The Boston Athletic Association on Monday opened a special registration period for the 5,624 runners who did not have an opportunity to finish the 2013 Boston Marathon because of the bombings. Non-finishers were eligible if they reached the half marathon checkpoint or later. The special registration period ends Aug. 29. By Monday night, 32 percent of eligible runners had registered for the 2014 race. The BAA has not set a field size for 2014, and has not announced a registration date for qualifiers, though that traditionally takes place in mid-September. - SHIRA SPRINGER
Wozniacki advances at New Haven
Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the second round of the New Haven Open when Peng Shuai was forced to retire because of dizziness while up a set on the four-time tournament champion. Wozniacki improved to 21-1 in New Haven. Her only loss came in last year’s semifinals when she had to retire because of a knee injury. Sixth-seeded American Sloane Stephens beat Anna Schmiedlova, 6-4, 6-4, in an earlier match, and will play Julia Goerges, who advanced with a 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 win over BojanaJovanovski. Fifth-seeded Roberta Vinci was the tournament’s first upset victim, falling, 7-5, 6-3, to Carla Suarez Navarro. The Spaniard will play SimonaHalep, who beat Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 6-1 . . . Two-time defending champion John Isner (hip injury) and top seed Tomas Berdych (right shoulder) pulled out of the Winston-Salem Open, leaving the tournament without its two highest-ranked players . . . Roger Federer is seeded No. 7 for the US Open, his first slot outside the top three at any Grand Slam tournament since he was 13th at Flushing Meadows in 2002. Federer’s ranking dropped two slots to seventh on Monday, and the US Tennis Association’s seedings followed the ATP standings. Federer’s record 17 Grand Slam titles include five at the US Open. He’s among five former champions in the men’s field, including No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Rafael Nadal, and No. 3 Andy Murray, who won the 2012 title.
Stewart shelved for rest of the season
Out for the season, Tony Stewart turned to an old friend and one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers to take over the No. 14. Mark Martin, released from his part-time schedule at Michael Waltrip Racing, will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in 12 of the final 13 Sprint Cup races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart, a three-time Cup champion, will miss the rest of the season while he recovers from the broken right leg he suffered in a crash Aug. 5. Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon will drive No. 14 on Oct. 20 at Talladega. Dillon filled in for Stewart on Sunday at Michigan and finished 14th . . . Michael Andretti is trying to find a sponsor to bring Juan Pablo Montoya back to IndyCar with Andretti Autosport. Andretti spoke with Montoya last week after the Colombian learned from Chip Ganassi that he wouldn’t be re-signed to Ganassi’s NASCAR team for an eighth season.
Pistorius indicted on murder charges
Oscar Pistorius was indicted in Pretoria, South Africa, on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of the double-amputee Olympian’s girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. A Pretoria court set March 3 as the trial date for Pistorius, 26, who has said he shot Reeva Steenkamp by mistake, believing she was an intruder in his home . . . A lawyer brought in by Penn State to help resolve civil claims with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims said he expects 25 of 31 to be settled by the end of the week. Attorney Michael Rozen said ‘‘the overwhelming majority’’ of the eight young men who testified against Sandusky last year are among the 25 . . . The Miami-Dade Police Department said its officers violated policy by providing a police escort to Miami Heat star LeBron James through heavy traffic at last Friday’s JustinTimberlake/Jay-Z concert. James posted a video before the concert at Sun Life Stadium saying he was following a police escort on the wrong side of the street. The video showed James following police vehicles with their lights flashing . . . Court records show Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was arrested on suspicion of charges including harassment. KMGH-TV in Denver reported Lawson was arrested in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident in Arapahoe County on Saturday. The Denver Post reported Lawson was arraigned Monday. He is free on bond.