Friday, November 17, 2017
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ill saunders won't coach this season

Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders won't return this season because of complications resulting from his treatment for cancer, owner Glen Taylor said.

Diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in June, Saunders has been hospitalized since early September. Asked Friday if he expected Saunders to return, Taylor paused and said: "Not this year. … At this point, if he came back, I still think he'd have a hard time to recover all his energy and all that because he has been in the hospital for a long time."

After Saunders was hospitalized, associate head coach Sam Mitchell was named interim head coach.

Warriors: Steve Kerr will not be on the bench when the Warriors begin the defense of their NBA title Tuesday, and he could miss a number of games as he recovers from back surgery. Luke Walton will continue to serve as interim coach.

soccer

Chelsea manager in hot water again

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho faces more trouble from the English Football Association after being sent to the stands as the defending champions' poor Premier League form worsened with a 2-1 loss at West Ham.

Mourinho was red-carded at halftime after Cesc Fabregas had a goal disallowed for offside, moments before teammate Nemanja Matic was sent off for a second bookable offence. Mourinho will almost certainly face repercussions from the FA. He was fined $77,000 and given a suspended one-match stadium ban earlier this month for comments about referee Robert Madley after a 3-1 loss at home to Southampton. Mourinho did not appear for the news conference after Saturday's game.

Also, host Arsenal beat Everton 2-1 to go to the top of the standings.

Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 12th goal in as many games as Real Madrid earned a 3-1 win at second-place Celta Vigo and increased its league lead.

Germany: Arjen Robben scored on his return from injury as Bayern Munich defeated visiting Cologne 4-0 to extend its Bundesliga-record start to 10 wins in 10 games.

Women: If Alex Morgan is on the verge of joining the National Women's Soccer League's new expansion team in Orlando, as reports last week said, she isn't ready to say so. "Nothing is confirmed right now," the U.S. national team star said after a practice at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium for today's exhibition against Brazil (3, Fox Sports 1).

et cetera

Gymnastics: The U.S. women posted the top qualifying score, 236.611, to cement their status as heavy favorites to defend their world championship title in Tuesday's eight-team final at Glasgow, Scotland. The Americans were more than five points ahead of second-place Russia. Two-time defending all-around champion Simone Biles of the United States and reigning American Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas advanced to the all-around final.

Rugby: New Zealand advanced its World Cup title defense to the final by beating South Africa 20-18 at London. In the final it faces the winner of today's semifinal between Australia and Argentina.

Times wires

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