Australian doubles specialist Todd Woodbridge withdrew from this week’s Davis Cup match against the United States because of an arm injury. Woodbridge was replaced by Sandon Stolle.
Chris Woodruff defeated Kenneth Carlsen, 6-7 (7-5), 6-4, 6-4, for his first title in almost two years, at the Hall of Fame Championships at Newport, R.I. . . . Albert Costa of Spain defeated Nicolas Lapentti, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-4, at Gstaad to win the Swiss Open for the second time. . . . Juan Antonio Marin won his first ATP title with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Andreas Vinciguerra to win the Swedish Open at Bastad.
World University Games
Angela Williams of USC won the women’s 100-meter dash in 11.19 seconds at Palma De Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Williams, the NCAA champion in the event, held off a late-charging Katia Benth of France, who finished in 11.25, with Cuba’s Virgen Benavides third at 11.32.
Florida track and football standout John Capel, ratted by three false starts, was late out of the blocks and unable to catch Brazil’s Andre Domingos Da Silva, who won the men’s 100 in 10.34. Capel was second in 10.35.
In men’s basketball, the United States moved within a victory of its sixth consecutive gold medal with an 88-80 victory over Spain.
Roy Disney’s Pyewacket finished first in the 40th Transpacific Yacht Race from L.A. to Honolulu in record time, but Grand Illusion apparently had the fastest overall corrected handicap time. The 72-foot Pyewacket completed the 2,225-mile race in 7 days 11 hours 41 minutes 27 seconds, taking 3 hours 43 minutes 5 seconds off the record set by Disney’s smaller Pyewacket in the 1997 race. Grand Illusion beat Pyewacket by almost three hours on corrected time. Only two boats have an outside chance of besting Grand Illusion’s corrected time.
Ronaldo and Rivaldo scored, and Dida saved a penalty kick for the second time in the tournament as Brazil beat Argentina, 2-1, in a quarterfinal of the America Cup, South America’s soccer championship, Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay. Brazil next plays Mexico Wednesday in a semifinal.
Chile, a 3-2 winner over Columbia, will play Paraguay Tuesday in the other semifinal. Pedro Reyes scored twice and Ivan Zamorano got the decisive goal in Chile’s upset win.
Kevin Garnett scored 17 points as the U.S. national basketball team tuned up for its appearance in the Olympic qualifying tournament of the Americas with a 97-69 victory over Canada at Orlando, Fla.
U.S. mile record-holder Steve Scott, 43, won the 10,000 meters in 32:32 at the Keep L.A. Running Run at Playa Del Rey. Alexandra Zaparty won the women’s race in 41:03.