Kobe Bryant stepped off a flight from Dubai and showed up at the Los Angeles Lakers' training complex in El Seguno on Saturday.

Though Bryant is globetrotting comfortably on his surgically repaired Achilles tendon, he's still uncertain when he'll join the Lakers on the court.

"I don't think we have a particular timetable as to where I should be right now, but I'm feeling good," he said.

After an offseason that began in mid-April when he tore his tendon in a game against the Warriors, Bryant likely is still a long way from stepping on the court. He's running on a special treadmill and doing some court drills but still isn't sprinting or playing basketball.

Opening night is Oct. 29.

  • In a slew of front-office maneuvering, Miami named former Warriors and Heat star Tim Hardaway a scout and community and corporate liaison. Miami also promoted Andy Elisburg to general manager and hired former Heat player Juwan Howard as an assistant coach. Elisburg has been with the Heat since the team's 1988 inception.

    Motor sports

    Joey Logano won at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, taking the checkered flag at the Nationwide Series race at the one-mile oval for the fourth straight time. His Ford, though, flunked postrace inspection because both sides off the front were too low. NASCAR will announce penalties later. Kyle Larson was second. Logano has yet to transfer his success at Dover into the Sprint Cup series. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase for the Sprint Cup leader Matt Kenseth will start on the front row Sunday.

  • Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan took the No. 1 qualifying position in the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park (Ill.). His run of 4.001 seconds at 320.20 mph Friday in his Dodge held up.

    Golf

    Peter Uihlein eagled the par-5 18th to grab a two-shot lead after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links. He holed out a 47-yard wedge shot for a 7-under 65 at St. Andrews (Scotlan) and 20-under 196. The American missed an eagle putt that would have given him a 59 at Kingsbarns on Friday. Ernie Els shot a 64, also on St. Andrews, to be among six players to sit two shots back.

  • Scott Gardiner had a 5-under 65 and took the lead in the Web.com Tour Championship when Chesson Hadley stumbled at the end. Gardiner was at 10-under 200 at TPC Sawgrass (Fla.). Hadley bogeyed 17 and took double bogey on 18 for a 70. He and Joe Durant (68) were at 201.

    MLS

    Devon Sandoval scored in the ninth minute to lift Real Salt Lake (15-10-6) to a 1-0 victory over Vancouver (11-11-8). Using a mostly a second-team lineup, Salt Lake took over first in the Western Conference. The Whitecaps are four points behind fifth-place Colorado with four games left. Only the top five teams qualify for the postseason. Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis rested key players in preparation for Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup final against D.C. United.

    Tennis

    Petra Kvitova beat Angelique Kerber 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo. The 2011 Wimbledon champion closed out the match with a crosscourt forehand.

    Horse racing

    Ron the Greek pulled a 21-to-1 upset in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park (N.Y.). Ron the Greek, ridden by Jose Lezcano, beat Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice by 6¾ lengths.