LeBron might miss opener: an­kle in­jury

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LeBron James won’t play again in the pre­sea­son be­cause of a sprained left an­kle, and his sta­tus for the Cleve­land Cava­liers’ sea­son opener is in doubt.

James ag­gra­vated his an­kle while mak­ing his ex­hi­bi­tion de­but Tues­day night against Chicago. He scored 17 points and had eight turnovers as the Cava­liers fell to 0-4. He did not prac­tice Wednesday and head coach Ty­ronn Lue said the four-time MVP won’t prac­tice Thursday or play in Fri­day’s pre­sea­son fi­nale at Or­lando.

The Cavs open the reg­u­lar sea­son Tues­day against the Bos­ton Celtics and for­mer Cleve­land guard Kyrie Irv­ing.

Cit­ing league sources, ESPN re­ported that In­di­ana Pacers for­ward Glenn Robinson III will un­dergo surgery on his in­jured left an­kle and is ex­pected to be side­lined un­til mid-De­cem­ber. Robinson hurt the an­kle in a scrim­mage Sept. 29.

The Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves signed An­drew Wig­gins to a con­tract ex­ten­sion. Terms were not dis­closed, but owner Glen Taylor said in Au­gust that he had of­fered Wig­gins a five-year max con­tract worth $148 mil­lion.


Stan­ford’s Andi Sul­li­van was one of 22 play­ers called up to join the U.S. women’s national team for games against South Korea next Thursday in New Or­leans and Oct. 22 in North Carolina.

Also on the team are Car­di­nal alums Jane Camp­bell, Kel­ley O’Hara and Chris­ten Press.

In the NASL, Dagob­erto’s goal in the 81st minute lifted the S.F. Deltas to a 2-1 vic­tory over Indy Eleven at Kezar Sta­dium.

In MLS play, To­mas Martinez scored in the 63rd minute and his free kick in the 77th led to an own goal, help­ing host Hous­ton (12-10-10) pick up a 2-1 win over Sport­ing Kansas City (12-8-12).


Gyree Du­rante, a backup quar­ter­back for Di­vi­sion III Al­bright Col­lege in Penn­syl­va­nia, has been cut for kneel­ing dur­ing the national an­them.


Italy’s Fabio Fognini was handed a sus­pended ban of two Grand Slam tour­na­ments for in­sult­ing a chair um­pire at the U.S. Open. He will be sus­pended if he com­mits an­other ma­jor of­fense be­fore the end of 2019. Fognini also was fined $96,000, which will be re­duced to $48,000 if he stays on good be­hav­ior for the next two years.


For­mer Ea­gles wide re­ceiver Ben Hawkins, 73, died Mon­day, the team said. It did not dis­close a cause of death. Mr. Hawkins spent eight of his nine NFL sea­sons with Philadelphia, where he played 102 games (67 starts) from 1966 through ’73.

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