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Petrino injured in crash

A person close to Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino says Petrino's injuries from a motorcycle crash are "not life threatening.''

The person would only comment Monday on the condition of anonymity.

State police say Petrino veered off a highway near the community of Crosses Sunday night and crashed his motorcycle. Police spokesman Bill Sadler says Petrino was taken to a hospital for treatment, but he declined to say which hospital and said he didn't know if the coach was still at there or what his condition was.


Vonn needs a rest

Lindsey Vonn won't need surgery on her sore knees, just rest after a long season.

Tests on Monday revealed some fraying of the meniscus in Vonn's left knee, but no tear. The right knee turned out to be fine.

Vonn was bothered by her aching knees during the season, but kept it quiet. She said Saturday after skiing out in the giant slalom at the U.S. Championships that she didn't think her knees would be "too big of a deal."

It was quite a season for Vonn, who compiled the most points ever by a female skier as she recaptured the overall World Cup crown, which she also won in 2008-10. She was chasing Hermann Maier's record mark of 2,000 points but finished just shy at 1,980.


Fish will miss Davis Cup

Hours after losing his most recent match, Mardy Fish woke up in the middle of the night feeling ill and immediately went to be checked by a doctor. He saw another doctor the next day, too, and the diagnosis was fatigue.

Told he needed to rest, and citing what the U.S. Tennis Association called a "minor health scare," the No. 9-ranked Fish pulled out of this week's Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and France in Monte Carlo.

"We don't want to get exactly into what the symptoms were. He didn't feel normal. He said, 'Hey, something's wrong here.' He was concerned about it," Fish's agent, John Tobias, said in a telephone interview Monday. "His body got out of whack, caused by a number of different variables [but] they ruled out any potential long-term issues."


'Rome' starts tonight

Jim Rome is still burning, it's just that the passion has moved to a different place.

The successful sports television personality has taken his game to CBS, where his new daily sports show, "Rome," debuts on the CBS Sports Network tonight.

"The show just feels leaner and meaner, a little slicker," Rome said during an interview at the Final Four, where he's contributing to CBS' coverage. "We're going to try to keep the show moving a little faster, do things that we haven't done before."

From News Staff and wire service reports