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Stephen Strasburg has a torn elbow ligament and will likely have Tommy John surgery, ending the promising rookie's season. The 22-year-old has already accepted the fact that he will need the ligament replacement operation that requires 12 to 18 months of rehabilitation.
A rough day for Tiger Woods at The Barclays. Woods missed a 20-inch putt for one of his four bogeys over the final eight holes Friday at Ridgewood Country Club, giving him a 2-over 73, tied for 15th. Despite the rough day, Woods will keep his No. 1 ranking for another week as Phil Mickelson missed the cut. Australian Jason Day is the clubhouse leader at -8.
Reunion night in New Orleans. Former Chargers teammates Drew Brees and Philip Rivers faced each other as the Saints hosted the Chargers in Week 3 of the preseason. Brees went 18 of 27 for 240 yards and 2 TDs in his team's 36-21 victory. Rivers was 16 of 27 for 167 yards and 1 TD in defeat. Saints starting linebacker Jonathan Vilma injured his right groin in the third quarter trying to pressure Rivers.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Donnie Avery is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Avery suffered the injury late in the first half against New England Thursday night. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Danny Amendola, Mardy Gilyard, and Keenan Burton all are candidates to fill Avery's spot.
The NBA has suspended Brandon Rush of the Indiana Pacers, Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings and Kenny Hasbrouck of the Miami Heat for separate incidents. The league announced the suspensions in a statement Friday. Rush has been suspended without pay for 5 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Evans, the NBA's Rookie of the Year, was suspended without pay for 1 game for pleading no contest to reckless driving in California. Hasbrouck was suspended without pay for 2 games for pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York.
Jamal Crawford wants out of Atlanta. Crawford, who is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $10 million this season, approached the Hawks the first week of July about an extension but, so far, to no avail. The 30-year-old guard will ask the club to trade him, according sources with knowledge of the situation.
Manny to Chicago's South Side? Ramirez was placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the White Sox were awarded the claim that gives them exclusive bargaining rights for the slugger, a person with knowledge of the situation said Friday. Chicago has exclusive rights to make a deal to acquire Ramirez over the next four days.
U.S. Soccer met with former German team coach Juergen Klinsmann about the national team coaching job, currently held by Bob Bradley, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. The source indicated Klinsmann is interested in the position, but gave no other details.
Georgia tailback Washaun Ealey won't play in the team's season opener September 4 against Louisiana-Lafayette. Ealey, who led the Bulldogs in rushing last season, was charged with hit and run and driving on a suspended license. Coach Mark Richt said more games may be added to Ealey's suspension.
Atlanta broke open a close game by scoring 26 consecutive points and the Dream beat the Mystics 101-77 Friday night to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Iziane Castro Marques and Angel McCoughtry each scored 21 points to lead the Dream.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.