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April 23 (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. Some do it for the money, some to complete unfinished business and others for the pure love of sport.
BARCELONA, April 23 (Reuters) - Four-time finalist David Ferrer crashed out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, producing a rusty performance to lose 6-4 6-2 to Georgia's Teymuraz Gabashvili.
April 22 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has played down fears he will miss this year's French Open, saying the wrist injury he sustained at the Monte Carlo Masters last week is not as serious as first feared.
April 21 (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the National Basketball Association's defensive player of the year on Monday, the first player from the franchise to earn the award since Michael Jordan in 1988.
April 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Marrakech Grand Prix Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 3-Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) beat Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-3 Shahar Peer (Israel) beat Petra Martic (Croatia) 6-2 6-3 Lourdes Dominguez Lino (Spain) beat Alla Kudryavtseva (Russia) 6-2 7-5
April 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 13310 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11040 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 6580 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 5805 5 (6) David Ferrer(Spain) 4910 6 (5) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4720 7 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 4215 8 (8) Andy Murray(Br