Knee injury to sideline Woods for a couple of weeks
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Tiger Woods has a minor injury to his left knee and Achilles’ tendon that will keep him out of the Wells Fargo Championship next week, raising more questions that his health might be the biggest obstacle in his chase of Jack Nicklaus’ record.
Woods said on his website Tuesday that he hurt himself hitting a shot during the third round of the Masters. It’s the fourth time he has missed a tournament because of his left knee. Woods did not say when he might return, but he hopes to be back in a few weeks.
Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff for his 14th major. He hasn’t won a major since, leaving him four behind the record 18 professional majors won by Nicklaus.
Florida kicks star cornerback off team after latest arrest
GAINESVILLE, Fla. | Florida has dismissed star cornerback Janoris Jenkins after his third arrest in the past two years.
Coach Will Muschamp announced Jenkins’ dismissal Tuesday, three days after his latest arrest. He was charged with marijuana possession Saturday after a Gainesville Police officer spotted the 22-year-old sitting in a parked car, smoking what the officer later found to be a marijuana cigar.
Jenkins was arrested on the same charge in January and later accepted a plea deal. He also was arrested in May 2009 during a downtown fight. He signed a deferred prosecution agreement, agreeing to probation and community service.
Sacramento digs into wallet in hope of keeping Kings
SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Sacramento is showing the NBA the money.
Mayor Kevin Johnson has taken another step in his bid to keep the Kings in town. He and about 30 representatives from Sacramento-area businesses met with NBA officials Tuesday, signing smaller deposits on more than $10 million in sponsorship pledges for the Kings as a “down payment.”
Johnson, a former guard with the Phoenix Suns, had promised league owners additional revenue for the Kings from area businesses to give the city more time to finance a plan for a new arena. The league sent officials to verify those claims, and the mayor says Sacramento “showed them the money.”