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Dodgers' Wood to have arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

U.S. News

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow that will keep him out for about eight weeks. The team announced the lefty was having an arthroscopic debridement on Wednesday afternoon. Dr. David Altchek will perform the operation in New York. The Dodgers said Wood will begin his rehab in the next few days. Wood hasn't pitched since May 30 because of the elbow problem.


Federer Out Of Tennis Until 2021 After Knee Surgery

International Business Times

Twenty-time Grand Slam singles champion Roger Federer said Wednesday he will be sidelined until 2021 after undergoing his second knee operation in a matter of months. The 38-year-old Swiss said he underwent follow-up arthroscopic surgery "a few weeks ago" after undergoing a similar keyhole procedure in February. Federer, whose last Grand Slam win was the 2018 Australian Open, said he "experienced a setback during (his) initial rehabilitation". "I plan to take the necessary time to be 100 percent ready to play at my highest level," he said in a statement on Twitter. "I will be missing my fans and the tour dearly but I will look forward to seeing everyone back on tour at the start of the 2021 season."



NFL Week 6 live: News and notes from around the league

Los Angeles Times

Welcome to NFL Week 6. The Rams (3-2) are in Jacksonville for a tilt with the Jaguars (3-2) today at 1 p.m. and the Chargers (1-4) are also on the road in Oakland where they will play the Raiders (2-3) at 1:25 p.m. Keep it here for updates from around the league and live updates from the Rams and Chargers games later today. "I know I just told you I'm leaving you for someone else. But, do you mind if I crash here on the couch for the next couple of years while I get everything finalized? Imagine a person walking down the stairs in the house shared with a spouse. The last 22 years have not been great.


Venus Williams overcomes slow start, wins second-round match at Paribas

Los Angeles Times

There can't be many tournaments in which Venus Williams has gone more than a decade without a victory. If there are any, the BNP Paribas Open is no longer on that list. Williams avoided the tournament for 15 years after she and her father, Richard, were targeted by boos and alleged racial slurs after she withdrew from the 2001 semifinal against her sister, Serena, at the last minute. Serena returned here in 2015, but Venus didn't come back until last year and lost her first match. On Saturday, despite heavy wraps on her left thigh and right shoulder, she came back for a 1-6, 7-6, 6-1 victory over Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.