NBA • The Hornets say they've matched the Phoenix Suns' four-year, $58 million offer to Eric Gordon, keeping the restricted free agent guard in New Orleans.
The Hornets hope the 23-year-old Gordon can be the centerpiece of a rebuilding effort that includes first-overall draft choice Anthony Davis and 10th overall pick Austin Rivers.
Gordon was limited to nine games last season because of a bruised right knee that required minor surgery. However, he averaged a team-high 20.6 points, and New Orleans was 6-3 when he played.
• Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving broke his right hand during a practice in Las Vegas and could be sidelined two months.
The NBA's rookie of the year injured his hand slapping the padding on a wall. The Cavs said in a release Saturday night that Irving is returning to Cleveland for further examination on Sunday.
Irving's injury is a setback for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft who dazzled during workouts and scrimmages against the U.S. Olympic team recently.
• The Charlotte Bobcats have been awarded center Brendan Haywood off waivers from Dallas.
Haywood, who grew up in Greensboro and played collegiately at North Carolina the same alma mater as owner Michael Jordan was cut loose by the Mavericks using the amnesty clause.
Head of Bundesliga: Blatter should resign
Soccer • The head of Germany's soccer league has called on FIFA's president to resign over a bribery scandal.
Bundesliga president Reinhard Rauball told Germany's Welt Online that FIFA chief Sepp Blatter should step down as soon as possible so that soccer's governing body can make a fresh start.
Blatter has acknowledged he knew about payments by marketing agency ISL to former FIFA chief Joao Havelange but insisted they were legal in Switzerland in the 1990s.
Raiders, Branch agree to four-year deal
NFL • The Oakland Raiders and safety Tyvon Branch have agreed to a new four-year contract, a person familiar with the decision said a deal that gives the franchise financial flexible and the team's leading tackler the stability he has wanted.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the deal had not been officially announced, said Branch was out of the country Saturday and both sides were working to finish the paperwork. CBS Sports, which first reported the deal, said the contract is worth $26.6 million with $17.1 million guaranteed.
Isner tops Harrison to advance to final
Tennis • Top seed and defending champ John Isner advanced to the final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating fellow American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday in Newport, R.I.
Isner, ranked 11th, will face Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the title match Sunday. Hewitt, a former world No. 1, defeated American Rajeev Ram 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
• Top-seeded David Ferrer has advanced to the finals of the Swedish Open after ousting Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.
The No. 5-ranked Ferrer, who reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the semifinals at the French Open this year, completed the 6-3, 7-5 victory over Dimitrov when the Bulgarian put a return into the net.
From wire reports