The Arena League announced both its new schedule and a new television partner Tuesday.
The Tampa Bay Storm will open the 2013 schedule at home against Jacksonville on March 23 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Storm also faces the Sharks to close the season, July 27 in Jacksonville.
Also, the league is moving to the CBS Sports Network cable channel on a two-year deal. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 19 regular-season games in 2013 with a Saturday night package, along with two playoff games. The main CBS network will air the ArenaBowl in August. The AFL had been airing on NFL Network.
The Storm's complete schedule: March 23, Jacksonville; March 30, Cleveland; April 6, at Utah; April 12, San Antonio; April 19, at Orlando; April 27, at Spokane; May 4, New Orleans; May 11, at San Jose; May 18, at Pittsburgh; May 25, Philadelphia; June 1, at Iowa; June 8, Orlando; June 15, at New Orleans; June 22, Chicago; July 6, Spokane; July 13, at San Antonio; July 20, Pittsburgh; July 27, at Jacksonville.
Vonn in hospital for intestinal pain
Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado with "severe intestinal pain" that has affected her for two weeks. Vonn's spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote in an email that the four-time overall World Cup champion awaited results from diagnostic testing. Vonn hasn't trained since going out in the second run of the season-opening giant slalom Oct. 27 in Austria, said her ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle.
Graham Rahal joins father's team
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will formally introduce Graham Rahal as its new 2013 driver today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Rahal, 23, who won his IndyCar debut in St. Petersburg in 2008, will be paired with his father, Bobby, who co-owns the team with television talk show host David Letterman. Bobby Rahal won three IndyCar titles and the 1986 Indianapolis 500.
TRACK AND FIELD: Two-time Olympic javelin champion and world record holder Barbora Spotakova, 31, will miss next season because she is pregnant.
GOLF: The PGA Tour trio of Jason Day, Nick Watney and Davis Love III won the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge in Henderson, Nev., when Day beat the LPGA's Stacy Lewis with birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Cristie Kerr and Natalie Gulbis also played for the LPGA; the Champions Tour trio of Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk and Tom Lehman finished six strokes back.
TENNIS: The sport is considering whether to adopt blood-testing measures used by cycling and track to catch drug cheats, International Tennis Federation anti-doping manager Stuart Miller told AP.