Nuggets re-sign backup guard Carter

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets, who lost Dahntay Jones and Linas Kleiza to free agency, have fulfilled one of coach George Karl's offseason wishes with the re-signing of backup point guard Anthony Carter.

Nuggets executive Mark Warkentien said: "AC's loyalty to (owner) Stan Kroenke, George Karl and Denver is exemplary; rarely seen in professional athletics today."

Carter has averaged 5.2 points, 4.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds over his 10-year NBA career with Miami, San Antonio, Minnesota and Denver.

Tsonga upsets Federer at Rogers Cup

MONTREAL — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga upset Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup on Friday, coming back from the brink of elimination in the third set to beat the world's top-ranked player 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (3).

Once Federer got a game away from closing out the match, the Frenchman broke his serve twice in front of a frenzied crowd at Uniprix Stadium.

"I did not feel real good — 5-1 down and Roger playing well and I had no solutions," said Tsonga, who played through a sore right arm. "I just told myself 'You have to hit the ball one more time than him,' and I did it."

In an evening match, fifth-seeded Andy Roddick recovered from a second-set service break to advance with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over fourth-seeded Novak Djokovic. It was Roddick's third win this year over the Serb. He is 4 for 4 in the tournament in tiebreakers and leads the ATP Tour with 33 tiebreaker wins.

D.C. United gets defender from Dynamo

WASHINGTON — D.C. United has acquired defender Julius James from the Houston Dynamo for a third-round pick in the 2012 draft.

James has played in eight games with five starts this season for the Dynamo. He is also a member of Trinidad and Tobago's national team.

Donovan tests positive for swine flu

CARSON, Calif. — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan has tested positive for what is believed to be swine flu, and his teammates are taking precautions.

Donovan was to be evaluated by a doctor on Friday and Saturday, the team said. His status for the Galaxy's game against Seattle on Saturday night remains unclear.

"It certainly depends on how Landon feels and what the doctors tell me," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said after practice Friday. "He might be an option, depending on how quickly he can turn it around."Donovan did not practice Friday after playing all 90 minutes for the United States in a 2-1 loss to Mexico in World Cup qualifying Wednesday in Mexico City.

Red Sox get SS Gonzalez from Cincy

CINCINNATI — The Boston Red Sox tried to boost their infield Friday, reacquiring shortstop Alex Gonzalez and cash from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league infielder Kris Negron. The Red Sox made the trade a week after putting shortstop Jed Lowrie on the 15-day disabled list with an irritated left forearm. Last month, they traded shortstop Julio Lugo to St. Louis.

St. George girls advance to World Series

St. George's Snow Canyon 14-year-old girls swept through the Junior Little League Western Regional Softball Tournament held this week in Tucson, Ariz., with a perfect 6-0 record, propelling the team to the World Series next week in Kirkland, Wash.

"As far as we can tell," said manager Jesse Shipp, "no Utah Little League team, boys or girls, have ever advanced this far in the road to the Little League World Series."

Pool play begins on Sunday, and on Monday the Snow Canyon girls meet up with a team from Italy in truly a "world" series.

In the final game in Tucson, Snow Canyon defeated a Southern California team, 9-3, that had previously scored 38 runs and only given up two.

"We had a great 1-2 punch," said Shipp. He would start Kacey Rogers, who throws a variety of off speed pitches, and she would go four innings. Then he would bring in Brytni Gurney, who according to Shipp throws a college speed fastball.

"They couldn't get on to the combination," he said.

Rogers pitched 27 innings out of 38 total and compiled a .90 ERA.

Autumn Shipp led all hitters for the tournament finishing at a .780 clip.