New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is expected to be ready for the 2013 season after back surgery Tuesday, the team said.
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard will miss the rest of the season, including the playoffs, because of lower back surgery, the team said Friday.
Hezbollah and their Shiite allies in Lebanon vowed to support Iran and Syria against potential intervention by Western countries.
More than five years after Israel and Hezbollah halted fighting, there have been no concrete steps toward a permanent cease-fire, a U.N. envoy said.
U.N. officials say their aid agencies will not participate in NATO's rebuilding strategy in southern Afghanistan as part of its current military campaign.
Left-hander Eric Milton of the LA Dodgers has undergone back surgery and is done for the 2009 season, the team said on its Web site.
Georgia Tech Coach Paul Hewitt said Tuesday guard D'Andre Bell has been cleared by doctors to play his senior year of basketball.
The Arizona Diamondbacks disclosed Tuesday that five-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Randy Johnson has a herniated disc in his back.
Oakland Athletics team doctors have, for the third time, failed to diagnose one of shortstop Bobby Crosby's broken bones -- this time a spinal fracture.
Milwaukee Bucks guard T.J. Ford has been cleared to resume full-contact basketball after missing the 2004-05 season because of a spinal cord injury.