Federer needs 5 sets to reach quarterfinals



No. 2 Roger Federer was pushed to the limit last night in his fourth-round match against No. 23 Igor Andreev but won, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in New York. He extended his U.S. Open winning streak to 31 matches. Third seed Novak Djokovic overcame hip, ankle and stomach ailments to top Tommy Robredo, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, to reach the quarterfinals. No. 8 Andy Roddick cruised past No. 11 Fernando Gonzalez, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. Qualifier Gilles Muller beat No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko. Women's second seed Jelena Jankovic and fifth seed Elena Dementieva reached the semifinals, winning in straight sets.

Jaguars' Collier shot, critically injured



Jaguars offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot and critically wounded outside a Jacksonville, Fla., apartment building about 2:45 a.m. as he and former Jaguars teammate Kenneth Pettway waited for two women they met at a nightclub, police said. Collier, 26, was shot several times, but it wasn't clear where he was hit. The motive behind the attack was unknown. Pettway, a defensive end who was cut Saturday, was not injured.

Saints:: The team will play Sunday against the Buccaneers at the Superdome. New Orleans was forced to flee to Indianapolis ahead of Hurricane Gustav.

Lions:: Detroit signed running back Rudi Johnson to a one-year deal and cut running back Tatum Bell.

Broncos-Falcons:: Denver traded defensive back Domonique Foxworth (Maryland) to Atlanta for a seventh-round draft pick in 2009.

Chiefs:: Even though he missed almost all of training camp because of a sprained foot, rookie Branden Albert (Glen Burnie) might start at left tackle Sunday when Kansas City plays at New England.

Upshaw:: The NFL will honor the late Gene Upshaw, a Hall of Fame guard and longtime union leader, with his initials and his uniform number stenciled on the field for all 16 games this opening weekend.

Redskins:: Washington signed cornerback Byron Westbrook (Salisbury University) to the practice squad


Buccaneers:: Tampa Bay traded guard Dan Buenning to the Bears for an undisclosed draft pick, then acquired center-guard Sean Mahan from the Steelers for an undisclosed draft pick.

Beckett to return Friday; Chamberlain activated


Red Sox ace Josh Beckett is set to rejoin Boston's rotation Friday night in Texas. Beckett, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 17 because of an inflamed right elbow, threw 58 pitches during a bullpen session yesterday. "He threw all of his pitches with good intensity. Everything's fine," Boston manager Terry Francona said.

Yankees:: Pitcher Joba Chamberlain was activated from the 15-day disabled list. He left his start Aug. 4 against the Rangers with shoulder soreness.

Rays:: Tampa Bay activated closer Troy Percival from the 15-day DL. He had been out since Aug. 14 because of cartilage damage in his right knee.


Brewers:: Pitcher Ben Sheets, pulled from Monday's game after five innings because of slight tightness in his left groin, is expected to start Saturday against the Padres.

Dodgers:: Second baseman Jeff Kent had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee but might play this month.

Ohio State's Tressel: Wells 'going to be fine'

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Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said running back Chris "Beanie" Wells is "going to be fine." Wells injured his right foot in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Youngstown State. Tressel said could play Saturday against Ohio University.

Franchitti to drive in IndyCar next year


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Dario Franchitti will return to IndyCar in 2009 as the replacement driver for Dan Wheldon at Chip Ganassi Racing. Franchitti, the 2007 IndyCar Series champion, left open wheel at the end of last season to move into NASCAR driving for Ganassi. But his Sprint Cup team never found sponsorship, and Ganassi shut down the No. 40 car in July.

Sports radio station starting Monday

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Baltimore is getting a new all-sports radio station starting Monday. WVIE (1370 AM) will go on the air at 6 a.m. as a Fox Sports affiliate, general manager Bob Pettit said. The station has hired Jerry Coleman, formerly of WBAL, as its sports director and talk-show host. WVIE, to be known as Fox 1370 Sports Radio, plans other local programming, but the majority of its shows will be from Fox. The station, the former WLG, has been running syndicated news talk shows.



Terps:: Baltimore-based Under Armour will be the official outfitter for Maryland athletics. The five-year, $17.5 million deal means all Terps programs - including the basketballs teams, which were affiliated with Nike - will be outfitted by Under Armour starting in January.


Golf:: American Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger completed his team using his final picks on Chad Campbell, Steve Stricker, Hunter Mahan and J.B. Holmes. ... Tiger Woods said on his Web site that his wife, Elin, is expecting their second child in late winter.

Pro basketball:: Tamika Catchings scored 26 to lead the WNBA's Indiana Fever (14-15) to a 79-68 victory over the host Washington Mystics (10-19).

Mixed martial arts:: Ultimate Fighting Championship and its heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, have settled a public dispute, and he will fight Brock Lesnar on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas.