Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has resumed taking blood thinners to treat a blood clot in his leg.

Bosh began the new medication regimen with hopes that he can resume playing this season.

Typically athletes in contact sports are discouraged from playing while taking blood-thinning medication. It's unclear when Bosh started taking the medication.

Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season because a blood clot was found on one of his lungs. Given that Bosh is considering playing again this season, or at least trying to find a way to get back on the floor, strongly suggests that this situation is not as serious as what he faced last year — when returning was not even a slim option.

Pistons trade Jennings to Magic for Harris

The Pistons obtained Magic power forward Tobias Harris, shipping out point guard Brandon Jennings and power forward Ersan Ilyasova in the deal.

Harris is averaging 13.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists this season. Jennings, 26, is in the final season of the three-year, $24 million contract he signed in the summer of 2013, when he was acquired from the Bucks. He will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

… The Grizzlies sent swingman Courtney Lee to the Hornets in exchange for P.J. Hairston. The Grizzlies also received Chris Andersen from the Heat, which will get guard Brian Roberts from Charlotte in the three-team deal.

… The Hawks say center Tiago Splitter needs season-ending hip surgery.


Street rejects plea deal

Olympic gold-medal skier Picabo Street is headed for an April trial on misdemeanor domestic violence charges after she turned down a plea deal in the Utah case, her lawyer said.

Street said she was defending herself from her combative 76-year-old father and not the other way around, and expects to be cleared of the charges at trial, said defense attorney Joe Wrona. He pushed to have a judge rather than a jury hear the case so it could come to trial more quickly.

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Irish tackle picks job over football

Notre Dame starting right tackle Steve Elmer is done with football even though he has a year of eligibility left. The 6-5, 315-pound lineman from Midland, Mich., released a letter on the school's website explaining his decision to skip his final year of eligibility. He said he is graduating a year early this May, he no longer wants to play football and he is excited about pursuing an unspecified career opportunity in the Washington, D.C., area.

"I have no problems with the coaching staff, no academic issues, and no violations of team rules that normally come along with a statement like this,'' Elmer said. ''My reasons for cutting my playing career short have nothing to do with any negative experiences at Notre Dame; in fact, I would consider my commitment to this exceptional University the best decision I have ever made," he wrote. … "The excitement I feel about the professional opportunity in front of me has helped me to realize that I'm just ready to be done with football. I've been playing this game for many years, and quite honestly my heart is no longer in it."


Tennis: Fifth-seeded Gilles Simon lost 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7) to Teymuraz Gabashvili in the first round of the Open 13 in Marseille, France.

WNBA: Sue Bird signed a multiyear deal with Seattle. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick with the team she has spent her entire career with since being drafted No. 1 in 2002. Bird averaged 10.3 points and 5.4 assists last season in 27 games.

Colleges: A University of Illinois official said the school has hired Washington University athletic director Josh Whitman as its new AD.