In Brief | 3-29-14
49er Culliver jailed on suspicion of hit and run
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Police say San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has been arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run and reckless driving after he drove a car into a bicyclist and fled.
San Jose police spokesman Albert Morales said Culliver was driving a white Ford Mustang when he hit the cyclist Friday morning near downtown San Jose. The bicyclist wasn’t seriously hurt.
Morales says a witness followed the 25-year-old Culliver, who also drove into the car of the witness. Morales says that vehicle blocked the suspect’s car until police arrived.
Morales said he didn’t know the name of Culliver’s attorney.
San Francisco 49ers spokesman Bob Lange said the organization would remain in contact with Culliver and authorities as investigators gathered the facts.
Nadal to face Djokovic in Sony final
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point Friday.
Both advanced when their semifinal opponents withdrew for health reasons. They’ll play for the title Sunday in their 40th career meeting and their first of 2014.
Djokovic received walkover for the second time in the tournament when Kei Nishikori withdrew because of a left groin injury. Four hours later, Tomas Berdych withdrew before his match against Nadal because of gastroenteritis.
That left the tournament with only two women’s doubles matches for disappointed spectators. Former No. 1 Martina Hingis advanced to her first doubles final since 2007 when she and Sabine Lisicki beat Cara Black and Sania Mirza 6-3, 6-4.
Fan critically injured in Olympic Stadium fall
MONTREAL — Police say a man is fighting for his life after falling from the stands at Olympic Stadium during an exhibition game Friday night.
Police spokesman Danny Richer says the approximately 40-year-old man fell 10 to 15 yards to the ground behind the perimeter fence in center field near the end of the game between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets.
The man was rushed to a hospital in critical condition with injuries Richer described as life-threatening.
Mickelson makes Texas Open cut
SAN ANTONIO — Phil Mickelson made the cut on the number in the Texas Open on Friday, blasting out of a greenside water hazard to 5 feet to set up a birdie on the final hole.
Mickelson shot a 2-under 70 after opening with a 77 at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks Course. Lefty was 11 strokes behind leader Steven Bowditch, the Australian who had a 67 to reach 8-under 136.
Chad Collins and rookie Andrew Loupe were a stroke back. Collins shot 66, and Loupe had a 70.
Carter breaks course record at Kia
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dori Carter might have gotten a bit ahead of herself late in the second round of the Kia Classic. She still left everyone else behind.
After birdieing six of the first seven holes on the back nine, Carter bogeyed the final two holes for an 8-under 64. The round was her lowest in competition and broke the Aviara course record.
Winless on the LPGA Tour, the former University of Mississippi player had 11 birdies and three bogeys. At 10-under 134, she had a two-stroke lead over Stacy Lewis and Cristie Kerr.
By wire sources