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After surgery, Bulls' Rose

expected back in 2 weeks

The Bulls find themselves in a familiar spot, waiting for star point guard Derrick Rose to return from surgery. This time it's his left eye socket on the mend, not one of his troublesome knees, and his time away should be much shorter.

Rose had surgery to repair a left orbital fracture yesterday, one day after he was elbowed in the face by a teammate at practice. Coach Fred Hoiberg said the operation "went as expected," and the team said Rose should be able to resume "basketball activities" in two weeks, about two weeks before the Oct. 27 regular-season opener.


Stewart: Next year my last

Tony Stewart said he will retire from Sprint Cup racing after the 2016 season. The three-time NASCAR champion announced his decision at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop in Kannapolis, North Carolina, saying "next year will be my last year in the Sprint Cup Series." He said it was "100 percent" his choice.

His planned departure is not a surprise. Stewart will be 45 next season, hasn't won a race in more than two years and has been working on finding a successor for the No. 14 Chevrolet all year.

"There wasn't any pressure from anybody," Stewart said. "If anything, it was the opposite. I know people were trying to talk me out of it.''

The last three years have been trying for Stewart. He struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a 2014 event in western New York. He also missed the final third of the 2013 season with a broken leg.

COLLEGESCourt: No pay for athletes

A federal appeals court agreed that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and television broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.

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