* NCAA rules UCLA’s Muhammad ineligible: The NCAA has ruled UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad is ineligible to play basketball after violating amateurism rules, leaving the 13th-ranked Bruins without their highly touted recruit to start the season. The school announced the NCAA’s ruling in a statement from athletic director Dan Guerrero about 80 minutes before the Bruins’ season opener against Indiana State on Friday night. Guerrero said UCLA believes “the decision is incorrect and unjust to Shabazz."
• T-Wolves Roy leaves game with sore right knee: Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy did not return to Minnesota’s game against Indiana after halftime because of a sore right knee, an ominous sign for the veteran who has battled knee issues for several years. Roy started and played 15 minutes in the first half on Friday night. He scored six points on three-for-five shooting. But when the teams returned to the floor after halftime, Roy wasn’t with them.
* Djokovic, Murray advance to semis at ATP finals: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Andy Murray won their final group matches in London Friday at the ATP finals, sending both into Sunday’s semifinals. Djokovic improved to 3-0 at the season-ending event for the top eight players in the world, beating Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-6 (6). Murray, needing only to win a set to advance, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the late match at the O2 Arena.
* Busch wins pole, Keselowski outqualifies Johnson: Kyle Busch set a track record in winning the pole at Phoenix International Raceway, where Brad Keselowski got a jump on Jimmie Johnson in their tight championship race. Busch ran a lap of 138.766 mph in Friday’s qualifying session to win the pole in his Toyota. It broke the track record of 137.279 set by Carl Edwards in 2011. But all eyes are on title contenders Johnson and Keselowski, who are separated by seven points in the standings with two races remaining. Keselowski had the better qualifying effort. He’ll start 14th on Sunday, Johnson 24th.
• Funny Car leader tops qualifying: Funny Car leader Jack Beckman topped qualifying Friday in the season-ending Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals with a 4.025-second run at 319.75 mph. Beckman earned three points to extend his lead over second-place Ron Capps to seven points. Capps has failed to qualify in the first two rounds.
• Lee MacPhail, oldest Hall of Famer, dead at 95: Baseball’s Hall of Fame says former American League President Lee MacPhail died at 95. He died Thursday night at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He had been the oldest Hall of Famer. MacPhail was part of one of baseball’s most famous families. He followed his father into the Hall and his son became a top executive for several major league teams. MacPhail was the son of Larry MacPhail, who was president of the Brooklyn Dodgers and co-owner, president and GM of the New York Yankees. Lee MacPhail was GM and president of the Baltimore Orioles and general manager of the Yankees before serving as AL president from 1974 through the 1983 season.
• Free agents reject $13.3M deals as GMs head home: Josh Hamilton, B.J. Upton and Kyle Lohse were among nine free agents who turned down $13.3 million offers from their former clubs Friday as the annual general managers’ meetings ended and team officials headed home for what figures to be a busy month of negotiations. Also rejecting the one-year guaranteed offers were the New York Yankees’ trio of Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano and Hiroki Kuroda, along with David Ortiz, Michael Bourn and Adam LaRoche.
— From wire reports