Clijsters to retire after U.S. Open
BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) -- Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters said Tuesday she will retire from tennis for the second time after this year's U.S. Open.
The 28-year-old Belgian star, who has racked up four major championships in her career, told reporters she'll hang up her racquet following the Aug. 27-Sept. 9 New York event.
Three of her major titles came there.
"I will end my career at the U.S. Open," Clijsters said, adding New York "is where I enjoyed my greatest triumphs and it is a very special place for me."
Clijsters, currently recovering from a hip injury, had already indicated 2012 would be her last year on the WTA Tour. She has skipped the clay-court season to prepare for Wimbledon and the London Olympics.
She first retired in 2007 but returned in 2009, winning the U.S. Open that year as well as the next.
Warriors to build arena in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, May 22 (UPI) -- The Golden State Warriors will move across the bay to downtown San Francisco in 2017 and play in a new arena on the waterfront, the team said Tuesday.
The proposed arena will be located near AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, and will be privately financed with a price tag of about $500 million.
Once completed, the arena will be accessible by public transit and will provide a downtown-area venue for conventions, concerts and other events.
"This will be one of the most transit-friendly facilities in the nation," Warriors Co-Executive Chairman Peter Guber said in a written statement. "We know that's important for our fans and a real positive to this location."
The Warriors have played at Oracle Arena in Oakland since the 1960s and their lease expires in two years. While the arena has been upgraded and is serviced by the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, it is nevertheless the oldest home court in the NBA.
Joe Lacob, who owns the team with Guber, told the San Francisco Chronicle the decision to pay the full cost of the project was made to skip a potential public vote on using city funds for the project.
"We didn't want to wait a long time," he said.
A projected date for groundbreaking on the Piers 30-32 site was not available and the design of the arena was not finalized. A rendering on the team's Web site showed a glass wall on one side of the building with an up-close view of the Bay Bridge.
No suspects in Oklahoma City shootings
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22 (UPI) -- No one had been arrested in shootings that left eight people wounded, one critically, after an NBA playoff game in Oklahoma City Monday night, officials said.
Lara O'Leary, an Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman, said paramedics and emergency workers picked up victims in a two-block area about three blocks east of Chesapeake Energy Area, The Oklahoman reported.
A pregnant woman was injured when she was either kicked or hit in the abdomen, O'Leary said.
The shootings occurred just after the Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in a playoff game at the arena and about 5,000 people were in the area when the shots rang out, O'Leary said.
Six of the shooting victims were in good condition at OU Medical Center and one was in critical condition early Tuesday, she said.
The Oklahoman said police radio transmissions indicated one person was shot in the back, another in the upper arm and a third in the hand.
"It's unfortunate that it happened on a great night for Oklahoma City and the Thunder, but in our society those things happen," Oklahoma City Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney said.
He noted the shootings did not happen at the arena.
Before the shootings, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said there had been "a few skirmishes here and there, and some bumping, but nothing that you wouldn't expect with that many people gathered in one place."
Irving, Rubio lead NBA rookie team
NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving was the only unanimous choice in voting for the NBA All-Rookie First Team, announced Tuesday in New York.
The Cleveland Cavaliers guard got 58 points in voting held among NBA head coaches. Irving had an average of 18.5 points, 5.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 51 games this season.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio finished second with 49 points after averaging 10.6 points and 8.2 assists per game in his rookie season.
Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets was third with 46 points, followed by Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors with 43.
The NBA All-Rookie Second Team included Chandler Parsons of the Houston Rockets, Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings, MarShon Brooks of the New Jersey Nets, Derrick Williams of Minnesota and Tristan Thompson of Cleveland.