Rafael Nadal of Spain gets top seeding for U.S. Open | Tennis
Seeking to complete a career Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal of Spain will be the top-seeded man in the U.S. Open, which starts Monday.
Nadal hasn't made it past U.S Open semifinals: Seeking to complete a career Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal of Spain will be the top-seeded man when the U.S. Open starts Monday in New York. Roger Federer of Switzerland is seeded second.
Nadal, who won the French Open and Wimbledon this year, is seeded first at the U.S. Open for the second time in three years. He has not made it past the semifinals at the tournament.
The women's seedings have been delayed one day because of a rainout of Sunday's final at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
On Monday, world No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark defeated Vera Zvonareva of Russia 6-3, 6-2 to win the Rogers Cup. Wozniacki, who lost to Kim Clijsters of Belgium in last year's U.S. Open final, might get the top seed because American Serena Williams, the world's top-ranked woman, has withdrawn while recovering from surgery to repair cuts on her right foot.
Defending men's champion Juan Martin del Potro will be missing from the U.S. Open; the Argentine remains sidelined with a lingering wrist injury. Del Potro is the third U.S. Open men's champion in the 42-year Open era who won't be on hand to defend his title.
Oregon State's Thomas reportedly was naked inside someone else's home: Corvallis police responding to a call about a naked stranger inside a home eventually resorted to stun guns to take an Oregon State offensive lineman into custody.
Police said Tyler Patrick Thomas, 19, of Kalispell, Mont., was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
They said Thomas refused to comply with officers' instructions to get down on the ground early Sunday morning. Instead, Sgt. Mike Mann said, the naked Thomas dropped into a "three-point stance, like football players do, like a lineman, and lunged at the officers." Lt. Tim Brewer said Thomas "absolutely was intoxicated."
Mann said two officers fired their Tasers at the same time.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times said Thomas was booked into Benton County Jail, released from jail and dismissed from the team.
Kwame Brown, Michael Jordan are reunited: The draft decision helped define both men in harsh terms: Michael Jordan was a failed executive, Kwame Brown a bust as a player.
Nine years after Jordan — who was running the Washington Wizards — took Brown with the No. 1 pick in the draft, they are reuniting in hopes of shedding both labels.
The Jordan-owned Charlotte Bobcats came to terms with Brown, 28, on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $1.3 million.
Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 48 games with Detroit last season.
Krstic fears FIBA punishment: Oklahoma City center Nenad Krstic said he fears he will be suspended for the FIBA world championship, which begins Saturday in Turkey, because of his role in a bench-clearing brawl during Serbia's exhibition game against Greece.
Krstic hit Greek player Yannis Bouroussis in the head with a chair in a fight Thursday in Athens.
Spencer transfers from LSU to Nebraska: Point guard Bo Spencer, who was declared academically ineligible at Louisiana State, is transferring to Nebraska. He averaged 14.5 points last season.
Spencer will be a senior when he becomes eligible at Nebraska for the 2011-12 season.
Mbakwe returns to Minnesota program: Forward Trevor Mbakwe's yearlong exile from the game is over. He returned to practice for Minnesota for the first time since he was sidelined by an assault accusation.
"I had the charge lingering over my head for the last 16 months," he said.
Mbakwe missed last season because of a felony assault charge stemming from an alleged incident while he was at Miami-Dade Community College in April 2009. Mbakwe decided to enter a pretrial intervention program that will result in the charges being dropped upon completion of 100 hours of community service.
The decision to enter the program and avoid trial was not an admission of guilt.
Mbakwe also has to make a donation to a shelter for victims of abuse in Florida.
Swiss bank to sponsor F1: Swiss bank UBS has signed a long-term deal to sponsor Formula One.
Drag racer Hay dies: Drag racer Tim Hay, 49, of Burleson, Texas, died of injuries from a crash at an Outlaw Fuel Altereds event Saturday night at Eddyville Raceway Park in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Track officials said Hay lost control of his dragster, struck a safety wall and rolled over.
Plushenko loses eligibility for 2014 Olympics: Evgeni Plushenko, an Olympic gold and silver medalist, has lost his eligibility for the 2014 Sochi Olympics after failing to appeal a June decision by the International Skating Union, which punished him for skating in exhibitions without permission from the Russian federation. Plushenko, 28, did not appeal in the allotted 21 days, and the ISU said its decision is final.
The Russian is ineligible for "any ISU activity," the federation said, including the Olympics, world championships and Grand Prix series.
Red Wings, Abdelkader agree on deal: The Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a two-year contract with forward Justin Abdelkader, 23.
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