Nash feeling better, hopes to return to regular Lakers practice

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…

Lopez out for Nets against Knicks, New York out to make a statement

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…

Lionel Messi will play for Barcelona against Betis Sunday

SEVILLE (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi has recovered from a knee injury and will play against Real Betis in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday. Messi was carried off the pitch in midweek after colliding with Benfica goalkeeper in Barcelona’s Champions League 0-0 draw and was a serious doubt for the contest on Sunday. However,…

Lionel Messi Unsure About Playing At Real Betis, Despite Feeling Better

BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) — Lionel Messi says he is feeling better after sustaining a knee injury during a Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday night. Messi collided with the goalkeeper of Benfica late in the second half of the game and he admitted to fearing the worst when he went down with what turned…

South Carolina Marcus Lattimore suffers bad leg injury – Video

(Sporting Alert) — South Carolina star player Marcus Lattimore was carted off the field in the second quarter and taken to a hospital in an ambulance after he injured his leg in his team’s 38-35 win over Tennessee on Saturday. South Carolina Marcus Lattimore suffers bad leg injury – Video The star running back suffered…

Kaka ready to start for Brazil against Iraq in friendly

(Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid attacking midfielder Kaka is happy to be back in the Brazil national setup and is looking forward to the friendly international against Iraq on Thursday. The game, which will be played in Sweden, is expected to see the experienced midfielder making a return to international football, following a two-year absence…

Reports – Calf injury rules out Kompany

MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — An injury is the cause for Vincent Kompany being left out of the Manchester City side for today’s Barclays Premier League home clash against Sunderland, reports are saying. The Belgian defender was a notable absentee from Roberto Mancini’s starting team and substitutes bench and reports coming in are the captain has…

Reports: A top male sprinter nursing injury at Jamaica trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — It is being reported that a top athlete has picked up an injury at the Jamaica National Championships, which could dump their chances of making the team to the London Olympic Games later this summer. The athlete has not been confirmed, but their are speculations that it’s a male sprinter…

Report: Asafa Powell nursing groin injury ahead of Yohan Blake’s clash

Report: Asafa Powell nursing groin injury ahead of Yohan Blake’s clash

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell is reportedly nursing an injury that could force him to skip or change events at this weekend’s Jamaica International Invitational. Powell, who is on the list of sprinters to race over the 200m – where he is expected to race against world…