MLS Soccer

Mathis out for 4-6 weeks after surgery on left knee

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Clint Mathis will miss four to six weeks after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The team said Mathis was hurt during training last week and had the surgery Friday in Santa Monica.

Mathis was re-acquired by the Galaxy in January from MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake. The 32-year-old midfielder, in his third stint with the Galaxy, has already started his rehabilitation and could return to full training before the end of the preseason.

Mathis is expected to be ready for the March 27 season opener against New England.

Elsewhere

The David Beckham Academy in Carson, Calif., and another location in Britain have closed, although the Los Angeles Galaxy star is working to develop another soccer coaching program for children.

ETC.

The Minnesota Lynx signed two-time WNBA All-Star Seimone Augustus to a multi-year contract. Augustus is the WNBA’s all-time leader at 21.2 points per game. The 6-foot forward was a restricted free agent after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in a game last June. … Bob Gainey is stepping aside as general manager of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and is being replaced by Pierre Gauthier, who had been the assistant GM. Gainey will remain with the team as a special counsel to Gauthier. … The Dallas Stars activated center Mike Ribeiro a month after he injured his throat during a game against the New York Rangers.

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