Blake Griffin surgery could rule him out of Clippers line up for up to six weeks

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We big in the NBA where the Los Angeles Clippers' playoff prospects have taken a hit with the news that Blake Griffin is to undergo surgery Monday to resolve a staff infection in his right elbow.

The forward is definitely out of the upcoming All-Star game and - while Clippers head coach Doc Rivers hypothesized about a return in just 10 days time - reports suggest that Griffin is looking at anywhere between four and six weeks on the sidelines.

The Clippers are currently in sixth spot in the West but if the worst case scenario plays out then they will be without Griffin for 19 games - nine of which come against teams who are in line to make the playoffs in the competitive Western Conference. Add to that games against OKC and New Orleans - both teams in the running for the eight seed - and LA are suddenly facing a tough run.

Elsewhere in the NBA, New York Knicks owner James Dolan is coming under fire after a contentious email exchange with a fan.

After an angry Knicks supporter criticized Dolan over his time in charge of the franchise, the owner responded by suggesting the fan was an alcoholic and better suited to supporting the Nets.


Across to the NFL and Richie Incognito is nearing a return to the league with the Buffalo Bills. The guard was at the center of the recent bullying scandal at the Miami Dolphins and hasn’t played since 2013.


Finally, in soccer the US men’s national team snapped a five-game winless run by beating Panama 2-0 last night. Midfielder Michael Bradley scored directly from a corner to open the scoring.

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