Jo-Wilfried Tsonga started his match under the blazing sun and finished it with a roof over the court while beating Thomaz Bellucci 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday during a chaotic day of searing temperatures at the Australian Open.
John Amaechi claims the issue of homophobia has not entirely been eradicated from the NBA. However, the now-retired player does not believe that the failure of Jason Collins to latch onto a new team this season is due to his sexuality.
A judge ruled that ex-executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the NBA players' association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with Fisher.
Philadelphia 76ers rookie center Nerlens Noel has been given the go-ahead by Dr. James Andrews to resume basketball-related activities and could be ready to take the court shortly after the All-Star break, sources told ESPN.com.
After hearing Peyton Manning yell "Omaha" more than 40 times at the line of scrimmage during Sunday's victory over the San Diego Chargers, an official with Omaha Steaks says the company is considering offering the star quarterback an endorsement deal.
The Boston Celtics have traded Jordan Crawford and Marshawn Brooks to Golden State in a three-team deal that will send Toney Douglas to Miami and Joel Anthony and two draft picks to Boston, sources told ESPN.com.
The regimen of performance-enhancing substances delivered by Tony Bosch to Alex Rodriguez was "probably the most potent and sophisticated drug program developed for an athlete that we've ever seen," U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart told the AP.