NEW YORK (AP) - Knicks coach Mike Woodson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of officiating. In a Thursday radio interview, Woodson said that the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony doesn't get the same calls as other superstars. He also complained that a referee "blew" a call during a loss to the Pistons.
BOSTON (AP) - The World Champion Boston Red Sox have bolstered their pitching corps by acquiring right-hander Burke Badenhop from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor leaguer Luis Ortega. Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this past season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians added depth to their bullpen with the signing of left-hander Mike Zagurski to a minor league contract with an invitation to training camp. He spent time last season with Oakland, Pittsburgh and the New York Yankees going 6-3 with a 3.04 ERA and two saves in 45 appearances.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (AP) - For the fifth time in her career Serena Williams has been chosen WTA player of the year. She also won the award last year. Williams had a great season, winning 78 of 82 matches, the U.S. Open and French Open among 11 titles, and a record $12,385,572 in prize money.
ROME (AP) - Thomas Bach, the new President of the International Olympic Committee, has instructed national Olympic committees to weed out drug cheats before their teams travel to the Winter Games next year. Bach told Olympic committees to speak with their national sports federations and make it clear that one doping case taints the image of their sport.