At This Hour: Ginobili Out, Wie Withdraws, Iverson Clears Waivers

Manu Ginobili

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Manu Ginobili is expected to miss about a week for the San Antonio Spurs because of a strained left groin. Ginobili and Tony Parker were both inactive for Thursday night's game against Utah. Ginobili left the first quarter of Wednesday's overtime loss at Dallas and didn't return. Parker aggravated a sprained left ankle in a loss Saturday against Oklahoma City and didn't play against the Mavericks. Parker, who sat out Thursday and has missed four of San Antonio's last five games, rolled his ankle in a loss on Nov. 6 at Portland.

michelle wie

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Michelle Wie withdrew from the LPGA Tour Championship on Thursday after hobbling through her first round on a sprained left ankle. The 20-year-old Wie, fresh off her first tour victory last week, shot an even-par 72 on Thursday. She first injured her ankle at the Solheim Cup in August. Wie went for treatment after her round and withdrew about an hour later.

Allen Iverson

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Allen Iverson has cleared waivers and is free to sign with any NBA team. The former MVP was waived Tuesday after playing only three games with the Memphis Grizzlies and no team claimed him in the following 48 hours, making him a free agent. The New York Knicks are discussing whether they want to bring in the 34-year-old guard. Iverson was unhappy coming off the bench last season in Detroit and this season with the Grizzlies, so there isn't expected to be much interest in him.