Overeem was scheduled to fight heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos in May in Las Vegas when he appeared at a Las Vegas news conference to hype the fight, and was given a surprise drug test. Overeem this week released a statement saying he was sorry for taking an anti-inflammatory for a former rib injury that contained a steroid without his knowledge.
The UFC has since given the title shot against Dos Santos to former champion Frank Mir.
Andy Murray easily beat Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-3, 6-2, in the second round of the Barcelona Open, his first appearance at the clay-court tournament in four years. ... Former U.S. and French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova reached the second round of the Grand Prix SAR at Fez, Morocco, by beating Eleni Daniilidou, 6-1, 7-5. ... Fifth-seeded Sam Stosur of Australia defeated Peng Shuai of China, 6-2, 6-2, to reach the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix at Stuttgart, Germany.
Royal and Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson says the St. Andrews-based organization has invested $16 million in toughening and tightening all courses used to host the British Open, including lengthening the courses for this year's event at Royal Lytham and St. Annes.
The New York Knicks promoted Glen Grunwald to executive vice president and general manager after he assembled numerous pieces of a playoff roster this season. Grunwald has been serving on an interim basis since July, after Donnie Walsh opted not to return. ... The Golden State Warriors promoted Bob Myers to general manager to replace Larry Riley as planned.
Police in McKinney, Texas, have arrested Deion Sanders' estranged wife on an assault charge that the Hall of Fame cornerback claims was for breaking into his room and attacking him in front of their children. Pilar Sanders was arrested Monday and booked into Collin County Jail on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.