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Last Update on November 25, 2014 23:39 GMT

He suffered the injury in a game against the New York Knicks last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wizards forward Nene (nuh-NAY') is sidelined with a right foot injury.

Nene is sitting out tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks with plantar fasciitis (fah-SHEE'-eye-tihs) and could also miss Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Nene left with six minutes remaining in the first quarter of the Wizards' win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. He did not practice on Monday and was sent to a doctor to have the foot checked out.

Nene is averaging 10.6 points and 4.7 rebounds this season.

MLB-SIGNINGS

UNDATED (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have added some pop to the line-up by agreeing with first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract. LaRoche gives Chicago sorely needed power from the left side. He hit .259 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs in 140 games this year for NL East champion Washington.

He's likely to be used as a designated hitter, because Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY'-oo) is firmly entrenched at first after his rookie-of-the-year season.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox clean up some contract issues by finalizing their five-year deal with Pablo Sandoval. The third baseman gets a $3 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15, $17 million in each of the first three seasons and $18 million apiece in 2018 and `19. Boston has a $17 million option for 2020 with a $5 million buyout.

At a news conference in Boston, Sandoval indicated he needed a new challenge and that's why he left the World Series champ Giants.

The Red Sox also agreed to a deal with Hanley Ramirez, a baseball official with knowledge of that agreement said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because Ramirez hadn't yet passed a physical.

MLB-NEWS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.

San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting.

Lester was dealt by the Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline in July and helped the A's reach the playoffs for the third straight year before a 9-8, 12-inning loss to Kansas City in the one-game wild card.

Giants right-hander Matt Cain is recovering from elbow surgery and righty Ryan Vogelsong is a free agent.

In other baseball news:

-- The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel. Towers spent the last four years as general manager of the Diamondbacks and was Padres GM before that.

-- The Minnesota Twins have announced three more assistants for new manager Paul Molitor, adding pitching coach Neil Allen, bullpen coach Eddie Guardado and bench coach Joe Vavra.

---- Longtime San Francisco Giants third base coach Tim Flannery is retiring. The 57-year-old Flannery, 57, had been on Bruce Bochy's (BOH-cheez) coaching staff dating to their San Diego days and they moved to San Francisco together in 2007.

NFL-LIONS

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit center Dominic Raiola says he hasn't been fined by the NFL for his cut block during a kneel-down at the end of the Lions' loss to New England on Sunday.

Raiola says he didn't intentionally try to hurt anybody or try to do anything out of the ordinary, and he "would have gotten a FedEx letter" if he had. Raiola spoke with reporters Tuesday but tried to keep the focus on Thursday's game against Chicago.

The Patriots scored a late touchdown in their 34-9 win over Detroit. Raiola later told the Detroit Free Press he took the action after the Patriots went for a late game touchdown in the one-sided win instead of running out the clock.

NFL-UNION MEETING

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') and players' union chief DeMaurice (deh-MOR'-his) Smith are meeting to discuss the league's personal conduct policy.

The NFL Players Association has been unhappy with what it calls "lack of transparency" in the policy. Smith has said the only way to have a fair policy is if the NFL and owners "commit to collective bargaining."

The NFL counters that the union agreed to the policy during labor negotiations to end the 2011 lockout. That collective bargaining agreement runs through 2021.

 
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