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MRI for Oladipo…Cards keep Fitzgerald…M’s give Ichiro minor league pact…Australian Open Women’s Final Set

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo is scheduled for an MRI today after suffering a serious right knee injury during last night’s 110-106 win over the Toronto Raptors. Oladipo’s leg bent awkwardly as he fell to the floor while trying to disrupt an outlet pass to the Raptors’ Pascal Siakam. Oladipo is averaging a team-high 19.2 points for the Pacers, who are currently third in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Star receiver Larry Fitzgerald is returning to the Arizona Cardinals for a 16th NFL season after signing a one-year contract. The 35-year-old Fitzgerald caught the 116th touchdown pass of his career this season and became the third player with at least 1,300 career receptions. He shares the franchise record with 234 games played and is one of two receivers in NFL history with 2,000 yards receiving against three different teams, joining Jerry Rice.

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki could be on the Seattle Mariners’ active roster for their season-opening series against Oakland in Tokyo. His agent confirmed the minor league agreement between the two sides and said Suzuki’s deal would become a major league pact if he is added to Seattle’s expanded roster for the two games against the Athletics. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto has said the 45-year-old Suzuki is expected to be on the roster for those games after spending most of last season in a front office role.

 

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It will be Petra Kvitova taking on U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open women’s final. The eighth-seeded Kvitova advanced to a Grand Slam final for the first time in 4 ½ years with a 7-6, 6-0 win over American Danielle Collins. The fourth-seeded Osaka has reached back-to-back major finals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory against No. 7 Karolina Pliskova.

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