PARIS - Andy Murray hired former tennis player Amelie Mauresmo as his coach on Sunday, and will work with her at least through the grass-court season. Murray, who won the Wimbledon title last year, has been without a coach since he parted ways with Ivan Lendl in March. He reached the French Open semifinals this week, losing to Rafael Nadal in straight sets, and said after the match that he hoped to have a new coach in place for Wimbledon. The tournament at the All England Club starts on June 23.
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CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. -- Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the BMW Championship, just three days after saying it was the one FedEx Cup playoff event he wanted to play. In a release early Saturday from his management company, Mickelson says his goal is to rest and prepare for the Ryder Cup on Sept. 26-28 in Scotland. Mickelson shot 76 on Friday at Cherry Hills and was 14 shots out of the lead. He needed to finish fourth to have a chance to advance to the Tour Championship next week.
BANGOR, Maine - While Ovince Saint Preux was heavily hyped as "the next big thing" in the UFCs light heavyweight division, Ryan Bader proved hes still one of the best fighters in the world at 205 pounds, scoring a unanimous-decision win in the pairs headlining matchup. The two met in the main event of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Sanit Preux" fight card from Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. It was Bader (19-4) who was strongest to start, turning to his wrestling roots to stop the creative striking attacks of Saint Preux (16-6).
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have shown the ability to bounce back from difficult losses all season. They did it again Saturday night. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2. The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild card race. It also came a night after they were flat in Fridays 5-1 loss in which they managed only six singles.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Lee Nguyen scored in the 93rd minute, and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night for their first win of the season. Nguyen raced to Scott Caldwells long pass down the left wing, and then cut inside before deking San Jose defender Clarence Goodson and beating goalkeeper Jon Busch for the winning score for New England (1-2-1). The Revolution ended a 305-minute scoring drought to start the season when San Jose defender Victor Bernardez knocked the ball into the Earthquakes net while trying to make a last-ditch clearance.
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Keith Yandle figured he wouldnt sleep much on New Years Eve. Not because of any celebration, but because of whats coming the next day: Team USAs Olympic roster announcement. Yandle certainly bolstered his credentials for Sochi with the latest demonstration of his offensive abilities. Yandle scored his second goal with 6.5 seconds showing on the overtime clock and set up Mikkel Boedkers tying goal with 70 seconds left in regulation, helping the Phoenix Coyotes rally for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON -- Robinson Cano had a three-run shot in the seventh inning, one of the Seattle Mariners season-high four homers in a 10-4 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Mike Zunino had a two-run drive in the second, Michael Saunders added a pair on his long ball in the fourth and Brad Miller homered two batters later to help the Mariners to their eighth win in 10 games. Heralded prospect Taijuan Walker (1-0) allowed homer runs to George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez early before settling down to strike out six in six innings in his season debut after dealing with a shoulder problem.
AMSTERDAM - Lionel Messi equaled Raul Gonzalezs Champions League scoring record of 71 goals on Wednesday with his second strike for Barcelona in a 2-0 victory over against Ajax.Messi notched his 70th and 71st goals in his 90th match in Europes top club competition.
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Tennessee State football coach Rod Reed agreed in principle to a contract extension Friday. The school said details of the contracts length and Reeds salary would be ironed out at a later date. Reed, who has coached at Tennessee State since 2003, took over the program in December 2009 after James Webster Jr. resigned and is 32-27 in five seasons at the helm. The former Tennessee State linebacker has led the Tigers to three consecutive non-losing seasons, including a 6-6 mark this year.
TORONTO -- At the world figure skating championships last spring, Piper Gilles wore a bejewelled Canadian flag that shed crafted herself on the right shoulder of her bodysuit. She wasnt a Canadian yet, but had fingers crossed her citizenship would come through in time to compete at the Sochi Olympics with ice dance partner Paul Poirier. Her dream was realized Tuesday at a citizenship ceremony in Toronto. "I have felt like a Canadian citizen for some time and I am extremely excited that it is now official," Gilles said in a release.