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Minnesota second-year guard Randy Foye has been diagnosed with a knee injury and will be out of the Timblewolves' lineup for an indefinite period.
Jim Leyland, who managed the Detroit Tigers to the 2006 World Series, has been given a contract extension that keeps him with the team through 2009.
Local favorite Shuai Peng took a solid first-round victory Tuesday at the $175,000 Guangzhou International hard-court tennis tournament in China.
Fifth-seeded Carlos Moya was upset in straight sets Tuesday during the first round of the $550,000 Thailand Open tennis tournament.
Fourth-seeded and local favorite Katarina Srebotnik dropped just two games Thursday in charging into the quarterfinals of the $145,000 Slovenia Open.
Top seeds Tatiana Golovin and Sybille Bammer each notched straight-set victories Wednesday during the second round of the $145,000 Slovenia Open.
Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson led among candidates when UPI-Zogby International poll respondents were asked who could bring stability to Iraq.
More than half of the respondents in a UPI-Zogby International poll said they oppose the war in Iraq.
Hal Sutton has been selected to receive the Payne Stewart Award for his successful golf career and charitable efforts off the course.