defends Farmers title
Sam Querrey fought off a match point in the second set and went on to beat Andy Murray 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-3 in the Farmers Classic final in Los Angeles.
Querrey successfully defended the title he won last year in his hometown tournament. He became the first player to repeat in consecutive years in Los Angeles since Andre Agassi in 2001-02.
Bob and Mike Bryan earlier won their record 62nd career doubles title on the ATP Tour.
The twin brothers defeated American Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands Antilles 6-7 (8-6), 6-2 (10-7) in the Bryans’ 100th career final.
Also: Victoria Azarenka beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 to win the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif., for her first title of the season.
Azarenka, who earned $107,000 for her win, beat Sharapova for the first time in three years and the first time on hard court. They have split four career meetings.
Ex-NBA star Rodman
unhurt in SUV flip-over
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman walked away unhurt after riding in an SUV that flipped over on an interstate in South Florida.
Sgt. Mark Wysocky of the Florida Highway Patrol said Rodman and another passenger weren’t injured in the single-vehicle crash on Saturday on Interstate 95 near Fort Lauderdale. The driver was taken to a hospital.
Wysocky said the Land Rover flipped over after having a tire problem. No charges are expected.
Also: President Barack Obama checked out the WNBA’s Washington Mystics after spending the morning shooting some hoops himself.
Obama, his daughter Sasha and a friend of Sasha’s had courtside seats for a women’s basketball game between the Mystics and the Tulsa Shock at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington. The president and his party left the arena a few minutes before the end of the game, which the Mystics won, 87-62.
Earlier, Obama played basketball against an Army team at Fort McNair in the District of Columbia.
Ex-Oregon QB Masoli
will play at Mississippi
Jeremiah Masoli says on his website he is going to Mississippi.
The former Oregon quarterback visited the Ole Miss campus in Oxford this weekend and coach Houston Nutt offered him a place on the team as a walk-on. The California native accepted.
Masoli can play immediately under NCAA rules because he has his undergraduate degree and is enrolling in graduate school at Ole Miss where he says on his website he will enter the Parks and Recreation Management program.
Masoli was considered a possible Heisman Trophy candidate after a breakout season at Oregon in 2009, but coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after twice getting into trouble with the law in six months.
He had recently been rumored to be interested in playing at UNLV.
Also: Tiger Woods announced he will play in next year’s Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates.
Woods said in a statement that he wants to win back the title he held in 2008. He was due to defend his title in Dubai last year but was sidelined by knee surgery.