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Press Box: Knee ailments KO World Peace, Granger

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Left knee injuries are causing major problems for two NBA forwards.

The Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace had a torn lateral meniscus surgically repaired, while the Indiana Pacers announced Danny Granger would undergo a season-ending operation.

World Peace, who was hurt Monday during a game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., is expected to miss at least six weeks. He has averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.70 steals in 70 games this season.

Granger will have his second left knee operation since October, when he was diagnosed with patellar tendinosis. He sat out until Feb. 25 and played five games before continued soreness in the knee sent him back to the sideline.

The Pacers expect Granger to be on the court in time for training camp.

HOCKEY

The Boston Bruins thought they had landed Calgary Flames star winger Jarome Iginla on Wednesday, but they ended up losing out to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters Thursday.

Boston had agreed to deal defenseman Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev and a first-round draft pick to the Flames for Iginla, but ended up disappointed.

Iginla was shipped to the Penguins for the rights to college players Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski, as well as Pittsburgh's first pick in the 2013 draft.

In the end, Iginla made the decision on which team he'd join.

"Getting the opportunity as a player to go play on a team with the two best players in the world (Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin), and a team on a roll like they're on and the success they've had, as a player, I wanted that opportunity and I'm thrilled and I'm thankful that they've given me that opportunity," Iginla told the Flames' official website.

BOXING

Boxer Robert Guerrero was arrested Thursday morning at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York for trying to board a flight to Las Vegas with an unloaded gun.

Guerrero, 30, was scheduled to be arraigned on gun-possession charges. He's preparing to fight welterweight titleholder and pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4.

WOMEN'S PRO BASKETBALL

The WNBA signed a six-year extension with ESPN that worth $12 million per year and is separate from the network's NBA deal, according to a Sports Business Daily report.

Each of the league's 12 teams stands to earn about $1 million each through the deal, which runs through the 2022 season.

The new deal will set up a Memorial Day doubleheader on ESPN2 that will be the league's version of the NBA's Christmas Day games, and will increase the number of WNBA games on ESPN to 30 from 28. ESPN has carried WNBA games beginning with the league's inaugural season in '97.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma agreed to a $10.86 million contract that will keep him with the Huskies through the 2017-18 season.

Auriemma, 59, has coached at UConn since 1985. He'll earn $1.95 million in salary, speaking fees and media fees in the next year, and that will increase to $2.4 million in the final year of the five-year pact.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Penn State linebacker recruit Zayd Issah was arrested for his alleged role in a counterfeit cash scheme, according to a Patriot-News report.

The three-star linebacker recruit was arrested after allegedly trying to use counterfeit cash at a McDonalds on March 9. He faces two felony counts each of forgery and conspiracy to forgery and four misdemeanor charges of theft by deception.
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