Second-ranked Nadal upset in India

The Baltimore Sun

Rafael Nadal, fatigued from a nearly four-hour match the previous day, was routed by fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny, 6-0, 6-1, yesterday in the final of the Chennai Open in India. The 19th-ranked Youzhny clinched the fourth title of his career by shocking the No. 2-ranked Nadal, who managed to hold his serve just once. The 57-minute contest turned out to be a letdown for Nadal, who needed 3 hours, 54 minutes to overcome fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya in what was the longest three-set match on the ATP Tour in 15 years. "Maybe I was a bit tired after the long semifinal, but I lost the final because Mikhail played very well," said Nadal, who hasn't won a title since July.

Hockey -- Philadelphia Flyers forward Joffrey Lupul was expected to miss at least two weeks because of a spinal cord bruise and a mild concussion. Lupul has 16 goals and 19 assists in 39 games this season.

Pro basketball -- Former NBA star Isaiah Rider was in custody yesterday on outstanding arrest warrants after Berkeley, Calif., police responded to a report of a disturbance between a taxi driver and a passenger. Officers arrived on the scene to find the passenger was Rider. They arrested him on a no-bail warrant issued by Oakland police for unlawful firearm possession and another warrant for grand theft. Berkeley police say the former basketball player, who retired in 2002, is in custody at the city's jail. Rider, 36, starred at Alameda's Encinal High and Nevada-Las Vegas before being drafted fifth overall in 1993 by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

College basketball -- Sophomore forward Mouhammad Faye plans to transfer from Georgia Tech, coach Paul Hewitt said. Faye has been on a leave of absence from the team since his last game against Vanderbilt on Dec. 1. Faye averaged 2.2 points in five games this year.

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