By U.S. skier Lindsey Kildow, a partially torn ACL and a bruised bone in her right knee. Two weeks ago at the World Ski Championships in Are, Sweden, Kildow (above) won silver medals in the Super G and downhill events. Last Thursday she hyperextended her right knee in a practice session when she caught her skate tip on a gate; she'll miss the championship's remaining slalom and team events. The injury will keep her out of at least the next World Cup event, in Sierra Nevada, Spain, this weekend and could knock her from Cup title contention. With three races remaining she is second in the Super G standings, third in the downhill and fifth overall. Said Kildow, 22, "I'm not racing until it heals."
That his relationship with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has cooled, Alex Rodriguez. Their friendship took a hit in 2001, when Rodriguez told Esquire that Jeter was "blessed with great talent around him" and "he's never had to lead." Last year, as Yankees fans booed a struggling Rodriguez, Jeter was notably silent. A-Rod said on Monday that he and Jeter used to be "blood brothers" but aren't nearly as tight nowadays. Said Rodriguez, "You go from sleeping over at somebody's house five days a week, and now you don't sleep over. It's just not that big of a deal." Rodriguez then said he was done talking about it, telling reporters, "Let's make a contract: You don't ask me about Derek anymore, and I promise I'll stop lying to all you guys."
By the Cubs to Under Armour for an undisclosed amount, the right to advertise on the walls of Wrigley Field. The clothing company's logo will adorn two doors in the outfield wall. (The 7-by-12-foot doors are not covered with ivy and have been painted green.) Before the deal the Cubs were the only team in the majors with no advertising on their outfield walls.
Effective at the end of the year, Frank Broyles, the athletic director at Arkansas. Broyles, 82, has been at the school for nearly 50 years. Between 1957 and '76 he was 144-58-5 as the Razorbacks' football coach, including a perfect 11--0 record in '64. In '91 Broyles, who became the AD in 1973 while still coaching, ushered Arkansas out of the Southwest Conference and into the stronger Southeastern Conference. Broyles called his tenure a "Razorback miracle" and said that "the fans of Arkansas deserve all the credit" for the school's success.
By the University of Illinois, its American Indian mascot, Chief Illiniwek (above). The move came under heavy pressure from student activists and the NCAA, which prohibits teams that use an Indian mascot from hosting postseason play. "As an alumnus and former athlete, I am disappointed," said athletic director Ron Guenther. "However, as an administrator I understand the decision that had to be made." The university will continue to use the name Fighting Illini but has not announced if it will introduce a new mascot.
While attempting to block a layup by celebrity chef Bobby Flay in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, the right ankle of Saints running back Reggie Bush. The 2005 Heisman Trophy winner rolled the ankle after hitting back-to-back three-pointers. (The West's strategy, said teammate Tamika Catchings, had been to "let Reggie shoot.") Bush's injury came less than a week after Saints quarterback Drew Brees dislocated his nonthrowing arm in the Pro Bowl on Feb. 10. Bush, however, said his injury wasn't as serious.
In a drug rehabilitation program, Garrett Reid, 23, the son of Eagles coach Andy Reid. Last Friday, Reid, a community college student, was arraigned on 14 charges, including assault and drug possession, for a Jan. 30 accident in which he allegedly ran a red light in Plymouth Township, Pa., and hit a car. A 55-year-old woman suffered a cervical strain and cuts on her head. Police said they found amphetamines and syringes containing heroin and testosterone in Reid's Jeep. Reid, who faces up to 10 years in prison, went to an undisclosed facility and is expected to stay two more weeks.
By MLB, the first changes to its rules since the redefinition of the strike zone in 1996. Tie games that are stopped because of weather will now restart where they left off before the teams' next scheduled game, as opposed to being replayed from the beginning. Another change prohibits a player from entering the stands or stepping into a dugout to make a catch. (If he does, the ball will be dead and a base awarded to all runners.) And umpires will no longer warn pitchers for scuffed or damaged balls. They will be ejected and suspended for 10 games.
That he broke his left hand wrestling with his kids, Ken Griffey Jr. The Reds' outfielder was horsing around with his kids on the family's yacht in the Bahamas in December when his oldest son, 13-year-old Trey, knocked Griffey, 37, off balance. "It was nothing that could violate my contract," he said. "It was just Dad being Dad." Griffey (left), who has been on the DL eight times since 2000, is expected to be ready for the Reds' spring training opener next week.
By the Cheney (Wash.) police department, that drug possession charges be filed against Gonzaga basketball players Theo Davis and Josh Heytvelt. During a traffic stop, a police officer found a marijuana cigarette in Davis's pocket and hallucinogenic mushrooms in Heytvelt's Gonzaga gym bag. A prosecutor was expected to make a decision on charges this week. Heytvelt, a 6'11" sophomore forward, is Gonzaga's second-leading scorer, at 15.5 points per game. Davis, a freshman forward, has not played this season due to injuries. Both players were suspended indefinitely.