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Sports Line: A broken nose for Lakers' Bryant

The

Los Angeles Lakers

say

Kobe Bryant

has a "nasal fracture" after he was smacked in the nose by

Dwyane Wade

during the

NBA
All-Star game

.

The team said on its website that a CT scan revealed the extent of the injury, and the star guard will be re-evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist when he returns to Los Angeles.

On a night when the NBA All-Star game and Academy Awards went 1-on-1 on television, the basketball showcase produced its second-highest overnight rating since 2005.

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]

TNT

said the game in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday produced a 5.4 overnight. This is the highest metered-market overnight since the game seven years ago drew 5.9.

]Building a new arena for the

Sacramento Kings

has never been closer to reality.

]The city, the Sacramento Kings and the NBA announced a tentative deal to finance a new arena that would keep the team in California's capital for the long haul. The City Council will vote on the plan March 6.

]BASEBALL:

Red Sox

manager Bobby Valentine denied that his clubhouse alcohol ban was a public relations move, and pitcher

Josh Beckett

blamed "snitches" for leaking the story about players drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games while the team's eptember collapse.

]

Athletics

third baseman

Scott

Sizemore will miss the entire 2012 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee last weekend during Oakland's first full-squad workout.

]COLLEGES:

Jerry Sandusky

's lawyer asked the judge in his child sex-abuse case to delay the start of his criminal trial until mid-July, saying he needed more time to prepare.

]

Missouri

coach Frank Haith says he is cooperating with the NCAA in the latest round of trouble at the University of Miami, his home for seven years before taking over the Tigers this season.

]FOR THE RECORD

]BASEBALL

]

American League

]KANSAS CITY ROYALS...Agreed to terms with RHP

Vin Mazzaro

on a one-year contract and C Salvador

Perez

on a five year contract.

]NEW YORK YANKEES...Agreed to terms with 3B

Eric Chavez

on a one-year contract. Placed RHP

David Aardsma

on the 60-day DL.

]TEXAS RANGERS...Agreed to terms with OF

Engel Beltre

, OF

Julio Borbon

, RHP Jacob Brigham, LHP

Miguel De Los Santos

, RHP

Neftali Feliz

, RHP

Wilmer Font

, RHP

Mark Hamburger

, LHP

Derek Holland

, LHP

Michael Kirkman

, RHP

Roman Mendez

, RHP

Justin Miller

, RHP

Alexi Ogando

and LHP Martin Perez on one-year contracts.

]

National League

]CINCINNATI REDS...Agreed to terms with LHP

Sean Marshall

on a four-year contract.

]HOUSTON ASTROS...Agreed to terms with INF

Marwin Gonzalez

on a one-year contract.

]BASKETBALL

]National Basketball Association

]NEW JERSEY NETS...Signed F Gerald Green to a 10-day contract.

]PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS...Signed C

Joel Przybilla

. Waived G

Armon Johnson

.

]FOOTBALL

]National Football League

]CLEVELAND BROWNS...Signed LB D'Qwell Jackson to a multiyear contract extension.

]WASHINGTON REDSKINS...Re-signed C Will Montgomery and DE Darrion Scott.

]HOCKEY

]

National Hockey League

]ANAHEIM DUCKS...Acquired D Sebastian Erixon from Vancouver for RW Andrew Gordon. Traded D

Mark Fraser

to Toronto for RW

Dale Mitchell

.

]BOSTON BRUINS...Acquired F

Brian Rolston

and D Mike Mottau from the

New York Islanders

for F

Yannick Riendeau

and D Marc Cantin. Acquired D

Greg Zanon

from Minnesota for D

Steven Kampfer

. Assigned F Carter Camper, D Andrew Bodnarchuk and F

Max Sauve

to

Providence

(

AHL

).

]BUFFALO SABRES...Acquired C

Cody Hodgson

and D

Alexander Sulzer

from Vancouver for F

Zack Kassian

and D

Marc-Andre Gragnani

.

]CALGARY FLAMES...Signed RW

Tim Jackman

to a two-year contract.

]CAROLINA HURRICANES...Recalled F

Zach Boychuk

from Charlotte (AHL).

]CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS...Traded D-F John Scott to the

New York Rangers

for a 2012 fifth-round draft pick. Recalled F

Andrew Shaw

from Rockford (AHL).

]DETROIT RED WINGS...Traded D Mike Commodore to Tampa Bay for a conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick. Recalled D

Brendan Smith

from Grand Rapids (AHL).

]EDMONTON OILERS...Acquired D

Nick Schultz

from Minnesota for D

Tom Gilbert

.

]MONTREAL CANADIENS...Traded F

Andrei Kostitsyn

to Nashville for a 2013 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 fifth-round draft pick. Claimed F

Brad Staubitz

off waivers from Minnesota. Recalled F

Blake Geoffrion

from Hamilton (AHL). Reassigned C

Louis Leblanc

to Hamilton.

]NASHVILLE PREDATORS...Acquired C

Paul Gaustad

and a 2013 fourth-round draft pick from Buffalo for a 2012 first- and a 2013 fourth-round draft pick.

]NEW YORK ISLANDERS...Activated D

Mark Katic

from injured reserve and loaned him to Bridgeport (AHL).

]OTTAWA SEANTORS...Acquired D

Matt Gilroy

from Tampa Bay for D

Brian Lee

. Assigned G

Ben Bishop

to Binghamton (AHL).

]SAN JOSE SHARKS...Acquired F

Daniel Winnik

, F

T.J. Galiardi

and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick from Colorado for F

Jamie McGinn

, F Mike Connelly and F

Michael Sgarbossa

.

]TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING...Acquired D

Keith Aulie

from Toronto for F Carter Ashton. Recalled F

Brandon Segal

from Norfolk (AHL). Reassigned F Mike Angelidis, F Trevor Smith and D Evan Oberg to Norfolk.

]TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING...Recalled F Brandon Segal from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Mike Andelidis, F Trevor Smith and D Evan Oberg to Norfolk.

]VANCOUVER CANUCKS...Acquired F Sammy Pahlsson from Columbus for D Taylor Ellington and two 2012 fourth-round draft picks.

]WASHINGTON CAPITALS...Placed C Nicklas Backstrom on the long-term injured list, retroactive to Jan. 4.

]WINNIPEG JETS...Claimed D

Grant Clitsome

off waivers from Columbus. Traded D

Johnny Oduya

to Chicago for a 2013 second- and third-round draft pick.

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