The end? Favre again files for retirement with NFL
MINNEAPOLIS — Don't believe Brett Favre is finally done?
Well, the NFL's all-time leader of almost every major passing mark has at least filled out the forms.
Favre has made another move toward leaving the game for good by filing retirement papers with the league, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday.
This is merely a procedural matter, to start the clock on a player's pension and Hall of Fame eligibility. It's worth noting, too, that Favre has done this before, only to change his mind. Retired players can request to be reinstated at any time.
Blazers' guard Roy has surgery on both knees
PORTLAND — Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy has undergone arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees.
There is no timetable for the three-time All-Star's return. Roy has missed 18 games this season because of soreness in his knees, which he has said is caused by a lack of cartilage.
Roy's surgery was performed Monday in Vancouver, Wash., by Dr. Don Roberts, a team physician.1/4
Zenyatta chosentop horse over Blame
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Zenyatta won Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Monday night, besting the only horse ever to beat her on the track.
The award caps a remarkable career for the popular Zenyatta, one of the sport's greatest mares. She was 19-0 before losing her final race to Blame in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.
Zenyatta's three-year body of work and charismatic personality swayed voters her way. She cost owners Jerry and Ann Moss only $60,000 when they purchased her as a yearling in 2005, and she went on to win 13 Grade 1 stakes, including five last year.
Zenyatta is now at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky awaiting her first breeding date, with the stallion to be announced soon.
Olympic champ Hamm needs surgery on shoulder
Olympic champion gymnast Paul Hamm said Monday that he has a torn labrum in his right shoulder and will have surgery this week. He had hoped to return to competition for the first time since 2008 at next month's Winter Cup, a U.S. ranking meet.
Hamm won the all-around gold at the Athens Games in 2004, the first — and so far — only American man to win the Olympic title. He took 21/2; years off to get his degree at Ohio State, then returned with twin brother Morgan in hopes of competing in Beijing.
Despite the time off, Hamm established himself as a serious threat for gold with convincing wins at Winter Cup and the American Cup in 2008. He was on his way to winning the U.S. title when he broke a bone in his hand at the national championships two months before Beijing.
UFC champ Velasquez has shoulder surgery
LAS VEGAS — UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has undergone surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff.
UFC president Dana White says the recovery is likely to keep Velasquez out of the octagon until at least September.
Compiled from wire reports