Brazil and Argentina picked up victories Saturday to claim berths in next year's London Olympics.
The last time they hooked up, Mexico beat the U.S. women for the first time, grabbed an automatic spot in the upcoming World Cup, and forced the Americans to take a circuitous route to the tournament.
China national women's basketball coach Sun Fengwu was proud of his young team's effort during its two-week trip to the United States.
Forward Patrik Berglund, who set career highs in his third NHL season, has signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues.
Maya Moore's WNBA career will begin in Minnesota.
Maya Moore is used to winning titles at Connecticut.
U.S. GM Gata Kamsky has drawn a tough opening assignment in the world championship qualifying matches, which start in May in Kazan, Russia. Organizers at the international chess federation, FIDE, announced last month that Kamsky will play Bulgarian former world champion Veselin Topalov in the quarter-final match for the right to challenge titleholder Viswanathan Anand of India.
American chess players seem to have a penchant for spectacular entrances on the international stage.
At the edge of a hockey rink surrounded by tens of thousands of empty seats, Michigan's Louie Caporusso paused to try to imagine the dazzling scene that awaits him.