FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic won her third WTA singles title by coming from the brink of defeat to beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the Brazil Cup final on Saturday.
Playing in her third final this year, the 32nd-ranked Zakopalova won 11 straight games to win the match in 2 hours, 12 minutes, securing her first trophy since 2005.
She had lost 12 straight finals, including to Kurumi Nara of Japan...
GHENT, Belgium (AP) — Ian Stannard of Britain beat home rider Greg Van Avermaet in a two-way sprint finish Saturday to win the Ghent-Ghent Nieuwsblad race, the opening classic of the Belgian spring season.
In a 201-kilometer (124-mile) race in cold, rainy and windy conditions, Stannard started the sprint from some 300 meters out and survived a late surge from the Belgian to win the biggest one-day classic in the career of the 26-year-old cyclist.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon says it would be "hard-pressed" for either Hisashi Iwakuma or Taijuan Walker to be in the Mariners rotation on opening day because of their injury setbacks during spring training.
McClendon said Saturday morning that the injuries to Iwakuma (finger) and Walker (shoulder) are opening opportunities for others in camp. But the injuries also leave a rotation that had questions entering spring training even more uncertain...
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia's Olympic Committee secretary general says a second player on its national men's ice hockey team is suspected to have tested positive for a banned substance at the Sochi Winter Games.
Zorzs Tikmers wrote on Twitter: "I can only confirm that there is another suspect test from hockey."
On his Friday posting, Tikmers said he couldn't comment further because the case was before the International Olympic Committee disciplinary...
LAHTI, Finland (AP) — Paal Golberg won the individual cross-country final at the Lahti Ski Games on Saturday for his first World Cup triumph, finishing ahead of Russia's Alexey Petukhov and fellow Norwegian Eirik Brandsdal.
Individual sprint champion Ola Vigen Hattestad fell and came in nearly a minute after Golberg.
In the women's event, American sprint specialist Kikkan Randall won ahead of Katja Visnar from Slovenia and Sophie Caldwell of the...
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with eight players on contracts for the 2014 season: right-handers Melvin Mercedes and Bruce Rondon, left-handers Jose Alvarez and Ian Krol, catcher Bryan Holaday, and infielders Steve Lombardozzi, Francisco Martinez and Hernan Perez.
Detroit announced the moves Saturday. The Tigers now have every player on their 40-man roster under contract for the 2014 season.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' family says they will not be distracted by any "extraneous issues" as the spotlight shines intensely on the double-amputee Olympian just days before his murder trial.
Pistorius' family said in a statement Saturday that the legal process "must now be allowed to unfold" and they will limit their public comments on the trial.
The statement, attributed to Pistorius' uncle Arnold Pistorius, says "the focus is now...