* IndyCar brings back Pocono and a Triple Crown: The IndyCar Series will return to Pocono Raceway in 2013 and host doubleheaders at Detroit, Toronto and a new venue in Houston for a 19-race schedule. The July 7 race at Pocono will be a 400-miler and be included in a Triple Crown challenge by IndyCar. A $1 million bonus will go to the driver who can win the Indianapolis 500, Pocono and the Oct. 19 finale at Fontana. The season opens March 24 at St. Petersburg, and returns to 14 of the 15 venues it visited in 2012. Off the schedule is Edmonton, and Pocono and Houston are the new additions.
* NHL, locked-out players meet for third straight day: The NHL and the Players’ Association are meeting for the third straight day to try to resolve the lockout. The sides met for about four hours Saturday, and they agreed to meet again Sunday. The agenda likely included discussions on health and safety issues. Core economic issues still weren’t on the agenda Saturday when the opposing groups got together again at the NHL office. Sunday’s talks came three days after the league canceled the remaining preseason games. The regular season is scheduled to start Oct. 11. If a deal isn’t reached soon, regular-season games will be in danger of being lost.
* Monaco beats Benneteau to win Malaysian Open: Juan Monaco of Argentina beat Julien Benneteau of France 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, his fourth title this season. The 11th-ranked Monaco needed just over three hours to edge out Benneteau in the tournament’s longest match this year for his first hard-court title.
• Gasquet beats Simon to win Thailand Open: Second-seeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in an all-French final of the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday. The 14th-ranked Gasquet routed the 2009 champion in 68 minutes for his seventh career victory.
— From wire reports