: AP's Sports Guide
--DEMPSTER ACCEPTS HIS PUNISHMENT WITHOUT ADMITTING ANY MISDEED
Ryan Dempster is suspended for five games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally hitting New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez with a pitch last weekend.
--HIGH DEMAND FOR WORLD CUP TICKETS AS SALES BEGIN
It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.
--KVITOVA ADVANCES AT NEW HAVEN, KERBER OUT IN 2ND ROUND.
Defending champ Petra Kvitova recovers from a set and a break down to beat Annika Beck at the New Haven Open. Other seeded players didn't fare so well.
--STUBBS HR POWERS INDIANS PAST ANGELS IN 14th
Drew Stubbs hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning, and the Cleveland Indians outlasted the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Tuesday night to gain ground in the AL playoff race.
--VON MILLER TO SERVE 6-GAME BAN
Broncos linebacker Von Miller receives a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.