As of 7:45 a.m. (et)
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 NFL.com, 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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