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Bulls star Derrick Rose is out for the remainder of the season.
The team said Rose had successful surgery in Chicago to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee. He was hurt Friday night at Portland.
The 2011 NBA MVP missed all of last season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Chicago's 2012 playoff opener against Philadelphia. He has played in just 50 games - 49 in the regular season and that lone playoff game - since the Bulls' run to the Eastern Conference finals during his MVP season.
Bryant hasn't played this season while recovering from surgery on his torn Achilles tendon in April, but the Lakers didn't wait to renew their commitment to the five-time NBA champion before he got anywhere close to the free-agent market next summer.
Bryant inked the deal with owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak at his side in agent Rob Pelinka's office moments before the Lakers left for an East Coast road trip. Bryant, Buss and Kupchak all had repeatedly stated Bryant wouldn't leave his only NBA home.
The 35-year-old guard quickly tweeted a picture of his signature with the hashtag: Laker4Life.
Two people with knowledge of the deal said the agreement had been reached. The people requested anonymity because neither team had announced the deal.
Williams was the No. 2 overall draft choice in 2011. But he never was able to carve a niche in Rick Adelman's rotation and it became increasingly clear early this season that he had no role on the Timberwolves. Williams is averaging 4.9 points in under 15 minutes per game.
Mbah a Moute is averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in nine games for the Kings.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.
The lawsuit seeks damages and court-approved, NHL-sponsored medical monitoring for the players' brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL careers. It was filed in federal court in Washington on behalf of players who retired on or before Feb. 14 of this year and have suffered such injuries.
The suit comes just three months after the National Football League agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related health problems - and in an era when more attention is being paid to the damages of head injuries sustained in sports.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle defended the management style of coach Joe Philbin in the wake of the team's bullying scandal.
Coyle said he was happy to talk with an NFL special investigator who spent last week questioning coaches, players and others in the organization.
Attorney Ted Wells is investigating allegations by tackle Jonathan Martin that he was harassed daily by teammates, including guard Richie Incognito. Wells will determine the role of Philbin, his staff and management in the scandal.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans safety Michael Griffin is appealing his one-game suspension without pay after being labeled by the NFL as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
The league announced the penalty for Griffin's hit on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera. The punishment came from Merton Hanks, the NFL's vice president of football operations.
The suspension would cost Griffin $205,882.35 out of his $3.5 million base pay this season and keep him out of Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Griffin cannot take part in any football activities until Dec. 2, and the Titans hold the AFC's sixth and final playoff berth at this point.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Right-hander Dan Haren agreed to a $10 million, one-year deal with the Dodgers, adding another veteran arm to Los Angeles' deep rotation.
The deal includes $3 million in performance bonuses and a $10 million vesting option for 2015.
Haren returns to his native Southern California after spending last season with Washington, going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA and a strong finish to the season. The 11-year veteran spent the previous three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, going 33-27.
SEATTLE (AP) - Mariners president Chuck Armstrong announced he will retire at the end of January after spending 28 of the past 30 seasons in that position with the ballclub, helping stabilize the team in the Pacific Northwest.
Armstrong built the Mariners into a contender but has faced criticism during Seattle's playoff drought that has lasted the past 12 seasons. He will retire effective Jan. 31 and the club said it is beginning the process of finding a successor and starting that transition.
Juan Pablo Montoya turned his first laps in an Indy car in 13 years during his first test with new team Penske Racing.
The test at Sebring International Raceway was Montoya's first opportunity to get in his new car. He last drove in IndyCar in 2000, the year he won the Indianapolis 500 driving for Chip Ganassi.
Montoya spent seven seasons in NASCAR driving for Ganassi, but signed with rival Roger Penske in September to return to IndyCar when Ganassi decided not to bring the Colombian back for the 2014 season.
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