Yankees third baseman Aaron Boone injured his left knee playing basketball and may be out for the season, just three months after his hero-to-goat performance in the postseason. Boone was hurt about a week ago and may have torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
A judge has thrown out charges against free-agent pitcher Ugueth Urbina, who was arrested for allegedly firing gunshots into the air in an upscale Caracas neighborhood. Judge Ludmila Pinto ruled that Urbina fired his gun in self-defense when a man on a motorcycle tried to rob him.
Pat Summitt will keep coaching at Tennessee for at least four more seasons. Summitt's new contract extension, obtained by The Associated Press on Monday but signed in November, calls for an annual salary of $749,500, an increase of $74,500 from her previous deal.
Ricky Minard of Morehead State was named Ohio Valley Conference player of the week. Minard, a senior guard/forward, scored 19 points in a win at Samford and had 21 points and 12 rebounds in a victory at Jacksonville State. He became Morehead State's all-time leading scorer with 2,087 points. Shanika Freeman of Jacksonville State was named OVC female player of the week. Freeman, a junior forward, averaged 29.5 points and 13 rebounds in wins over Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State.
On its national day of celebration, Australia lost its top two players at the Australian Open. On Monday, Mark Philippoussis and Lleyton Hewitt were stopped in the fourth round, putting a damper on Australia Day. Hicham Arazi upset the 10th-seeded Philippoussis 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. Roger Federer of Switzerland beat Hewitt 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4. On the women's side, Amelie Mauresmo withdrew from her quarterfinal match because of a torn back muscle, giving Fabiola Zuluaga a free pass into the semifinals.
-- From wire reports