Pacers' George suffers grisly leg injury

(AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.

George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion and crumpled.

Trainers immediately ran onto the floor and after roughly 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. With players looking visibly upset, coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished out of respect to George and his family.

Tour denies report Dustin Johnson banned

AKRON, Ohio (AP) The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test.

Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company that he would take a leave of absence effective immediately to seek professional help for "personal challenges." The announcement Thursday brought an abrupt end to his PGA Tour season, knocking him out of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. (MORE)

Goodell defends Rice's 2-game suspension

CANTON, Ohio (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."

"We just can't make up the discipline," Goodell said. "It has to be consistent with other cases. And it was in this matter." (MORE)

Spurs sign Parker to multiyear extension

Tony Parker is by far the youngest of the San Antonio Spurs' Big Three, a fact that could have complicated things going forward as Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili get closer to retirement.

As they are wont to do, the Spurs made things real easy. (MORE)

WR Gordon's appeal hearing to continue

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's fight to stay on the field isn't over.

Gordon spent 10 hours in the NFL's offices in New York on Friday for his appeal hearing before the sides decided to stop and will resume on Monday, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. (MORE)

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