DIAMOND GAMES: Third-seeded Andrea Petkovic fought off eight match points to reach the quarterfinals with a 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Alison Van Uytvank of Belgium at Antwerp, Belgium.

In a marathon that lasted 3 hours, 20 minutes, the 103rd-ranked Van Uytvank came close to sealing a straight-sets win but Petkovic saved all eight match points in the 12th game of the second set.


NFL: Authorities in Petaluma, California, identified a man found dead in a parked car as former San Diego Chargers quarterback Jesse Freitas.

Police said Freitas, 63, was fully clothed on his back with his left arm across his chest, as if he had been lying down to take a nap or rest.

 Tampa Bay terminated the contract of QB Josh McCown, a move that clears salary-cap space for free agency.

• Minnesota and Pittsburgh will open the preseason Aug. 9 at Canton, Ohio.

• The Giants signed Canadian center Brett Jones and waived 2012 first-round draft pick running back David Wilson, whose career was cut short by a neck injury.


PGA: Tiger Woods said his game is “not acceptable” to compete in tournaments and he will return when he thinks it is.

Woods made a horrific start to the new year, shooting a career-high 82 in the second round of the Phoenix Open to miss the cut by 12 shots.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Willian scored from outside the penalty area following a punchout by American goalkeeper Tim Howard of a cross in the 89th minute in London, giving Chelsea a 1-0 win over Everton that maintained a seven-point lead in the standings.

Howard played for the first time since injuring a calf muscle Dec. 26 against Stoke.

SPANISH CUP: Lionel Messi scored his 34th goal in 32 games this season and set up another, boosting Barcelona over visiting Villarreal 3-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.


MAJORS: Reliever Jerry Blevins defeated the Nationals in salary arbitration and will earn $2.4 million this year instead of the team’s offer of $2.2 million.

Players and teams have split six decisions. Fourteen cases remain scheduled through Feb. 20.

• A person familiar with the decision said Miami has been awarded the 2017 All-Star Game and an announcement by Commissioner Rob Manfred is planned for this week.


LONG-AWAITED MEDAL: Canadian shot putter Dylan Armstrong will receive a bronze medal after a competitor was banned for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Six and a half years to the day after just missing the podium, Armstrong will get the medal Sunday in his hometown of Kamloops, British Columbia.

– From staff and news services