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Published Oct. 7, 2014


f1 driver has head surgery

TOKYO — Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in "serious but stable condition" following emergency surgery for a severe head injury after a crash during the Japanese Grand Prix, FIA said Monday. Bianchi, 25, is at Mie General Medical Center following Sunday's crash into a trackside recovery crane. Hospital officials declined to comment on his condition. "Bianchi is in a serious but stable condition," FIA's Matteo Bonciani told the Associated Press. Bianchi was unconscious when he was taken to the hospital.


Young out 8 weeks after thumb surgery

Lakers G Nick Young will be out for about eight weeks after surgery on his torn thumb ligament. The Lakers said Young had successful surgery Monday. He tore the radial collateral ligament in his right thumb last week in training camp while guarding Kobe Bryant.

MORE NBA: Glen Rice scored 18, Marcin Gortat had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and the Wizards beat the Bulls 85-81 in the preseason opener for both teams. Derrick Rose, working his way back from two major knee injuries, had 11 points in 14 first-half minutes for the Bulls.


Donovan's farewell includes NASL player

Landon Donovan, 32, will be surrounded by a youthful roster for the United States' exhibition against Ecuador in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, when he is set to make his 157th and final international appearance. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced his 21-player roster Monday. Included is Minnesota United F Miguel Ibarra, 24, the first national team player from the NASL where the Rowdies play.


TENNIS: Marin Cilic lost to Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 2-6, 7-6 (7-2) in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. Tampa resident John Isner beat Pablo Andujar 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-3.

Times wires