NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Caroline Wozniacki remains undefeated in New Haven after beating Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden 7-6 6-2 in the second round of the New Haven Open. Wozniacki is playing in the tournament for the fifth time and is the four-time defending champion. Wednesday's victory was her 19th here without a loss.
NEW YORK - Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No.1 at next week's US Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No.3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No.4. The US Tennis Association announced the seedings on Wednesday, strictly following this week's WTA rankings. Azarenka, who won the Australian Open in January, is followed by No.2 Agnieszka Radwanska, the runner-up to Williams at Wimbledon last month.
NEW YORK - Oakland A's pitcher Bartolo Colon has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for abnormally high levels of testosterone, the club has announced. The violation of Major League Baseball's drug prevention and treatment program for a performance-enhancing substance means an immediate ban without pay for the 39-year-old right-hander, who is in his 14th major league season.
MADRID - Real Madrid defender Pepe will miss Thursday's "clasico" Spanish Super Cup clash with Barcelona after bashing his head in the season's first game, coach Jose Mourinho said. "Pepe won't play," he told a news conference on the eve of the match against arch-rivals Barcelona at the Camp Nou. Mourinho said that if Pepe had a choice he would play, despite clashing heads in mid-air with goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the 1-1 home draw with Valencia on Sunday.
AUCKLAND - New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) chief executive Jim Doyle will step down at the end of the year. Doyle was appointed in August 2009 after an independent review and was charged with making changes to what the NZRL says was "a once near-broken brand". He believes he has done everything he can over the past three years to make rugby league stronger at all levels in New Zealand and it was time to pass the reins to someone new.
PARIS - Legendary All Black Jonah Lomu, treated twice for renal problems in hospital recently, said in an interview published on Wednesday that he feels better but still expects to undergo another kidney transplant. "I'm trying to live my life as normal while knowing that I will maybe have to have another transplant. I'm on dialysis three times a week," the 37-year-old was quoted as saying in Le Figaro newspaper.
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - American Andy Roddick suffered a third-round loss on Wednesday at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament, losing in straight sets to Belgium's Steve Darcis.