Djokovic loses to Vesely in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic chose to be philosophical after losing in the second round for the first time in three years on Wednesday, calling it "proof that nobody is unbeatable" after surrendering his Monte Carlo Masters title in a shock 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 loss to 55th-ranked Jiri Vesely.

  • Written by JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

Police: Braves' Hector Olivera arrested, accused of assault

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was placed on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball after he was arrested when a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Iowa headlines uncertain Big Ten West

Iowa began 2015 as an afterthought in the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes will begin next season as the early favorites in an uncertain division.

  • Written by LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer

Lawyer: Smith held no gun as he was shot in the back

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former Saints defensive end Will Smith was shot multiple times in the back after his killer deliberately rammed his Hummer into the NFL veteran's Mercedes SUV, but Smith never pulled out his own handgun as he tried to protect his wife, the Smith family's lawyer said Wednesday.

  • Written by KEVIN MCGILL, Associated Press REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press