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Sports briefs: Jelena Jankovic defeats Caroline Wozniacki
First Published Mar 11 2014 05:29 pm • Last Updated Mar 11 2014 11:32 pm

tennis • Jelena Jankovic routed Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday in Indian Wells, Calif., winning a matchup of former tournament champions and No. 1-ranked players

On the men’s side, Novak Djokovic defeated Alejandro Gonzalez 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, ending the Colombian’s surprising run to the third round.

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World Cup ticket sales set to resume

SOCCER • FIFA will open a new round of online ticket sales for this year’s World Cup on Wednesday. About 345,000 tickets will be available for all matches in Brazil except four — the opener, the two semifinals and the final. Tickets will go on sale through www.fifa.com at 5 a.m. MDT.

The World Cup begins June 12 and ends July 13.

• Sporting Kansas City signed Spanish midfielder Antonio Dovale. The 23-year-old will join the defending MLS Cup champions after six seasons with Spanish League club Celta de Vigo.

Yankees’ Tanaka gets a test run

MLB • Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka threw in a simulated game for the New York Yankees in Tampa. Fla. Tanaka, who signed a $155 million, seven-year contract in January, struck out nine of 18 batters he faced in four innings Tuesday. He gave up three hits, including a solo homer, to a pair of minor leaguers.

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