Compiled from wire reports

SPrint car

Veteran David Steele dies in Florida crash at age 42

•?Sprint car veteran David Steele died Saturday during a race in Desoto, Fla.

Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash.

The statement said Steele was trying to win his 100th race in Florida.

A Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report says Steele was driving a sprint car when his vehicle’s left front wheel struck the right rear wheel of another car.

It caused Steele’s vehicle to go up in the air, spin 180 degrees and hit the retaining wall.

Medics attempted to treat him but he was pronounced dead. He was 42.

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne tweeted that Steele was “one of the best and such a good guy to hang out and have a beer with.”

tennis

Kerber rallies, beats American Rogers

•? Top-ranked Angelique Kerber lost the first three games and then rallied to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open by beating American Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5.

Kerber replaced Serena Williams atop the rankings a week ago. Williams missed the tournament due to a left knee injury.

Svetlana Kuznetsova, who won Key Biscayne in 2006 and was the runner-up last year, beat American qualifier Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-2.

No. 10-seeded Johanna Konta defeated Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-0.

Venus Williams made the most of her home-court advantage to beat qualifier Patricia Maria Tig 6-3, 6-0. Seeded 11th, she’ll next play No. 7 Kuznetsova, who won Key Biscayne in 2006 and was the runner-up last year.

In men’s play, No. 2-seeded Kei Nishikori beat No. 25 Fernando Verdasco 7-6 (2), 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Milos Raonic withdrew before his match against American qualifier Jared Donaldson after aggravating a right hamstring injury that sidelined him for nearly a month.

cycling

Valverde wins second?Tour of Catalonia race

• Alejandro Valverde of Spain won his second Tour of Catalonia. Valverde secured the victory by finishing first in the 139-kilometer (86-mile) seventh stage, perfectly timing his final sprint at a hilltop overlooking Barcelona.

He finished the weeklong race more than one minute ahead of Alberto Contador and Marc Soler, who closed out the all-Spanish podium.

Skiing

Stiegler, Ginnis capture slalom titles at Sugarloaf

• Resi Stiegler and AJ Ginnis won slalom titles in the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf Mountain.

Stiegler was timed at 1:39.68 for her second U.S. slalom title and third national championship overall.

Ginnis won his first U.S. title, beating four-time champion and U.S. ski team captain David Chodounsky by 0.15 seconds, in 1:35.75.

Teammate Michael Ankeny finished third in 1:36.63.

— From wire reports