Nadal beats Djokovicto win sixth Italian Open
ROME — Rafael Nadal beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to win his record sixth Italian Open title.
Djokovic had 41 unforced errors, including a double-fault on the last point to give Nadal his 49th career title and his 35th on clay.
Nadal won the Italian Open for the third time in four years, his streak interrupted last year by Djokovic. Nadal moved back to No. 2 in the rankings, ahead of Roger Federer.
Nadal struggled with his serve early in the match, but an overturned call in the 10th game seemed to swing momentum. Djokovic had just held at love and had a chance to earn two break points.
A line judge called the Serb's shot out initially, so after the umpire overruled the decision, they had to replay the point. Nadal won the replayed point then held his serve to make it 5-5.
Nadal broke in the next game, drawing Djokovic to the net before sending a sharp volley past him. A frustrated Djokovic smashed his racket against a net post and was given a warning. Nadal clinched the first set when Djokovic hit long. Nadal immediately broke Djokovic's serve again in the second set as the Spaniard took control of the match.
Report: NBA's Warriors headed for San Francisco
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors are expected to announce this week that they will move back to San Francisco after more than 40 years in neighboring Oakland, CSN Bay Area reported Monday.
A press conference is reportedly being planned for this week, possibly today.
Several reports Sunday indicated the team had settled on a plan to build a privately funded arena on Piers 30 and 32 in the Embarcadero area, with the move scheduled for the 2017-18 season.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving of Cleveland and Knicks star Jeremy Lin are among 13 NBA players chosen to scrimmage against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team in July.
Also picked Monday were: John Wall (Washington), Ryan Anderson (Orlando), DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento), Paul George (Indiana), Kawhi Leonard and DeJuan Blair (San Antonio), Gordon Hayward and Derrick Favors (Utah), DeMar DeRozan (Toronto), Taj Gibson (Chicago) and Klay Thompson (Golden State).
Kim to miss the rest ofregular PGA Tour season
CLEVELAND — Anthony Kim will miss the rest of the FedEx Cup season to treat chronic tendinitis in his left arm.
Kim has made only two cuts this year and has withdrawn from his last three tournaments. Along with nagging pain in his left forearm, Kim hurt his right elbow when his club struck a rock while he was trying to hit out of a bush at the Texas Open.
Al-Jazeera to launchtwo U.S. sports channels
DOHA, Qatar — Al-Jazeera will launch two sports channels in the United States in August, a move that could cause league games in Spain and Italy to disappear from many cable systems.
The Qatar-based broadcaster said it has obtained rights to Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1 as well as the Copa America and South American qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The launch could set the stage for an attempt to win the rights to the more popular Premier League when it comes on the market this year for the 2013-14 season.
Compiled from wire reports