Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will miss the first 4-6 weeks of the NBA season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday.
General manager Sam Presti said the three-time All-Star had knee swelling that would not subside, and the procedure was intended to solve the problem. He said doctors determined that a loose stitch was to blame for the swelling, that Westbrook's lateral meniscus has healed properly and the procedure was successful.
Westbrook had surgery in May to repair cartilage in his right knee after he was hurt in Game 2 of Oklahoma City's first-round playoff series with Houston.
Westbrook had to watch the Thunder's second-round playoff exit to Memphis from the bench.
Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said "the vultures are already circling" the defeated America's Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.
Barker told New Zealand's TV3 network that "a small window of opportunity" existed to raise the funds needed to continue and ensure a fresh challenge for sailing's oldest trophy.
Team New Zealand, partially funded by the government, led 8-1 before being beaten 9-8 by Team USA in the America's Cup finals series that ended last week on San Francisco Bay.
Barker said rival teams were poised to swoop in on New Zealand's top sailors.
It didn't take Mike Tyson long to get involved in controversy in his new role as a boxing promoter.
The head of USA Boxing sent an open letter to Tyson that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U.S. Olympic team in 2016.
Dr. Charles Butler said in the letter that recently formed Iron Mike Productions has been offering money to the best amateur fighters to turn pro, in particular an 18-year-old whom some in amateur boxing believe to be the country's best hope for a gold medal at the Rio games.
Iron Mike Promotions signed Florida fighter Erickson Lubin on Tuesday, his 18th birthday. Lubin is a two-time Junior Olympic national champion and won the 152-pound division at the National Golden Gloves this year.
NASCAR fined Nelson Piquet Jr. $10,000 and ordered him to attend sensitivity training for using an anti-gay slur on social media. The Nationwide Series driver posted the remark on Instagram Sept. 25 in a post that has since been deleted.
NASCAR also penalized Penske Racing because Joey Logano's race-winning Nationwide car at Dover failed post-race inspection Saturday. Crew chief Jeremy Bullins was fined $10,000 and team owner Roger Penske docked six championship car owner points because the front of the car was too low.