Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in the face. The 2011 NBA MVP sustained a left orbital fracture on the first day of practice, the team said Tuesday. He is scheduled for surgery Wednesday, and a timetable for his return will be determined after the operation.
It’s the latest in a long line of injuries for Rose.
Rose missed all of the 2012-13 season after tearing his left ACL during the first round of the 2012 playoffs, and played only 10 games two years ago after tearing the meniscus in his right knee. He also had a minor procedure on the right knee late last season.
… Cleveland guard Iman Shumpert needs surgery on his right wrist and will be out at least three months.
Warner banned for life
Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was banned from soccer for life, accused of repeated acts of bribery related to World Cup bidding votes. Warner, a longtime ally of President Sepp Blatter, who was allowed to resign from FIFA in 2011 with his “presumption of innocence” maintained, is fighting extradition from Trinidad and Tobago on U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering.
… Two-time FIFA player of the year Ronaldinho left Rio de Janeiro club Fluminense after only two months. The 35-year-old attacking midfielder failed to score with Fluminense and was frequently jeered by the club’s fans.
Clippers’ Balmer is richest owner
Steve Ballmer is the richest sports team owner in the U.S. with a net worth of $21.6 billion. Forbes announced the Los Angeles Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO earned that distinction for the second straight year. He’s 21st overall on the Forbes ranking of the 400 richest Americans.
Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen is second with a net worth of $17.8 billion. He’s followed by Los Angeles Kings owner and Lakers minority owner Philip Anschutz at $10.9 billion.
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison is next at $7.7 billion. Stanley Kroenke, who owns the St. Louis Rams, Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, rounds out the top five at $7.6 billion.
The Wolves’ Glen Taylor, who also owns the Star Tribune, is ranked 14th with a net worth of $2.4 billion.
Rio event may be moved
Rio’s sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year’s Olympics.
Organizers of Brazil’s stop on the World Surf League hope to move their event from a beach at Barra da Tijuca to a clean beach further west.
The Rio suburb of Barra da Tijuca is the main venue area for South America’s first Olympics. Though surfing isn’t an Olympic event, Rio’s water pollution is also causing health concerns for the sport.
During the World Surf League event in May, top surfers such as American Kelly Slater complained about falling ill because of the contaminated water.
Rio event organizer Teco Padaratz said that “Rio’s water pollution cannot go on like this. Surfers love Rio. No one wants to leave. All they want is clean water.”
AROUND THE HORN
Extreme sports: Erik Roner, a skier and BASE jumper who regularly appeared on an MTV show about extreme sports, was killed after crashing into a tree during a sky diving stunt at a Northern California golf course.
• Brittney Griner will be missing the start of USA Basketball’s European training camp this week after she was suspended by the organization. The penalty stems from Griner’s domestic violence arrest in April.