Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer, one of the team's top offseason acquisitions, broke his right hand and could be out for two months after a fall at his home Saturday.
Boozer fractured the fifth metacarpal bone in his hand and will need surgery, the team said Sunday.
Boozer spent the previous six years with Utah and averaged 19.5 points and 11.2 rebounds last season before joining the Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal.
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A U.S. Open Cup-record crowd of about 30,000 people is expected at Qwest Field in Seattle on Tuesday night when Seattle Sounders FC attempts to defend its tournament title against the Columbus Crew. The 7 p.m. game will be televised on Fox Soccer Channel. Liverpool fans protested the club’s American owners – Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. – and booed their slumping team off the field as the 18-time champions’ terrible start reached a new low with an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Blackpool.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez capped a stunning week that included a win over No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal by winning the Thailand Open, beating Jarkko Nieminen, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, in the final. Maria Sharapova beat Tsvetana Pironkova,6-4, 7-6 (5), to advance to the second round of the women’s draw at the China Open. Caroline Wozniacki, who will move to No. 1 in the world if she reaches the quarterfinals is scheduled to play her first match of the tournament today. Defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and fourth-seeded Sam Stosur both lost Sunday. Mikhail Youzhny won his second men’s title of the season with a 6-7 (7), 6-2, 7-6 (3) win over Andrey Golubev in the Malaysian Open.
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