Rafael Nadal is having his knees examined by doctors and expects to announce his status for Wimbledon by tomorrow.

A posting on Nadal's Web site said the reigning Wimbledon champion was in Barcelona for medical tests yesterday and today.

The top-ranked player on the ATP Tour announced Friday that he would skip the main men's warm-up tournament for Wimbledon at Queen's Club in London because of a knee injury. Nadal was stunned by Robin Soderling in the French Open last week.

Over the weekend, Toni Nadal, his uncle and coach, told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca that his 23-year-old nephew may have to skip Wimbledon, where he won the championship last year in a five-set match with five-time winner Roger Federer.

Wimbledon begins June 22.

Former top-ranked player Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain has been given a wild card for Wimbledon.

Elsewhere. Maria Sharapova defeated Stephanie Dubois, 6-4, 6-2, in the first round of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England. ... Lleyton Hewitt routed Eduardo Schwank, 6-1, 6-0, in the Queen's Club.


Freshman Taylor Jungmann allowed two hits over six innings as Texas earned its first trip to the College World Series since 2005 with a 5-2 victory over Texas Christian in Austin.

Kevin Keyes homered in the first inning for the Longhorns (46-14-1), who have won six national championships.

Rutgers switched its football game against Texas Southern from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10. The move allows the Scarlet Knights and Pittsburgh to have the same amount of time to prepare for their game on Oct. 16 at Rutgers Stadium.

An NCAA men's basketball rules committee announced three changes that will go into effect this fall.

One move clarifies charging calls, another determines who can shoot free throws after an injury, and a third allows expanded use of replay.

The change in charging calls is designed to reduce contact under the basket.

The second change addresses the perceived advantage teams can get when a fouled player is injured. Previously, the shooting team's coach could pick any player on his roster to take free throws. Now, the opposing coach must select from the four players still on the court.

The panel also approved expanding replay to determine flagrant fouls, which would result in ejection. That change also will apply to the women's game.

Tennessee is checking on whether it violated another NCAA football recruiting rule by allowing media to attend a meeting between new coach Lane Kiffin and recruits.

A segment of ESPN's Outside the Lines that ran on Sunday showed Kiffin in his office with two people identified by ESPN as recruits.

Auto racing

Red Horse Racing folded driver Johnny Benson's team because it could not find sponsorship for the defending NASCAR truck series champion.

Richard Petty Motorsports laid off nine employees and reduced salaries throughout the organization, a byproduct of Chrysler's bankruptcy filing.


John Daly, who returns to the PGA Tour this week after a six-month suspension, had only four birdies over 36 holes in a U.S. Open qualifier at Ridgewood in Germantown, Tenn. He shot a 1-over 143 and did not come close to qualifying.

David Duval qualified for the U.S. Open for the first time in three years, advancing from a sectional in Columbus, Ohio.

Real Madrid signed Brazilian star Kaka from AC Milan. Reports said the Spanish club will pay Milan $92 million for the attacking midfielder, making it one of the richest deals in soccer history.