Nishikori breaks into world’s top four, Murray out

LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men’s tennis.

Fenninger increases pressure on Maze

BANSKO, Bulgaria (Reuters) – Anna Fenninger increased the pressure on World Cup leader Tina Maze with her fourth back-to-back victory in a women’s Super-G in Bansko on Monday. After winning in one minute and 14.59 seconds, the Austrian now lies only 44 points behind her Slovenian rival and seems to be improving with every race as Maze struggles for form.

Former European champion Welp dead at 51

BERLIN (Reuters) – German center Christian Welp, who won the European championship with Germany and also played in the NBA, has died of heart failure aged 51, the University of Washington said on Monday.

Veteran forward Cole joins Red Wings from Stars

(Reuters) – The Detroit Red Wings acquired veteran forward Erik Cole in a multi-player trade with the Dallas Stars on Sunday. On the eve of Monday’s NHL trade deadline, the Red Wings sent two prospects and a draft pick to the last-place Stars in exchan…

Carter sets season mark in shot put at US champs

Michelle Carter unleashed the season’s longest women’s shot put throw at the U.S. indoor championships in Boston on Sunday, her mark of 19.45 meters on her final attempt capping a solid series that included two other throws over 19m.

Rangers acquire Yandle as part of trade with Coyotes

Nadal wins first title of year in Argentina

English pair Poulter and Casey share lead at Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) – Britain’s Ian Poulter and Paul Casey shared the lead at the weather-delayed Honda Classic, both at seven-under at the close of play on Sunday.