Blake wins first European title

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first_img Igor Andreev won a title for the first time in his home country, overcoming leg and feet problems to beat Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the Kremlin Cup final at Moscow. Mary Pierce won the women’s event for her second Kremlin Cup title, a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. Pierce will climb to a No. 5 ranking for the first time in five years. James Blake beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-1, 7-6 (7-6) on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open at Stockholm, Sweden, for his first European title. Blake has won 20 of his past 23 matches in ATP events. The sixth-seeded American was playing his first ATP event since reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals, where he lost to Andre Agassi. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State freshman wide receiver Derrick Williams will miss the rest of the season because of a broken left arm. Williams was injured Saturday with less than four minutes left in Penn State’s loss at Michigan when he was tackled during a kickoff return. SOCCER: Alessandro Del Piero‘s goal lifted Juventus past Cagliari 1-0, giving the Italian Serie A leader a 7-0-0 record. AC Milan grabbed sole possession of second place as Alberto Gilardino and Andriy Shevchenko scored in a 2-0 win at Cagliari. New England’s Taylor Twellman won the Golden Boot as Major League Soccer’s scoring champion, netting 17 goals for the Revolution. D.C. United claimed the first MLS Reserve Division title. RUNNING: Teren Jameson became the first American to win the Columbus (Ohio) Marathon in 12 years, finishing in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 37 seconds. Jameson, from Taylorsville, Utah, pulled away from second-place finisher Jonathan Ndambuki of Kenya right before the 16-mile marker. Benson Cherono of Kenya won the Beijing International Marathon despite mistakenly running off the course and shortening his route by 800 meters. Cherono finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 55 seconds – 40 seconds faster than the best time in Beijing and 5:20 ahead of runner-up James Moiben of Kenya. Sun Yingjie of China won the women’s race for the third straight time. She covered the 26.2 miles in 2:21:01, beating two other Chinese, Zhou Chunxiu and Sun Weiwei. Haile Gebrselassie ran the fastest marathon of the season and broke the course record at the Amsterdam Marathon. In only his second marathon, the former two-time Olympic champion in the 10,000 meters won in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 20 seconds. – Daily News Staff and Wire Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mark Philippousis headlines the USTA Men’s Challenger of Calabasas tennis tournament that begins today at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Philippousis, ranked as high as No. 8 in the world in 1999 but now down to 180, will try to get his career back on track in a field that also includes Jan-Michael Gambill, once ranked No. 14 in the world. Local entries include former USC standout Cecil Mamiit, former UCLA player Zach Fleishman and current Thousand Oaks High phenom Sam Querrey. The tournament, open to the public, goes all week through Sunday. Tickets range from $10 to $16 depending on the day, with day sessions free through Thursday. _Matthew Kredell BASEBALL:New York Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi met with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the second time to discuss the team’s vacant managerial opening. HOCKEY: New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will return to practice today, four days after he sustained a concussion. DiPietro was injured during Thursday night’s 5-3 win at Washington. last_img

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