Woods commits to play at Torrey Pines
SAN DIEGO -- Tiger Woods is returning to Torrey Pines to start his PGA Tour season.
Woods is a seven-time winner at Torrey Pines as a pro, including the U.S. Open in 2008. He skipped the Farmers Insurance Open last year to play in Abu Dhabi.
He again will make his 2013 debut in Abu Dhabi next week, but that tournament is a week earlier this year. That enables Woods to get back to San Diego for the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 24-27.
The field at Torrey Pines already includes Phil Mickelson, Masters champion Bubba Watson and defending champion Brandt Snedeker.
Woods won what was then the Buick Invitational six times. The last time he played Torrey Pines in 2011, he tied for 44th for his worst finish ever at that event.
Anthony suspended one game for actions
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony has been suspended one game by the NBA for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks' loss to Boston on Monday.
Anthony, who was angry about Garnett's choice of words during a fourth-quarter altercation, went toward the Celtics' locker room after the game and later waited for Garnett outside Boston's team bus.
Anthony didn't believe he would be suspended because he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not have an altercation. But NBA executive vice president of operations Stu Jackson said Wednesday there were "no circumstances in which it is acceptable for a player to confront an opponent after a game."
Anthony will miss the Knicks' nationally televised game at Indiana on Thursday and lose about $176,700 of his $19.4 million salary.
AP sources: Investor seeking to buy Kings
SEATTLE -- People with knowledge of the situation say investor Chris Hansen has contacted the Maloof family about buying the Sacramento Kings.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no deal has been reached.
One person says the Kings could sell for more than $500 million.
Hansen is trying to build a new arena in Seattle, which lost the SuperSonics to Oklahoma City in 2008.
The Kings' future in Sacramento has been uncertain because the Maloofs and the city haven't been able to come up with a long-term arena solution.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the discussions between the Kings and Hansen.
Bus of Alabama's cheer team in collision
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A charter bus carrying home University of Alabama cheerleaders after the BCS championship game was involved in an accident that seriously injured a student who was riding in another vehicle.
Authorities said the crash happened Tuesday night in Montgomery. Police said the accident involved the cheerleaders' bus, which was carrying 31 people; a pickup truck; and a car.
Police say no one on the bus was hurt, but a passenger in the pickup suffered life-threatening injuries and was listed in stable condition.
University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said the injured person was a university student who was riding with three other students. The four were not traveling with the cheerleaders' bus.
Nebraska to add sand volleyball this spring
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska is adding sand volleyball as a women's varsity sport beginning this spring.
Sand volleyball has been an NCAA emerging sport for women since 2011, and 15 Division I schools sponsored teams last year. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst said Wednesday that details for Nebraska's program were finalized the past few days.
Nebraska will not offer scholarships. John Cook, who coaches the Cornhuskers' powerful on-court team, will be the head coach and players from the fall squad will join him.
Teams are required to play at least eight dates, with a minimum of three dual matches. The Huskers will play no home competitions this spring.
The NCAA will sponsor a sand volleyball championship when 40 schools sponsor teams, but no earlier than 2016.
Crew gets early road test to open '13 season
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Crew will play five of their first seven games on the road in the 2013 season, which opens at Chivas USA on March 2.
The club's home opener is March 16 against the defending MLS Supporters' Shield winners, the San Jose Earthquakes.
The MLS schedule was released on Wednesday.
Columbus has one three-game homestand, and on four other occasions, plays back-to-back games at Crew Stadium. The Crew plays consecutive road games six times before closing out the regular season at home Oct. 27 against the New England Revolution.
Each of MLS's 19 clubs will play 34 matches -- 17 home and 17 away -- over the course of 35 weeks.
WTA prize money rises by 10 percent in 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Prize money for the women's tennis tour will increase more than 10 percent this year.
The WTA said Wednesday that total prize money for the 54 events in 2013, not including Grand Slam tournaments, will rise from $53.3 million to $58.7 million.
The tour will return to Poland in 2013 with an event in April. Last summer, Agnieszka Radwanska became the first Polish Grand Slam finalist since 1939.
The 2014 calendar will add tournaments in Wuhan, China, and Hong Kong. Li Na, the 2011 French Open champ, is from Wuhan, which will take over hosting the event currently in Tokyo. It will feature at least seven of the year-end top 10 players.
Brazil will add a tournament in Florianopolis in 2013 and another in Rio de Janeiro in 2014.