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BULLS' ROSE has Surgery, OUT 2 WEEKS

The Bulls find themselves in a familiar spot, waiting for Derrick Rose to return from surgery.

This time it is his left eye socket on the mend and not one of his troublesome knees. And his time away should be much shorter.

The All-Star point guard had surgery to repair a left orbital fracture Wednesday, one day after he was elbowed in the face by a teammate at practice.

Coach Fred Hoiberg said the operation "went as expected." The team said Rose should be able to resume "basketball activities" in two weeks.

Hoiberg said Rose will be able to attend practices and run, and should be able to pick up the offense under his new coach. "We don't know how much he'll be able to do even while he's in recovery mode, but he still will be here, learning," Hoiberg said

MORE NBA: The Knicks might not have the makings of a team that can compete for a championship, but Carmelo Anthony sees it differently. "We're competing," the star guard said. "People might not believe that, but we're definitely competing for that." The team is coming off a franchise-worst 17-win season. … The Nuggets signed forward Mike Miller to a one-year deal. Last season, he was with the Cavs, where he played in 52 games and averaged 13.5 minutes. The 15-year player has also played for Memphis, Miami, Washington, Minnesota and Orlando, which drafted him No. 5 overall in 2000 out of Florida.


Ronaldo gets 500, 501

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 500th and 501st goals of his career to give visiting Real Madrid a 2-0 win in over 10-man Malmo (Sweden) in Group A of the Champions League. Madrid said it was his 324th goal for the club, overtaking Raul as the club's all-time top scorer. "I'm very happy," Ronaldo said. "First of all because the team won. But I won't lie to you, I really wanted to beat Raul's record." In other Champions matches, Juan Mata scored one goal and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat visiting Wolfsburg 2-1 for its first win in Group B. Benfica moved into a comfortable position atop Group C with the surprise 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid. In Group D, host Juventus stayed on top by beating Sevilla 2-0, and Sergio Aguero scored a last-minute penalty as Manchester City snatched a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Borussia Moenchengladbach.


AUTOS: An appeals committee upheld penalties against Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing that effectively ends any shot Bowyer had at winning the Sprint Cup championship. The committee ruled NASCAR was correct in penalizing the No. 15 team for an illegally modified part two weeks ago at Chicagoland Speedway.

SWIMMING: Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky earned a leading five nominations for the Golden Goggle Awards that honor the year's top performances. The nominations include female athlete of the year, which the 18-year-old has won the past two years.

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Sports in brief 09/30/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 9:59pm]
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