Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is out indefinitely because of torn cartilage in his right knee that will require surgery, team officials said Saturday.
The former NBA most valuable player had an MRI exam in Los Angeles on Saturday and was found to have a medial meniscus tear, which he suffered during a game at Portland on Friday. Rose sat out last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The timetable for his return this season was not immediately clear.
The injury occurred in the third quarter against the Trail Blazers. Rose lost his footing while trying to change direction to get back on defense when Nicolas Batum stole a pass and started the other way. It didn't appear there was any contact on the play.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a left knee sprain of the medial collateral ligament that won't require surgery, but he will be out indefinitely, the team announced after Gasol had an MRI exam.
BASEBALL: Yankees, Brian McCann close to agreement
Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth about $85 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal wasn't finalized. The contract is expected to include a vesting option worth $15 million. The deal's completion is pending a physical.
GOLF: Natalie Gulbis rallies from seven back
Natalie Gulbis, who had plunged to No. 64 on the LPGA money list as she battled malaria in the first half of the LPGA season, came from seven shots back at the start of the third round to get a share of the lead at 11-under 205 in the season-ending Titleholders tournament at Naples, Fla. On the par-five first hole, Gulbis tried to lay up but hooked a five-iron into the water and ended up with a bogey. She followed that with eight birdies that gave her to a 65 in the third round and tied with Gerina Piller (67) and Pornanong Phatlum (67) of Thailand going into the final round.
Kevin Kisner shot a bogey-free 64 at Spyglass Hill and rallied for a two-shot lead over Jason Kokrak after three rounds of the Pebble Beach Invitational. Kisner was at 13-under 201. Mina Harigae shot her third consecutive 70 and was the leader among seven female entrants at 210; Annika Sorenstam made the cut at 213.
Charl Schwartzel shot a three-under 69 to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open in Johannesburg, the season-opening event on the European Tour. He was at 15-under 201.
ETC.: Sebastian Vettel takes F-1 pole at Brazil
In Formula One racing, Sebastian Vettel was fastest on a wet and treacherous Interlagos track, taking the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Sao Paulo. The Red Bull driver was more than a half second ahead of Nico Rosberg of Mercedes in a rain-delayed qualifying session.
Former UCLA star Marques Johnson, the first Wooden Award winner and a member of the Bruins' 1975 national championship team, is among 13 being inducted Sunday into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo.
The Oakland Raiders promoted wide receiver Greg Jenkins from the practice squad to provide another because leading receiver Denarius Moore will sit out Sunday's game because of a shoulder injury.
In boxing, Yoan Pablo Hernandez returned to the ring after a 14-month injury break and knocked out Alexander Alekseev in the 10th round to retain his IBF cruiserweight title at Bamberg, Germany. . . . At Manchester, England, Carl Froch recovered from a first-round knockdown and retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a ninth-round technical knockout of George Groves in an all-British fight. Referee Howard Foster infuriated Groves by stopping the fight after Froch landed some meaningful punches that left the challenger wobbling for the first time. On the same card, Scott Quigg retained his WBA super-bantamweight title with a second-round knockout of Diego Silva of Argentina.
In figure skating, Japan's Tatsuki Machida and Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia won gold medals in the Rostelecom Cup at Moscow, the last of the season's six preliminary Grand Prix events. For the United States, Richard Dornbush was fifth among the men, and Mirai Nagasu was third among the women.
Chris Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, N.Y., became the first to wrap up a spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic men's luge team with a fourth-place finish in a World Cup race at Igls, Austria.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered an apparent hamstring injury and didn't return after scoring early to spark Real Madrid's 5-0 rout in the Spanish league match at Almeria. Ronaldo later said the injury was not serious.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun