The Mercury News
Iguodala's status unclear after surgery
Andre Iguodala's playing career that spanned 19 seasons, including his eight with Golden State, might be coming to an end.
Iguodala, 39, underwent surgery Monday to repair a broken left wrist, the team announced Tuesday. He'll be reevaluated in four weeks, effectively ruling him out for the Warriors' final nine games of the regular season.
The earliest Iguodala could return is the first round of the NBA playoffs, though Golden State, currently sixth in the Western Conference, would have to make it there first.
Iguodala, who's won four NBA titles with Golden State, hurt his wrist after falling on it March 13 during the third quarter of the Warriors' win over the Phoenix Suns at Chase Center. Iguodala crashed onto the court after he got fouled on a driving layup. He made the free throw but was seen holding his left wrist later.
Iguodala has played only eight games this season, but his impact was palpable every time he stepped foot on the court. His 116.7 offensive rating is second to only Stephen Curry and he's posted a team-best 104.7 defensive rate in his 113 minutes.
-- Madeline Kenney
NAVRATILOVA SHARES POSITIVE HEALTH NEWS >> Martina Navratilova returned to TV work at Tennis Channel for its coverage of the Miami Open, less than three months after saying she had throat cancer and breast cancer.
“It's great to be back . ... Thrilled to be here,” said the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. “So happy to be working. How many people can say that?”
The 66-year-old Navratilova said her sense of taste disappeared during the treatment for cancer and she lost 15 pounds. She did not appear on television during the Australian Open in January or the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells this month.
“It puts you face-to-face with your mortality, No. 1, because at the beginning, I wasn't sure if it was treatable, so that was hard,” she said, wiping away tears. “But I'm still standing.”
In an interview with TalkTV's Piers Morgan shown later Tuesday, Navratilova said she has been told by doctors that, “as far as they know, I'm cancer-free,” and she should be “good to go” after some additional radiation treatment.
“I definitely won't be missing any of my checkups. I will be very, very diligent about it. But the prognosis is excellent,” Navratilova said. “But you never know. Just, like, you never know.”
She noticed an enlarged lymph node in her neck while attending the seasonending WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas, in November, and a biopsy showed early stage throat cancer. While Navratilova was undergoing tests on her throat, she said, the unrelated, early stage breast cancer was discovered.
Navratilova was diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer in 2010 and had a lumpectomy.
She won 59 Grand Slam titles, including 31 in women's doubles and 10 in mixed doubles.
Television SHAQ MAY MISS TIME ON TNT AFTER SURGERY >>
NBA fans won't see Shaquille O'Neal on TNT for a while. The Hall of Famer turned studio analyst alarmed the NBA
world over the weekend after sharing a photo of himself in a hospital bed watching the NCAA Tournament on Twitter.
Ernie Johnson, Shaq's “Inside the NBA” colleague and longtime friend, announced the four-time NBA champ was sidelined after having his hip replaced, which Shaq confirmed Monday night.
Joking that he received a Brazilian butt lift, Shaq wrote he was “fine” and recovering from surgery in an Instagram post.
It's unclear how much time Shaq will remain out from his normal gig as a studio analyst on Inside the NBA, which returns March 31 because of the NCAA Men's Tournament. The NBA playoffs begin April 15.
This is Shaq's 13th NBA season with Inside the NBA, where he appears alongside Johnson, Kenny Smith, and former Sixers great Charles Barkley.
NFL BILLS SIGN EX-PATS BACK HARRIS >>
The Buffalo Bills restocked their offensive backfield by signing free agent Damien Harris to a one-year contract.
Harris spent his first four NFL seasons with the division-rival New England Patriots, and his signing comes a day after Buffalo lost starter Devin Singletary, who agreed to a deal with Houston.
Harris led the Patriots with 2,094 yards rushing and 20 TDs rushing since being selected in the third round of the draft out of
Alabama. He also had 40 catches for 281 yards. STEELERS SIGN FORMER EAGLES GUARD SEUMALO >> The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed longtime Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year, $24 million contract.
The deal fortifies the interior of the Steelers offensive line as Pittsburgh builds around second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett.
The 29-year-old Seumalo, a Hawaii native who played at Oregon State, started 60 games across seven seasons with the Eagles, who selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft. Seumalo appeared in 81 games in all for Philadelphia and won a Super Bowl with the Eagles following the 2017 season.
Soccer ARSENAL IN MLS ALL-STAR GAME IN JULY >>
Arsenal will play Major League Soccer's All-Stars at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on July 19, the first European opponent in the game since before the coronavirus pandemic.
The Gunners, pursuing their first Premier League title since 2004, also were the All-Star opponent in 2016. They won 2-1 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. Didier Drogba, then with Montreal, scored for MLS.
MLS announced it was returning to its most-used All-Star format.
The league began having its top players face a European opponent in 2005, then announced in November 2019 that it was changing to its All-Stars against those of Liga MX. The 2020 match in Los Angeles was canceled because of the pandemic, but the format was used the following two years, with MLS winning on penalty kicks in Los Angeles in 2021 and 2-1 last year at St. Paul, Minnesota.
Arsenal will become the third European club to appear in two MLS All-Star Games after Manchester United (2010 and `11) and Chelsea (2006 and '12). The previous European opponent was Atlético Madrid, which won 3-0 in 2019 at Orlando, Florida.