Update on the latest sports
Lopez returns for Bucks
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez is expected to play for the first time since the season opener tonight when the defending champions visit the Utah Jazz. Lopez has been out with a back injury that caused him to undergo surgery on Dec. 2. The Bucks announced Sunday night that Lopez and reserve guard George Hill will both return to action tonight.
Elsewhere in the NBA:
The Toronto Raptors, winners of three in a row, are in Los Angeles to play the Lakers. The Raptors continue to hold seventh place in the Eastern Conference.
The Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the Magic in overtime last night, return home to host the Denver Nuggets.
After coming back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Pistons yesterday, the Los Angeles Clippers travel to Cleveland to meet the Cavaliers, who’ve lost eight of their last eleven games.
The Chicago Bulls, who’ve now won two straight after losing five in a row, visit the Kings in Sacramento.
After ending Milwaukee’s six-game winning streak over the weekend, the Golden State Warriors host the Washington Wizards.
In other action, the Trail Blazers take on the Hawks in Atlanta, Charlotte is at Oklahoma City, and the Minnesota Timberwolves visit the San Antonio Spurs.
Arizona at Ottawa
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – In tonight’s only NHL contest, the Arizona Coyotes visit the Ottawa Senators. Arizona saw its season-high four-game winning streak come to an end over the weekend at the hands of the Boston Bruins.
Brady is back for another season with Tampa Bay
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tom Brady’s retirement lasted 40 days. Brady said Sunday he’s returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his 23rd season in the NFL.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram, saying he has “unfinished business.”
He wrote, “These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now.”
Brady added, “I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa.”
Elsewhere in the NFL: – The Buffalo Bills released offensive lineman Daryl Williams in a move that frees up about $5.5 million in salary cap space entering the NFL’s free agency period. Williams had two years left on a contract extension he signed last offseason. He played at right tackle and right guard, starting all 17 games last season and 33 overall in two years with Buffalo. Cutting the seventh-year player leaves Buffalo about $6.2 million under the cap. That leads to the expectation that more salary-related moves are coming before free agency opens on Wednesday.
Nelly Korda recovering from blood clot in her arm
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Top-ranked American and Olympic gold medal-winning golfer Nelly Korda says she has a blood clot in her arm and is home seeking treatment.
The 23-year-old Korda won five times last year. That included her first major and the gold medal in Tokyo.
Korda says her arm felt as though it was swelling following a routine morning workout on Friday. She went to the emergency room as a precaution and was diagnosed with a blood clot. She did not say which arm or when she could return. The LPGA’s first major starts on March 31.