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Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao underwent successful surgery Friday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the club said, but the Brazilian star is not expected to return this season. Brian Donley performed the procedure following an injury that took place Tuesday, when Varejao collapsed while going for a rebound in the third quarter of Cleveland's 125-104 victory over Minnesota. Varejao averaged 9.8 points and 6.5 rebounds a game this season and his absence is a major setback for the title hopes of the Cavaliers in their first season since the return of superstar LeBron James after four years with the Miami Heat, two of which resulted in NBA titles.
Former US president George H.W. Bush is spending a fourth night at a Texas hospital Friday after experiencing breathing problems, but is in "high spirits," his spokesman said. Bush, 90, was admitted late Tuesday to Houston Methodist Hospital. "President Bush remains in high spirits and continues to make progress, but he will remain at the Houston Methodist Hospital this evening," McGrath said in his latest update, without explaining the reasons for the extended stay. He was treated at Houston Methodist in November 2012 for bronchitis, and ended up spending nearly two months at the hospital.