Compiled from wire reports
Beckham makes first start for team
•?David Beckham made his first start for Paris Saint-Germain, which advanced to the French Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over rival Marseille.
The 37-year-old midfielder made his PSG debut Sunday as a 76th-minute substitute in a 2-0 league win against Marseille. He played until the 86th minute in the cup match, leaving three minutes after receiving a yellow card for a confrontation and argument with Jordan Ayew.
“I enjoyed it,” Beckham said. “I felt good. I have been working hard for the last few weeks. It helps to have players around me who work the way they do and play the way they do.”
Beckham, who joined PSG from the Los Angeles Galaxy, almost set up a goal with a 62nd-minute corner kick, but Zoumana Camara’s header was cleared off the goal line. Beckham left to chants of “Dav-eed Beckham! Dav-eed Beckham!” at Parc des Princes.
•?The Columbus Crew signed midfielders Konrad Warzycha and Shawn Sloan, as well as defender Kyle Hyland. Warzycha, the son of Crew coach Robert Warzycha, spent the last two seasons with Sporting Kansas City.
•?Worn down by constant criticism by fans, Rafael Benitez announced he will leave as Chelsea’s manager at the end of the season. Benitez made his decision public during an extraordinary post-match outburst in which he also took aim at the Premier League club’s hierarchy.
Wozniacki loses early in Malaysia
•?Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki lost to Wang Qiang 2-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 in the first round of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The former No. 1-ranked player attributed the result to a loss of energy and focus in the second set. The 186th-ranked Wang will face Patricia Mayr-Achleitner in the next round of the event, which has been plagued by thunderstorms this week.
•?Defending champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic are on course to face each other in the Dubai Championships final after each moved into the quarterfinals with straight-set victories in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Juan Martin del Potro and Tomas Berdych also won.
•?Rain postponed most of the singles matches at the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships in Delray Beach, Fla.
Holdsclaw to face Atlanta indictment
•?Prosecutors in Atlanta say former WNBA player and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw is being indicted in a November 2012 shooting. A Fulton County District Attorney’s spokeswoman said that a six-count indictment charges the 35-year-old with aggravated assault, criminal damage and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Holdsclaw was arrested after an argument with former Tulsa Shock player Jennifer Lacy, who told police she was Holdsclaw’s ex-girlfriend. Police say Holdsclaw broke the windows to Lacy’s car and shot at it.
•?The New York Liberty traded center Kia Vaughn to the Washington Mystics in a deal for the seventh pick in the WNBA Draft.
Russian team takes lead in junior worlds
•?Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin’s perfect season is almost complete after the Russians won the short dance at the junior world figure skating championships in Milan. Stepanova and Bukin are in good position to add a world title to their collection after taking a sizeable lead in the short dance. With 64.65 points, they’re more than three points ahead of France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guilleaume Cizeron (61.56). U.S. junior champions Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton (56.89) are third heading into Friday’s free dance.
•?The Edmonton Oilers placed Nikolai Khabibulin on injured reserve after the 40-year-old goaltender injured his groin. He was hurt in Edmonton’s 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago on Monday.
— From wire reports
Cuyahoga Falls boys basketball player Angelo Cugini was misidentified in Wednesday’s edition. A photographer was provided with incorrect information.