Stich Defeats Sampras, Germany Sweeps U.S.

From Associated Press

Michael Stich, the world's No. 2 ranked player, ended top-ranked Pete Sampras' 29-match winning streak, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 6-2, Saturday to lead Germany into the final of the World Team Cup at Duesseldorf.

Bernd Karbacher upset Michael Chang, 6-4, 6-2, and Patrik Kuehnen and Karsten Braasch teamed up to defeat Patrick McEnroe and Richey Reneberg, 6-4, 6-3, to give Germany a 3-0 sweep of the United States.

France and Germany finished with 2-1 records in the round-robin competition, but Germany advanced because it beat France in their head-to-head matchup. The Germans will play Spain for the title today.

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Top-seeded Gabriela Sabatini and third-seeded Mary Joe Fernandez advanced into today's final of the Strasbourg Open with semifinal victories in France. Sabatini defeated Judith Wiesner of Austria, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Fernandez defeated second-seeded Kimoko Date of Japan, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.

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Top-seeded Alberto Berasategui of Spain overcame two set points to defeat No. 6 Slava Dosedel of the Czech Republic and advance to the final of the Italian Bologna Open, where he will play third-seeded Javier Sanchez of Spain. He defeated Italy's Stefano Pescosolido.

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Top-seeded Lindsay Davenport, 17, won the Eurocard Open for the second consecutive year by defeating unseeded Lisa Raymond, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, at Lucerne.

Boxing

Britain's Chris Eubank retained his World Boxing Organization super-middleweight title with a controversial split decision over American Ray Close at Belfast, Northern Ireland. In an undercard fight, Julio Cesar Vasquez of Argentina retained his World Boxing Assn. light-middleweight crown when he stopped Ahmet Dottouev of Russia in the 10th round.

Miscellany

Americans Gwen Torrence (11.07 seconds) and Kim Batten (54.83) ran the fastest times in the world this year in winning the women's 100 meters and 400-meter hurdles at the Mobil-Banespa track and field meet at Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Former Miami Hurricane linebacker Bernard Clark supported allegations of player payoffs at the school when he acknowledged accepting an unspecified amount of money from rap star and fan Luther Campbell after Miami's victory over Notre Dame in 1989.

The winless Colorado Silver Bullets women's baseball team was shut out for the fourth time in five games, 2-0, by an over-30 team in Jacksonville, Fla.

Auto Racing

Kenny Wallace drove his Ford to a track record of 128.834 m.p.h. to win the pole for today's NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Meridian Advantage 200-mile race at Nazareth, Pa. . . . Michael Waltrip suffered a broken right shoulder in an 11-car pileup during the first leg of the Winston Select Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Geoff Bodine won the race. . . . Jimmy Nix, 55, who raced top-fuel dragsters from 1959 to 1966, was killed when his dragster crashed during an exhibition at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis.

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