- - Sunday, April 24, 2011


Bulls’ Rose will have MRI on sprained ankle

DEERFIELD, ILL. | Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose had a walking boot on his left foot Sunday and was scheduled for an MRI on his sprained ankle later in the day.

Coach Tom Thibodeau said trainer Fred Tedeschi told him the All-Star point guard is sore but the swelling is “not bad.”

Rose sprained his left ankle late in the first quarter Saturday as the Bulls dropped Game 4 of their first-round playoff series with Indiana 89-84.

He finished with 15 points and 10 assists, but clearly wasn’t his usual potent self after the injury, scoring just eight points on 3-for-16 shooting the rest of the way.

Rose was not available for comment Sunday. The top-seeded Bulls lead the series 3-1 and hope to have him available for Game 5 on Tuesday.


Legal woes continue for ex-Bucs LB McCants

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. | - Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Alvin Keith McCants is in jail after being arrested on a cocaine possession charge.

Pinellas County Jail records show McCants,, 43, also was was booked Saturday on a charge of resisting an officer. Bond was set at $4,000. He’s also being held on a warrant from Mobile, Ala., for failure to appear on a controlled substance charge.

McCants was a first round draft pick of the Buccaneers and a former University of Alabama standout. His legal troubles since leaving the NFL have included charges of cocaine possession, bad-check writing and theft.


Reds 3B Rolen placed on 15-day disabled list

ST., LOUIS | The Cincinnati Reds put third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder before Sunday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. The move is retroactive to Thursday.

Cincinnati recalled infielder Chris Valaika from Triple-A Louisville to take Rolen’s roster spot. Rolen is the seventh Reds player place on the DL this season. Valaika batted .306 with a home run and six RBI in the minors.

The Reds also transferred outfielder Fred Lewis, rehabbing from a strained right oblique, from Double-A Carolina to Louisville. Lewis went on the disabled list before opening day.

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