воскресенье, 16 сентября 2012 г.

FINISH LINE.(Sports) - Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO)


Clijsters outlasts Capriati to win 15th singles title

Kim Clijsters is accustomed to playing long matches against Jennifer Capriati - and now she's getting used to winning them.

The second-ranked Clijsters came back to beat Capriati 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the final Sunday of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford, Calif., for her 15th career singles title.

Clijsters beat the seventh-ranked Capriati for only the second time in five opportunities - but both of her wins were this year. All but one of their meetings went the distance, including the 2001 French Open final, which ended with a record 12-10 third set.

* Serves of 130 mph from Andy Roddick earned easy points and impressed the crowd. It was a surprising penchant for volleying that won his third title of the year.

Roddick pounded 16 aces and won the point on 18 of an unusually high 26 trips to the net while beating Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 to win the RCA Championships at Indianapolis.

``I have to mix it up a little bit when things aren't going well,'' Roddick said. ``Paradorn was getting the best of me with baseline rallies, so I kind of mixed it up a little bit.''

* Guillermo Coria of Argentina won his third title of the year Sunday, beating Nicolas Massu of Chile 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 in the final of the Generali Open at Kitzbuehel, Austria.

* Carlos Moya of Spain won the Croatia Open for the third consecutive time and fourth overall by beating Filippo Volandri of Italy 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 at Umag, Croatia.


Mexico beats Brazil to win CONCACAF final

Mexico beat Brazil 1-0 on Daniel Osorno's goal after 7 minutes of overtime to win the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament championship at Mexico City.

Mexico, which won the title for the first time since 1998, didn't allow a goal during its five games in the tournament, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Brazil sent its under-23 team and didn't use its top players.

* The U.S. women's Under-21 national team beat Sweden 2-1 on Joanna Lohman's two goals to win the Nordic Cup soccer tournament at Randers, Denmark, for the fifth time.

Lohman, from Penn State, made it 1-0 in the 13th minute, and Sweden tied it 2 minutes later on a goal by Sara Johansson. But Lohman won the game by heading in Sheree Gray's free kick 7 minutes after halftime.

* Eliseo Quintanilla scored two goals to help D.C. United rally past the New England Revolution 4-2 in Major League Soccer at Foxboro, Mass.

* Maren Meinert scored in the 64th minute to lift the WUSA's Boston Breakers into a 1-1 tie with the San Jose CyberRays at San Jose, Calif. The Breakers moved into a tie for second place with Washington in the eight-team league. There are four games left in the regular season.

* Diego Forlan scored two goals and Ruud van Nistelrooy scored once to lead English Premier League champion Manchester United to a 3-1 victory against Mexico City's Club America in its second game of a four-game U.S. exhibition tour. The match attracted 57,365 to the Los Angeles Coliseum.

* Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert has been refused permission to enter the United States to play in a preseason tournament.

U.S. authorities blocked his entry because of a criminal record for his involvement in a fatal 1996 car accident in the Netherlands.


University phasing out 'Indians' nickname

The ``Indians'' nickname, a part of Southeast Missouri State University since at least 1922, will become a thing of the past if the university's National Alumni Council has its way in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

The university no longer markets its men's teams as Indians and its women's teams as Otahkians, a reference to a Cherokee Indian princess. The university no longer depicts Indians on its T-shirts and plans to eliminate the spear from its football helmets. The last time a student was dressed as an Indian mascot was 1985.

* Swin Cash scored 25 points and Cheryl Ford added 11 points and 14 rebounds as the WNBA's Detroit Shock beat the Washington Mystics 81-71 at Auburn Hills. Mich. The Shock has won five of six and extended its lead in the Eastern Conference to three games over idle Charlotte.

* Italy and the Netherlands will play in the 2004 Olympics baseball tournament after taking the top two places in European qualifying at Haarlem, Netherlands.

* An American Legion baseball player died Saturday in Helena, Mont., after being struck in the head by a batted baseball. Brandon Patch, an 18-year-old pitcher for the Miles City (Mont.) Mavericks, was hit during the fifth inning Friday night.

* Kirill Litovtsenko of Estonia won the HSBC Ironman USA Lake Placid triathlon at Lake Placid, N.Y. Heather Fuhr of Canada earned the 13th title of her career in the women's race.

* The directors of Team New Zealand resigned at Wellington, New Zealand, four months after the team's loss to Swiss challenger Alinghi in sailing's America's Cup.


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Kim Clijsters

CAPTION: Jennifer Capriati