Anze Kopitar scored three goals to help the Kings rally for a 7-6 win over Red Bull Salzburg in an exhibition tournament in Austria. The Austrian champions went ahead 3-0 in the opening four minutes, but Mike Cammalleri, Ladislav Nagy and Kopitar evened the score within 10 minutes. Kopitar added another goal later in the period. Derek Armstrong scored on a penalty, and Nagy and Kopitar secured victory. ETC.: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Teppo Numminen is recovering from open heart surgery and is expected to be released from a Cleveland hospital within days. The 39-year-old Finn said he could return to the Sabres by December. He had surgery last week to repair a faulty valve. … Former Boston Bruins star Cam Neely was hired as a vice president of the NHL team. Motorsports Carl Edwards was docked 25 points because his race-winning car failed inspection at Dover International Raceway. The penalty drops Edwards from third in the Chase for the championship standings to sixth. He’s now 28 points behind series leader Jeff Gordon. Team owner Jack Roush, who celebrated his 100th win Sunday with Edwards’ victory, also was docked 25 owner points and crew chief Bob Osborne was fined $25,000. Edwards’ No. 99 Ford was deemed to be too low following post-race inspection. Although NASCAR determined the height infraction was not intentional, the team still was penalized in accordance with NASCAR’s strict inspection policy. ETC.: Tony Raines was fined $15,000 and docked 25 Busch Series points for throwing his helmet at Robby Gordon. Raines was angry at Gordon after Gordon knocked him out of Saturday’s race at Dover International Raceway, and he waited on the track for Gordon to pass by under caution. He then hurled his helmet at Gordon. Tennis Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore., will host the Davis Cup final between the United States and defending champion Russia from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The U.S. Tennis Association planned to announce the site formally today. It’s the first Davis Cup final in the United States since the country won the 1992 championship by defeating Switzerland at Fort Worth, Texas. In the stands for that matchup? A 10-year-old Andy Roddick. “It changed my life,” said Roddick, who helped the United States beat Sweden in the semifinals last weekend. “It changed the way I viewed tennis, especially the way I viewed Davis Cup.” He is expected to join fellow top-10 player James Blake in singles against Russia, with the top-ranked doubles pairing of Bob and Mike Bryan completing the U.S. team. ETC.: Top-seeded Venus Williams cruised into the second round of the Korea Open in Seoul, defeating American qualifier Abigail Spears, 6-2, 6-3. … German veterans Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schuettler won rain-interrupted matches to advance to the second round of the Mumbai Open in India. Kiefer defeated third-seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-4, 6-3, and Schuettler downed seventh-seeded Julien Benneteau, 7-5, 6-3. … Wimbledon finalist Marion Bartoli beat defending champion Alona Bondarenko, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg. … Ivo Karlovic used 23 aces to defeat Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (2), 6-3, at the Thailand Open in Nonthaburi. Fifth-seeded Carlos Moya was upset by Benjamin Becker, 7-6 (5), 6-4. Third-ranked Novak Djokovic withdrew from the event, citing a back injury. Basketball Corliss Williamson, a reserve forward for the Sacramento Kings last season, is set to retire from the NBA and become an assistant coach at Arkansas Baptist College, the school’s athletic director said. Williamson, who led Arkansas to the 1994 national championship, has played 12 pro seasons with Sacramento, Toronto, Detroit and Philadelphia. ETC.: Former Milwaukee Bucks assistant Mike Sanders was hired to replace Dell Curry, who stepped down as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Bobcats. Soccer FC Barcelona is sticking by Ronaldinho, who has been accused in the media of spending too much time in nightclubs. The Brazilian playmaker has had a lackluster start to the season and was substituted in three games. There were also questions in the media about the legitimacy of a calf strain that sidelined him this week. “Everyone can say what they want, but the Barcelona press has surprised me with this, always on this topic,” Coach Frank Rijkaard said. “We are all human, him too, and when he feels completely recovered we will see the Ronaldinho we all know.” Barcelona president Joan Laporta added: “I have not spoken with him (about his private life) because it is a question for the dressing room. The players know how far they can go in their private lives.” Before joining Barcelona, Ronaldinho fell out of favor with Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Fernandez, who disapproved of his nightlife habits. Weightlifting Russian weightlifter Natalia Zabolotnaya broke her own world record in the 165-pound division, lifting 289 pounds to win gold in the snatch at the World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. She beat her old record of 287. But Cao Lei of China defended her overall title in the 165-pound division with combined lifts of 281.6 in the snatch and 347.6 in the clear and jerk to finish with a combined 629.2 Zabolotnaya took silver with a combined 619. Miscellany Former Brazil striker Casagrande was released from the hospital after recovering from a car accident over the weekend. Casagrande, who played in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, was briefly in a coma after the car he was in rolled over and struck several parked vehicles late Saturday night on a Sao Paulo street.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “If any good has come out of this, we have shown that the anti-doping system is corrupt, inefficient and unfair,” he wrote. “The content of this decision unfortunately highlights this once again. The straightforward and clear dissent in support of my case contrasts sharply with the scientifically flawed and illogical majority decision against me. “I still have hope that the system can, and will be, changed so that no other athlete has to suffer through this process only to be denied a clean chance at justice,” he continued. He thanked the thousands of small donors who contributed to the Floyd Fairness Fund, helping raise part of the more than $2 million that his defense cost. “I can sleep well at night knowing that I won the 2006 Tour de France fair and square,” he wrote. “I hope that my campaign to clear my name still means something to all of you who have kindly donated to my legal defense fund. Every single contribution to the FFF made a real difference. For your constant support and generosity, I thank you.” Hockey From news services Floyd Landis addressed his fans in a letter on his Web site, saying that having his 2006 Tour de France title stripped by an arbitration panel served some good because “we have shown that the anti-doping system is corrupt.” Last week, an arbitration panel voted 2-1 to uphold Landis’ positive doping tests from last year’s Tour de France. It means he is stripped of the title and banned from cycling for two years, retroactive to Jan.30. Landis said he is considering his options, which include a possible appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport or legal action.
1 John Terry Arsene Wenger believes John Terry remains a great player but has ruled out making a shock move for the Chelsea captain.The 36-year-old revealed on Sunday that he expects to leave the Blues in the summer having been told he will not be offered a new contract at the club.Terry has been at Stamford Bridge since the age of 14 and has won no fewer than 16 major honours with Chelsea. The west London club issued their own statement on Sunday night in which they said a contract extension could yet be offered.Wenger spoke warmly about the former England captain but said he would not follow up the signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea by going after Terry.The Chelsea skipper has also said that he would not consider joining another English club, with the United States or China more likely destinations.Asked if he had any interest in signing Terry, Wenger said: “No, because he is at the end of his career and he has spent his career at Chelsea. If he wants to play longer, I am sure he will play for Chelsea.“Loyalty works two ways. I always consider that I’m paid for my commitment to the club and I’m well paid so once it is over the club owes me nothing and I have to get on with my life and find another way.“I do not expect a reward because it is part of my contract.”Wenger believes the player has shown more than enough in his time with Chelsea to suggest he has a bright future on and off the field.“He was not only a great player, he certainly still is, but he was also a great coach on the pitch,” he added.“I saw him here once at London Colney playing with the under-21s and the way he coached the team as a player was absolutely marvellous.“He was a real leader and he had a great career as well, let’s not forget that. That’s never a coincidence. The guys who last such a long time have something special.“He was the symbol of cohesion inside Chelsea’s club because him, (Frank) Lampard, (Didier) Drogba and Cech were the players who carried the club’s values for long periods. When you lose players like that you’re always in danger.“I see a coaching career in his future, certainly. He will remain in football, I’m sure.”