Hockey Oilers forward Taylor Hall will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder. Edmonton general manager Steve Tambellini said Tuesday that Hall will need 5-6 months of recovery time, and the team hopes he will be ready for the start of next season. Hall, who has 27 goals and 26 assists in 61 games this season, hasn’t played since he suffered a concussion against Calgary March 17. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft before the Bruins selected Tyler Seguin . . . Penguins defenseman Ben Lovejoy will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. Lovejoy injured the knee in the first period of a win over New Jersey Sunday . . . Boston College’s Jerry York, UMass-Lowell’s Norm Bazin, and Bentley’s Ryan Soderquist are among seven finalists for the Spencer Penrose Award, given annually by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the NCAA Division 1 men’s coach of the year. York won in 1977 while at Clarkson . . . The Wild signed forward Jason Zucker to an entry-level contract, and plan to give the former Denver University star a taste of NHL playing time before the end of the season.
Cavaliers’ Gibson likely out for season
NBA Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson has a torn tendon in his right foot and will likely miss the remainder of the season. Gibson hurt his ankle March 19 against New Jersey. X-rays were negative, but an MRI revealed the torn tendon . . . Carmelo Anthony (strained right groin) and Jeremy Lin (sore left knee) are questionable for the Knicks’ game against the Magic Wednesday night. Lin also sat out Monday’s victory over Milwaukee with a sore left knee . . . The Raptors signed NBA D-League guard Ben Uzoh to a 10-day contract. This is Uzoh’s second NBA stint this season. He signed a 10-day contract with Cleveland Feb. 10.
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Baylor’s Griner heads All-America team
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Brittney Griner was a unanimous selection to the Associated Press All-America women’s team, a day after leading the Lady Bears to the Final Four. The 6-foot-8-inch junior was joined by Stanford’s Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne, and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas. Griner, on the first team for the second straight year, has Baylor two wins away from becoming the first team in NCAA history to go 40-0. It’s the first time since 2006 that no Tennessee or Connecticut players were on the first team and the second time since women’s All-America honors began in 1995 that neither school had a first- or second-team choice. Chiney Ogwumike earned second-team honors, the first time sisters have been All-Americans in the same season. Also on the second team were Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, Miami’s Shenise Johnson, Ohio State’s Samantha Prahalis, and Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Julie Wotja. The third-team members: Connecticut’s Tiffany Hayes, Kentucky’s A’dia Mathies, Duke’s Elizabeth Williams, Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen, and Miami’s Riquna Williams.
Roddick loses at Sony Ericsson Open
Tennis Less than 24 hours after beating Roger Federer, Andy Roddick lost his fourth-round match to Juan Monaco, 7-5, 6-0, at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Rafael Nadal beat Kei Nishikori, 6-4, 6-4, to advance to the quarterfinals, while top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Richard Gasquet, 7-5, 6-3, and Mardy Fish edged Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3. On the women’s side, Serena Williams’s bid for a record sixth Key Biscayne title ended when she lost in the quarterfinals to Caroline Wozniacki, 6-4, 6-4. Maria Sharapova beat Li Na, 6-3, 6-0 . . . John Isner and Fish were chosen to play for the US Davis Cup team in the quarterfinals against France April 6-8. The team will also include top-ranked doubles partners Bob and MikeBryan. The French team includes Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Michael Llodra . . . Nadal resigned as vice president of the ATP Player Council, saying he can no longer give the job the attention it needs.
Hamm ends bid for London Olympics
Miscellany Gymnast Paul Hamm, the only American man to win a world or Olympic all-around title, abandoned his comeback for the London Olympics and will retire. Hamm, who had surgery in January 2011 to repair a torn right labrum and rotator cuff, said his body could no longer handle the demands of the sport . . . Three-time FIFA Player of the Year Birgit Prinz, 34, ended one of the most illustrious careers in women’s soccer history by playing in a farewell match with her longtime club Frankfurt against Germany. Prinz played in five World Cup tournaments and scored 14 goals, a record she shares with Marta of Brazil . . . Horse trainer Bob Baffert was moved out of intensive care a day after having a heart attack in Dubai, and is expected to be released from a hospital by Thursday. Baffert was in the United Arab Emirates to train Game on Dude for the Dubai World Cup . . . Czech swimmer Michal Rubacek was suspended two years for testing positive for a banned stimulant. Rubacek, 25, holds the Czech records in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly . . . Swimmer Surya Prasad Sharma of India was banned for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid.