UNDATED (AP) — The Miami Heat will have to renegotiate with forward LeBron James again after he elected to opt out of the final two years of his contract. He could decide to re-sign with the team or move on to another club. James is expected to meet with teammates Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and Chris Bosh to discuss the future.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and defending champ Andy Murray play their second-round matches at Wimbledon today. The schedule includes matches involving women’s second seed Li Na (lee nah) and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska (ag-NAYS’-kah rad-WAHN’-skah). Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-EHL’ nah-DAHL’), Roger Federer and Serena Williams were among yesterday’s first-round winners.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he fully expects to contend in this week’s Quicken Loans National in his first competition since back surgery at the end of March. Woods says he is returning to competitive golf earlier than expected. The plan had called for a return at next month’s British Open at Royal Liverpool.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby had his hands full as he left the NHL awards ceremony in Las Vegas last night. Crosby came away with the Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player, and the Ted Lindsay Award as the outstanding player in the league as voted by the players association. Boston goalie Tuukka (TOO-kah) Rask won the Vezina (VEH’-zih-nuh) Trophy, Bruins teammate Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR-zhur-ahn) took his second Selke (SEHL’-kee) Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward, and Chicago’s Duncan Keith came away with his second Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman.
UNDATED (AP) — The Big Ten says it supports guaranteed four-year scholarships and improved medical coverage for its athletes. The conference proposes working within the NCAA structure to provide greater academic security for its athletes by guaranteeing scholarships for four years, even if an athlete can no longer compete or has left for a professional career. The Big Ten also would like to provide more consistent medical coverage and ensure its athletes are compensated for the full cost of their college education rather than just tuition, fees and room and board.