Kobe Bryant day-to-day with torn ligament in wrist

Kobe Bryant day-to-day with torn ligament in wrist

LOS ANGELES — Lakers star Kobe Bryant has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right wrist the team announced.

Bryant is listed as day-to-day and his status for the Christmas Day opener against the Bulls is unclear.

Bryant fell hard on his wrist Monday night after his shot was blocked by Clippers center DeAndre Jordan in the third quarter of the Lakers' 114-95 loss.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A former Golden State Warriors employee filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against star guard Monta Ellis on Wednesday, alleging Ellis sent her unwanted texts that included a photo of his genitals.

Boltuch said his client rejected Ellis' advances and feared that no one would believe her. Boltuch also showed a photo of what he said was Ellis' genitalia that the guard allegedly sent to Smith's work-issued cellphone a day after he complained to the team about her job performance.

According to the lawsuit, the Warriors changed Smith's job description and eventually fired her after Ellis' wife, Juanika Ellis, learned of the texts and complained to team executives in January.

No prosecution from Ariz. Fiesta Bowl ticket probe

PHOENIX — An investigation into whether politicians violated gift and disclosure laws when they accepted free game tickets or trips from the Fiesta Bowl led a prosecutor to conclude Wednesday that a maze of state laws was so complex and contradictory that he cannot pursue charges.

Inconsistent rules, vague reporting mandates and a legal requirement that prosecutors prove a defendant "knowingly" violated the law were major factors in his decision, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said. In the end, there was not enough evidence to press charges against any of the 31 elected officials and three lobbyists.

Montgomery said that for a successful prosecution, his office would have to prove that the officials and lobbyists knew when they filed required disclosure statements that "it was incomplete or false."

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated's year-end issue. His return to the field in October was picked as the 2011 Moment of the Year.

For the first time in the magazine's 57-year history, fans made the choice.

LeGrand garnered the most votes from fans in 178 countries and led more than 6,000 users to post comments on Facebook. The defensive lineman beat out soccer star Lionel Messi, surfer Kelly Slater and New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

Terry to face criminal charge over racism claim

LONDON — Chelsea captain John Terry will be charged with racially abusing a Premier League opponent and faces a fine of $3,920.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute Terry for his on-field exchange with Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand on Oct. 23. Ferdinand is black.

The 31-year-old England captain faces a charge of using "threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior, or disorderly behavior within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress which was racially aggravated."

Compiled from wire reports