Division rivals meet...More injury woes for Arizona...Trubisky hopes to be back
TORONTO (AP) — The top two teams in the NBA’s Atlantic Division meet tonight in Toronto, where the Raptors host the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia is coming into the game with four straight wins. Toronto saw an eight-game winning streak come to an end Monday night with a loss to Denver. There’s also a matchup tonight between the top two teams in the Central Division, with the Detroit Pistons visiting the Milwaukee Bucks.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals’ bad injury situation keeps getting worse. Starting left tackle D.J. Humphries has been placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. The move leaves rookie center Mason Cole as the only remaining member of the offensive line that began the season. Humphries is the 14th Cardinal, and sixth offensive lineman, to go on injured reserve.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky expects to return against the Los Angeles Rams after missing the past two games because of a right shoulder injury. Trubisky says he feels “really close to 100 percent” ahead of the primetime matchup against Aaron Donald and the NFC West champions at Soldier Field on Sunday. Trubisky was hurt sliding late in a win over Minnesota on Nov. 18.
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins. Also joining manager Don Mattingly’s staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach. Like Mattingly and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, Stottlemyre and Hillman have ties to the New York Yankees. Stottlemyre’s father was a Yankees pitcher and pitching coach.
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A judge in North Carolina says he needs time to consider whether to allow an inmate to proceed with arguments that he was wrongfully convicted of participating in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father in 1993. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist heard arguments today by Daniel Green, who claims he helped dump James Jordan’s body but didn’t kill him.