NBA: Seven-time NBA all-star Tracy McGrady says he is headed for China to play for the Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association.
The 33-year-old McGrady will be the highest-profile player in the CBA. Because he played with Chinese basketball star Yao Ming during their days in Houston, he is well known in China, and his contract has been the top sports news in that country.
SOCCER: Brazil's sports tribunal has suspended Ronaldinho for one match for a dangerous kick that nearly hit an opponent's face in a Brazilian league match.
Ronaldinho, who plays for Atletico Mineiro, kept his right foot in the air after a challenge, nearly hitting an opponent during a 0-0 draw against Gremio on Sept. 23.
TENNIS: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka started off her last tournament before the season-ending WTA Championships by beating Arantxa Rus, 6-0, 6-2, in the first round of the Generali Ladies in Linz, Austria.
TRACK AND FIELD: Soccer may be in Usain Bolt's future.
The Olympic great said in Tokyo he might try his hand at the global game once he retires from the track.
"I have said I wanted to try football," said Bolt, the world-record holder at both 100 and 200 meters. "I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something that I would love to try."
Bolt has said he would like to defend his 100- and 200- meter titles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- Staff and wire reports