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TENNISFish upsets Roddick in Atlanta

Mardy Fish keeps winning, even when his opponent is top-seeded Andy Roddick. Fish extended his personal-best winning streak to nine matches with his 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 upset of Roddick, the No. 9 player in the world, in the Atlanta Tennis Championships last night.

Fish will face John Isner in today's's final. Isner beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3. Isner survived another challenge to his endurance. He gained fame by winning a three-day, 183-game match at Wimbledon last month. The temperature Saturday was 96 degrees for the start of the match. On the hard-court surface, the reading reached 147 degrees.

Del Potro uncertain about Open

Defending U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro says he has yet to pick up a racket after wrist surgery with the start of the tournament just over five weeks away. Del Potro said on his Twitter page that he "continues getting better" but said he could not set a date for his return. He is on the provisional entry list for the U.S. Open. The Argentine has been sidelined since January with a right wrist injury that required surgery.

AUTO RACINGMontoya on pole at Indy

Juan Pablo Montoya is in a familiar spot at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - out front. A year after a late speeding penalty denied him a victory at the Brickyard, he's hoping it sticks this time. Montoya has steadfastly denied any lingering bitterness from last year's near-miss, or any notion that the Brickyard owes him one. Instead, the pole-sitter for today's race is treating this visit as an entirely new opportunity. "It's given me a lot, so I don't complain," said Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000.

Busch wins 8th Nationwide race

Kyle Busch held off Carl Edwards in a two-lap sprint to the finish to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at O'Reilly Raceway Park last night. Busch used a perfectly timed restart to keep a hard-charging Edwards at bay and pick up his eighth win of the season - APSOCCER

Fury eliminated by Boston

Chioma Igwe scored with 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lead the host Boston Aztec over the Long Island Fury, 2-1, in the Eastern Conference Final of the Women's Premier Soccer League. Long Island (8-3-1) is eliminated while Boston (10-1-1) advances to the final four round of the tournament, which the Fury won in 2009. After Boston took an early 1-0 lead, Charlotte Miller scored on a 40-yard shot from the sideline in the 66th minute to tie it up. Fury keeper Brittany Anghel had five saves.


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