TENNIS • Karin Knapp won her second match of the weekend and gave Italy a 3-1 win over the United States in their Fed Cup first-round match Sunday in Cleveland. Knapp defeated American Alison Riske 6-3, 7-5 to give Italy the victory in the best-of-five series.
The United States moves to the World Group Playoff in April and will need to win in order to stay in the World Group.
• Marin Cilic from Croatia overcame problems with his serve to win the Zagreb (Croatia) Indoors, defeating top-seeded Tommy Haas from Germany 6-3, 6-4.
Woes continue for Manchester United
soccer • So often the beneficiary of late goals under Alex Ferguson, it seems everything is being turned on its head at Manchester United under David Moyes after his team’s latest stumble in the Premier League. Deep into stoppage time at Old Trafford, Darren Bent scored a goal for Fulham for a 2-2 draw for the league’s worst team on Sunday. The champions are in seventh place, after winning the title by 11 points under Ferguson in May.
• Brazilian authorities say three fans were injured in a shooting after a soccer game at a World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo. The fans’ injuries were not life-threatening. The shots were fired by two men riding a motorcycle as local America supporters left the Arena das Dunas in the northeastern city of Natal on Saturday.
• Heavy winds have blown off pieces of the roof at Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz, the stadium that will host the Champions League final in May. The damage led to Sunday’s Portuguese league game between Benfica and Sporting Lisbon being postponed to Tuesday. The worst storm to hit Lisbon in years blew parts of the roof’s plastic covering onto the pitch, forcing the evacuation of around 50,000 fans.
From wire reports
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