Westbrook undergoes knee surgery
Thunder All-Star guard Russell Westbrook is out for the remainder of the playoffs after undergoing surgery on Saturday to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. Westbrook was hurt when Rockets rookie Patrick Beverley tried for a steal in Game 2 and ran into his knee. Oklahoma City and Houston police were investigating after a ball boy for the Thunder tweeted death threats to Beverley. The tweets were deleted as of Saturday night, but the Houston Chronicle says a tweet from the handle (at) MitchellBrwn said: ‘‘Patrick Beverly, I’m coming to kill you.’’ He later apologized in one tweet and then said he was hacked in another post . . . Detroit guard Ray McCallum Jr. is skipping his final season of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
Yankees place Cervelli, Nova on the DL
The banged-up Yankees put catcher Francisco Cervelli and pitcher Ivan Nova on the 15-day disabled list, the latest setbacks in an injury-riddled season. Nova left Friday’s game against Toronto because of tightness in his right triceps. Cervelli exited on Nova’s fifth pitch with a broken right hand on a foul tip by Rajai Davis and is expected to miss at least six weeks after surgery. The Yankees recalled catcher Austin Romine and lefthander Vidal Nuno from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. . . . The Blue Jays expect righthander Josh Johnson to return to the rotation this week after he was scratched from Friday’s start because of tightness in his right triceps . . . Pirates lefthander Jonathan Sanchez was suspended by MLB for six games and fined for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch against the Cardinals on Friday.
Nadal, Almagro in final at Barcelona
Seven-time winner Rafael Nadal defeated Milos Raonic, 6-4, 6-0, to reach the final of the Barcelona Open. He will play for the title Sunday against Nicolas Almagro, who beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-2, 6-1 . . . Defending champion Maria Sharapova will face Li Na in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. Sharapova beat Angelique Kerber, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. Li beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-4, 6-3 . . . Lukas Rosol ousted three-time champion Gilles Simon, 6-2, 6-3, to reach the final at the BRD Tiriac Nastase in Bucharest, Romania. Rosol will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat 2011 winner Florian Mayer, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 . . . Francesca Schiavone will face Lourdes Dominguez Lino in the final of the Grand Prix SAR in Marrakesh, Morocco. Schiavone beat Chanelle Scheepers, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1. Dominguez Lino beat Mandy Minella, 2-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Heavy security at Nashville marathon
With a SWAT team near the starting line, Scott Wietecha won the St. Jude Country Music Marathon in Nashville in a time of 2 hours 22 minutes 41 seconds, after missing the Boston Marathon because of overtraining. This was the largest combined marathon and half-marathon in the United States since the April 15 bombings in Boston. Heavy security turned out with more than 30,000 runners and a crowd estimated at more than 50,000. The US Department of Homeland Security was on hand, as were more than 150 private security officers and extra bomb-sniffing dogs . . . Much of the hype for the Drake Relays in Des Moines centered on hometown star Lolo Jones and her London Olympic Games rivals, Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells. Queen Harrison upstaged them all, running a world-leading 12.71 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles to win the marquee event. Harper, Wells, and Jones were second, third, and fourth.
Garcia retains crowns in WBA, WBC
Danny Garcia unanimously outpointed hometown favorite Zab Judah in Brooklyn to retain the WBA and WBC junior welterweight titles. Garcia dominated the former champion, although Judah came back in the 10th and 11th rounds to land some hard shots and shake the champion from Philadelphia . . . Sergio Martinez retained his WBC middleweight title with a unanimous decision over Martin Murray in Buenos Aires . . . American heavyweight Deontay Wilder stopped former Olympic champion Audley Harrison in the first round in Sheffield, England, to improve to 28-0, all by KO . . . Jon Jones bloodied Chael Sonnen with a series of strikes to the face in the first round to win by TKO and defend his light heavyweight championship at UFC 159 in Newark. Jones matched Tito Ortiz in UFC history with his fifth straight successful light heavyweight title defense . . . LSU running back Jeremy Hill, on probation in connection with a 2011 arrest, was arrested again early Saturday after allegedly punching a man in the side of the head outside a Baton Rouge bar near campus. Hill, who pleaded guilty in January 2012 to misdemeanor carnal knowledge of a juvenile, is now charged with simple battery. Hill was LSU’s leading rusher with 755 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012, his freshman year.