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.
]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
]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.
]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.
]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.
]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.
]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.