EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - The Lakers expect to have Kobe Bryant back in their lineup when they face the Toronto Raptors on Sunday. The team posted a dramatic video on its Facebook page today indicating Bryant will be back Dec. 8. Bryant hasn't played this season while recovering from surgery in April on a torn Achilles tendon.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Tiger Woods had a birdie putt on every hole and made 10 of them today to tie his own course record at Sherwood and take a three-shot lead in the World Challenge. Woods had a 10-under 62, matching the score he shot in the second round at Sherwood six years ago. That gave him a two-shot lead over Zach Johnson, who birdied the last hole for a 68.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Researchers say the official noisemakers for next year's World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil will be significantly quieter than the vuvuzela (voo-voo-ZEHL'-uh) horns that caused so many headaches in 2010. The new instrument is a rattle called the caxirola (ka-SHE'-rah-luh), and it creates sound pressure levels similar to normal conversation.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Indications are that Chargers left tackle King Dunlap will return for Sunday's game against the New York Giants after missing three games with a neck injury. Dunlap's potential return means the Chargers (5-7) could have their opening day lineup on the offensive line intact for the first time since Sept. 22.
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