Compiled from wire reports
Djokovic tops Ferrer for title in Abu Dhabi
•?Novak Djokovic maintained his unbeaten record in Abu Dhabi by beating David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 Saturday to win his third consecutive World Tennis Championship title in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Djokovic, who finished the year with a 24-match winning streak on the ATP tour since losing the U.S. Open final to Rafael Nadal, needed just 82 minutes to dispatch the third-ranked Ferrer in the final.
•?Victoria Azarenka beat top-ranked Serena Williams in straight sets in an exhibition match in Hui Hin, Thailand, between the world’s top two women’s players. Azarenka won 7-5, 6-3 in front of 3,000 fans at the Hua Hin World Tennis Invitation.
Blues lose top scorer Steen to concussion
•?The St. Louis Blues placed star forward Alex Steen on the injured list with a concussion. General Manager Doug Armstrong says the league’s No. 2 goal scorer will be out indefinitely. Steen hasn’t played since he left a game against Edmonton on Dec. 21 with what the team called an “upper body injury.” Steen has 24 goals and 38 points in 35 games.
•?Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg will miss the rest of the season because of torn knee ligaments. He was injured in the third period Friday night. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The expected recovery is six to eight months.
•?Jack Eichel, Ryan Hartman and Boston University defenseman Matt Grzelyck each had a goal and an assist to lead the defending champion United States to a 6-3 victory over Slovakia in the world junior hockey tournament in Malmo, Sweden.
Fenninger takes first in giant slalom race
•?Anna Fenninger of Austria won a women’s World Cup giant slalom in Lienz, Austria, for her fifth career victory. Fenninger was second after the first run but overtook leader Jessica Lindell-Vikarby of Sweden in the second to win in a combined time of 2 minutes, 17.00 seconds.
•?Overall World Cup leader Marit Bjoergen mastered difficult conditions to lead a 1-2 Norwegian finish in Oberhof, Germany, in the 3-kilometer freestyle prologue for the Tour de Ski.
•?Todd Lodwick earned a spot in his sixth Winter Olympics, winning the nordic combined competition in Park City, Utah, in the U.S. trials.
Wild Oats XI claims Australian yacht race
•?Defending champion Wild Oats XI took line honors in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race for a record-equaling seventh time, winning by more than 30 nautical miles Saturday in Hobart, Australia. Wild Oats, skippered by Mark Richards, crossed the finish line in the 628-nautical-mile race in 2 days, 6 hours, 7 minutes.
•?Manchester City beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to temporarily move to the top of the Premier League, while Manchester United won by the same score at Norwich to stay in the title picture.
•?Clemson reserve guard Devin Coleman is leaving the men’s basketball team and will transfer.
— From wire reports