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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James sat out last night’s game against the Knicks to make sure his sprained right ankle is as healthy as possible. James practiced with the team on Monday. Head coach Frank Vogel says the four-time MVP could return to action tonight against the Rockets.

UNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has resumed playing catch and plans to evaluate his mechanics after New York placed him on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with tightness in his right side. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was pulled before the sixth inning of Sunday’s 4-2 win over Arizona, his first appearance after skipping a start due to discomfort in his right lat muscle. The 32-year-old got an MRI on Sunday night that showed no structural damage.

DENVER (AP) — San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list, along with two teammates. Tatis leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs. Utilitymen Jurickson Profar (JUR’-ihk-suhn PROH’-fahr) and Jorge Mateo were added to San Diego’s injured list for contact tracing protocols.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Medina Spirit is set to run in the Preakness on Saturday to go for the second leg of the Triple Crown, as long as the Kentucky Derby winner passes a series of additional drug tests. Maryland racing officials have reached an agreement with trainer Bob Baffert to allow Medina Spirit and his other horses to enter races this weekend at Pimlico Race Course subject to extra testing and monitoring. Baffert says Medina Spirit was treated with an antifungal ointment containing the steroid betamethasone that may have caused the horse to fail a postrace drug test.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A law firm hired by the University of Michigan says school staff missed many opportunities to stop a doctor who committed sexual misconduct for decades. The long-awaited report by the WilmerHale firm comes more than a year after former students publicly accused the late Robert Anderson of molesting them during routine physicals or other visits. Some university officials at the time took no action despite being aware of complaints, including legendary football Coach Bo Schembechler (SHEHM’-behk-lur).

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