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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose underwent successful surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his right knee on Friday. Bulls general manager Gar Forman made the announcement, shortly after the procedure was completed, also revealing that recovery time is 4-to-6 weeks. Rose, who is averaging 18.4 points, 5.0 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 46 games, could return before the end of the regular season. The three-time All-Star told the team on Tuesday he was experiencing pain in the surgically repaired knee, and an MRI exam afterward revealed the tear.


The Baltimore Ravens have cut ties with defensive end Chris Canty, terminating the 10-year veteran's contract on Friday. Canty had one year remaining on a three-year contract he signed in 2013. The move, according to reports, will save the Ravens $2.6 million on the salary cap, although Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome did not rule out his return on a lesser deal. Canty spent two seasons in Baltimore after playing four years with the New York Giants and four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Arizona Cardinals released veteran defensive tackle Darnell Dockett on Friday. Dockett, who was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007, 2009 and 2010, missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in training camp. Arizona was in talks with the 10-year pro about restructuring his $9.8 million cap hit for the 2015 season, but instead, he will hit the open market.

The Miami Dolphins have released wide receiver Brian Hartline in a salary cap maneuver. Hartline had spent each of his six NFL seasons with Miami and was set to earn $5.9 million in 2015. According to, the move will instead save the Dolphins $3.15 million against the cap. The 28-year-old Ohio State product had consecutive 1,000-yard seasons in 2012 and 2013, but saw fewer passes last season. He started all 16 games, but had just 39 receptions for 474 yards with two touchdowns.


Atlanta Braves center fielder Melvin Upton will miss the beginning of the 2015 season after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot. The Braves announced Friday that Upton will have his foot placed in a cast for two weeks before wearing a walking boot for a period of 4-to-6 weeks. The 30-year-old is slated to resume baseball activities in early April. Upton, who is using his birth first name this season after going by "B.J." previously in his career, sustained the injury while taking batting practice during a Thursday workout. An MRI taken Friday revealed inflammation in one of the bones in his foot.


Although the start to his day was delayed for a few hours, Brendan Steele played his first four holes at 4- under to take a 2-shot lead when play was suspended due to darkness at the Honda Classic on Friday. Once Steele was able to get back on the course for day two, he surged up to 8-under par to take the lead with the majority of his second round still to go. Steele has one career victory on the PGA Tour at the 2011 Texas Open. Play was delayed two separate times due to inclement weather. The total delay time on Friday was 3 hours and 44 minutes. All of the morning groups were able to finish their rounds, while every afternoon group is still in the middle of their second round. Second- round play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with the hopes of finishing up around noon before starting the third round. Patrick Reed, this year's Hyundai Tournament of Champions winner, carded his second straight 3- under 67 on the Champion Course at PGA National Resort & Spa and he is alone in second at 6-under-par 134.

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