Top-ranked Nadal loses to Murray after knee injury



World No. 1 Rafael Nadal could not overcome a knee injury in the final of the ABN Amro tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, losing to Andy Murray, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Murray, seeded second, became the first British winner of the ATP event. Nadal, the Australian Open champion, was bothered by a right knee injury and had to call a medical timeout in the second set before deciding to continue the match. "On one leg he could still go on," Murray said. "That's how good he is."

Et cetera: : Radek Stepanek won his second ATP title this year by beating beat Mardy Fish, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, in the SAP Open in San Jose, Calif. ... Amelie Mauresmo won her first WTA Tour title in two years, outlasting Elena Dementieva, 7-6 (7), 2-6, 6-4, in the final of the Open GDF Suez in Paris.


Bills' Lynch arrested on gun-possession charges


Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested last week on felony gun-possession charges in Culver City, Calif. In a statement released yesterday, police said they found Lynch and two other men in a 2006 Mercedes-Benz and discovered a loaded gun belonging to Lynch. Lynch was released on a $35,000 bond less than two hours after his arrest. Lynch's lawyer, M. Gerald Schwartzbach, said his client was not involved in a traffic accident and was in California visiting friends. Lynch last summer reached a plea deal regarding a hit-and-run in Buffalo after his sport utility vehicle struck a woman and sped away.

Pebble Beach play halted for weather until today


Raging wind that toppled a 40-foot pine and rain that formed puddles on the green forced the PGA Tour to postpone the final round of the AT&T; Pebble Beach (Calif.) National Pro-Am, giving it a Monday finish for the first time since 2000. Tee times were pushed back six hours until another band of rain arrived on the Monterey Peninsula. No one teed off, and there is no guarantee that the final round will be played today, when the forecast is for more rain and wind. Dustin Johnson had a four-shot lead.

Champions Allianz Championship: : Mike Goodes shot a 6-under-par 66 in Boca Raton, Fla., to win his first career Champions Tour title. Goodes (15-under 201) beat practice partner Fulton Allem by one stroke.

Ovechkin's 3 goals lift Caps; Green's streak over



Mike Green's NHL-record goals streak for defensemen ended at eight games, but Alex Ovechkin scored three times to give the Washington Capitals a 4-2 victory over the host Florida Panthers (28-20-8). Green fell one short of tying the overall franchise record for consecutive games with a goal. Ovechkin's second goal broke a tie with 2:31 left, and he completed the hat trick with an empty-netter to push his NHL-leading goals total to 41. Washington (36-16-5) is 9-2-2 in its past 13 games.

Penguins: : Pittsburgh fired coach Michel Therrien, less than a year after he led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Dan Bylsma, coach of the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, was installed as interim coach with 25 games left. Even with Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, who rank first and second in the league in scoring, the Penguins (27-25-5) are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference.

Et cetera: : David Clarkson scored his second goal on a power play with 3:32 left and the host Devils beat the Sharks, 6-5, to complete a sweep of the conference leaders and earn their 13th win in 15 games. The victory came two days after New Jersey's 1-0 victory over NHL-leading Boston. ... Ilya Kovalchuk scored three goals in 6:51 span of the second period and also had an assist in the visiting Thrashers' 8-4 victory over the Ducks. ... Mike Richards' short-handed tally sparked a four-goal second period in visiting Flyers' 5-2 rout of the Rangers. Richards, who leads the NHL with five short-handed goals this season, became the first NHL player to score three three-on-five goals in a career.

No. 7 Maryland women win lacrosse opener, 17-6

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Freshman Karri Ellen Johnson scored five goals to power the No. 7 Maryland women's lacrosse team to a 17-6 win over host Richmond. After trading goals in the opening three minutes, Maryland (1-0) went on 6-0 run. Allison Furstenburg led Richmond (0-1) with three goals.

More college lacrosse: : Kylor Berkman had a career-high nine points (four goals, five assists) as Salisbury (1-0) routed visiting Scranton (0-1), 24-6. Eleven players scored for the Sea Gulls, who have won 46 straight.

Cycling: : Lance Armstrong is still among the leaders of the Tour of California after an opening day featuring drenching rain, a flat tire, a minor crash and even the theft of his time-trial bike. Armstrong persevered through his profoundly gloomy day to finish near the front of the 107-mile stage. He led a chase group that never quite caught up to the race leaders, including surprise stage winner Francisco Mancebo of Spain.

Auto racing: : An American team, USF1, will be racing in Formula One next year, and IndyCar driver Danica Patrick is a candidate to fill one of the seats.

Soccer: : David Beckham hurt his hamstring in AC Milan's 2-1 loss to Inter Milan, days after his Major League Soccer team cut off talks of transferring him.

Field hockey: : The U.S. lost to Argentina in a penalty shootout, 7-6, in the Pan American Cup final in Hamilton, Bermuda, failing to qualify for the 2010 Women's World Cup. The U.S. appealed the result.