Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Schilling incident in 2008 a closed book, says MLB 2013-02-08T213056Z_1_BRE9170ZL_RTROPTC_0_US-BASEBALL-REDSOX-SCH ILLING.XML () -
Svindal joins ski greats with second downhill win
SCHLADMING, Austria (Reuters) - Aksel Lund Svindal joined an illustrious group on Saturday when he became world downhill champion for the second time after finishing third in Wednesday's super-G. The Norwegian clocked two minutes 01.32 seconds on the Planai piste to emulate Toni Sailer, Jean-Claude Killy and Bernhard Russi with a second victory in an event no skier has won three times.
WADA restore Madrid laboratory's anti-doping accreditation 2013-02-09T115554Z_1_BRE91803Y_RTROPTC_0_US-DOPING-SPAIN-LABORA TORY.XML () -
India players end Davis Cup boycott
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Disgruntled Indian tennis players made themselves available on Saturday for a Davis Cup tie against Indonesia, ending an embarrassing row with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) over demands for better playing conditions. Eleven frontline players, excluding 13-times grand slam doubles champion Leander Paes, pulled out of the regional first round tie against South Korea in New Delhi last week, which India lost 4-1.
Nadal creates athlete, event management company
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal has set up his own company to manage athletes and organize events with his long-term agent Carlos Costa, the world number five announced on Saturday. "Together with his manager, Carlos Costa, Rafa Nadal began a new adventure on January 1 in the world of representing athletes of various sports like tennis, golf and football as well as organizing events," Nadal's spokesman said in a brief emailed statement.
Stars make most of powerplays to shoot down Ducks
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Fisher and Sterne retain joint lead in Joburg Open
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans Trevor Fisher Jnr and Richard Sterne kept the joint lead in the Joburg Open on Saturday after they both carded 68s in the third round. The pair go into Sunday's final round locked on 19-under-par for the tournament, five shots clear at the top of the leaderboard.
Sizzling Snedeker in tie for Pebble Beach lead
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LeBron continues hot streak as Heat burn Clippers
MIAMI (Reuters) - LeBron James equalled a franchise record with his fourth straight 30-point game as the Miami Heat routed the Los Angeles Clippers 111-89 on Friday. James put up 30 points with 9 of 11 shooting before sitting out most of the fourth quarter as Eastern Conference leaders and defending champions Miami dominated a Clippers team who are placed third in the West.
76ers' Richardson out for season with knee injury 2013-02-08T222315Z_1_BRE91710T_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-76ERS-RICHARDSO N.XML () -