Emory swept the singles competition and defeated defending champion Bowdoin 5-2 on Tuesday in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III men’s tennis tournament at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Polar Bears (22-5) took two of the three doubles matches, with Gil Roddy and Justin Patel winning a 7-4 tiebreaker for a 9-8 victory in the No. 3 match.

The Eagles (21-4) took control in singles though, getting straight-set wins at Nos. 1, 3 and 6 before Jonathan Jemison’s late break against Bowdoin’s Grant Urken at No. 2 gave him a 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 win for the clincher.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Former Kansas player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a Kansas women’s basketball player.

Jackson was charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after a December argument with McKenzie Calvert outside a Lawrence bar. He pleaded not guilty in April and his attorney said he would seek diversion for Jackson, who is expected to be a top pick in the NBA draft next month.


GENEVA OPEN: Second-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan eased into the quarterfinals, beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday.

Ranked No. 9, Nishikori took a wild card entry after a wrist injury affected his clay-court season and did not drop serve against Kukushkin.

NUREMBURG CUP: Eugenie Bouchard withdrew from the tournament in Germany with a right ankle injury, putting the Canadian’s participation in the French Open in doubt.

An MRT scan late Monday showed the 2014 champion had torn a ligament in training the previous week.

LYON OPEN: Fourth-seeded Nick Kyrgios was upset by qualifier Nicolas Kicker, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the second round in France, hampering the Australian’s French Open preparations.

STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL: Fourth-seeded Carla Suarez-Navarro beat American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals in France.

ROGERS CUP: Maria Sharapova was awarded a wild card for the Toronto event in August.

Since her return from a doping ban, the former No. 1 player has used wild cards to play three events on the WTA Tour. She was denied a wild card for the French Open.

Rogers Cup tournament director Karl Hale called her a “fan favorite,” noting she has completed her punishment.


WNBA: Sylvia Fowles had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to help the host Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 80-78.


DOPING: A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes.

The commission, headed by 82-year-old former International Olympic Committee member Vitaly Smirnov, denies the Russian government played any role in covering up drug use. However, it says rules need to be tightened and admits some coaches have been motivated to use “any means” to push their athletes to victory.


WBA: The heavyweight title fight between Shannon Briggs and Fres Oquendo is off after former champion Briggs tested positive for high levels of testosterone.

The fight was set for June 3 in Hollywood, Florida.

– From staff and news report