Bucks F Antetokounmpo Injures Left AnkleForward Giannis Antetokounmpo has left the Milwaukee Bucks' game at Portland with a sprained left ankle. Antetokounmpo grimaced in pain under the basket late in the first half while his teammates surrounded him, but he eventually walked off the floor and straight to the locker room. Khris Middleton started the second half of Wednesday night's game in Antetokounmpo's place. The Bucks announced he would not return. The second-year forward from Greece was averaging 12.2 points and 5.9 rebounds going into the game against the Trail Blazers. It has been one rough week for Milwaukee, which lost rookie Jabari Parker for the season when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Monday at Phoenix. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - December 18, 2014
Chandler Helps Oregon Drop Northridge 79-56Oregon unveiled its tallest player, 6-foot-10 center Michael Chandler, and he scored 13 points off the bench to help lead the Ducks to a 79-56 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night. Chandler, a junior college transfer from Northwest Florida College, missed the first nine games of the season with a left knee injury. He scored nine straight points in the second half to give Oregon (7-3) a 71-46 lead. Joseph Young led the Ducks with 18 points and Dillon Brooks added 12. Stephan Hicks led the Matadors (3-8) with 19 points and became his school's career scoring leader with 1,644. Oregon, the Pac-12 leader in rebounding, had a 43-36 edge with Dwayne Benjamin grabbing 10 boards. Stephen Maxwell had a double-double for Cal State Northridge with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The victory started a seven-game home stand for the Ducks. EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – December 18, 2014
Mariners Acquire Justin Ruggiano
RHP Matt Brazis sent to Cubs in trade. RHP Logan Bawcom designated for assignment.SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has acquired outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league relief pitcher Matt Brazis. Ruggiano, 32, played 81 games with the Chicago Cubs last season,
Sports Briefs Dec. 17
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Jabari Peters scored 16 points, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, to lead Sam Houston State to a 76-52 victory over Eastern Washington last night. All four of Peters' field goals came from downtown, and Sam Houston State (6-4) hit 13 of 25 overall from 3-point distance. DeMarcus Gatlin added 14 points for the Bearkats and Kaheem Ransom scored 13.