Sixers All-Star center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee

Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee.

Embiid underwent an MRI exam Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week.

Embiid, 24, is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes in Sunday’s All-Star Game.

• The Oklahoma City Thunder signed free-agent forward Markieff Morris, who was traded from Washington to New Orleans two weeks ago in a deadline deal, then waived by the Pelicans.

• The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract.

Soccer: Atlético Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check, defeating Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16.

Defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late goals to give Atlético the win. Ronaldo, jeered nearly every time he touched the ball in his first match in the Spanish capital since leaving Real Madrid last summer.

In another first leg, Leroy Sane stunned his former club with a sublime free kick in the 85th minute and Manchester City won 3-2 at host Schalke.

• The National Women’s Soccer League and A+E Networks have mutually ended their partnership. As a result, games no longer will be shown on Lifetime. Instead, fans in the U.S. can watch games streamed on Yahoo Sports.

A+E acquired a 25 percent equity stake in the NWSL, and Lifetime became the league’s broadcast partner in 2017. A+E will continue as a league sponsor and players will continue to wear Lifetime patches on their jerseys through 2019.

Tennis: Roger Federer will play at the Madrid Open (May 3-12) as part of his return to the clay court.

Federer, 37, didn’t play in clay tournaments for two seasons, but said he will be back this year as he prepares for his first French Open appearance since 2015.

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