Sports Report: Derrick Rose To Undergo Surgery
In the NBA, Golden State bested Washington 114-107, Cleveland beat Detroit 102-93, Oklahoma City topped Indiana 105-92, and it was Dallas over Toronto 99-92.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is planning to undergo surgery.
Over on the ice, the Rangers blanked Calgary 1-0, Buffalo doubled up Columbus 4-2, the Islanders bested Arizona 5-1, Vancouver edged Boston 2-1, Carolina bested Philadelphia 4-1, Montreal won against St. Louis 5-2, Edmonton beat Minnesota 2-1, Nashville defeated Colorado 5-2, Winnipeg topped Dallas 4-2, Chicago skated past Florida in a shootout 3-2, and it was Los Angeles over Detroit 1-0.
There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. The Boston Globe reports a Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask's honor.
In top 25 men’s college basketball, Syracuse bested No. 9 Notre Dame 65-60.
Meanwhile Kansas State is getting ahead of the storm.
Wildcats athletic director John Currie promises to revisit the school's security procedures after an upset of eighth-ranked Kansas on Monday night resulted in fans storming the court. Jayhawks coach Bill Self was crushed against a press table, and Kansas forward, Jamari Traylor was body-checked by another fan. Assistant coach Kurtis Townsend had to peel away still more fans shouting profanities and making obscene gestures at his players.
Currie apologized in a lengthy statement to Kansas counterpart Sheahon Zenger, Self and his team. Kansas State intends to review video of the incident along with law enforcement personnel to identify fans who became unruly.
Robert Wincowski of the Lake George Warriors became Section II’s all-time leading scorer last night in a win against Maple Hill, 81-53. Wincowski hit the 2,417 point by the end of the game topping the previous record held by Jimmer Fredette, a well-known local athlete who currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.
David Ortiz has arrived at the Red Sox spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. He's the final player on the club's 40-man roster to report. Ortiz comes to camp as the longest active member of the Red Sox. He was signed as a free agent in 2003. He's the only player that has been a part of Boston's World Series winning teams in 2004, '07 and '13.
The Boston Red Sox are working on a deal with Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada. A representative for the 19-year-old says he's hopeful the contract with a $31.5 million bonus will be finalized by the end of the week. The cost for the Red Sox will double because of the tax for exceeding the international signing bonus pool, a provision in baseball's collective bargaining agreement.
Local officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, say moving the Pawtucket Red Sox to the state's capital will devastate the smaller city's economy. Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino and a group of Rhode Island businessmen announced on Monday that they had purchased the Triple-A baseball club and are planning to move the team to Providence.
Giancarlo Stanton says he's fully recovered from the September beaning that ended his 2014 season and took him out of contention for the NL most valuable player award.
The Marlins slugger signed a $325 million, 13-year contract in November and is ready to mount a comeback from the beaning, which broke Stanton's orbital bone and damaged five teeth. He said his eyesight his fine, and he has no pain or fear about facing live pitching. However, he plans to try out a face guard to protect his left cheek.
The Cardinals are sending ace Adam Wainwright to St. Louis to be examined by a doctor after his workout Tuesday was cut short by abdominal pain. General manager John Mozeliak (moh-ZEHL'-ihk) told Cardinals.com that Wainwright would be seen by a doctor on Thursday before the team provides an update of Wainwright's condition. Wainwright threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Friday. The team said discomfort in his abdomen had bothered him in other drills and when running.
Joba Chamberlain has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract to return to the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander was a free agent this offseason. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year, but he struggled down the stretch, posting a 4.97 ERA after the All-Star break and allowing four earned runs over two postseason appearances.
The New York Giants have released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap. The NFL Players Association estimates the new salary cap will rise to $143 million.
Meanwhile the Cleveland Browns have changed their signature Orange color and the Dawg Pound branding.
Two people close to the situation tell The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Mohegan Sun will host the WNBA All-Star Game this season. The All-Star Game will be held the weekend of July 26th. A news conference is scheduled for today at Mohegan Sun. The home of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun hosted the game in 2005 and 2009 as well as 2013.
Keith Olbermann won't host his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. On Monday, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase "We Are!" and a link to an article about students raising more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. Olbermann replied "...Pitiful."
International Speedway is developing a plan for the installation of additional SAFER barriers at Daytona and Talladega, and will review the safety standards at its other racetracks.
The renewed focus comes three days after NASCAR star Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash into a concrete wall at Daytona that was not fitted with the barriers.
Davis Love III has been named the U.S. Ryder Cup captain again. Love was captain in a losing effort at Medinah in 2012. He becomes the first repeat U.S. captain since Jack Nicklaus in 1987.
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