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.