Basketball players Kobe Bryant, left, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. speak during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in this July 7, 2009 file photo. Photographer: Kevork Djansezian/Pool via Bloomberg 
Basketball players Kobe Bryant, left, and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jr. speak during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in this July 7, 2009 file photo. Photographer: Kevork Djansezian/Pool via Bloomberg 

Here's what you missed last night in sports:

Mamba Hurt Again
Just six games after returning from a torn Achilles tendon, Kobe Bryant fractured his knee and will have to sit out at least six weeks. Is this the last we've seen of the aging Los Angeles Lakers star? "Only an idiot would" think that, he says.

Blue Devils Keep Rolling
No. 8 Duke beat UCLA, led by freshman phenom Jabari Parker, who hasn't forgotten his roots despite the sudden onslaught of fame.

Cruzin' with a Bruisin'
Victor Cruz had surgery on his left knee, which should illustrate to New York Giants fans exactly what's been going on with fellow wide receiver Hakeem Nicks this season.

Skating the Issue
Bauer unveiled its new, "game-changing" line of lightweight hockey equipment with custom-fitted pieces that will be worn by six National Hockey League stars, including the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin and the Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane.

Rodman Returns to Hermit Kingdom
Dennis Rodman is in North Korea again, the latest chapter in an odd relationship of stunt marketing that can be traced back to online gambling and the pope.

Farewell in Frisco
Athletes prepare to say goodbye to Candlestick Park, which will probably host its final sporting event Monday night when the San Francisco 49ers close out their regular-season home schedule.