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Spurs’ Leonard might miss rest of season – Popovich

San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard is still battling injury and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday he’d “be surprised” to see him return this season. “On Kawhi, I’d be surprised if he returns this season,” Popovich told reporters as the Spurs returned to practice

Astros pitching prospect Whitley handed 50-game ban

Houston Astros top pitching prospect Forrest Whitley was suspended for 50 games on Wednesday for violating baseball’s minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Whitley’s suspension will be effective from the start of the 2018 Texas League minor league season. Neither the commissioner

Raptors hope to change playoff fortunes

Toronto is trying to rewrite their history, Cleveland has re-tooled through trades and Boston’s cooling off as the NBA enters the final seven weeks of the season following the annual all-star break. The Toronto Raptors lead the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference by two games while the Houston

NHL condemns racial abuse of Capitals player

The National Hockey League reacted with condemnation on Sunday after Washington Capitals player Devante Smith-Pelly was racially abused during his team’s road game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Smith-Pelly, who is African-American, was subjected to racist taunts by four male fans on Saturday at

Aussie Simmons enjoying his first All-Star weekend

NBA rookie Ben Simmons had two simple objectives coming into the 2018 NBA Rising Stars Challenge game on Friday night. Simmons was selected with the top pick in the 2016 entry draft by the 76ers. Simmons was the NBA rookie of the month for October, …

Woods misses cut at Riviera, McDowell and Cantlay lead

Tiger Woods’s return to Riviera Country Club lasted just two days as the 14-time major champion missed the cut in the Genesis Open, where Graeme McDowell and Patrick Cantlay shared the lead on Friday. Woods’s eight bogeys included three in a row on the back nine as he battled to a five-over par 76. “I really didn’t play well today,” Woods said.

Woods one-over in return to Riviera, Cantlay and Finau lead

Tiger Woods returned to Riviera Country Club with a roller coaster round of 72 on Thursday that left him six shots off the Genesis Open first-round lead shared by Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau. Cantlay and Finau, each seeking a second US PGA Tour titl…

South Korea’s Ko leads Australian Open by two shots

South Korea’s Ko Jin-young fired a nine-birdie opening round of 65 to lead the women’s Australian Open by two shots at Kooyonga in Adelaide on Thursday. Ko, 22, the world number 20 and a winner of 10 tournaments on the Korean tour, reached the turn at three-under and rolled in six more birdies on the back nine to gather in a cluster of players who had held the lead at four-under. Ko joined the lead with a birdie at the 16th, birdied again to lead outright at the 17th before repeating the performance at the 18th to lead by two strokes at seven under.