TENNIS:Sam Querrey rescued the U.S. team from an early Davis Cup exit, defeating Brazil's Thiago Alves, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3), in Jacksonville, Fla., in the deciding fifth match of the first round.
Earlier, Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci beat John Isner, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7), 4-6, 6-3, to force the deciding match. The U.S. team advances to the quarterfinals vs. Serbia.
SOCCER: Nigeria got goals from Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mbah to knock out African Cup of Nations favorite Ivory Coast in Rustenburg, South Africa. . . . Jonathan Pitroipa scored in extra time as Burkina Faso ousted Togo with a 1-0 win in Nelspruit.
Lionel Messi scored in his 12th straight Spanish league game to give leaders Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Valencia.
COLLEGES:Brian Carter, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive lineman from Harrisburg, orally committed to play for Temple.
WINTER SPORTS:Skier Lindsey Vonn said she will have bodyguards at the Alpine world championships starting Tuesday in Schladming, Austria, in order to deal with the media crush following reports of her relationship with golfer Tiger Woods. Asked whether Woods would be watching her ski, a giggling Vonn said, "You should ask him."
- Staff and wire reports