Phillies place Lee on the disabled list
The Phillies placed Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday, three days after he strained his left oblique in the 10th inning at San Francisco. Lee threw 10 scoreless innings Wednesday but got a no-decision. The lefthander had been scheduled to pitch Monday at Arizona. Righthander Kyle Kendrick will make that start . . . The Cubs put righthander Ryan Dempster on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps and recalled outfielder Tony Campana from Triple A Iowa. Chicago will recall righthander Randy Wells from Iowa to start in Dempster’s place Sunday . . . The Blue Jays placed closer Sergio Santos on the DL with right shoulder inflammation. Francisco Cordero will close in Santos’s absence . . . The Diamondbacks put righthander Daniel Hudson on the DL with a right shoulder impingement and recalled righthander Jonathan Albaladejo from Triple A Reno. Also, Arizona acquired third baseman Josh Bell from the Orioles for a player to be named. The Orioles designated Bell for assignment last week when they claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox.
Warriors’ Curry, Bogut to have surgery
Golden State guard Stephen Curry and center Andrew Bogut will have arthroscopic ankle surgery Wednesday. Curry had surgery to repair a tendon in his right ankle last summer, but he repeatedly sprained his troublesome ankle this season while playing only 26 games. Bogut fractured his left ankle Jan. 25 while playing for Milwaukee. The 7-foot Australian will not play for his country’s Olympic team this summer . . . Timberwolves star Kevin Love took part in a light practice and said he’s feeling better after his concussion, but is unsure about playing Sunday against the Warriors. Love, who has missed five games since his head injury at Denver April 11, has passed all of the required post-concussion tests.
Nadal, Djokovic to square off for crown
Seven-time defending champion Rafael Nadal will try to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic for the first time in eight finals when they meet in the Monte Carlo Masters final Sunday in Monaco. Nadal advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Gilles Simon, and Djokovic rallied to beat Tomas Berdych, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic has beaten Nadal in seven consecutive finals, including the recent Australian Open . . . Serena Williams overpowered Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina, 6-2, 6-1, to give the United States a 2-0 lead in the Fed Cup series in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In the opening match, American Christina McHale beat Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. The US team needs one victory among the reverse singles and doubles on Sunday to return to the top tier of the Fed Cup group.
Toronto FC’s futility in MLS continues
Patrick Nyarko scored in the 58th minute as the visiting Chicago Fire beat Toronto FC, 3-2, in MLS. Toronto (0-6-0) is tied for the second-worst start in league history. Kansas City opened the 1999 season 0-7-0 . . . Freddy Adu scored from in close in the 40th minute to lift Philadelphia past host Chivas, 1-0 . . . Brian Ching scored in the 81st minute to give Houston a 2-2 draw against host Columbus, which got two goals from Eddie Gaven . . . Landon Donovan scored in the 39th minute and goalkeeper Josh Saunders stopped a penalty kick in added time as Los Angeles earned its first road win, 2-1, over Colorado . . . Camilo Sanvezzo scored in the 11th minute and host Vancouver held off FC Dallas, 1-0 . . . Simon Dawkins snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal in added time and Chris Wondolowski added another strike a minute later to power host San Jose to a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake . . . Portland beat visiting Kansas City on an own goal by Chance Myers in the 41st minute . . . Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 73d minute to send Barcelona to its first loss in 55 home games, 2-1. Sami Khedira opened the scoring with Madrid’s league-record 108th goal of the season.
Nebraska star CB Dennard arrested
University of Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was arrested in Lincoln, Neb., on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. Dennard, 22, has been projected as a second-round pick in this week’s NFL draft. Lincoln Police Captain Jason Stille said officers tried to break up a fight between Dennard and a man outside a bar. Dennard hit the man before punching an officer in the head, Stille said . . . All Squared Away, a 70-1 long shot, rallied to win the $200,000 Grade 3 Lexington (Ky.) Stakes at Keeneland, spoiling the Kentucky Derby chances of Castaway and other horses looking for earnings to make the 20-horse field. All Squared Away, purchased for $1,000 as a yearling, paid $143.20, $45.80, and $17. Castaway, which needed the $120,000 first-prize purse to have enough earnings to make the Derby field, finished ninth . . . Bershawn Jackson ran the fastest time (48.20 seconds) in the world this year to win the 400-meter hurdles at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence.