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HEAT'S BOSH HAD MULTIPLE BLOOD CLOTS

MIAMI — Chris Bosh was dealing with more than one blood clot earlier this year, and he said Wednesday that he felt written off when Heat team doctors advised him the situation would likely be career-ending.

It's the first time Bosh has said there was more than the one known clot that was found in his calf in February and ended this past season.

Bosh made his revelations in the first chapter of a documentary he's releasing through former Heat teammate LeBron James' Uninterrupted digital platform, with more episodes being planned for release every two or three days until the season begins.

Bosh said he was diagnosed with the clot in his calf Feb. 11 after arriving in Toronto. He returned to the hospital more than once in the next 24 hours or so for blood work and additional tests, including a CT scan.

"Clots were found, again," Bosh said. "My initial thoughts from it were, first of all, you have to be kidding. Secondly, this isn't real."

BUCKS: G Khris Middleton has a left hamstring injury that will require surgery, sidelining the team's best outside shooter for about six months.

WNBA PLAYOFFS: Diana Taurasi scored 20, and visiting Phoenix beat Indiana 89-78 in a single-elimination game.

SOCCER

Messi injured as Barcelona draws

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks with a groin strain in his right leg, suffered in the 58th minute of the Spanish league match against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou that ended 1-1. Earlier, Real Madrid's hopes of breaking the league record for consecutive wins were dashed by a 1-1 draw with Villarreal in Barcelona. Madrid had won 16 straight.

ENGLAND: Host Manchester United ended a run of three straight losses by capitalizing on two goalkeeper mistakes to beat third-tier Northampton 3-1 in the third round of the League Cup.

ET CETERA

AUTOS: NASCAR will not penalize Martin Truex Jr. or Jimmie Johnson for failing inspection after the opening race of the playoffs. … The world's first fully electric racing series will stage a race next year in Brooklyn, where Formula E will host the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race within the five boroughs of New York City.

NHL: The Capitals re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $2.57 million, one-year contract.

OLYMPICS: Rome was effectively knocked out of the race to host the 2024 Summer Games when Mayor Virginia Raggi decided to oppose a bid by the city.

TENNIS: U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka needed 57 minutes to win 6-3, 6-1 against Lukas Rosol in the second round of the St. Petersburg (Russia) Open. … Dominic Thiem beat Peter Gojowczyk 7-5, 7-6 (7-2) to reach the Moselle Open quarterfinals in Metz, France, furthering his bid to reach the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for the first time. … Former champion Caroline Wozniacki outlasted fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the Pan Pacific Open quarterfinals in Tokyo.

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