Braun gets new endorsement
UNDATED (AP) — Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun agreed to an endorsement deal with baseball footwear and apparel company 3n2 LLC — his first since his suspension last year for violating Major League Baseball’s anti-drug agreement.
Terms of the deal with the company based in Orlando, Fla., were not disclosed. ESPN.com first reported the agreement.
TENNIS: Djokovic rallies to avoid upset
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Marin Cilic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open, avoiding the upsets that knocked out two other top-10 players.
Djokovic didn’t face a break point on his serve after the first set in the baseline slugfest that ended after midnight. He advanced to the quarterfinals against Julien Benneteau, a 6-3, 7-6 (4) winner over Feliciano Lopez.
Kevin Anderson upset Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-1, and sixth-ranked Andy Murray joined Wawrinka on the sidelines, losing to big-serving Milos Raonic, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
BELLEVILLE, France (AP) — Tom Jelte Slagter of the Netherlands won the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race, with British rider Geraint Thomas taking the overall lead after finishing second in a sprint to the line.
• SAN VINCENZO, Italy (AP) — British sprinter Mark Cavendish leads the Tirreno-Adriatico after his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team won a time trial to open the weeklong cycling race.