TENNIS • Andy Roddick lost to South Africa's Kevin Anderson 4-6, 5-7 in the first round of the China Open on Monday in Beijing, a defeat the sixth-seeded American called "unacceptable." Roddick then walked out of his news conference when asked about any retirement plans. The 29-year-old Roddick, winner of the 2003 U.S. Open, has dropped in the rankings to 15th after several early-round losses this year. He was asked after the match how close he might be to retiring. Roddick rolled his eyes before replying.
"I think you should retire," he said. He then got up and left the news conference to a round of applause.
IOC official Pound weighs in on FIFA
soccer • Longtime International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says FIFA is not being transparent about the extent of corruption within the organization and lacks the will to clean up soccer.
Having led the IOC's inquiry into the Salt Lake City bidding scandal leading up to the 2002 Winter Games, Pound believes FIFA is in the midst of a deeper crisis that needs to be resolved to protect the integrity of the sport.
Pound, a Montreal lawyer, attacked FIFA in a speech to a conference in Germany on Monday, two weeks before FIFA President Sepp Blatter plans to present the anticorruption reforms demanded after a year of bribery scandals within his executive committee.
U.S. Open Cup up for grabs in Seattle
soccer • Since they became a Major League Soccer franchise three years ago, the Seattle Sounders FC have dominated the U.S. Open Cup. They'll go for a third straight Open Cup title Tuesday night in Tukwila, Wash., when they host the Chicago Fire before an expected crowd of 35,000. A victory would make Seattle the first club to win three straight titles since the New York Greek-American won three straight from 1967-69.
The tournament, for teams from varying levels of professional soccer in the U.S., has gained traction among MLS teams recently because the winner usually gets entry into the CONCACAF Champions League.
From wire reports