Sports briefs: NHL games canceled through November
NHL • The NHL lockout has forced the cancellation of all games through the end of November.
One day after a league-imposed deadline passed for a deal with the players' association that would allow for a full season, the NHL announced Friday that 326 regular-season games were lost. That comes out to 26.5 percent of the schedule, from Oct. 11 through Nov. 30.
No Tour winner for 7 years, UCI says
Cycling • The International Cycling Union says seven Tour de France titles stripped from Lance Armstrong for doping will not be awarded to any riders.
The UCI also says Armstrong and "all other affected riders" in the case should return their prize money.
No. 1 Azarenka beats Li at WTA
Tennis • Victoria Azarenka made sure of finishing the year as the top-ranked player in the world by beating Li Na 7-6 (4), 6-3 at the WTA Championships on Friday in Istanbul.
Azarenka will next play Maria Sharapova.
From wire reports