly impressive.