Rafael Nadal wins opener in straight sets Down Under

...first-round losers, serving 10 double-faults in a 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 loss to Czech qualifier Lucie Hradecka. No. 9 Angelique Kerber, No. 16 Lucie Safarova, No. 17 Carla Suarez Navarro and No. 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova, a two-time major winner...


...beat Tsvetana Pironkova 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 and Kaia Kanepi upset fifth-seeded Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.? Lucie Safarova had two wins ? one in the women's singles, another in the mixed doubles ? to give the Czech Republic a 2-1...

Mets pitcher Lara promoted to St. Lucie

...pitcher in the South Atlantic League. New York Mets right-hander Rainy Lara has been assigned to Class-A Advanced St. Lucie, a move bound to happen after Lara's impressive start. In 50.2 innings for the Savannah Sand Gnats, Lara had a 1.42...

Mets agree to 16-year deal with Port St. Lucie

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The New York Mets have agreed to keep their spring training...years and doesn't find a replacement team that's acceptable to St. Lucie County, according to documents released Wednesday. The amount of the...

Mrs. Lucie Rodems

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - Mrs. Lucie Mae Gray Rodems, 87, died Saturday, May 27, 2000, in Charleston. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Apostles...


...Thursday. Armstrong swept Georgia Regents during the year. TennisCzech Republic closes in on title In Prague, Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final...

Mets pitching coach apologizes for remark

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Dan Warthen and the Mets apologized after the team's pitching coach used a racial slur in describing the translator...

Braves' Kris Medlen strains forearm in loss to Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Kris Medlen left in the fourth inning with a strained forearm, and the New York Mets went on...

Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have elbow ligament replaced again

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy will have ligament-replacement surgery in his right elbow for the second time...

Teheran, Braves nip Mets

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - With Johan Santana sidelined, Jonathon Niese is looking more and more like the New York Mets' opening day starter...