: AP's Sports Guide
--BRYANT SIDELINED BY INJURY AGAIN
L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss six weeks with a fracture in his left knee.
--VANISHING SPRAY TO BE USED AT WORLD CUP TO POLICE FREE KICKS
FIFA backs the use of vanishing spray at the World Cup, stopping defenders from encroaching within 10 meters at free kicks.
--RODMAN BAK IN NORTH KOREA TO TRAIN NATIONAL TEAM
Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman is back in North Korea to train its national team, with trip proceeding despite the country's political purge.
--YANKEES SIGN OFF ON $45 MLN BELTRAN DEAL
The New York Yankees have finalized a $45 million, 3-year contract with Carlos Beltran.
--FIGURE SKATER BOITANO COMES OUT AS GAY
American figure skating champ Brian Boitano, a member of the U.S. delegation to the Sochi Olympics, comes out as gay.