Compiled from wire reports


Nadal and Raonic?advance in Spain

•?Rafael Nadal beat Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-2 Friday to advance to the Barcelona Open semifinals, while Milos Raonic served 14 aces and upset second-seeded Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 (3). Nadal will face fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco after Kei Nishikori of Japan was forced to retire with an injury. Raonic will face David Ferrer, who beat Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (4), 7-6 (7), 6-3.

•?No. 1 Victoria Azarenka beat Mona Barthel 6-4, 6-7 (3), 7-5 to reach the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals in Stuttgart, Germany. Azarenka will face fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 winner over No. 8 Li Na. Second-ranked Maria Sharapova beat No. 5 Sam Stosur of Australia 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5.


Jacksonville Jaguars?release six players

•?The Jacksonville Jaguars waived six players, including running back Deji Karim.Also waived were linebackers JoJo Dickson, Stephen Franklin and Jammie Kirlew, defensive back Trumaine McBride and place-kicker Sam Swank.

•?The New York Giants signed linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka to a multiyear contract extension. Kiwanuka, 29, a seven-year veteran, was in 20 games last season.

•?NFL defensive end Raheem Brock was acquitted of a theft charge stemming from a $27 bar tab in Philadelphia.


Scholarships lost?at South Carolina

•?The NCAA stripped the University of South Carolina of six football scholarships over three years and put the school on three years of probation after athletes got rooms in an off-campus hotel for less than $15 a day. The school failed to monitor $59,000 of impermissible benefits.

•?Baylor suspended defensive end Tevin Elliott indefinitely for a violation of team policy. Coach Art Briles had no further comment.


Wisconsin extends?Bo Ryan’s contract

•?Wisconsin approved a five-year contract extension for basketball coach Bo Ryan, who took the Badgers to the Sweet 16 the past two seasons. The deal runs through 2017. Terms were not disclosed.

•?Auburn dismissed basketball players Cedrick McAfee and Josh Langford for violating team rules and suspended Noel Johnson, coach Tony Barbee said.

•?Misti Cussen a 16-year assistant, was named the women’s basketball coach at Oral Roberts, getting a promotion after Jerry Finkbeiner left for Utah State.


NHL names three?as MVP finalists

•?New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos are the finalists for the Hart Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player this season. The winner will be announced June 20.

•?The University of Texas will reverse a ban on a boxing match on the El Paso campus if police can ensure safety. Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa canceled the June 16 fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl, fearing that Mexican drug cartels might attend.

•?Hall of fame golfer Se Ri Pak will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring her left shoulder when she slipped on stairs Tuesday. The 25-time LPGA Tour winner has a tear in the labrum in the shoulder.

•?Charlotte Lichtman and Dean Copely, the 2011 U.S. junior champions in ice dance, are splitting up after four years together. Both intend to find new partners.

•?Swimmers Andrew Gemmell and Ashley Twichell won the 10-kilometer titles in Florida at the U.S. Open Water championships.

— From wire reports