Rodriguez sues team doctor, hospital
Alex Rodriguez is suing Yankees team physician Christopher Ahmad and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, accusing them of mishandling his medical care during the 2012 AL playoffs. In a suit filed late Friday in New York Supreme Court in the Bronx, lawyers for Rodriguez say he was given an MRI on Oct. 11, 2012, that revealed an injury to his left hip joint. The suit said that Ahmad did not inform him of a tear and cleared him to continue playing. Rodriguez is accusing both the doctor and the hospital of medical malpractice. As a result, the suit claims, Rodriguez further injured himself and also ‘‘sustained great pain, agony, injury, suffering, disability, hospitalization, as well as mental anguish and emotional distress.’’ Hospital spokeswoman Myrna Manners said Saturday, ‘‘We are not commenting due to pending litigation.’’
Rose scores 13 in his return to Bulls
Derrick Rose scored 13 points in his return to the Chicago Bulls, playing 20 minutes in an 82-76 win over the host Indiana Pacers in the exhibition opener for both teams. Rose missed all of last season recovering from knee surgery to fix a torn ACL. He appeared unafraid of contact, constantly challenging Indiana’s large front line . . . Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins dislocated the ring finger on his left hand battling for a rebound during his team’s 95-82 win over Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey in Istanbul, ESPN.com reported. Perkins did not return to the game, and coach Scott Brooks did not indicate whether Perkins would miss any time because of the injury.
Ailing Bills to take look at QB Dixon Free agent quarterback Dennis Dixon will have a workout with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, a person familiar with Dixon’s plans confirmed to the Associated Press. NFL.com also reported that Pat White, the former Washington and Miami quarterback, worked out for the Bills Saturday. The Bills are in need of help at quarterback after rookie EJ Manuel injured his right knee Thursday night in a loss at Cleveland. Dixon was cut by Philadelphia in August . . . The Jets activated running back Mike Goodson after he was suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Britain, Ireland tied in Seve TrophyBritain and Ireland won four and halved another of the eight foursomes to tie Continental Europe, 9-9, at the Seve Trophy in Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France. Continental Europe led, 8-6, after the morning session, but Britain and Ireland rallied in the afternoon. Paul Casey and David Lynn beat Miguel Angel Jimenez and Matteo Manassero by a hole to even the contest. Lynn converted a birdie putt from 10 feet on the last hole . . . Shanshan Feng of China shot a 9-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead over American Stacy Lewis after the third round of the Reignwood LPGA Classic in Beijing.
Winter Games organizers take flameThe Olympic flame was handed to organizers of the Sochi Winter Olympics in a ceremony in Athens at the site of the first modern Summer Games. Actress Ino Menegaki, dressed as a high priestess, who lit the flame in Ancient Olympia last Sunday, lit a torch from a cauldron inside Athens’s Panathinaiko Stadium. The flame was handed to Hellenic Olympic Committee president Spyros Kapralos. He passed it to Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak. After a seven-day run through Greece, the flame will cover a record 40,000 miles on Russian soil. The relay will start Monday in Moscow and will finish in Sochi Feb. 7, the opening day of the Games.
Klitschko retains heavyweight titles
Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, unanimously outpointing previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin in Moscow. Klitschko knocked down Povetkin three times in the seventh round. All three judges ruled 119-104 for Klitschko (61-3) . . . Miguel Cotto stopped Delvin Rodriguez in the third round in a junior middleweight bout in Orlando. Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) won his first fight since being unanimously outpointed by Austin Trout in December . . . Toronto Maple Leafs winger Nikolai Kulemin will miss at least two weeks with a bone chip in his ankle. Coach Randy Carlyle said Kulemin could have played hurt for a month. But the team and doctors decided to put him in a walking boot and not take the chance of making the injury worse . . . Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the men’s tennis rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open in Beijing when Tomas Berdych retired with a back injury. Top-ranked Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic advanced to the women’s final.