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Hayward to have surgery but full recovery expected

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery after a gruesome left leg injury but is expected to make a full recovery, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday. Hayward was flown back to Boston and taken to New England Baptist Hospital …

Bulls ban Portis eight games for breaking teammate’s jaw

Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games by the NBA club on Wednesday, a day after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic at practice and breaking his jaw. Bulls executive vice president John Paxson, who announced the ban, also said Miro…

Basket – NBA: Rockets spoil Warriors’ opening night

– The new-look Houston Rockets roared back to beat NBA champions Golden State 122-121 on Tuesday, spoiling a celebratory night at the Warriors’ Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Warriors marked the opening of the new season by handing out their championship rings and raising their 2016-17 championship

Win over Cubs puts Dodgers on brink of baseball World Series berth

Chris Taylor homered and drove in two runs, and Yu Darvish pitched six-plus strong innings Tuesday as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 to move within one win of a World Series return. The Dodgers, whose 1988 championship marked their last appearance in Major League Baseball’s title

Amfoot – NFL: League, players vow to work together over social issues

– A meeting between NFL team owners and players representatives ended Tuesday with no agreement on the thorny issue of protests during the national anthem, which has bitterly divided the sport. A joint statement released by the National Football Leagu…

Basket – NBA: LeBron hopes to play long enough to foul his son

– LeBron James isn’t sure how long he will play as his 15th NBA season begins, but the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar would love to stay long enough to foul his now-teenaged son. The 32-year-old forward’s quest for his eighth consecutive NBA Finals and ninth overall appearance began Tuesday with

Celtics forward Hayward suffers horrifying leg injury

NBA All-Star forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific-looking broken left ankle on Tuesday, less than six minutes into his first game for the Boston Celtics. Hayward, acquired by the Celtics from the Utah Jazz in the off-season, came down hard after…

Furyk insists US have it all to prove at Ryder Cup

American Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has called on his team to go into next year’s clash against Thomas Bjorn’s Europe in Paris with “a chip on their shoulder”. The United States ended a run of three straight defeats with victory at Hazeltine last year, before an impressive young outfit crushed the Internationals 19-11 at the Presidents Cup earlier this month. Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas all won major titles this year, while Dustin Johnson is the world number one, but Furyk wants his side to feel they still have plenty to prove, having not won on European soil since triumphing at The Belfry in 1993.