OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors expect to be without All-Star forward Kevin Durant until April. Durant is out indefinitely after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and bruised a bone in his leg during Tuesday’s loss at Washington. The Warriors say their medical staff hasn’t ruled out his return before the end of the regular season, though nobody is predicting at this stage.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid’s (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEEDZ’) knee injury has forced the Philadelphia 76ers to shelve their rookie center for the remainder of the season. He has a torn meniscus that is worse than the team first thought, ending his season after he averaged 20.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in just 31 games. Embiid finally made his NBA debut this season after sitting out the previous two years with right foot issues.
TORONTO (AP) — The Washington Wizards have signed point guard Brandon Jennings for the remainder of the season and waived forward Danuel House. Jennings averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 assists in 25 minutes with the New York Knicks this season, appearing in 58 games and making 11 starts before he was waived on Monday. He has averaged 14.8 points, 5.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds over seven-plus NBA seasons.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson for the second straight year. Johnson and the team can negotiate a long-term deal until July 15, or he can play next season under the franchise tender as the NFL’s highest-paid cornerback.
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins were able to pick up much-needed blueline help before today’s NHL trade deadline, acquiring Mark Streit from Tampa Bay and (stryt) and Frankie Corrado (koh-RAH’-doh) from Toronto in separate deals. The Nashville Predators picked up forward P.A. Parenteau (PAR’-ehn-toh) from the New Jersey Devils for a sixth-round pick. And the Boston Bruins have grabbed winger Drew Stafford from the Winnipeg Jets for a 2018 conditional sixth-round pick.