Venus Williams upset at French Open
PARIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Thanks to a Russian teenager, there will be no all-Williams final at a Grand Slam for the first time in more than a year.
No. 22 Vera Zvonareva shocked third-seeded Venus Williams, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, in the fourth round Sunday to hand the American her earliest Grand Slam exit since a first-round loss here two years ago.
Williams lost to her younger sister, top-seeded Serena, in the championship match in the last four majors. The two had squared off for the title at five of the last six Grand Slams, missing out only at the 2002 Australian Open, when Serena was injured.
The more Serena has tightened her grip on women's tennis, the more Venus - a four-time Grand Slam champion - has receded into the pack of challenger.
Zvonareva is making just her second appearance at Roland Garros. She qualified last year and lost to Serena in the third round.
Another Russian recorded an upset Sunday as Nadia Petrova downed seventh seed and 2001 champion Jennifer Capriati, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Capriati has not won a title since the Australian Open in January 2002.
Petrova will take on Zvonareva in matchup of Muscovites.
Although the dream final for some is no longer a possibility, an exciting quarterfinal was set up as top-seeded Serena and fifth seed Amelie Mauresmo were winners.
Serema Williams was tested for the first time at the tournament, but overcame No. 16 Ai Sugiyama of Japan, 7-5, 6-3, and Mauresmo routed Spain's Magui Serna, 6-1, 6-2.
Belgians Kim Clijsters and Justin Henin-Hardenne each needed three sets to advance to the quarterfinals.
On the men's side, second seed and Australian Open champion Andre Agassi of the United States dispatched Brazilian Flavio Saretta, 6-2, 6-1, 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals.
Agassi, the 1999 winner, will face the winner of the all-Argentine match between No. 7 Guillermo Coria and Mariano Zabaleta. That match was suspended due to darkness with Coria - one of the hottest players on clay this season - leading, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7.
Fourth seed Carlos Moya of Spain topped No. 13 Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic, 7-5, 6-3, 6-2. Moya will meet surprise quarterfinalist Martin Verkerk, who ousted Australian Open runner-up Rainer Schuettler of Germany, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5. By defeating the 11th seed, the hard-serving
Dutchman recorded his best career result in only his third major.
Three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil completed a third-round match that was postponed due to darkness on Saturday when he defeated No. 21 Gaston Gaudio of Argentina, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5, 5-7, 6-3.
Clemens misses out again in marathon
David Wells notched a win in his first relief appearance in nearly a decade in the longest game in the three-plus year history of Comerica Park.
Roger Clemens was staked to a 7-1 lead in the fifth, but was thwarted in his second bid for career victory No. 300 by poor defense and shoddy relief pitching.
Almost as if stunned by the 40-year-old righthander's inability to hold a six-run lead against the worst offense in the major leagues, New York could not push across a run until the 17th.
Soriano opened the inning with his American League-leading 17th home run - a blast to center field off knuckleballer Steve Sparks, who entered the game in the 10th. One out later, Posada ripped a home run to right for a 10-8 lead.
Wells, making his first relief appearance since Aug. 28, 1993 - when he was with Detroit - got two of the first three batters he faced in the bottom of the 17th. But Eric Munson doubled and New York manager Joe Torre turned to Juan Acevedo, who got slumping Shane Halter to fly out to center field.
Blue Jays continue offensive outburst
TORONTO, June 2 (UPI) -- Greg Myers went four for four to lead a 19-hit attack Sunday as Toronto completed a three-game sweep of Boston, 11-8.
Frank Catalanotto had two doubles, a single, two RBI and four runs as part of Toronto's continuing relentless offensive assault. The Blue Jays reached double figures in runs in each game during the series and outscored the Red Sox, 34-16.
Toronto set a franchise record for runs in a month with 193 in May and also set a club mark with 21 wins (21-8).
The Blue Jays scored 112 runs in their last 16 games in May - an average of seven per game - and had no problems erasing a 6-0 deficit in this one. Each starter had at least two hits with the exception of right fielder Reed Johnson and second baseman Orlando Hudson.
Roy Halladay (7-2) was the chief beneficiary, winning his seventh straight start despite giving up seven runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. Roger Clemens was the last Blue Jay to win as many consecutive starts, capturing eight straight in 1997.
The loss was the fifth in a row for the Red Sox, who banged out 14 hits, including eight doubles.
Other American League results: Cleveland 5, Chicago 4 in 10 innings; Anaheim 9, Tampa Bay 4; Baltimore 5, Texas 4; Oakland 6, Kansas City 4; Settle 9, Minnesota 5.
Rookie wins in major league debut
Rookie Edgar Gonzalez picked up the win in his major league debut.
The Diamondbacks erupted for five runs and five hits in the sixth inning and defeated the Padres for the fifth time in seven games this season.
Arizona had a 3-2 lead when Finley doubled home a run. Cintron followed with a two-run double, increasing the Diamondbacks' advantage to 6-2 and chasing San Diego starter Jake Peavy (4-5).
After the Diamondbacks purchased his contract from Class AAA Tuscon of the Pacific Coast League earlier Sunday, Edgar Gonzalez (1-0) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. The youngest player currently in the major leagues, the 20-year-old righthander scattered 10 hits, struck out four and walked three.
Rondell White belted his 10th home run of the season, but the Padres lost for the 28th time in 34 games.
Arizona center fielder David Dellucci left in the third inning with a mild concussion after colliding with shortstop Cintron on a pop fly to shallow center field.
Other National League results: Cincinnati 9, Florida 6; St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4; Houston 9, Chicago 3; San Francisco 4, Colorado 0; Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 3New York 10, Atlanta 4. Philadelphia swept a double header from Montreal, 4-3 and 4-1.
Perry wins second straight at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Kenny Perry built a seven-shot lead Sunday and then hung on for his second win in as many weeks -- a triumph at the Memorial Tournament.
"I'm emotionally done," Perry said. "Thank heavens I had a lead."
Perry bogeyed four of the last five holes at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Muirfield Village course, but still shot an even-par 72 for a four-day total of 13-under 275.
That gave him a two-shot victory over Lee Janzen, who also shot a 72. Masters champion Mike Weir posted a 65 to finish alone in third at 278 while Tiger Woods recorded a 65 as well that vaulted him into a share of fourth place with Vijay Singh at 279.
A star-studded leader board that saw Retief Goosen, Mark Calcavecchia, Jose Maria Olazabal, Justin Leonard, Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els all finish in the top 20 set the stage for what could be a sensational U.S. Open in two weeks.
Perry will take next week off before heading to the Open, to be played at Olympia Fields in suburban Chicago, but after leading throughout last week's Colonial and this week's event as well, he is ready for a rest.
Perry began last week's run at the Colonial in 40th place on the PGA Tour money list and he finished play Sunday ranked fifth. He won $900,000 last week and added $700,000 Sunday.
Sorenstam wins in return to LPGA Tour
AURORA, Ill., June 2 (UPI) -- Annika Sorenstam won her second straight Kellogg-Keebler Classic title Sunday, making her return to the LPGA Tour an overwhelming success.
The Swedish star pulled away early from playing partner Mhairi McKay and eased home with a 1-under-par 71, winning by three shots after bogeys on the final two holes. Her 54-hole total of 17-under 199 was two strokes off the tournament record she set last season.
Sorenstam was back on the LPGA Tour after playing in last week's Colonial, where she became the second woman in history to play in a PGA Tour event. She missed the cut but said she was looking forward to returning where she belongs.
"I was very steady," said Sorenstam, who will seek her fourth career major title next week at the LPGA Championship. "It feels good to come back to the LPGA Tour and play so well."
Sorenstam, 32, has 44 career titles, including two in six starts this season.
With the $180,000 top prize, Sorenstam leapfrogged Se Ri Pak of Korea for the top spot on the money list with $734,501.
Ryan Newman wins NASCAR race
DOVER, Del., June 2 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Ryan Newman won Sunday's NASCAR MBNA Armed Forces Family 400 at the "Monster Mile," to claim his second victory of the year.
The 2002 Rookie of the Year, Newman became only the second two-time winner on the circuit this year. Kurt Busch also has two victories.
Driving a Dodge Intrepid, Newman notched his third career win. This was Dodge's first triumph at the spring race at Dover and the manufacturer's first victory here since Richard Petty won in September 1975.
Jimmie Johnson, who won both races at Dover as a rookie last year, crashed his Chevrolet on the 277th lap.
Lynx takes advantage of Comets drought
MINNEAPOLIS, June 2 (UPI) -- The Houston Comets went scoreless for the final three-plus minutes Sunday, allowing Minnesota to escape with a 68-64, overtime victory.
It was Minnesota's first win over Houston in 14 all-time meetings.
After Svetlana Abrosimova opened overtime scoring with a three-pointer at the 3:51 mark, Arcain tied it 30 seconds later. But Houston did not score again as Sheryl Swoopes missed a three-pointer and a layup and Janeth Arcain and Mfon Udoka missed three-pointers.
The Comets rely heavily on their "Big Three" of Swoopes, Cynthia Cooper and Tina Thompson. But Cooper did not take a shot in overtime and Thompson was suspended by the WNBA for throwing a flagrant elbow in a loss to Connecticut.
Tamika Williams gave Minnesota the lead for good at 66-64 with a follow shot with 2:55 to play. Neither team scored until Katie Smith rebounded her own miss, drew a foul and sank two clinching free throws with 10 seconds left.
Other WNBA results: Connecticut 83, San Antonio 64; New York 70, Washington 57.