Djokovic to face Delic in opening singles in Davis Cup

KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic will play Mate Delic in the opening singles Friday when Serbia takes on Croatia in the first round of the Davis Cup. The draw held Thursday also pits Viktor Troicki against talented Croatian player Borna Coric. In Satruday’s doubles, Nenad Zimonjic and Troicki will face Marin Draganja and Franko[…]

Japan’s Nishikori soars to ATP world number four

Record-breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday’s new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country’s highest-ranked tennis player. The 24-year-old, who is the top-ranked Asian-born man ever, tweeted: “Just saw the new rankings. Very proud of another step…#4 this week.” Nishikori, last year’s US Open runner-up, now trails only Novak Djokovic,[…]

Your Top Plays for Today

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide ___ –HARDEN SCORES 33 AS HOUSTON DOWNS CLEVELAND 105-103 IN OT James Harden scored 33 points and LeBron James missed a pair of free throws with 4.2 seconds left in overtime, helping the Houston Rockets hold on for a 105-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_CAVALIERS_ROCKETS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT ___[…]

Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn’t reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal’s 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set[…]