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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

PRO BASKETBALL

CHICAGO (AP) Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season, casting doubt on whether the once-dynamic point guard will ever be the same after a series of injuries.

The team announced Rose was feeling pain in his knee, and an exam and MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear. The 2011 NBA MVP played in only 10 games last season before he had surgery for the same injury in November 2013, sidelining him the rest of the way. But the Bulls said an estimate for his return this time will be determined after the operation.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - LeBron James broke Scottie Pippen's NBA record for career assists by a forward when he found Kevin Love for an open 3-pointer against the Detroit Pistons.

Pippen had held the top mark of 6,135 since taking it from John Havlicek in 2004. James tied that with an alley-oop pass to Timofey Mozgov early in the second quarter.

James finished with 11 assists in the game, giving him 6,142 for his career.

PRO FOOTBALL

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The Inglewood City Council approved plans to build a football stadium that includes St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke as a partner, clearing a path for the NFL's return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.

The council approved the $2 billion plan with a 5-0 vote after a meeting with several hours of public comment and many vocal Rams fans wearing jerseys in attendance.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

In a letter sent to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: ''We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field.''

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants released veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka in a move that clears about $4.8 million of space under the NFL salary cap.

GOLF

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Davis Love III is getting another shot as U.S. Ryder Cup captain in 2016.

Love was captain in a losing effort at Medinah in 2012. He becomes the first repeat U.S. captain since Jack Nicklaus in 1987. In some respects, he's the first captain in a new Ryder Cup process that came out of a task force.

Former captains and players were part of the task force. Their goal is to create continuity and a model for success for 2016 and beyond.

BASEBALL

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - Detroit signed Joba Chamberlain to a $1 million, one-year contract, bringing the free-agent reliever back to the Tigers after an up-and-down season as their setup man in 2014. Chamberlain went 2-5 with a 3.57 ERA last year.

NEW YORK (AP) - All major league players on 40-man rosters will attend a mandatory education program on domestic violence during spring training.

Major League Baseball said the sessions, which will be held for every team under an agreement with the players' association, will be coordinated by San Francisco-based Futures Without Violence.

AUTO RACING

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - International Speedway Corp. is developing a plan for the installation of additional SAFER barriers at Daytona and Talladega, and will review the safety standards at its other racetracks.

The renewed focus announced by ISC President John Saunders comes three days after NASCAR star Kyle Busch broke his right leg and left foot in a crash into a concrete wall at Daytona International Speedway.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - David Ragan will drive Kyle Busch's car in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at Atlanta, while 18-year-old Erik Jones will drive Busch's car in the Xfinity Series.

SOCCER

A FIFA task force recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in November-December to avoid the summer heat in Qatar. FIFA also said the tournament should be shorter than the current 32-day schedule.

The plan must be approved by the FIFA executive committee, chaired by President Sepp Blatter, at a March 19-20 meeting in Zurich.

HOCKEY

MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Canadiens traded rookie Jiri Sekac to the Anaheim Ducks for Devante Smith-Pelly in a swap of wingers. Smith-Pelly has five goals and 12 assists in 54 games this season. Sekac has seven goals and nine assists in 50 games.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Wild acquired Florida Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim for a 2016 third-round draft choice. Bergenheim has eight goals and 10 assists in 39 games.

TENNIS

LONDON (AP) - Andy Murray will return to his native Scotland next week to lead Britain against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup.

Murray and his brother, Jamie, will face the Americans on March 6-8 on an indoor hard court at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

U.S. captain Jim Courier named a team that featured John Isner and Donald Young in singles and brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in the doubles.

The third-ranked Murray returns to play in Scotland for the first time since winning Wimbledon in 2013.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Third-seeded Andy Murray was given a workout by Gilles Muller of Luxembourg before securing a 6-4, 7-5 win to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships. Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych opened by beating Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6 (2), 6-4.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic was knocked out in the first round of the Argentina Open, beaten by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4, 6-3.

No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain retired due to injury while trailing 7-6 (2), 3-0 against Federeico Delbonis of Argentina.

DOHA, Qatar (AP) - Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic advanced to the second round of the Qatar Open with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over Belgian qualifier Kirsten Flipkens.

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