I hate needles. Which is why I look away while a lab technician inserts one into my arm and draws four vials of blood. I’m not sick or injured. I’m not getting pricked on doctor’s orders. I’m taking an $800 elective blood test that will determine whether I have food allergies that could be compromising my physical fitness and overall good health.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, a former league most valuable player and an 11-time All-Star, will be out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery on his right knee, the National Basketball Association team said in a statement.
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.
Dirk Nowitzki scored 48 points in a record-setting performance as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-112 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association Western Conference finals.