Nets' Lin expected to be out for season

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(TSX / STATS) -- Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Lin was injured on a drive to the basket during the fourth quarter of the Nets' 140-131 road loss to the Indiana Pacers and had to leave the game. He limped back to the locker room under his own power after initially being assisted.

"Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. "We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role."

Kershaw can send Dodgers to World Series

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Tanaka bests Keuchel, Yankees go up 3-2

(TSX / STATS) -- NEW YORK -- Thirty-two minutes into Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, the New York Yankees scored their first run off Dallas Keuchel in a postseason setting.

About 25 minutes later, the New York scored another run off the ace left-hander, and 49,647 fans at Yankee Stadium along with the Yankees themselves, exhaled thinking, "Finally, we got a couple of runs off this guy." (MORE)

Colts shut down Luck, no timetable

(TSX / STATS) -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is being shut down due to soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder.

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Bulls suspend Portis 8 games for punch

(TSX / STATS) -- Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis was suspended eight games less than 24 hours after punching teammate Nikola Mirotic and breaking his jaw at practice, the team announced Wednesday.

In announcing the suspension by the team, Bulls executive vice president John Paxson said Mirotic will be out four to six weeks after suffering fractures to his upper jaw and a concussion from Tuesday's altercation. (MORE)

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