Tiger Woods

underwent reconstructive surgery on his left knee yesterday in Utah to repair a torn ligament, and doctors said it was "highly unlikely" there would be any long-term effects.

It was the second time in 10 weeks Woods had surgery on his knee, this time on his anterior cruciate ligament. He is out for the season.

Michelle Wie

will tee off in the 63d U.S. Women's Open in Edina, Minn., this week with a chance to contend, something she did not do in 2007 because of what turned out to be a broken wrist.

"I know I'm not fully recovered," Wie said, "but I feel like I'm getting there."

She places the blame on herself for last year's woes, thinking her wrist would heal "at any moment."

"Looking back on it, I think it just prolonged my injury," she said. "If I had taken good time off, it would have healed a lot faster."

Pro basketball

Former NBA star

Dennis Rodman

pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of spousal battery.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said Rodman entered the plea in Superior Court. Two other counts were dismissed under a plea deal.

Rodman was sentenced to 45 days of road cleanup work, a year of domestic violence counseling, and three years' probation. He also was warned not to intimidate or use force against

Gina Peterson


Defense attorney

Paul Meyer

said Rodman's sentence did not require him specifically to do road cleanup, and he can instead do equivalent physical labor approved by a community-service agency in Florida, where he lives.


Tommy Mendonca

tied a record with his fourth home run of the College World Series as Fresno State forced a third and final game tonight with a 19-10 rout of Georgia in Omaha, Neb.


Lincoln University named

Dianthia Ford-Kee

its director of athletics. . . .

Mike Bozeman

was named the George Washington women's basketball coach. . . . Former Texas Christian University assistant

Sean Woods

was chosen as the head basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State.


The NHL indefinitely suspended Anaheim Ducks owner

Henry Samueli

after he pleaded guilty to a felony count of lying to the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Gary Bettman

said the NHL would review Samueli's status after he is sentenced Aug. 18 and determine the length of his suspension. During his suspension, Samueli cannot be involved in Ducks matters or activities.

Samueli, the cofounder of the chipmaker Broadcom Corp., entered the guilty plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, Calif., after a federal probe into illegal stock-option backdating at Broadcom.


Lehigh County has offered 12 acres of county-owned land in Breinigsville to lure the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame. The collection was located for several years in a Somerville, N.J., storefront, but was forced out due to redevelopment. The collection is now in a warehouse.


Soul kicker

Connor Hughes

was named to the Arena Football League's all-rookie team. . . . Defensive back

Eddie Moten

was named the AFL defensive player of the week. . . . Los Angeles Avengers head coach

Ed Hodgkiss

was fired, along with assistants

Brent Winter


Michael Church

, owner

Casey Wasserman