MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid will continue to monitor Gareth Bale’s injury progress after the winger was ruled out of tonight’s Champions League clash with FC Copenhagen. Bale was a late withdrawal from the Real Madrid squad on Tuesday after the Spanish La Liga club revealed that he picked…Read More
LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Arsene Wenger and Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow with the news that German striker Lukas Podolski will be out for up to ten weeks with a hamstring injury. Initially the club thought Podolski would have been out for just three weeks with the injury he picked…Read More
LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for next IAAF World Athletics Championships because of an injury. Ennis-Hill, who only recently recovered from Achilles injury which affected her preparation for the championships, competed in the 100m hurdles and long jump at…Read More
MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United has confirmed that club captain Nemanja Vidic has picked up an injury, but insist the defender’s problem is “nothing serious.” Vidic was not a part of the Manchester United 19-man that travelled to Thailand on Wednesday following a back injury he picked up. But the Serbian,…Read More
INDIANAPOLIS (Sporting Alert) — Basketball supporters fell to tears midway through the first half of the NCAA March Madness Midwest regional final clash in Indiana, following an eyeing popping incident involving Kevin Ware of Louisville. WARNING! VERY DISTURBING IMAGES – VIDEO Ware jumped out to try and block a three-point…Read More
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers are hoping for the best over the fitness of star guard Kobe Bryant, who is current sidelined with an injury.
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Bryant suffered a sprained ankle during the Lakers’ 96-92 to the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday night and he’s now racing against time to be fit in time for Friday night’s clash against the Indiana Pacer.
The injury came at a bad time for the Lakers, who were beginning to play well in the push for a playoffs slot in the difficult Western Conference.
Bryant sustained the ankle sprain after he landed on the foot of defender Dahntay Jones, who apparently stepped underneath him – causing the shooter to fall to the court in discomfort.
There are several debate surrounding the foul it self, and the 34-year-old reveals that “it was the worst ankle injury he’d had since the 2000 National Basketball Association Finals.”
The Los Angeles star has also called for better protection for shooters.
“First and foremost, officials really need to protect shooters,” he said.
“As defensive players you can contest shots but you can’t walk underneath players. That’s dangerous for the shooter.”
Jones, though, defended himself.
“Tape doesn’t lie,” Jones via his Twitter account. “Ankle was turned on the floor after the leg kick out that knocked him off balance. I would never try to hurt the man.”
MADRID (Sporting Alert) – Barcelona will be without midfield playmaker Xavi for Saturday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’ against Real Madrid because of an injury. The Spanish international has been ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury he picked on Tuesday, which forced him to be substituted midway through the…Read More
YouTube.com: Wayne Rooney return delayed MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) Manchester United were hit with further setback in the return of Wayne Rooney, following the news that the striker will be out for another two weeks because of an injury. Rooney injured his knee during a Christmas Day training session and has…Read More
ORLANDO (Sporting Alert) – Derrick Rose took a step closer to return from injury after he took part in the Chicago Bulls team work on Wednesday.
Rose, who has been doing several non-contact drills in sessions in the past few weeks, has participated with his teammates in road session for first since tearing his ACL in late April.
“It’s good,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said, ahead of his team’s game at the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
“He’s been around the whole time. You guys don’t see him as much as everyone else does, the team does, I should say.
“So I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It’s the next step in the progression for him. He’s getting up to speed with everything offensively, defensively, his teammates.
“It’s just the next step, and he’s got to continue the things that he’s been doing and the team has to continue to focus on our improvement and our opponent and then at some point he’ll be ready to go.
“But he still has some time to go, everyone has to be patient, but it’s good to have him around.”
Rose is still involved in some rehab sessions and expected to be out for about six weeks, so Thibodeau will not commit to a return date for his All-Star guard.
“It’s when he’s ready,” Thibodeau said of rose injury return date. “So that’s not anything that has changed from the start of the season, it’s when he’s ready.
“It’s not going to be sooner, later, ‘this is the target date,’ it’s just when he’s ready. So he’s doing practice, the predictable contact in practice, the next step will be regular practice, then he has to be able to go through regular practice for a while. And then, if everything goes well, then he plays.
“But there’s no time schedule so it’s everything according to plan. It’s just the next step. There’s several steps he has to go through.
“There’s several more that he has to go through — so everything’s going well, nothing has changed.”
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(Sporting Alert) – Amar’e Stoudemire has made his New York Knicks return from an injury in the NBA game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
Stoudemire, who has been out with a knee injury returned off the bench with 3:31 left the first quarter.
The Knicks says his playing time will be limited as they try to work him back into playing fitness.
Star forward Carmelo Anthony, who started the day as questionable, also returned to the starting team after missing the last two games with a knee injury.
Experienced guard Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler, who was doubtful because of an ankle problem, were in the team for New York Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, speed Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson will not play against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight because of an Achilles tendon strain.
This means Andre Miller will start in his place, at least that is what Clippers.com are reporting.
The Los Angeles Lakers are also in action on New Year’s night, but head coach Mike D’Antoni is not reporting any fresh injuries.
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MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) Wayne Rooney picked up an injury on Christmas Day that forced him to miss Manchester United Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle United on Boxing Day. Rooney had a poor game against Swansea City on Sunday and there were speculations that his performance had contributed to the…Read More
NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng will be re-evaluated on Saturday after the forward picked up a shoulder injury in his team’s 110-106 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night. Deng sustained the injury during a physical tussle with Jason Kidd to win a rebound under the basket,…Read More
LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash hopes to return to regular practice next week, following a foot injury that has sidelined him since October.
Nash, who went through a shooting session in New York last night before the Lakers took on the Knicks, has also started running and he admits that his foot is feeling much better.
“I’m definitely getting better,” he was quoted as telling the Los Angeles Times.
He added “If I continue to improve and there’s no setbacks, then I should be able to practice next week.”
The former Phoenix star is one of the main pieces in the Lakers drive for success this season, as without him the likes of Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have found themselves scraping to find good looks at the baskets.
Steve Blake (abdomen) injury was also a massive blew for the Lakers, who are struggling with turnovers this season.
The Lakers are also without star forward Pau Gasol, who missed the past five games with tendinitis in his knees.
The team has dropped f six of its last seven, and could welcome Nash and company back anytime soon.
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Sporting Alert) — Brook Lopez will miss the Brooklyn Nets’ clash against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night because of an injury.
New York at Brooklyn
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Live TV: Live on ESPN and WatchESPN.com
Lopez was listed as a game time decision on Tuesday and the club was hoping to have their leading scorer back as they look to end a four game skid.
However, despite returning to training this week Lopez, who has had a good start to the season where he’s currently leading the team in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game, has been ruled out because of a sprained right foot.
He missed the past five games with the injury as well.
On Tuesday the Nets GM Billy King announced on the club’s official website that the center would not feature against the Knicks.
He’s also doubtful for the next game against the Toronto Raptors as well.
So with Lopez out once again, this is how the Nets will line-up from the opening tip off:
G · Deron Williams; G · Joe Johnson; F · Gerald Wallace; F · Reggie Evans; C · Andray Blatche.
Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony returned from a two game absence with 34 points against his former club Denver Nuggets as the New York Knicks picked up a 112-106 victory on the road Sunday night.
Anthony is currently in shootaround warm-ups and looks to be in the zone. He says all systems are ready to go, despite his cut finger still taped up.
New York, who continues to be without star forward Amar’e Stoudemire will start like this:
G · Raymond Felton; G · Ronnie Brewer; F · Carmelo Anthony; F · Kurt Thomas; C · Tyson Chandler.