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Streaking Djokovic beats Nadal

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time in 10 tries, beating the top-ranked Spaniard, 7-5, 6-4, to win the Madrid Open Sunday and extend his unbeaten start to the season to 32 matches. The second-ranked Djokovic ended Nadal's latest winning streak on clay at 37 matches and earned his third straight victory over Nadal in finals this season. Djokovic's sixth title of 2011 allowed him to surpass Bjorn Borg's 31-match season-opening run in 1980. He trails only John McEnroe's 42-0 start in 1984.


Glover wins in playoff

Lucas Glover is a winner again for the first time since the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage, and this one felt just as difficult. Glover closed with three tough pars on the rugged finishing stretch at Quail Hollow to shoot 3-under-par 69, then won the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., in a sudden-death playoff over former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd with another par on the 18th . . . Tom Lehman won the Tradition in Birmingham, Ala., for his third victory this year, beating Peter Senior with a par on the second hole of a playoff at Shoal Creek . . . South African Thomas Aiken won the Spanish Open and dedicated the victory to Seve Ballesteros, who died Saturday. -- APHOCKEYRangers get young forward

The Rangers acquired Swedish forward Oscar Lindberg from Phoenix for Ethan Werek. Both are 19. Lindberg played for Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League. Werek, born in Canada, played three years in the OHL and has suffered two knee injuries.

COLLEGe baseballHofstra defeats Miami

David D'Errico pitched six innings of five-hit ball and Jeff Guthridge went the final three innings without allowing a hit as the visiting Pride upset No. 14 Miami, 5-0. The Hurricanes are the highest-ranked opponent that Hofstra has ever beaten. Hofstra is 12-29.

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