MADRID (AP) - Novak Djokovic joined Rafael Nadal in declaring he won't play again on the new blue clay court at the Madrid Open after losing to Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (2), 6-3 Friday in an all-Serb quarterfinal.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - After breaking 70 for the first time in seven weeks, Tiger Woods headed to the back of the practice range at the TPC Sawgrass to fine-tune his swing. That was much better than going to the clubhouse to clean out his locker.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh hobbled out wide to the line of scrimmage in his trademark black sweatshirt and khaki pants, smirking back at a group of rookie receivers out of breath on a sunny Silicon Valley day.
MIAMI (AP) - Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.
DENVER (AP) - An attorney for Chris "Birdman" Andersen says he believes the allegations that led to a search of the Denver Nuggets player's home this week involve a spurned female fan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - This time, the fourth quarter belonged to the Memphis Grizzlies.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tony La Russa's first reaction to the St. Louis Cardinals' decision to retire his No. 10 jersey was one word: "Incredulous." After all, it's only been a little more than six months since the World Series parade.
MIAMI (AP) - Jose Reyes has tripled leading off the first inning against his former team, cinching a milestone for non-achievement by the New York Mets.
PHOENIX (AP) - A year ago, Paul Goldschmidt, Patrick Corbin and A.J. Pollock were teammates at Double-A Mobile.
I've come to sort of a crossroad - I'm doing more trout fishing lately than bass fishing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Pettitte is all set - to spend time with the Yankees in the clubhouse, to sit on the bench with his teammates, to warm up in the bullpen.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Washington Nationals right-hander struck out a season-high 13 batters in a 4-2 victory on Thursday night in a game that stirred memories of Strasburg's electric major league debut against Pittsburgh nearly two years ago.
BOSTON (AP) - Embattled starter Josh Beckett did nothing to help restore his reputation Thursday night, getting booed off the field at Fenway Park in the third inning of Boston's 8-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The USFL is back in business.
SANTA CLARA (AP) - Randy Moss looked every bit a team player as he demonstrated a cut and quick feet for his fellow wide receivers, who listened intently and observed while the veteran impressed in his first formal practice with the San Francisco 49ers.
OAKLAND (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have signed guard Warriors officially sign guard Shaun Livingston to the contract agreed to last week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - David Blatt was running a summer league practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, and the sound of someone shrieking suddenly filled the gym.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Star Scott Kazmir capped the best first-half of his career with one of his best starts yet.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The best player in the world goes up against the ultimate team machine, on the world's biggest stage.
Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens.
SAN JOSE (AP) - The San Jose Sharks have re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.
REIMS, France (AP) - Vincenzo Nibali is growing comfortable in his yellow jersey.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Michael Phelps has never been the patient type.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Ayako Uehara of Japan felt confident with the putter and played in the best weather Royal Birkdale has to offer. It was the right combination to take the lead Thursday in the Women's British Open. And the best she could manage was a 4-under 68.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) - Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the first time, the phrase "defending champion."
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight a rematch Sept. 13 with Marcos Maidana, the Argentinian who gave him a tougher battle than expected when they met in May.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale - and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal - but there is hope for more time.
NEW YORK (AP) - Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo were voted by fans onto the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star game, and Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar will replace Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina will undergo surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and could miss the rest of the season.