In Brief | Nation and World Jan. 13
Australia’s Tomic wins first ATP title at Sydney
SYDNEY — Bernard Tomic of Australia won his first ATP title on Saturday, beating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 in the Sydney International final.
The 20-year-old Tomic dominated the first set, but the big-serving Anderson won 24 of 26 points on his serve in the second and played more aggressively than his opponent as he tried to get back into the match.
Tomic had three unforced errors in the tiebreaker, including a floating backhand that went long on set point, sending the match into a third set.
Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International
HOBART, Australia — Russia’s Elena Vesnina captured her first WTA title by beating defending champion Mona Barthel 6-3 6-4 on Saturday in the final of the Hobart International.
The 68th-ranked and unseeded Vesnina ended the German’s winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals.
Wolves G Lee to have 2 surgeries, out for season
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malcolm Lee will undergo separate surgeries on his right knee and right hip next week and will likely miss the rest of the season.
The team said Lee will have surgery Monday to repair cartilage in his right knee. Two days later he’ll have hip surgery. The 6-foot-5 Lee played in 19 games for the Wolves this season. He averaged 4.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.1 minutes per game.
NHL lockout ends, training camps set to open
NEW YORK — NHL hockey is finally back, and this time it’s official.
Nearly one week after a tentative labor deal was agreed to by the league and its players, the sides agreed to a required memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Saturday night that truly makes the lockout a thing of the past.
Training camps will open on Sunday, and a 48-game regular season will begin next Saturday. The signing of the MOU also paved the way for the NHL to release the long-awaited revised schedule.
Twenty-six of the 30 teams will play next Saturday. All games will be intraconference this season.
Florida Gulf Coast’s 22 3s set women’s record
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Florida Gulf Coast sank 22 shots from 3-point range Saturday to break its own single-game Division I women’s record in a 97-60 victory over East Tennessee State.
Betsy Adams, who finished with 25 points in just 14 minutes, made 7 in 12 attempts, but she got plenty of help from her teammates as the Eagles (12-5, 5-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) took 43 long-range attempts, making 51.2 percent.
Florida Gulf Coast, which had been averaging 8 3-pointers in 27.8 attempts per game this season, made 21 3-pointers in 51 attempts last season in a 106-27 victory over Webber International on Nov. 28, 2011. That tied the record set by New Mexico State in 49 attempts during a 94-62 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 23, 2002.
Reimold, Orioles agree to $1 million deal
BALTIMORE — Despite missing most of last season, outfielder Nolan Reimold more than doubled his salary when he agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.
The 29-year-old hit .313 with five home runs and 10 RBIs last year, when he didn’t play after April 30 because of a herniated disk in his neck. He made $490,500.
Reimold’s agreement, announced Friday, avoided salary arbitration. Baltimore has eight players still eligible to file Tuesday: catcher Matt Wieters; right-handers Tommy Hunter, Jason Hammel, Jim Johnson and Darren O’Day; left-handers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton; and infielder Chris Davis.
By wire sources