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UNDATED (AP) — John Daly has been approved to use a cart next week in the PGA Championship because of an injured knee. It will be the first time a player rides a cart at a major championship since Casey Martin in the 1998 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. The PGA of America says the former British Open and PGA champion applied for the cart through its American with Disabilities Act policy, saying he has osteoarthritis in his right knee that keeps him from walking a full round.
DETROIT (AP) — Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (SHOH'-hay oh-TAH'-nee) is making his season debut tonight in Detroit, batting third in the lineup after missing the start of the season following Tommy John surgery. Ohtani was last year's AL Rookie of the Year, hitting 285 with 22 homers and 61 RBIs while going 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 63 strikeouts over 51 2/3 innings in 10 starts. He isn't expected to pitch this season as he continues to recover from a torn right elbow ligament.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say the club's medical staff is conducting a "thorough evaluation" of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who was treated and released from a hospital after a single-car crash last Thursday. ESPN reported that Pierre-Paul may have suffered a neck fracture that could sideline him all of next season. He had 12½ sacks last season to become the first Tampa Bay player to have 10 or more in a season since Simeon Rice in 2005.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook have undergone surgeries today. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder and is scheduled to have a procedure on a small labrum tear in his left shoulder in the coming weeks. Westbrook had surgery to repair a torn ligament in a finger on his left hand and an elective arthroscopic procedure on his right knee.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ken Holland has left the Detroit Red Wings to become the Edmonton Oilers' general manager and president of hockey operations. He led the Red Wings to 25 straight playoff appearances and four Stanley Cup titles as general manager before the team's current three-year dryspell. Holland inherits a team that has made the playoffs just once since advancing to the 2006 Stanley Cup final.
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