Thousand Oaks, Calif. — Tiger Woods said he let his family down with “transgressions” he regrets “with all of my heart,” and that he will deal with his personal life behind closed doors. His statement Wednesday follows a cover story in Us Weekly magazine that reports a Los Angeles cocktail waitress claims she had a 31-month affair with the world’s No. 1 golfer.
“I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves,” Woods said on his Web site. “I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”
Woods did not offer details of any alleged relationship.
“I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart,” he said.
Browns shelve Lewis
Berea, Ohio — Cleveland Browns running back Jamal Lewis has been placed on injured reserve with post-concussion symptoms, prematurely ending his NFL career. Lewis rushed for 10,607 career yards, ranking him 21st on the NFL’s all-time list.
TCU, Patterson agree
Fort Worth, Texas — TCU football coach Gary Patterson agreed Wednesday to a new contract that will keep him with the Horned Frogs through the 2016 season.
Ex-Pitt coach Fazio dies
Pittsburgh — Foge Fazio, who succeeded Jackie Sherrill as the football coach at alma mater Pittsburgh and later was a defensive coordinator for the NFL’s Vikings and Browns, died Wednesday night following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 71.
Iverson signs with 76ers
Philadelphia — Allen Iverson is rejoining the Philadelphia 76ers. Sixers president Ed Stefanski announced the signing Wednesday on the team’s Web site. Iverson is expected to make his debut Monday at home against the Denver Nuggets.
Weiner succeeds Fehr
Scottsdale, Ariz. — Michael Weiner has taken over from Donald Fehr as head of the baseball players’ association. Weiner was unanimously approved as executive director by the executive board of the Major League Baseball Players Association, the union announced Wednesday.
Wagner, Braves reach deal
Atlanta — Reliever Billy Wagner and the Atlanta Braves agreed Wednesday to a $7 million, one-year contract.