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Russians Rule in Kremlin Cup

From Times Wire Reports

Anastasia Myskina and Nikolay Davydenko won singles championships at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday, then teamed with compatriots to take the women’s and men’s doubles finals for a Russian sweep of all four titles.

Myskina won this event for the second consecutive year, running off 10 straight games to defeat Elena Dementieva, 7-5, 6-0, in the tournament’s first all-Russian final. Davydenko saved three match points in rallying past Britain’s Greg Rusedski, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, for his second title this year.

Myskina and Vera Zvonareva defeated top-seeded Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain and Paola Suarez of Argentina, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in doubles.

On the men’s side, Davydenko and Igor Andreev defeated top-seeded Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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Feliciano Lopez won his first ATP title, defeating Guillermo Canas, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, in the final of the CA Trophy at Vienna.... Jerome Haehnel won his first ATP title, defeating Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (9), 6-4, in an all-French final at the Open de Moselle at Metz, France.... Fifteen-year-old Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic won the Tashkent Open for her second title this year, beating Virginie Razzano of France, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, in the final at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Motor Racing

Helio Castroneves had a great restart with two laps to go after a lengthy caution and held off IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan to win the season finale Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

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While Castroneves got to climb the fence to celebrate his first victory this year, Kanaan capped off a season in which he ran all 3,305 laps -- the first driver in a major American series to complete every lap.

Kanaan clinched the series title with a runner-up finish in California two weeks ago. He finished outside the top five only once, and the Chevy 500 Sunday was the sixth time this season he was second across the finish line.

Castroneves, the polesitter, regained the lead with 21 laps left and was still in front when Dario Franchitti and Alex Barron slammed hard together into the wall coming out of the fourth turn on the 185th of 200 laps.

Doug Henry earned his third consecutive AMA Supermoto victory, holding off Jeff Ward by 1.164 seconds and leading throughout the 18-lap race at the Del Mar Fairground circuit.

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Soccer

Mike Petke headed in Freddy Adu’s corner kick in the 64th minute, and D.C. United beat the MetroStars, 3-2, at Washington in the Major League Soccer regular-season finale that served as a tuneup for their first-round playoff series.

Adu, the 15-year-old who began the season with much fanfare, had two assists and finished the season with 13 points to rank fourth on the team.

Jose de la Paz Herrera, who coached Honduras to its only World Cup finals appearance in 1982, has taken over the team from demoted coach Raul Martinez Sambula with a month left before the country’s last chance to advance in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

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Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has tested positive for a banned drug, according to the Mail, a British newspaper. The 25-year-old Romanian striker could face a two-year ban by the Football Assn.

Miscellany

Golfer Tiger Woods will not be fined for entering San Juan’s (Puerto Rico) port aboard his yacht without notice after his wedding, but the U.S. Coast Guard warned him not to do it again.

Procopio Franco of Mexico won the Toronto Marathon by more than a minute, and Olga Kovpotina of Ukraine took the women’s division. Franco ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours 16 minutes 42 seconds. Kovpotina won in 2:31:47.... Kenya’s Robert Cheboror won the Amsterdam Marathon in a course record of 2:06:22. Slovenia’s Helena Japornik won the women’s division in 2:27:32 on the flat, fast course.

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Passings

Two-time All-Star Ray Boone, patriarch of a three-generation baseball family, died early Sunday in San Diego after a long illness. He was 81. See page B7.


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