Eye injury could keep Parker from Olympics

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Eye injury could keep Parker from Olympics

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PARIS (AP) -- NBA star Tony Parker may miss the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage. Parker's cornea was scratched in the fight, and the San Antonio Spurs guard revealed he had to have an operation to remove a shard that had "penetrated 99 percent" of his left eye. "I almost lost my eye," Parker said in an interview posted on his website Sunday. He did not join the rest of France's team Wednesday and will see a specialist in New York when he is cleared to take long-haul flights after July 5. "I'm seeing a specialist in New York with the hope of being given the all clear to play in the Olympic Games," Parker said. "Spurs are very worried. "Anything can happen, including me being out of the Olympics. The decision doesn't belong to me anymore. It's in the hands of the doctor and San Antonio." Parker said he has been having hallucinations and been unable to leave his hotel room for eight days because of the risk of infection. He also has to apply five different products into his eye every two hours. "Fear sets in," Parker said of being told he would have to undergo surgery. "An eye is so fragile. ... I couldn't believe it. But that's life. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. "I didn't have luck, but I came out well from my misfortune. It could have been worse. The rest of my career is not in question. I just have to wait for the injury to heal itself." Despite being unable to play, Parker will spend the rest of his time in France with the French squad in Pau. France's first game at the Olympics is against the United States on July 29. Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the W.i.P club in SoHo on June 15. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown. Parker is suing the New York City club for 20 million.

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CSN Wizards Insider J. Michael's official 2016-17 awards ballot

CSN Wizards Insider J. Michael's official 2016-17 awards ballot

The NBA announced their awards for the 2016-17 season on Monday night. Here is the official ballot turned in by CSN Wizards Insider J. Michael:

Kia Most Valuable Player
Leonard, Kawhi (S.A.)   
Harden, James (Hou.)   
Westbrook, Russell (OKC.)   
Wall, John (Was.)   
DeRozan, DeMar (Tor.)   

Kia Most Improved Player
Beal, Bradley (Was.)   
Antetokounmpo, Giannis (Mil.)   
Jokic, Nikola (Den.)   

Kia Defensive Player of the Year
Gobert, Rudy (Utah)   
Leonard, Kawhi (S.A.)   
Green, Draymond (G.S.)   

Kia Sixth Man
Johnson, James (Mia.)   
Iguodala, Andre (G.S.)   
Gordon, Eric (Hou.)   

Kia Rookie of the Year
Brogdon, Malcolm (Mil.)   
Saric, Dario (Phi.)   
McGruder, Rodney (Mia.)   

Coach of the Year
D’Antoni, Mike (Houston Rockets)
Snyder, Quin (Utah Jazz) 
Spoelstra, Erik (Miami Heat) 

All-Rookie Team
1st
Brogdon, Malcolm (Mil.)   
Hield, Buddy (Sac.)   
Ferrell, Yogi (Dal.)   
McGruder, Rodney (Mia.)   
Saric, Dario (Phi.)   

2nd
Brown, Jaylen (Bos.)   
Embiid, Joel (Phi.)   
Murray, Jamal (Den.)   
Prince, Taurean (Atl.)   
Chriss, Marquese (Pho.)   

All-Defensive Team
1st
Green, Draymond (G.S.)   
Leonard, Kawhi (S.A.)   
Gobert, Rudy (Utah)   
Thompson, Klay (G.S.)   
Paul, Chris (LA-C)   

2nd
Butler, Jimmy (Chi.)   
George, Paul (Ind.)   
Whiteside, Hassan (Mia.)   
Bradley, Avery (Bos.)   
Beverley, Patrick (Hou.)   

All-NBA Team
1st
Leonard, Kawhi (S.A.)   
James, LeBron (Cle.)   
Davis, Anthony (N.O.)   
Harden, James (Hou.)   
Westbrook, Russell (OKC.)   

2nd
Green, Draymond (G.S.)   
Antetokounmpo, Giannis (Mil.)   
Whiteside, Hassan (Mia.)   
DeRozan, DeMar (Tor.)   
Wall, John (Was.)   

3rd
George, Paul (Ind.)   
Millsap, Paul (Atl.)   
Gobert, Rudy (Utah)   
Curry, Stephen (G.S.)   
Thomas, Isaiah (Bos.)   

[RELATED: Wizards 2016-17 awards with Chase Hughes and Chris Miles]

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Nationals stage spirited rally in ninth but fall just short in series opener vs. Cubs

Nationals stage spirited rally in ninth but fall just short in series opener vs. Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wade Davis struck out batting leader Ryan Zimmerman with runners on second and third to end Washington's ninth-inning rally, and the Chicago Cubs held off the Nationals 5-4 Monday night.

In jeopardy of being shut out for the first time this season, the NL East-leading Nationals scored four times in the ninth. Their comeback began against Hector Rondon and continued when Davis entered.

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With Washington down 5-3, Bryce Harper's single loaded the bases with two outs. Davis threw a wild pitch that scored a run before striking out a swinging Zimmerman, who's hitting .344. The final pitch bounced, and catcher Willson Contreras zipped a low throw to first baseman Anthony Rizzo to close out the victory.

Contreras hit a leadoff home run in his first career game-opening at-bat and Eddie Butler (4-2) worked five scoreless innings to keep the Cubs ahead.