Monday, February 16, 2004

Sports digest


Roddick beats Fish for his first title of 2004

The Enquirer and wire reports

Top-seeded Andy Roddick rode his booming serve to win his first title of 2004 with a thrilling 7-6 (13), 6-4 victory over good friend Mardy Fish in the Siebel Open on Sunday at San Jose.

Roddick, who's ranked No. 3, won his 12th career title and improved to 12-2 this year by outlasting Fish.

The third-seeded Fish out-aced Roddick 17-16 after slamming a career-high 29 in his three-set semifinal upset of Andre Agassi late Saturday. But Roddick had one more winner - 35-34.

Last year in Cincinnati, Roddick beat Fish in the final 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4).

GAZ DE FRANCE: Top-seeded Kim Clijsters beat Mary Pierce 6-2, 6-1 for the title.

MILAN INDOORS: Anthony Dupuis outlasted Mario Ancic 6-4, 6-7 (12), 7-6 (5) to win his first ATP Tour title.

Hockey

AHL DUCKS LOSE: Simon Gamache scored two goals to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 3-1 victory over Cincinnati at the Gardens.

Stanislav Chistov scored the lone goal in the first period for the Mighty Ducks, who had a three-game winning streak halted.

Milwaukee111-3
Cincinnati 100- 1

First period: 1. Cin, Chistov 2 (Bylsma, Martensson), 11:35. 2. Mil, Gamache

12 (Ivanans, Schultz), 17:04.

Second period: 3. Mil, Gamache 13, 6:54.

Third period: 4. Mil, Shishkanov 19 (Classen, Finley), 18:59 (eng).

Shots on goal: Mil 10-6-5=21; Cin 12-12-10=34. Power play opportunities: Mil 0-for-2; Cin 0-for-6. Goaltenders: Mil, Finley (34 shots, 33 saves; record 13-11-4); Cin, Ferhi (59:19; 20-18; 1 eng; 2-9-2). Att: 4,941.

Records: Mil 28-14-6-3; Cin 21-23-7-1.

ECHL CYCLONES LOSE: Reading extended Cincinnati's winless streak to nine games (0-8-1) with a 4-1 victory. Mark Concannon scored for the Cyclones (20-30-3).

SUNDAY IN THE NHL: Defenseman Paul Martin scored 3:53 into overtime, lifting the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings. The Stanley Cup champions pulled within two points of Ottawa and Boston for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

• Flames 2, Wild 1: Robyn Regehr broke a tie in the third period. Jarome Iginla scored his 29th goal for the Flames, who surpassed last season's victory total by earning their 30th win.

• Caps 4, 'Hawks 0: Olaf Kolzig stopped 38 shots for his second shutout this season, 33rd of his career.

• Oilers 2, Predators 2: Andreas Johansson had a power-play goal and assist.

J.R. MULLS QUITTING: Philadelphia Flyers center Jeremy Roenick is considering retirement after sustaining the ninth concussion of his career when he was struck in the face with a puck.

Horse racing

DERBY DOINGS: Betting on Fountain of Youth runner-up Second of June in Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager was suspended by Churchill Downs officials after the colt was declared out of consideration for the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Bill Cesare told the Daily Racing Form Second of June, second to Read the Footnotes in Saturday's Fountain of Youth, has a leg fracture requiring surgery.

The mutual field of "all other 3-year-olds" was favored at 9-to-5 odds over the 23 individual interests when four days of Derby futures betting closed Sunday night.

TURFWAY PARK: Live racing returned Sunday after four cancellations because of track conditions. Rafael Bejarano continued to roll, with wins in the seventh, eighth, and ninth races. In the money with 70 percent of his mounts, he is atop national leader lists by wins with 70.

Bowling

PBA TOUR: Needing to strike on his first two shots in the 10th frame, Robert Smith threw two perfect shots en route to defeating Walter Ray Williams Jr., 227-218, and winning the Odor-Eaters Open at Tucson, Ariz.

Skiing

MILLER TIME: American Bode Miller won his first World Cup slalom in two years and climbed to third in the overall standings.




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