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Sports Briefs

- - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

GOLF

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.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

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.

BASKETBALL

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."

Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof have until Monday to ask permission to relocate to Anaheim. NBA owners must approve the move by a majority vote.

BASEBALL

Ex-major leaguer Everett arrested on assault charge

LUTZ, Fla. | Former major league outfielder Carl Everett was in a Tampa jail Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after putting a handgun to his wife's head, according to police records.

Everett, 39, was arrested Monday night at his home in the Tampa suburb of Lutz. He also was charged with tampering with a witness and was being held in the Hillsborough County Jail.

According to the arrest affidavit, Linda Everett attempted to call 911 twice, using two different phones, but her husband managed to grab the phones and broke them both.

The arrest report says the couple has three children, but it wasn't immediately known if the children were present during the fight or arrest. Everett played for eight major league teams spanning 14 seasons.

TENNIS

American Isner swept out in first round of Serbia Open

BELGRADE, Serbia | John Isner of the United States lost to Ricardo Mello 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) Tuesday in the first round of the Serbia Open. The big-serving Isner had 18 aces,. but Mello converted the only break point of the first set to take control of the match. Also, Somdev Devvarman, a two-time NCAA singles champion at Virginia, rallied to beat Mikhail Kukushkin 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

From wire dispatches and staff reports