Murray rallies late to win Sony Open
•?Andy Murray erased a championship point Sunday and rallied past David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) in a grueling final at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Fla.
One point from defeat in the last set, Murray skipped a forehand off the baseline to stay in the match. He then dominated the tiebreaker, while Ferrer appeared to cramp and collapsed to the court after one long point.
The match was filled with grinding baseline rallies, including at least a dozen of more than 20 strokes and one lasting 34. Murray and Ferrer dueled for 2 hours, 44 minutes, and as a result, the 11:30 a.m. start on Easter turned out not to be early enough for CBS.
The network cut away from the final when it went to the tiebreaker, switching to the tipoff of the NCAA Tournament game between Michigan and Florida. CBS later showed a replay of match point.
Murray also won the title in 2009.
Oxford wins 159th River Thames race
•?Oxford beat Cambridge by a length and a half in the 159th university Boat Race on the River Thames in London, a year after the event was disrupted by a protester. The race went off without incident as Oxford clinched a fourth win in the past six editions. It now trails Cambridge 81-77 in the 4.25-mile (6.8-kilometer) annual rowing contest, which started in 1829 and this year took place on Easter Sunday.
Penguins’ Crosby out with broken jaw
•?Sidney Crosby has a broken jaw and is out indefinitely after being hit in the mouth with a puck during a win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Pittsburgh Penguins said on the team website Sunday that Crosby had surgery Saturday night, and there will be an update on his status later in the week. Crosby, the NHL’s leading scorer, was struck in the face during the first period of the Penguins’ 2-0 win. Slow-motion replays showed multiple teeth flying out of his mouth after the puck struck him during his first shift. The team said Crosby had “major dental work” and will have more done later in the week.
Saint Cloud State beats Miami in final
•?Joey Benik and Cory Thorson each scored twice and Saint Cloud State earned its first-ever Frozen Four berth with a 4-1 win over Miami (Ohio) in the Midwest Regional title game Sunday. The Huskies (25-15-1), the No. 4 seed in the region, will be in Pittsburgh April 11 to face Quinnipiac or Union (N.Y.) in a national semifinal. Massachusetts Lowell and Yale will meet in the other game. Benik, who had two goals in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Notre Dame, sent a slap shot past Miami goaltender Ryan McKay five minutes in to give Saint Cloud State a lead it never lost. He added another when he flicked in a rebound of Brooks Bertsch’s shot.
Weber records 10th major win in career
•?Pete Weber tied Earl Anthony by winning his 10th major Professional Bowlers Association title with a 224-179 win over Australian Jason Belmonte in the Tournament of Champions on Sunday in Indianapolis. Weber also became the first bowler to finish the PBA triple crown a second time by adding his second Tournament of Champions to his two World Championships titles and five U.S. Opens. The 50-year-old said he has no plans to retire soon.
— From wire reports