More swimming: Sweden's Therese Alshammar broke her 50-meter butterfly world record in Sydney with a time of 25.44 seconds, taking 0.02 off the record of 25.46 she set in 2007. Alshammar, however, could be disqualified because officials later discovered she was wearing two suits.
College baseball: Towson senior infielder Gary Helmick became the fourth player in school history to hit for the cycle in the Tigers' 13-6 home victory over Yale.
College lacrosse: Kyle Norchi had five goals and two assists to lead Plattsburgh State (4-1) to a 17-7 win over Goucher (4-2) at Christopher Newport University.
Soccer: Police say an Iraqi player was shot dead just as he was about to kick what could have been the tying goal in a weekend amateur game south of Baghdad. Police Maj. Muthanna Khalid said a spectator was arrested. ... The U.S. women will open their 2009 domestic schedule May 20 with a match against Japan in Frisco, Texas.
Tennis: Roger Federer and Andy Murray each were a step closer to a possible showdown in the semifinals with relatively routine victories during third-round matches at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Federer, ranked No.2, defeated Ivo Karlovic, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Murray overpowered Paul-Henri Mathieu, 6-3, 6-2.
Arena Football League: Players and management reached agreement on a collective bargaining agreement, paving the way for the league to restart play next year. The players union and the league's board must ratify the deal, which would cover 2010 to 2013.
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