Chile's Nicolas Massu retires
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP):Former Olympic champion Nicolas Massu of Chile has announced his retirement from professional tennis.
Massu broke down in tears yesterday in an emotional news conference in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
The 33-year-old player said he was proud that his children would know that he is "part of the history" of Chile after a 17-year professional career.
Massu reached a career-high ranking of No. 9 in 2004, the same year he won gold in both singles and doubles at the Athens Olympics.
Botafogo fans upset about transfer
SAO PAULO (AP):Clarence Seedorf's Botafogo are getting heat from supporters because of the imminent transfer of the team's most promising star in the middle of its title run in the Brazilian league.
After the announcement that 19-year-old sensation Vitinho is set to join CSKA Moscow, fans quickly took to social media to express their disappointment and some wrote complaint messages on the walls of the team's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.
The messages attacked the team's president and even the player, calling him a "mercenary."
The complaints prompted Vitinho's wife to defend the player and say it was an opportunity that he couldn't pass up.
Palace knocked out of League Cup
LONDON (AP) - Premier League side Crystal Palace was knocked out of the League Cup by third tier side Bristol City yesterday as Fulham, Liverpool and Sunderland recovered to avoid being embarrassed by lowly opposition.
Palace, who have lost both of their games back in the topflight, were beaten 2-1 in Bristol.
Sunderland avoided a similar upset by fighting back from 2-0 down at home to another League One side, MK Dons, to win 4-2.
U.S. striker Jozy Altidore started the comeback by scoring his first goal for the club before Connor Wickham netted twice and Adam Johnson drilled in the fourth.
Liverpool were 2-0 up against Notts County, but the League One side scored twice to force the game into extra time when the hosts re-asserted their authority to win 4-2.
Bayern held to 1-1 draw
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) :Defending champions Bayern Munich conceded a late goal and had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Freiburg in a Bundesliga match yesterday, dropping their first points of the season.
Bayern paid the price for some complacency in the end despite controlling most of the match, which was played ahead of the weekend because Bayern play Chelsea on Friday in Prague in the UEFA Super Cup. Bayern won the Champions League and Chelsea are the Europa League champion.
"We played well, we attacked, but we didn't use our chances," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, who made seven changes from the line-up that beat Nuremberg 2-0 on Saturday. "All players played well. In the Bundesliga, you can concede a late goal."
Xherdan Shaqiri put Bayern ahead in the 33rd but Nicolas Hoefler notched the equaliser in the 86th.
Higuain training separately after injury
NAPLES, Italy (AP) - Forward Gonzalo Higuain is training separately from the rest of Napoli's squad after cutting his face on underwater rocks off the island of Capri.
The Argentina international needed eight stitches following the errant dive Monday and Napoli's medical staff wants him to avoid physical contact with his teammates.
However, Higuain is expected to train regularly later in the week and be available for Saturday's match at Chievo Verona.
The incident came a day after Higuain played well, although did not score, in Napoli's 3-0 win over Bologna to open the team's Serie A season.
Higuain recently joined Napoli from Real Madrid.
QPR want Nahki Wells
HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):Bermuda football legend Clyde Best says striker Nahki Wells should jump at the chance to move to English Championship club Queens Park Rangers, if a reported £3-million (US$4.65-million) bid materialises before the transfer window closes next Monday
English media reports yesterday suggested QPR boss Harry Redknapp is lining up a move for Bradford City's in-form Bermudian striker.
Wells, 23, on Saturday became the first Bradford City player to score in eight consecutive games and already has six goals - including five in League One - from five matches this season.
He has scored 44 goals in 96 games for the Valley Parade club and helped fire them to League Two promotion and the League Cup final last season.
Barbados-born cricketer in England squad
SUSSEX, England (CMC):Barbados-born all-rounder Chris Jordan has been named in England's squads for next week's one-day international series against Ireland and Australia.
Jordan, who moved to Hove in December after being released by Surrey, has been a consistent performer for Sussex this season.
Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson says Jordan deserves his first call-up to the England ODI squad.
"They will be looking at some of the most promising players in the county, and Chris is certainly one of those," Robinson told BBC Sussex.
Jordan has taken 51 wickets at an average of 26.58 in the County Championship, as well as 11 in YB40 competition and eight in the FLt20 tournament.
Essien, Boateng back for Ghana
ACCRA, Ghana (AP):Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng returned from long international breaks yesterday to be named in Ghana's squad for next month's crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Zambia.
The pair, who have hardly played for Ghana since the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, were joined by Andre Ayew. He was back in contention after being dropped at the start of the year.
Essien, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid from Premier League club Chelsea, has missed almost all of Ghana's games since the 2010 World Cup through a combination of serious knee injuries and a sabbatical.