Sports in brief
NBANets win on road
Brook Lopez had 31 points and 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the season as the Nets held off the Charlotte Bobcats, 94-89, on Friday night to snap a 12-game road losing streak. The Nets are 4-24 on the road. Devin Harris added 16 points and eight assists and Kris Humphries had 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, who raced to a 12-2 lead and never trailed. Searching for answers on the road, Johnson had the team fly to Charlotte early Thursday and held practice at Time Warner Cable Arena. The team had another shootaround Friday morning.
The Detroit Pistons plan to retire Dennis Rodman's No. 10 during a halftime ceremony in April. The eccentric rebounding specialist helped the Pistons win NBA titles in 1989 and 1990. He'll be honored April 1 when the Pistons host the Chicago Bulls, a team Rodman won three championships with from 1996-98.
Detroit rookie Greg Monroe currently wears No. 10 and will be allowed to keep it. Rodman averaged 8.8 points and 11.5 rebounds in 549 games as a Piston.
NHLDevils stay on a roll
Ilya Kovalchuk scored with 3:59 to play for his second game-winning goal in as many nights and the New Jersey Devils won the matchup of the NHL's hottest teams with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The Devils posted their 12th win in 15 games (12-1-2) in keeping their improbable playoff push in gear.
TENNISClijsters will be No. 1
Kim Clijsters has regained the No. 1 ranking. The Belgian defeated Jelena Dokic, 6-3, 6-0, to reach the semifinals of the Open Gaz de France in Paris. Clijsters will take the top spot from Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark when the rankings are released Monday.
COURTSClemens subpoenas panel
Roger Clemens has issued a subpoena to the House committee that he's accused of lying to about using performance-enhancing drugs during his pitching career. Clemens' attorneys want all interview summaries, notes and memoranda related to the hearing on steroid use in Major League Baseball held three years ago by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to a copy of the subpoena dated Thursday and provided to reporters Friday by the committee. The subpoena covers communications between the committee and 20 people, including retired baseball players Jose Canseco, Chuck Knoblauch, C.J. Nitkowski and Andy Pettitte. The list also includes Clemens' former personal trainer Brian McNamee, who told investigators he injected Clemens with performance-enhancing drugs, and staff from all four teams Clemens played for - the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Houston Astros.- AP