Phil Mickelson joined Tiger Woods on the departed list Friday, missing the cut at the PGA Tour's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego.
In a tournament that has quickly lost its star power, Harris English played another bogey-free round for a 6-under 66 on the North Course to build a two-shot lead after two rounds.
Mickelson was done in by his short game and shot a 72 on the North Course, missing the cut by two shots. It was the first time since 2002 that Mickelson missed the cut in back-to-back weeks on the PGA Tour.
Woods withdrew after 11 holes Thursday, citing tightness in his lower back.
"My putting is beyond pathetic," Mickelson said.
Justin Rose, at No. 5 the highest-ranked player at Torrey Pines, also shot 70 on the North and missed the cut.
Wind takes toll in LPGA event
• Wind gusting to 40 mph slowed play in the Bahamas LPGA Classic on Paradise Island, where Brittany Lincicome and Sun Young Yoo led at seven under par when second-round play was suspended because of darkness. Yoo shot a 69 Friday. Lincicome finished only five holes in the second round.
•Tom Pernice Jr. closed with a double bogey for a 6-under 66 and fell into a share of the first-round lead with Paul Goydos and Bart Bryant in the Champions Tour's Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
NIT to be test site for new rules
With scoring plunging to historic lows, the NCAA will experiment with a shorter shot clock at this year's NIT to see if that can jump-start college basketball's lagging offense.
The tournament will feature a 30-second shot clock instead of the 35-second clock that has been in play since 1993, and data from the event will be reviewed by the men's basketball rules committee in May.
The NCAA also will expand the restricted area under the basket from 3 feet to 4 feet to see if it curbs collisions at the rim.
Four fined for Super Bowl fight
Four players — two Seattle Seahawks and two New England Patriots — were fined for the melee at the end of the Super Bowl.
Seattle defensive end Bruce Irvin was fined $10,000, and Seattle defensive tackle Michael Bennett, New England tight end Rob Gronkowski and New England tight end Michael Hoomanawanui were fined $8,268.
Raiders make Norton defensive coordinator
•The Oakland Raiders hired Seattle linebackers coach Ken Norton Jr. to be their new defensive coordinator. He and Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio were NFL teammates in Dallas.
•The ex-girlfriend of Dallas running back Joseph Randle filed a request in Wichita, Kan., for a protective order, saying he threatened Tuesday to "blast the vehicle" with their son inside after pointing a gun at her friend. Also, Wichita police dropped a marijuana possession charge filed after three-quarters of a pound of marijuana and $190,000 were found in Randle's hotel room.
Valencia wins arbitration case
Toronto infielder Danny Valencia won his salary arbitration case with the Blue Jays.
Valencia asked for $1,675,000, and the Blue Jays countered with $1.2 million.
Last season, playing for Kansas City and Toronto, Valencia hit .258 with four homers and earned $532,500.
Switch to grass planned for Rogers Centre
•The Toronto Blue Jays signed an agreement with the University of Guelph to provide research on bringing natural grass to Rogers Centre in time for the 2018 season.
•Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping Venezuela finish the first round of the Caribbean Series undefeated with a 4-2 win over Mexico in Puerto Rico. Venezuela (4-0) will face Cuba (1-3) on Saturday in the semifinals. The Dominican Republic and Mexico will play in the other semifinal.
AROUND THE HORN
College football: Tennessee hired former Michigan offensive coordinator and Central Michigan head coach Mike DeBord as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. … Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell, who started 13 games and passed for 22 touchdowns last season, won't play next season. He's on track to graduate this spring with a bachelor's degree in communication.
Soccer: Morocco was fined $1 million by the Confederation of African Football for refusing to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations because of fears over Ebola.
Tennis: Venus Williams will open against Paula Ormaechea on Saturday when the United States takes on Argentina in World Group II of the Fed Cup in Buenos Aires. Sister Serena Williams will play Maria Irigoyen.
Bobsledding: American Elana Meyers Taylor and pusher Lauryn Williams won their fifth bobsled World Cup race of the season in Igls, Austria, extending their lead in the standings. American pairs also finished third and fourth.