Roddick reaches fourth round

The Associated PressMay 31, 2009 

Andy Roddick reached the French Open's fourth round for the first time in his career Saturday by beating Marc Gicquel of France 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

The sixth-seeded Roddick hadn't won a match at Roland Garros since 2005.

"You know, I'd like to keep going," the American said. "I don't even have anything else to do next week. I'd like to stick around."

He's one of only two U.S. singles players, out of 17 men and women entered, who will compete in Week 2. The other is Serena Williams, the 2002 French Open champion, who lost a disputed point en route to dropping the opening set but came back to defeat Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Afterward, Williams branded Martinez Sanchez a cheater for failing to 'fess up that a ball ricocheted off her arm. Martinez Sanchez said the ball went off her racket. NBC replays appeared to show the ball went off the Spaniard's arm, then her racket, on its way over the net; rules call for a player to lose the point if she touches the ball.

Two-time semifinalist Novak Djokovic was upset by No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Three-time runner-up Roger Federer appeared headed for the same fate when he dropped the first set, but he rallied for a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over the 32nd-seeded Mathieu.

Two high-seeded women joined Djokovic on the way out of the tournament, with No. 4 Elena Dementieva beaten by No. 30 Samantha Stosur 6-3, 4-6, 6-1, and No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki losing to unseeded Sorana Cirstea 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Castroneves crashes during qualifying

Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves hit the concrete wall in Turn 2 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., during qualifying Saturday and will have to start today's A.J. Foyt 225 last on the 20-car grid.

Castroneves' Penske Racing teammate Ryan Briscoe, whose victory here a year ago put his open-wheel career into high gear, ran a four-lap average of 168.394 mph to give the Australian his fifth career pole and first of 2009.

Graham Rahal qualified second at 168.117. Tony Kanaan, still hurting from a hard crash in last Sunday's Indy 500, was able to ignore the pain long enough to qualify third at 167.793. Scott Dixon joined him on the second row at 167.089.

Driver dies after crash: A 34-year-old Kansas driver died Saturday after injuring his head and neck during a crash in a race at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

Chad McDaniel of Concordia, Kan., struck another car during a Midget Nationals race on Friday night, United States Auto Club officials said.

He was pronounced dead at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, hospital spokesman Gregg Lagan said.

NHRA Summer Nationals: Antron Brown held the top spot in the Top Fuel qualifying at the NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Kansas.

Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also took the provisional top spots in their categories at the ninth of 24 events on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

Chelsea lays claim to FA Cup, 2-1

Chelsea recovered after conceding the fastest goal in FA Cup final history, beating Everton 2-1 on Saturday to win the trophy a fifth time at Wembley, England.

Louis Saha put Everton ahead after 25 seconds at Wembley, but Didier Drogba answered in the 21st minute, and Frank Lampard delivered the winner with 18 minutes left when American goalkeeper Tim Howard's view was blocked by players in front of him.

German Cup: Mesut Oezil scored in the 58th minute to give Werder Bremen its sixth title with a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in Berlin.

Bremen's victory salvaged a season that included a 2-1 loss in the UEFA Cup title match 10 days earlier to Shakhtar Donetsk and a 10th-place finish in the Bundesliga.

Scottish Cup: Rangers completed a league and cup double with a 1-0 victory over Falkirk in the final at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

A spectacular goal from Nacho Novo gave the Scottish Premier League champions the victory.

Bordeaux wins French title: Bordeaux won the French league title for the first time since 1999 after beating host Caen 1-0. Yoan Goufffran scored on a header in the 49th minute to beat his former team.

It was the 11th straight win for Bordeaux, which totaled 80 points to stay three ahead of Marseille.

Spanish league: Samuel Eto'o scored his 30th league goal as Barcelona capped its best season ever with a 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.

Three days after beating Manchester United in the Champions League final to complete a historic treble, Spanish champion Barcelona -- playing only a handful of regular starters -- rallied from Rodolfo Bodipo's first-half header when Eto'o equalized in the 89th minute.

Menchov headed for Giro title

With only a stage to go and the title all but his, Denis Menchov is not quite ready to stroll through the last leg of the Giro d'Italia.

The Russian added two more seconds to his overall lead in Saturday's next-to-last stage over Danilo Di Luca. Menchov finished ahead of Di Luca in a mid-race sprint and leads the Italian by 20 seconds entering today's final time trial in Rome.

Lance Armstrong dropped back shortly before the finish as riders completed a circuit around Anagni twice. The seven-time Tour de France winner crossed 1:38 behind and remained 12th overall, but his gap behind Menchov increased to 15:04.

Levi Leipheimer, Armstrong's Astana teammate, stayed sixth overall.

Gay wins 200 in Reebok Grand Prix

Reigning world champion Tyson Gay ran the third-fastest time ever to win the 200 meters at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York on Saturday. The only faster times are Usain Bolt's world record last year of 19.30 and Michael Johnson's 19.32 in 1996.

It was in the 200 at last year's U.S. Olympic trials that Gay hurt his hamstring. He didn't win a medal at the Beijing Games after coming in as the world champion in the 100 and 200.

Gay's previous personal best was 19.62 seconds in 2007.

Z Chambers wins in Greece: British sprinter Dwain Chambers clocked a season-best 10.06 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Papaflesia meet in Kalamata, Greece.

His time Saturday was the fastest of the year for a European and the ninth best in the world this season.

Chambers tested positive for the designer steroid THG in 2003 and served a two-year suspension. He is banned from more than 50 events organized by the Euromeetings consortium, which bans former drug cheats from its meets.

He will compete in smaller meets as he tunes up for the world championships in August in Berlin.

Stockholm Marathon: Paul Kipkemei led a 1-2 finish for Kenya, winning in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 35 seconds.

It was the fastest time in the last four years at the marathon, which started 31 years ago.

Benjamin Serem finished a distant second in 2:22.51.

Isabellah Andersson of Sweden won the women's race for the second straight year, finishing in 2:33.52.

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