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PRESS BOX: Nash's season over with Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash has been officially ruled out for the remainder of the season, coach Mike D'Antoni told reporters Thursday.

"He's not going to play," Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times tweeted a quote from D'Antoni regarding Nash.

Nash, 40, played in only 10 games this season while dealing with numerous injuries tied to nerve damage suffered when he broke his leg in 2012-13. He has been dealing with issues with his back and leg since signing with the Lakers before last season. Nash played in just a total of 60 games with the team.

---Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been fined $15,000 for directing inappropriate comments towards the officials, the NBA announced Thursday.

The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Wizards' 98-85 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. Wall was angry about non-calls on drives to the basket and was upset about a foul when he contested guard Kemba Walker's 3-pointer with about five minutes left. Wall, who leads the Wizards in scoring at 19.6 points per game, did not shoot a free throw until the 4:31 mark of the fourth quarter.


Cleveland Indians designated hitter Jason Giambi will miss three to four weeks because of a fractured rib, the team announced Thursday.

Giambi was injured when he was hit by a pitch thrown by Chicago Cubs right-hander Edwin Jackson on March 7. Giambi had an MRI on Wednesday and the fracture was revealed. The 43-year-old is a non-roster invitee to spring training. He hit .183 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs in 186 at-bats last year.

---New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda, who is bidding in camp to become the No. 5 starter, threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.

Pineda, two years after undergoing serious shoulder surgery, struck out five hitters in his second spring start. He allowed three hits and one walk. Pineda hit 92 mph twice and most of his fastballs were clocked in the 89-90 range, according to ESPN.com.

The Yankees sent pitcher Jose Campos to the minors Thursday. Campos will report to the team's Class A affiliate. He has dealt with elbow injuries the past few seasons.
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