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Woods will miss own tourney

Tiger Woods will miss another golf tournament as he recovers from injuries to his left leg, saying Wednesday he will not play in the AT&T National next week outside Philadelphia. "Doctor's orders," Woods posted on Twitter. Woods said he is "feeling stronger," but is still not 100 percent.

He said he would be at Aronimink to support the tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods, who has slipped to No. 17 in the world ranking, has not completed a tournament since he tied for fourth at the Masters.

Chance to play with McIlroy

If you would like a chance to play a round of golf with U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, the Irish Open will give it to you. Ticket purchasers for the event July 28-31 at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club can participate in a pool for a chance to play with McIlroy in the pro-am on July 27. To enter the competition to play with McIlroy, visit A couple of free hotel nights are thrown in as well.

NBACuban gets back at Perot Jr.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has filed what can perhaps best be described as a "told you so" document in court against Ross Perot Jr. Perot holds a 5 percent stake in the team, and he sued Cuban a year ago claiming that the team was so badly managed it should be put in receivership. Cuban's attorneys fired back, telling a judge that the Mavericks' first NBA title proves that Perot's arguments should be tossed out. The four-page court filing says the Mavericks should be awarded any relief they are due "although they are quite content at the moment."

No to Nash trade rumors

The Phoenix Suns are again shooting down Steve Nash trade rumors. Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby emphatically said that the two-time league MVP isn't going anywhere, and he added center Marcin Gortat to the untouchable list. In an email on Wednesday, he repeated the statement he made earlier in the day to The Arizona Republic, saying, "We are not trading Marcin Gortat, period. End of sentence. We are not trading Steve Nash, period, exclamation point." -- APMEDIA

Dedes to do Knicks radio

Spero Dedes, 31, the Lakers' radio play-by-play man for the past six years, will serve in that role for Knicks games next season and back up fellow Fordham alumnus Mike Breen on Knicks telecasts for MSG, a person familiar with the plan said. Dedes, a New Jersey native, widely had been expected to become the Lakers' TV voice. The Los Angeles Daily News first reported Dedes' decision Tuesday after the Lakers announced their 2011-12 announcing team, without him on it.

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