Star forward Blake Griffin to miss Olympics

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Blake Griffin will have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee and the U.S. forward will miss the Olympic Games.

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Griffin returned to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation after reporting discomfort in the same knee that bothered him in the playoffs following Wednes­day’s practice. The Clippers said he will require arthroscopic surgery and should be ready for training camp.

The Americans replaced him on their 12-man roster with Anthony Davis. He scored nine points in 10 minutes of a 113-59 exhibition victory over the Dominican Republic on Thursday night

TRACK AND FIELD: Tyson Gay prepared for the anticipated chilly Olympics here by winning the 100 meters at the London Grand Prix in dreary conditions Friday.

The former world champion won in 10.03 seconds in a headwind of 1.2 meters per second, ahead of fellow American Ryan Bailey and Nesta Carter, of Jamaica.

Gay’s main rivals for the upcoming Olympics were absent. Asafa Powell withdrew with a groin strain to ensure he is fit for the Games, and Olympic champion Usain Bolt sidestepped the event for tax reasons.

MADE IN AMERICA: At the next Olympics, the team from the USA will wear uniforms made in the USA.

Designer Ralph Lauren announced Friday that the uniforms it provides the U.S. Olympic team at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, will, in fact, be made in the United States.

The U.S. uniforms for the Opening Ceremony at the London Games were made in China, which sparked congressional criticism of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

POSITIVE TEST: Relay sprinter Debbie Dunn took her name off the U.S. Olympic team roster Friday after testing positive for excessive testosterone.


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