March 18, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Injured Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose missed his third straight game on Saturday night in a win against the Philadelphia 76ers because of an strained groin. It’s the 13th game this season Rose has missed. The Bulls are 9-4 without him, including a 106-102 victory over Miami on Wednesday night and a 100-89 loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday night. Rose has also been limited by back and toe problems this season. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is uncertain if he will return for Monday’s game at Orlando. C.J. Watson started at point guard.

Chase Utley still hasn’t played in a game for the Philadelphia Phillies this spring because of a chronic knee condition that forced him to miss the first 46 games last year.

Hired New York Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson completed his staff, hiring Jim Todd and Darrell Walker as assistant coaches. The Knicks made the moves before their game at Indiana.

Demoted The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned forward Lazar Hayward to their NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa for the second time this month.

Released Cleveland Cavaliers waived veteran forward Jason Kapono two days after he was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers. Also, the Cavs signed guard Manny Harris for the remainder of the season. .

Fined Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart was fined $2,500 by the NHL for his hit on Washington forward Marcus Johansson on Friday night.

Expected San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks after he undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday.

Honored Wisconsin junior forward Brianna Decker won the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award as the top player in women’s college hockey.

Suspended Former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez has been suspended by Puerto Rico boxing authorities after he accused a referee of betting on one of his fights.

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