Stuckey breaks his thumb
Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey broke a bone in his right thumb after catching it in a car door.
The Pistons said Stuckey will have surgery Friday and that a timeline for his return will be determined after the procedure. Stuckey, who played at Kentwood High School and Eastern Washington, averaged 11.5 points in 76 games last season.
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James Harden scored 21 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-96 win over the Indiana Pacers in the first NBA exhibition game in Manila, Philippines.
Overton leads PGA event
Jeff Overton opened the new PGA Tour season on a good note, shooting a 7-under-par 64 for a one-shot lead at the Frys.com Open in San Martin, Calif.
Brian Harman shot a 65. Kyle Stanley from Gig Harbor had a 66. Michael Putnam of University Place, who won the Web.com Tour money title to earn full status, was among those at 67. John Peterson was challenging for the lead until finishing with two bogeys for a 68.
The PGA Tour season is starting in October instead of January for the first time. The official season ends next September at the Tour Championship.
Amateur sensation Lydia Ko is turning pro and has asked the LPGA Tour to waive its age limit.
The 16-year-old from New Zealand already is a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour — both wins at the Canadian Women’s Open. She also contended at the Evian Championship last month in the year’s fifth major championship.
The LPGA Tour confirmed it received a petition from Ko asking that it waive its minimum age requirement of 18.
South Korea’s Ilhee Lee shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Brittany Lang after the opening round of the LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
Paula Creamer was among four players tied for third after shooting 66, while top-ranked Inbee Park, the defending champion, was tied for 28th after a 70.
Jeff Gordon won the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Gordon turned a lap at 194.308 mph to edge Kevin Harvick for his ninth pole at Charlotte, the second most in track history.
Greg Biffle, from Vancouver, Wash., qualified third, Jimmie Johnson was fourth and Kasey Kahne from Enumclaw was fifth.
Klinsmann calls up 3 more
U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added midfielder Brad Davis, defender Clarence Goodson and forward Chris Wondolowski to his training camp roster on the eve the Americans’ World Cup qualifier against Jamaica on Friday.
Wondolowski replaced the Sounders’ Eddie Johnson, who strained his left groin during a training session.
Federer falls in China
Roger Federer’s chances of qualifying for the ATP Tour Finals took a hit when he lost 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 to Gael Monfils of France at the Shanghai Masters, the latest early round loss for the 17-time Grand Slam champion from Switzerland.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia and top-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain moved into the quarterfinals with straight-set wins. Djokovic beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-3, and Nadal rallied from 5-2 down in the second-set tiebreaker to beat Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
Service academies will play
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has decided that football games and other sports will go on at the military service academies this weekend and continue through the end of the month despite the government shutdown.
• Travis Kvapil will compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway despite his arrest on misdemeanor assault on a female and false imprisonment.
• Second-seeded American Sloane Stephens defeated Andrea Petkovic of Germany 7-6 (7-1), 4-6, 6-3 at the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria, to reach her seventh quarterfinal of the season.
• Sixth-seeded American Madison Keys reached her fourth WTA quarterfinal of the season by beating China’s Shuai Zhang 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of the Japan Open in Osaka.
• ESPN announced that Magic Johnson, an analyst on its “NBA Countdown” studio show, has left the network due to other scheduling commitments.
• The Charlotte Bobcats said backup center Brendan Haywood will miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot.
• NBC locked up eight more Ryder Cups through 2030 in a deal with PGA of America.
• Michael McCoy, 50, of West Des Moines, Iowa, won the U.S. Mid-Amateur, routing Bill Williamson 8 and 6 in the 36-hole final in Birmingham, Ala.
• Julia Potter, 25, of Granger, Ind., won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C., beating Margaret Shirley in 19 holes to become the first left-hander to win a USGA female event.
• Georgetown women’s basketball coach Keith Brown resigned after an investigation into unprofessional conduct and inappropriate language alleged by some of his players.
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