Stephens suffers upset in Qatar Open
• American Sloane Stephens, who upset Serena Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals, lost to Klara Zakopalova 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) in the second round of the Qatar Open in Doha, Qatar. Fresh off winning a second consecutive Australian Open, Victoria Azarenka breezed into the third round with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Romina Oprandi. Fourth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki also advanced.
• Defending champion Roger Federer cruised into the second round of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, beating Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-1. In Wednesday’s final match, Grigor Dimitrov beat Nikolay Davydenko 7-5, 6-3 in the second round.
Orlando’s Turkoglu suspended by NBA
• Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu was suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for steroids. The NBA said Turkoglu tested positive for methenolone, an anabolic steroid. He began serving the suspension Wednesday night in Orlando’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. He said the medication was used to recover from a shoulder injury.
• Danny Granger’s return to Indiana’s lineup has been delayed by an illness. Coach Frank Vogel said after the team’s morning shootaround that Granger stayed home with flulike symptoms.
• Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI revealed the injury. The 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the two or three weeks.
Vikings set to give Frazier extension
• After leading the Vikings to a surprising playoff berth last season, Leslie Frazier has reached an agreement that will keep him in Minnesota for a while. Two sources tell the Associated Press the two sides agreed on a multiyear deal this week. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Frazier took over for the fired Brad Childress with six games to go in the 2010 season. He is 16-22 in the regular season.
• Abby Wambach scored on a diving header in the 51st minute, and the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Scotland 3-1 in Nashville, Tenn., to give Wambach a victory in her 200th international match.
• The Columbus Blue Jackets hired Jarmo Kekalainen of Finland as the first European to be a general manager in the National Hockey League.
• Defending champion Tora Berger of Norway won the women’s individual race for her third gold medal at the biathlon world championships in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.
• Peter Sagan of Slovakia consolidated his overall lead at the Tour of Oman by finishing with a late burst to win a second consecutive stage.
— From wire reports