Federer rallies past Berdych in Madrid
MADRID, May 13 (UPI) -- Roger Federer rebounded from a lackluster first set Sunday to get past Tomas Berdych in the title match of the Madrid Open.
Federer, seeded third at the event, racked up his fourth title of the year with a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 decision.
It was the Swiss superstar's 74th career title, 20th Masters crown -- tying him with Spain's Rafael Nadal -- and his third in Madrid following championships in 2006 and 2009.
He became the event's first three-time winner with Sunday's triumph.
No. 6 seed Berdych of the Czech Republic fell short in his bid for a second 2012 title of after taking Montpellier in February.
Maldonado gives Williams rare F1 win
BARCELONA, Spain, May 13 (UPI) -- Pastor Maldonado gave Williams F1 its first win since 2004 Sunday, holding off Fernando Alonso to lock down the Spanish Grand Prix.
The team's victory celebration, however, was cut short when a smoky fire erupted in its garage area following the race.
Pole-sitter Maldonado secured his first career Formula One victory after fighting off a challenge by Spain's Alonso, who trailed by less than 1 second in the later stages of the race.
But he held on to become the first-ever Venezuelan to win a Formula One grand prix event, besting Alonso by 3.2 seconds at the finish.
The result handed Williams its first checkered flag since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix -- the last year Juan Pablo Montoya drove for the team before leaving for McLaren.
Finishing a close third was two-time Spanish GP winner Kimi Raikkonen, followed by Romain Grosjean and Kamui Kobayashi.
Defending Spanish Grand Prix champion Sebastian Vettel ended in sixth after serving a drive-through penalty for failing to slow down during a mid-race caution.
After the race, the Williams celebration was interrupted when a fire erupted in its garage area at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
Initial reports indicated no serious injuries but personnel from Williams and Force India were given medical treatment at the track's medical center.
The fire apparently started in one of Williams' cars and produced thick smoke in the pit lane area, causing extensive damage to the team's garage equipment and to driver Bruno Senna's car.
Britain's Sky Sports reported witnesses as saying there was an explosion in the back of the garage as team owner Frank Williams was delivering a victory speech to the team.
Nationals' Ramos on DL with knee injury
WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been placed on the disabled list with a torn ligament in his right knee, the team said Sunday.
Ramos tore the knee's anterior cruciate ligament Saturday during Washington's 2-1 victory at Cincinnati while he was chasing down a passed ball.
The catcher was carried off the field following the play.
Ramos was hitting .265 with three home runs -- including a solo shot Saturday before his injury -- and 10 RBI in 25 games in 2012.
The Nats called up catcher Sandy Leon from Class AA Harrisburg to fill his roster spot.
Topless woman knocks over Euro 2012 trophy
KIEV, Ukraine, May 13 (UPI) -- A topless woman in Kiev attacked the trophy to be awarded to the winner of the Euro 2012 soccer tournament, officials said.
The woman walked up to the Henri Delaunay trophy, on display in the center of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, and knocked it over Saturday, ITAR-Tass reported.
She then displayed a crude message against the tournament. She was arrested by police.
The Femen group regularly stages topless protests and said Saturday's event was to highlight how Euro 2012 could increase prostitution in Ukraine.
"Femen is opposed to the hosting of Euro 2012 in Ukraine and accuses UEFA [Union of European Football Associations] of propaganda for sex tourism, of stimulating sex-tourism in the cities where the Euro tournament will be held, of debilitating the population and making it drunk," the group said in a statement on Twitter.
Poland and Ukraine are co-hosts for the Euro 2012 tournament, which runs from June 8 through July 1.
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