Jan 31

Simon Greul of Germany, Somdev Devvarman of India and South African wild card Rik de Voest won first-round matches at the SA Tennis Open on Monday.


Jan 31

Al Jefferson scored 21 points, Paul Millsap added 12 rebounds and the short-handed Utah Jazz blocked 10 shots to hold off the Charlotte Bobcats, 83-78, on Monday night.

Jan 31

Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Tyson Chandler added 18 points and 18 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks stretched their winning streak to five games with a 102-92 victory over Washington on Monday night, keeping the Wizards winless on the road.

Jan 31

Mike Conley scored 26 points and had a key steal late, and Jason Richardson missed a 40-footer at the buzzer as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Orlando Magic 100-97 on Monday night.

Jan 31

The Tampa Bay Rays are officially introducing Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez at a news conference.

Jan 31

Red Sox officials didn’t take Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s comments seriously.

Jan 31

Defending champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil beat Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-2, 6-2 on Monday in the first round of the Movistar Open.

Jan 31

Brook Lopez scored 27 points and Devin Harris had a career-high 18 assists as the Nets gave Carmelo Anthony an indication why he might want to play for New Jersey with a 115-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

Jan 31

The White Sox signed Alexei Ramirez to a four-year contract, a major league source told ESPNChicago.com’s Doug Padilla.

Jan 31

Orlando Magic forward Brandon Bass appeared to injure his left leg with 3:59 left in the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night and was helped off the court.