TENNISRoddick loses after beating Federer
Andy Roddick lost his fourth-round match Tuesday in the Sony Ericsson Open at Key Biscayne to Juan Monaco of Argentina, 7-5, 6-0. Less than 24 hours after beating Roger Federer, Roddick struggled with his serve and looked lethargic in rallies. He had only eight winners and 37 unforced errors.
Rafael Nadal swept five consecutive games midway through the match, propelling him to a 6-4, 6-4 win over Kei Nishikori to reach the quarterfinals. Nadal also resigned as vice president of the ATP Player Council, saying he no longer can give the job the attention it needs. Novak Djokovic reached the final eight by beating No. 17-seeded Richard Gasquet, 7-5, 6-3. Mardy Fish edged Nicolas Almagro, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3.
U.S. Davis Cup team picked
Mardy Fish and John Isner have been chosen to play for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the quarterfinals against France on April 6-8. The doubles team will be Bob and Mike Bryan. The match will be played on red clay at the Monte Carlo Country Club in Roquebrune Cap Martin, France.
Cook leads Stony Brook women
Demmianne Cook scored five goals to lead the Seawolves to an 18-5 lacrosse win over host Iona. Stony Brook improved to 7-3 and is 3-0 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
NHLSabres move past Caps
Ryan Miller stopped 44 shots, Drew Stafford scored two goals and the surging Buffalo Sabres beat host Washington, 5-1, to climb over the Capitals into the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. It was the fifth straight win for the Sabres. Buffalo was in 14th place on Feb. 17 before going on a 14-2-4 tear . . . Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov will miss at least one game with a chipped fracture in his right foot. GM Paul Holmgren said the goalie should return this weekend.
Baffert out of intensive care
Trainer Bob Baffert was moved out of intensive care in Dubai a day after having a heart attack and is expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday. Baffert was in the United Arab Emirates to train Game on Dude for the Dubai World Cup this week. -- AP