Jets’ Sanchez: ‘No doubt’ I expect to win quarterback job

Mark Sanchez says there’s “no doubt” he expects to win the starting quarterback job for the New York Jets this season. Tim Tebow was cut on Monday, but the Jets’ situation at quarterback is far from settled. New general manager John Idzik says Sanchez, David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and second-round draft pick Geno Smith are all candidates to be the starter. Sanchez, with his hair slicked back and wearing a green headband that received lots of attention, says there’s “a little fire” inside him as he faces the prospect of a tough competition this offseason.

Wawrinka rallies into quarterfinals in Portugal Open

Second-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland rallied past Albert Ramos of Spain 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday to move into the Portugal Open quarterfinals. Eighth-seeded Tommy Robredo also advanced on the Spaniard’s 31st birthday, defeating Robin Haase 6-4, 6-4. On the women’s side, fourth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain is into the semifinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. Romina Oprandi also advanced with a 6-2, 6-2 win against Svetlana Kuznetsova. ‏