PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Derrick Rose injured his right knee and the Chicago Bulls star, who sat out last season following surgery on his other knee, did not return during a 98-95 loss to the streaking Portland Trail Blazers.
Rose led the Bulls with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists but was assisted to the locker room with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter. The 2011 NBA MVP tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs and missed last season while recovering from surgery.
The top pick in the 2008 draft and a three-time All-Star, Rose was averaging 15.4 points this season.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The prosecutor leading the investigation of the sexual assault allegation made against Florida State's Jameis Winston said there are still "four or five" things that still need to be done before a final decision is made on whether to bring charges against the quarterback.
State Attorney Willie Meggs said that prosecutors spoke with the accuser in the case this week but there is more work to be done in the investigation. He said the interview with the woman may turn out to be a "preliminary" interview.
Winston is being investigated for an incident that occurred last Dec. 7 in Tallahassee. Details are sketchy in the released police report, but the accuser, an FSU student, called police early that morning to say she had been raped by an unknown attacker. She described the assailant as about 5-foot-9 - Winston is listed as 6-foot-4.
ESPN reported earlier this week that Winston's DNA matched a sample taken from the underwear of the accuser.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito met with NFL special investigator Ted Wells for a second consecutive day to discuss the team's bullying scandal, multiple media outlets reported.
Tackle Jonathan Martin alleges he was harassed daily by teammates, including Incognito. Martin left the team Oct. 28. Incognito was suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team Nov. 3 and will miss his third consecutive game Sunday when the Dolphins play the Carolina Panthers.
On Thursday, Incognito agreed to postpone his grievance hearing challenging the suspension until Wells completes his investigation. In a statement, Incognito said he would cooperate fully with a goal of rejoining the Dolphins.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - An NFL game official was suspended for one game without pay for making "a profane and derogatory statement" to a Washington Redskins player, an incident that has led to a call for NFL players to stop using the N-word on the field and in the locker room.
The league announced that umpire Roy Ellison will not work an NFL game this weekend as punishment for words directed at left tackle Trent Williams late in the second quarter of the Redskins' loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are keeping another key member of their ball-hawking defense for the long haul.
The reigning NFC champions have signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to a $16 million, four-year contract extension that takes him through the 2017 season. The deal includes $7 million in guaranteed money.
Brock is expected to move into the starting lineup for Monday night's game at Washington in place of the injured Tarell Brown. It would be the second career start for Brock after he also started against Houston on Oct. 6.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former World Series MVP David Freese was traded by his hometown St. Louis Cardinals to the Los Angeles Angels in a four-player deal that reunites Albert Pujols with a pair of ex-teammates.
St. Louis obtained a new starting center fielder in Peter Bourjos, plus outfield prospect Randal Grichuk. The Cardinals also sent reliever Fernando Salas to the Angels.
The 30-year-old was the MVP of the 2011 NL championship series and the World Series, setting a major league record with 21 postseason RBIs and hitting a game-ending, 11th-inning home run in Game 6.
Freese injured his back chasing a foul ball into the stands during spring training this year and never hit stride. He hit only .179 in this year's postseason, going 3 for 19 (.158) with no RBIs in the six-game loss to Boston in the World Series.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Sandra Gal handled the wind and built a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the LPGA Titleholders.
A strong, steady wind at Tiburon Golf Club kept everybody in the mix at the final LPGA Tour event of the year. Gal pulled away with three birdies on the back nine for a 3-under 69. She had a three-shot lead over former Kraft Nabisco champion Sun Young Yoo, who had a 68. Cristie Kerr was among those five shots behind.
Gal was at 11-under 133. At stake this weekend is $700,000 to the winner, the largest payoff in women's golf. That would amount to one-third of Gal's career earnings.
Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old from New Zealand making her pro debut, had another 71 and was nine shots out of the lead.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - The LPGA Tour continued its turnaround by announcing a 2014 schedule that adds four new tournaments, doesn't have any breaks longer than two weeks off and offers average prize money of $1.75 million.
LPGA commissioner Mike Whan already met two crucial goals when he took over in 2010 at a tour in disarray. He wanted the women to have at least 30 tournaments, and he did not want the increase at the expensive of shrinking prize money.
The 32-tournament schedule for 2014 is up from 23 official events in 2011. And the total prize money is back over $50 million, now at $56.3 million. That does not include the $1.6 million purse at the International Crown, a new event featuring eight top countries that gives players outside the United States and Europe a team competition.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt wears a smile rather than her famous stare in a bronze statue of the former Lady Vols coach that was unveiled on Tennessee's campus.
The statue was revealed at a dedication ceremony for the Pat Summitt Plaza to honor the coach who led Tennessee to eight national titles and 18 Final Four appearances. About 1,000 fans and dozens of former Lady Vols got their first look at the sculpture, located across the street from Thompson-Boling Arena at the corner of Lake Loudon Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way.
Summitt stepped down as Tennessee's coach in April 2012, one year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. She remains on staff as head coach emeritus. Her 1,098 career wins are the most of any Division I men's or women's basketball coach.