Wie says injured wrists will never be fully healed

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Michelle Wie is healthier, stronger and determined to succeed but concedes her injured wrists will never be the same.

“I just accepted the fact that it’s never going to be 100% ever again. After a major injury last year, it’s never going to be the way it was before,” she said Tuesday as she prepared for the LPGA Tour’s Fields Open, which begins Thursday at Kapolei, Hawaii.

Wie, 18, is starting the season on her home island of Oahu for the fifth year in a row on a sponsor’s exemption. This time, she’s playing against women.


She injured both wrists last year but kept playing and made only three cuts. In nine starts, she withdrew twice and broke par only twice in 19 rounds against women.


Indianapolis to make

bid for 2012 Super Bowl

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced that his city will bid for the 2012 Super Bowl, its second effort to host the NFL’s biggest event.

Political and civic leaders said this year’s bid would emphasize many of the same attributes as last year’s bid, including the city’s new retractable-roof Lucas Oil Stadium and its experience hosting major sporting events such as the Indianapolis 500.

The Baltimore Ravens designated two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs as their franchise player. . . . The Kansas City Chiefs put a franchise tag on defensive end Jared Allen. . . . The Carolina Panthers put the franchise tag on right tackle Jordan Gross.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed defensive end Travis Kirschke, a former UCLA standout, to a two-year contract. . . . The San Francisco 49ers waived linebacker Derek Smith. . . . Houston Texans receiver and kick returner Jerome Mathis was arrested and charged with choking his pregnant common-law wife.


Blake cruises to

victory at San Jose

James Blake won his opening match at the SAP Open in San Jose, beating Sam Warburg, 6-3, 6-1.

Robby Ginepri and Mardy Fish also won their opening-round matches.

Ginepri needed three sets to hold off Jesse Witten, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, and Fish finished off Tim Smyczek, 6-3, 6-4. Denis Gremelmayr beat seventh-seeded Sam Querrey, 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-3.

Top-seeded Flavia Pennetta was upset by Betina Jozami, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4, in the first round of the Copa Colsanitas at Bogota, Colombia. . . . Nicolas Almagro defeated Martin Vassallo Arguello, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2), in the first round of the Copa Telmex at Buenos Aires.

Robin Soderling beat eighth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, to advance to the second round of the ABN Amro tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands. . . . Caroline Wozniacki upset eighth-seeded Marion Bartoli, 6-2, 6-3, in the second round of the Qatar Open at Doha.

Lindsay Davenport was taken by the Newport Beach Breakers with the top pick in the World TeamTennis marquee player draft. The season is July 3-23.


Lawmaker: Boycott

opening ceremony

A Dutch lawmaker wants an international boycott of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics to protest China’s human rights record.

Joel Voordewind, a member of the Christian Union party, would like governments around the world to support the boycott and lean on sponsors to use their financial clout with Beijing.

“It is possible to take part in the games but skip the party beforehand,” he said. “Such a ceremony is only intended to glorify the host, China.”


Winning ticket sold

at Meadowlands

The lone winner of Santa Anita’s track record Pick Six Monday that paid $3,120,256 spent $4,320 on his ticket. He is a New York City resident who bought the ticket at the Meadowlands Racetrack and prefers to remain anonymous.

The bettor is a regular horseplayer who once hit a $500,000 Pick Six at Del Mar.

-- Larry Stewart

The Seattle Storm acquired Swin Cash from the Detroit Shock in exchange for the fourth overall pick in this year’s draft.

The Indiana Fever acquired All-Star forward Katie Douglas in a trade with the Connecticut Sun.