- - Sunday, April 8, 2012

NEW YORK — Knicks guard Jeremy Lin said he feels “pretty good” after knee surgery but doesn’t think he could make it back for the first round of the playoffs.

Lin had surgery Monday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The Knicks have said the expected recovery time is about six weeks. The point guard says he is working out on a bike and hopes to start running late next week. The playoffs begin April 28.


Padres take another hit; Moseley goes on 15-day DL

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres put right-hander Dustin Moseley on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder, their second starter to be sidelined in less than a week.

Moseley allowed five runs in a 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Tim Stauffer, who had been expected to start the season opener Thursday, was placed on the DL that day, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained right elbow.

• Blake DeWitt was scratched from the Chicago Cubs’ lineup against the Washington Nationals because of back spasms. He was scheduled to start at second base and bat second. Darwin Barney replaced him.


Jaguars’ Knighton on mend after eye surgery

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Terrance Knighton had eye surgery Sunday after an undisclosed incident.

According to Knighton’s Twitter page, he was at Pure nightclub in Jacksonville, but team officials say they are “gathering information about what happened.”

Knighton, a fourth-year player from Temple, has started 45 games in three seasons and has become a staple in the middle of Jacksonville’s defense.

• The Oakland Raiders signed defensive end Dave Tollefson. The 29-year-old had a career-high five sacks last season while playing in a reserve role for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.


Smith becomes 25th jockey to reach 5,000 wins

ARCADIA, Callif. — Mike Smith was more relieved than celebratory after his 5,000th career victory. Kind of how the Hall of Fame jockey felt during Zenyatta’s 19-0 winning streak.

Smith won $150,000 stakes races back-to-back Saturday at Santa Anita to reach the milestone, the 25th jockey in thoroughbred history to do so.

From wire dispatches and staff reports



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