WARRIORS' ANDREW BOGUT OUT 7-10 DAYS TO REST ANKLE: OAKLAND (AP) — Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will be sidelined the next seven to 10 days to rest and strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
The announcement Thursday is the kind of setback Bogut and the Warriors were hoping to avoid this season. The 7-footer from Australia was held scoreless while playing 17 minutes in Golden State's 106-96 win against Cleveland on Wednesday night. He had five assists and three rebounds.
Bogut sat out all of the preseason. He has moved slowly and showed little lift while playing four of the first five regular-season games. The 2005 No. 1 overall pick fractured his ankle Jan. 25 with Milwaukee and missed the rest of the season after being traded to Golden State for guard Monta Ellis, among others.
KINGS F ROBINSON SUSPENDED BY NBA: NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Sacramento Kings forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit's Jonas Jerebko in the neck.
The play occurred with 10 minutes left in Sacramento's 105-103 win on Wednesday night. Robinson, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft out of Kansas, was immediately ejected.
Robinson will miss the Kings' games against San Antonio on Friday and the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
IZTURIS AGREES TO $10M CONTRACT WITH BLUE JAYS: INDIAN WELLS (AP) — Infielder Maicer Izturis became the first major league free agent this offseason to join a new team, agreeing Thursday to a $10 million, three-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Toronto said the deal was for $3 million annually. The team has a $3 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout.
The 32-year-old hit .256 with 17 steals in 19 tries, two homers and 20 RBIs this year for the Los Angeles Angels. After reaching the big leagues with the Montreal Expos in 2004, Izturis spent eight years with the Angels. He has a .273 career average with 81 steals.
BORAS: DODGERS 'BOUGHT STORE,' METS 'IN FREEZER': INDIAN WELLS (AP) — With baseball awash in record revenue as the signing season starts, Scott Boras compares the habits of teams to families sifting through supermarket shelves.
At the winter meetings in Dallas last year, the agent had this to say of the financially troubled Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets: "Normally, they're in the steaks section, and I found them in the fruits-and-nuts category a lot."
Since then, the Dodgers have been sold for $2 billion. The Mets owners have agreed to pay up to $162 million — and likely much less — in a deal with the trustee for Bernard Madoff's fraud victims.
So on Wednesday at the general managers' meeting, Boras said his view of the Dodgers had changed.
"I think they bought the store," he said.
And as for the Mets?
"The best you can say is that they might be in the freezer section," he explained. "But there's a lot of good, longstanding products that they can acquire there."
WALT WEISS HIRED AS COLORADO ROCKIES MANAGER: DENVER (AP) — Walt Weiss is making the rare jump from the high school dugout to the big leagues.
The Colorado Rockies hired the former major league shortstop Wednesday night to replace manager Jim Tracy, who resigned Oct. 7 with one year and $1.4 million left on his contract rather than return to a club where its assistant general manager had moved into an office in the clubhouse.
The 1988 AL Rookie of the Year with Oakland, Weiss played shortstop for the Rockies from 1994-97 and was a special assistant to general manager Dan O'Dowd from 2002-08.
5 US OLYMPIC BOXERS MAKING PRO DEBUTS TOGETHER: INDIO (AP) — Rau'shee Warren has no regrets. He waited through a decade in amateur boxing and a U.S.-record three Olympics to fight for a gold medal, only to lose his first fights in Athens, Beijing and London.
Although he has finally accepted he'll never get that gold, Warren is hoping for even more lucrative rewards as a professional fighter.
Warren is among five fighters from the least successful U.S. men's boxing team in Olympic history who will make their debuts together at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino outside Palm Springs, Calif., on a card headlined by Gary Russell Jr., a 2008 Olympic team member and promising pro.
Warren, Terrell Gausha, Marcus Browne, Errol Spence Jr. and Dominic Breazeale all intend to prove they've got futures beyond those dismal Olympics, where they became the first American team to win no medals.