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April 22nd, 2007 1:15 am by Staff Report











Williams sisters lead U.S. in Fed Cup


Cubs to move Soriano back to left field


Kanaan wins Indy Japan 300


Barbaro's full brother born


Crosby played with broken foot


Federer, Nadal reach final


Diamondbacks put Cruz on DL


Clijsters won't play at U.S. Open


Mets fan charged with interference


NEW YORK - A 40-year-old man arrested at Shea Stadium on Friday night is accused of trying to distract an Atlanta Braves pitcher and shortstop with a high-powered flashlight. Frank Martinez was charged with interference with a professional sporting event and second-degree reckless endangerment, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Saturday. Authorities said Martinez flashed the powerful light at the players in the bottom of the eighth inning from his seat behind home plate. He was quickly ejected from the game.



Williams sisters lead U.S. in Fed Cup

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Serena Williams completed a sibling sweep Saturday, leaving the U.S. Fed Cup team on the verge of beating Belgium. Playing Fed Cup for the first time since 2003, Williams beat Caroline Maes 6-1, 6-4 to give the Americans a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five opening-round match. Older sister Venus Williams wobbled in the wind but rallied to beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 6-2.


Cubs to move Soriano back to left field

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CHICAGO - Alfonso Soriano is expected to rejoin the Chicago Cubs' lineup Monday and when he does, he'll be switched from center field back to left field, where he played last season with the Washington Nationals. Soriano was out of the lineup Saturday for a fifth straight game after straining his left hamstring last Monday. After running in the outfield, he said he was ready to play but was advised by trainer Mark O'Neal to give the injury two more days to heal.



Kanaan wins Indy Japan 300

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MOTEGI, Japan - Tony Kanaan of Brazil took the lead with four laps remaining to win the Indy Japan 300 on Saturday. Kanaan, who started from the second row, crossed the finish line at the 1.5-mile Motegi oval 0.4828 seconds ahead of England's Wheldon to give Andretti Green Racing its first win of the Indy Racing League season.


Barbaro's full brother born

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro now has a second full brother. Barbaro's mother, La Ville Rouge, gave birth to the 148-pound bay colt at 2:08 a.m. Friday, according to Mill Ridge Farm. The farm is also home to Barbaro's other full brother, a yearling recently named Nicanor. La Ville Rouge and Dynaformer, a stallion who fetches a $150,000 stud fee at nearby Three Chimneys Farm, were scheduled to mate again later this spring, Mill Ridge director of sales Bayne Welker said in February.


Crosby played with broken foot

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PITTSBURGH - NHL scoring champion Sidney Crosby played the final 2½ weeks of the regular season and the playoffs with a broken left foot, an injury the Pittsburgh Penguins star didn't disclose until Saturday. Crosby revealed the injury when he explained why he won't play in the world championships in Moscow. He was expected to join Team Canada for the second year in a row after Pittsburgh was eliminated by Ottawa in the first round of the NHL playoffs. Crosby believes he broke a bone in the foot while blocking a shot March 16 against Montreal, but he didn't miss any games.


Federer, Nadal reach final

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MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Top-ranked Roger Federer overcame a slow start to beat Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 6-4 Saturday, setting up a second straight Monte Carlo Masters final against Rafael Nadal. Nadal advanced after beating 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 7-5. Nadal beat Federer in finals at the Monte Carlo Masters, the Rome Masters and the French Open - the only major the 10-time Grand Slam champion has not won.


Diamondbacks put Cruz on DL

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Juan Cruz on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained muscle below the back of his right shoulder and recalled righty Dustin Nippert from Triple-A Tucson. Cruz, who was 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA in seven appearances, injured himself Thursday against San Diego and is expected to come back soon after his 15-day stint is up.


Clijsters won't play at U.S. Open

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BRUSSELS, Belgium - Kim Clijsters will not play at the U.S. Open, making Wimbledon the last Grand Slam tournament of her career. The fourth-ranked Belgian will also play doubles at Wimbledon, which starts June 25, in case of an early exit from the singles.



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