Basketball: Seattle Storm All-Star Lauren Jackson is out indefinitely with a strained Achilles tendon.
The Australian forward was injured late in the third quarter of Wednesday night’s home loss to Detroit. She is averaging 18.9 points and 6.7 rebounds this season.
A team spokesman said Jackson did not travel with the Storm on Thursday to Sacramento, Calif., for today’s game against the Monarchs. She remains in Seattle for treatment and is listed as day-to-day.
The Storm return home Sunday to play Minnesota.
Jackson was one of three Seattle stars selected this week to start in the WNBA All-Star game July 25. It was her seventh selection to the All-Star team.
Chiefs sign deal with SWX
HOCKEY: The Spokane Chiefs and television station SWX have announced a five-year agreement to broadcast some of the team’s Western Hockey League games.
This season’s broadcast schedule will be announced in August after the team’s regular-season schedule is finalized.
Skier injured in escalator fall
Skiing: U.S. Alpine skier Cody Marshall has a head injury after falling about 20 feet while sliding from an escalator railing.
Police say the 26-year-old was out with teammates when he fell off the escalator rail around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in a mini-mall on Park City’s Main Street. He was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday.
Park City Police Capt. Phil Kirk says Marshall apparently was sliding down the railing when he fell backward. Kirk says the escalator was out of order and chained off.
Kids Day at Veterans Games
WHEELCHAIR GAMES: It’s “Kids Day” at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games today. Area children with physical disabilities will take part in events at Spokane Falls Community College from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., including basketball, slalom and T-ball with Games athletes acting as mentors.
Other events today include:
•Track and field: At SFCC, track events are held on a hard-surface track. Field events include javelin, shot put, discus and club throw, an event unique to quadriplegic athletes.
•Powerchair: Also at SFCC, races for individuals and relay teams using motorized wheelchairs.
•This is also the final day for quad rugby, power soccer and basketball, all at the Convention Center.
Today’s schedule, B6