NEW YORK – Center Brook Lopez has broken a bone in his right foot again, leaving the Brooklyn Nets without their leading scorer as they try to turn around a disappointing season.
The team said Saturday that Lopez was hurt during its 121-120 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Friday. The Nets said they would issue another update next week after consultation with their doctors.
Lopez had the same injury, a fractured fifth metatarsal, when he was limited to five games in the 2011-12 season. He underwent surgery following last season to replace a bent screw in the foot.
Lopez is averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 rebounds in 17 games. He has missed nine with a sprained left ankle.
Timberwolves’ co-founder dies
Marv Wolfenson, one of the two businessmen who brought the NBA back to Minnesota, has died. Timberwolves spokesman Brad Ruiter told The Associated Press that Wolfenson died in LaJolla, Calif. Ruiter did not know any other details. The Star Tribune reported that Wolfenson died Saturday morning.
Bobcats forward out for season
Charlotte small forward Jeffery Taylor will miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured right Achilles tendon. A torn Achilles tendon typically involves between four to six months of rehabilitation.
Purdue grad wins 3-meter title
In Austin, Texas, Purdue grad David Boudia of Noblesville won the 3-meter title at the U.S. Diving Winter Nationals. Samantha Bromberg of Bexley, Ohio, won the 10-meter title.
Browns deactivate receiver Bess
Cleveland receiver Davone Bess is done for the season. The team placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list after traveling to New York to play the Jets today. Bess missed two days of practice this week for what coach Rob Chudzinski said were personal reasons. The Browns gave no further details.
Title game roundup
In Florence, Ala., Trevor Adams passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwest Missouri State (15-0) to a 43-28 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday in the Division II championship game.
In Rome, Ga., Derek Fulton threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Grand View win the NAIA championship in the Iowa school’s sixth year of football, 35-23 over the University of the Cumberlands.
Duke suspends top running back
Duke suspended rushing leader Jela Duncan from school for an undisclosed violation of its academic policy. School officials said the sophomore is not eligible to return until the Spring 2015 semester.
Hoosier earns spot on Olympic team
In Copper Mountain, Colo., Nick Goepper of Lawrenceburg wrapped up a spot on the U.S. Olympic team with his second-place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle skiing contest. Goepper, who grew up skiing on a 300-foot mountain in Indiana, scored 89.2.
Miller fifth in downhill race
In Val Gardena, Italy, Canada’s Erik Guay won the World Cup downhill, and American Bode Miller was fifth in his best finish in a speed event this season.
American wins at Lake Louise
At Lake Louise, Alberta, American Lindsey Jacobellis won the Lake Louise World Cup snowboard cross. Canada’s Dominique Maltais was second, and Norway’s Helene Olafsen finished third.
Americans capture Duel in the Pool
In Glasgow, Scotland, In the tightest finish yet, the United States preserved its 100 percent winning Duel in the Pool record by beating the European All-Stars in a tiebreaker race. Both teams were locked on 131 points after 30 events. In the extra, final race – a mixed 4x50-meter medley relay – Simone Manuel anchored the U.S. to victory, finishing 0.2 second ahead of British swimmer Francesca Halsall.