Sports in brief
after injuring line judge
The Queen's Club final in London was halted Sunday when David Nalbandian was disqualified after injuring a line judge, handing the title to Marin Cilic. Nalbandian was leading in the second set when in anger he kicked the small barrier surrounding the line judge. A piece of the barrier hit the line judge, causing bleeding on his left shin. After checking on the judge, the chair umpire decided to end the match. "I agree I do a mistake but sometimes everybody do a mistake and I didn't feel it had to end like that, especially in a final." ATP rules state that any violent action will result in an automatic default.
Oudin reaches final
American Melanie Oudin, the darling of the 2009 U.S. Open whose game fell on hard times, will play Jelena Jankovic in the rain-delayed Aegon Classic final in Birmingham, England after both players won quarterfinal and semifinal matches Sunday. Oudin defeated Irina Falconi 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 in an all-American quarterfinal and then rallied to down eighth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. In another bit of good news, Oudin has received a wild card entry into Wimbledon yesterday. Jankovic beat Misaki Doi of Japan 6-3, 6-4 in a quarterfinal that took three days to finish because of rain. She then beat China's Zheng Jie 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-1.
Haas upsets Federer
Wild card Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany. The 87th-ranked Haas was the oldest player in the draw at 34. Haas had been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world but struggled with injuries.
Red Bulls lose to Chicago
Gonzalo Segares and Chris Rolfe scored in the second half to lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 victory over the visiting New York Red Bulls. Segares' goal came in the 68th minute on a short rebound of his pass to Dominic Oduro, who misfired. Segares followed up and put a point-blank shot past goalkeeper Ryan Meara to snap a 1-all tie. Patrick Nyarko scored in the fourth minute for Chicago and the Red Bulls' Dax McCarty scored in the 55th. -- AP