VIRGINIA WATER, England - Sergio Garcia said "sorry" 11 times and used the word "apology" on five occasions as he spoke of his regret at causing a furor by making a "fried chicken" jibe at world number one Tiger Woods.
- USA Basketball is set to name its men's coach for the next Olympic cycle and all signs point to Mike Krzyzewski, who has already led Team USA to a pair of Summer Games golds, retaining the job.
- Former Manchester City and United States international midfielder Claudio Reyna was named as the first director of football for new Major League Soccer (MLS) team New York City Football Club, the team said on Wednesday.
- Zach Johnson has finished no better than joint 18th on the 2013 PGA Tour but hopes he can regain top form on his title defense at this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas where he is a twice former champion.
MONACO - As a race, Mark Webber loves Monaco. As a place, he would much rather be somewhere else.
- Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher announced his retirement on Wednesday, ending a brilliant 13-year career with the National Football League team with a statement on Twitter.
MONACO - Red Bull sound like sore losers for complaining about the Formula One tires, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso suggested on Wednesday.
LONDON - Jockey Eddie Ahern was banned for 10 years on Wednesday after being found guilty of three breaches of British Horseracing Authority (BHA) rules following a corruption inquiry.
MONACO - Lewis Hamilton made his point and Roscoe, his pampered pet bulldog, promptly proved him right at the Monaco Grand Prix on Wednesday.
VICENEZA, Italy - Italian Giovanni Visconti recorded his second stage win of the Giro d'Italia on Wednesday to give his Movistar team their third straight victory and their fourth overall in the 2013 race.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.