Jim Courier was upset by Frenchman Fabrice Santoro 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round match at the du Maurier Canadian Open tennis championship in Montreal.
Larry Holmes, 47, managed to get a split decision over Maurice Harris, 22, in The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York that could keep alive his dream of fighting 48-year-old George Foreman.
The Chicago Blackhawks signed right wing Tony Amonte, the team leader in seven offensive categories last season, to a five-year contract.
The Big Ten conference awarded ESPN and ABC Sports exclusive cable and broadcast rights to football and basketball coverage until 2007 in a deal reportedly worth over $500 million.
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