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COURTS

Jets fan's suit over spying dismissed

Fans miffed by the New England Patriots' secret videotaping of their opponents' signals can boycott games or team merchandise, but they can't seek legal damages for "Spygate," a U.S. appeals court ruled yesterday. The appeals panel upheld a district judge's ruling that dismissed the suit by lawyer Carl Mayer, a Jets season ticket holder from Princeton, N.J. Mayer had argued that fans spent large sums to see games that were essentially rigged, and he sought $185 million in damages for Jets fans.

TENNIS

Del Potro will miss U.S. Open

Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro says he expects to miss the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right wrist. He said yesterday he might return to the ATP Tour after the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The U.S. Open begins on Aug. 30. He also will miss the French Open and Wimbledon.

POLICE

Chi Chi robbed at home

Chi Chi Rodriguez was robbed inside his home by three assailants who stole cash and jewelry worth $500,000, police said. Masked men woke Rodriguez and his wife around 1:45 a.m. and tied them up inside their apartment at the Legado Golf Resort the south coast town of Guayama, said Maria Morales, the golfer's publicist.

HOCKEY

Markov lost after surgery

Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov has undergone right knee surgery and will not return to the Canadiens' lineup during the playoffs. Markov will be out for six months, according to the team.

HORSE RACINGLukas gets Mine That Bird

Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas is the new trainer for 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Chip Woolley Jr., who guided the gelding to a 50-1 upset in last year's Derby, says the horse has been sent to Lukas' barn at Churchill Downs.

WNBA

Atlanta releases Holdsclaw

Chamique Holdsclaw, the six-time All-Star, was released by Atlanta after coach Marynell Meadors said the forward asked for a trade three days prior to training camp and did not report to the team. - AP

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