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MADISON, Ill. - Rod Fuller led Top Fuel qualifying for the second straight week, topping the field in the O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals on Saturday with a quarter-mile run of 4.596 seconds at 313.37 mph. With two of four pro time trials lost to rain, there was a premium on Saturday's final two qualifying runs, with Fuller, Funny Car leader Mike Ashley, Pro Stock star Greg Anderson and Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Matt Smith topping their divisions. Ashley made it three low qualifiers in a row in Funny Car by placing his Dodge Charger R/T at the front of the class once again with a 4.799 at 331.77 mph.

James wins super heavyweight title

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CHATTANOOGA - Nathan- iel James won the super heavyweight title in the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions, stopping Tyler Turner 20 seconds into the second round Saturday night at the Chattanooga Convention Center. "I studied tape of him all last night, and I waited for the chance to 1-2 him," said James, a 25-year-old left-hander who attends Northern Michigan University. The 11 winners Saturday earned automatic berths in August in the U.S. Olympic Box-Off in Colorado Springs., Colo. The nearby Knoxville regional franchise took titles at 141 and 201 pounds.

McCall, Kress share lead at Jim Robinson

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BIG STONE GAP - Mike McCall and Chase Kress each shot a 13-under-par 58 to take the opening round lead Saturday in the Jim Robinson Spring Member-Member at Lonesome Pine Country Club. Brad Phillips and Adam Mahan are three shots back after carding 10-under 61s.

Atlantic Sun softballtournament set

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JOHNSON CITY - The 2007 Atlantic Sun Conference softball tournament times have been announced, and third- seeded East Tennessee State will kick off the three-day double elimination tournament against No. 4 Lipscomb on Thursday morning at 9 o'clock. The tourney is being held at Patricia Wilson Field on the campus of Stetson University. The winner will face either Gardner-Webb or Campbell at 6 p.m.

Mariners pitcher sought after wife gets stitches

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NEW YORK - Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Julio Mateo was wanted for questioning Saturday in a domestic dispute that left his wife needing stitches to her mouth, police said. Mariners spokesman Tim Hevly said he was unsure of Mateo's whereabouts when Seattle played at Yankee Stadium. There was no sign of Mateo in the Mariners' clubhouse before the game, and his jersey was hanging in his locker.

Wariner cruises to 400 victory in Osaka

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OSAKA, Japan - World and Olympic champion Jeremy Wariner led a 1-2 American finish in the men's 400 meters Saturday at the IAAF Japan Grand Prix, defeating compatriot Darold Williamson by more than half a second. The 23-year-old Wariner was quick out of the blocks and finished in 44.02 seconds at the warmup to the world championships here in August. Williamson finished in 44.68, while Australia's Sean Wroe was third in 45.58.

Carpenter to undergo elbow surgery

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ST. LOUIS - Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter, sidelined since opening day with an elbow injury, will undergo arthroscopic surgery early next week after suffering a setback in his rehab program. Carpenter, the NL Cy Young award winner in 2005, will be out at least three months, the team said Saturday. An exam on Friday with Dr. George Paletta, the team's medical supervisor, revealed recurrent swelling, stiffness and loss of motion.

Stastny scores twice to put U.S. into quarterfinals

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MYTISCHI, Russia - Paul Stastny scored two goals and helped set up another Saturday to give the United States a 3-0 win over Germany and a place in the quarterfinals at the hockey world championships.

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