Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
U.S. suffer World Cup blow with defeat in Honduras 2013-02-06T231842Z_1_BRE9151D9_RTROPTC_0_US-SOCCER-WORLD-CONCAC AF-US.XML () -
Healing hands come up trumps on PGA Tour
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twice Masters champion Bernhard Langer has visited them on a regular basis, as have fellow former world number ones Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh. Without their help, players such as American journeyman Kris Blanks and Australian left-hander Greg Chalmers would have been forced to pull out of several tournaments in which they ended up faring well.
Maiden super-G win gives Ligety world title
SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - American skier Ted Ligety picked the right occasion to win the first super-G of his career, becoming the discipline's world champion on Wednesday. Ligety, the best giant slalom specialist on the Alpine ski circuit and ready to defend his world crown in the shorter discipline next week, made the best of a course suiting his technical skills to win in one minute 23.96 seconds.
Silence on match-fixing probe puts Singapore at risk
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is working with European authorities investigating the fixing of soccer matches on a global scale but its silence on any action being taken against local suspects risks damaging the reputation of the wealthy, tightly regulated Asian country. European investigators said this week they believe the results of hundreds of soccer matches were fixed at club and national level, with some of the key figures alleged to have run the bribery scam out of Singapore.
Columbus forward Dubinsky fined $10,000 for violent hit 2013-02-06T222754Z_1_BRE9151BC_RTROPTC_0_US-NHL-BLUEJACKETS-DUB INSKY.XML () -
Ronaldinho misses penalty, taken off in ponderous return
LONDON (Reuters) - Ronaldinho's Brazil return after a one-year absence ended ignominiously when he missed a penalty and was substituted at halftime following a dismal performance in the 2-1 friendly defeat by England on Wednesday. Even taking into account that the Brazilian season has only just started and he is not fully match fit, the 32-year-old's performance was so ponderous that it raised questions about the wisdom of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's decision to recall him.
Nadal overcomes slow start to advance in Chile
VINA DEL MAR, Chile (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal overcame a slow start to beat Argentine Federico Delbonis 6-3 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Chilean Open with his first singles victory in seven months on Wednesday. Nadal lost his service in the first game but quickly hit back, taking command of the match and winning the first set in 50 minutes at the Pacific coastal city of Vina del March
Giants cut running back Bradshaw, defensive tackle Canty 2013-02-06T222503Z_1_BRE9151B6_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-GIANTS-BRADSHAW .XML () -
Former NBA star Elgin Baylor's championship ring up for auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hall of Fame basketball player Elgin Baylor's championship ring, warm-up suit and other personal items will be auctioned in May in Beverly Hills, Julien's Auctions said on Wednesday. Baylor, 78, who was named as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, will auction off the 1971-72 NBA Championship ring he earned as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as well as items from his high school and college days.
Packers' all-time leading receiver Driver retires 2013-02-06T205405Z_1_BRE91517B_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PACKERS-DRIVER. XML () -