Jeremy Lin injured ... Gordon Hayward recuperating ... NLCS Game 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. Lin was hurt midway through the fourth quarter of the Nets’ 140-131 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in their opener. He landed hard behind the baseline after a drive to the basket and was in tears as he clutched at his knee.
BOSTON (AP) — Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics is recovering from surgery which his agent says “went really well.” Mark Bartelstein says that doctors “got everything sort of fixed and put back in the right place.” An awkward landing in Cleveland on Tuesday night left Hayward with a broken left tibia and dislocated ankle. No timeframe yet on his recovery.
CHICAGO (AP) — Game 5 of the National League Championship Series takes place tonight in Chicago, with Jose Quintana pitching for the Cubs against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. In the American League, today was a travel day for the Astros and the Yankees. The teams will be in Houston for Game 6 of the ALCS tomorrow night.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field. The $10 million partnership is aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies. The incubator will be housed in a new, state-of-the-art building to be constructed in Green Bay’s Titletown District. The development already includes a hotel, a brewery, and a sports medicine and orthopedics clinic.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Now that the NFL is providing tickets for an entire youth football team from Minneapolis to attend the Super Bowl, it’s also giving away 500 more free tickets to the game. The Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway will be a nationwide initiative. More than half of the tickets (256) will be given out by the NFL teams. An additional 64 will be distributed by the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees.