In Brief


Roddick downs Muller
to claim Atlanta title

Andy Roddick beat Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 to win the Atlanta Open and earn his 32nd ATP World Tour title on Sunday.

Roddick, 29, ranks third among active players in career titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

After taking the Eastbourne title before Wimbledon, Roddick has won two of his past three events and 11 of 12 matches. He will play for the U.S. team when the Olympics begin later this week at Wimbledon.

Muller, 29, was denied his first tour victory in three tries. His last appearance in a final was seven years ago, when Las Vegan Andre Agassi beat him in Los Angeles.

Also: Second-seeded Dominique Cibulkova used her powerful ground strokes to defeat No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli 6-1, 7-5 and win the Mercury Insurance Open title in Carlsbad, Calif.

Cibulkova won her second career title and first since October. Cibulkova had lost four of her five previous title matches.


Lions CB Berry arrested
for second time in month

Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested in Pennsylvania for the second time this offseason.

Cpl. Kyle Gautsch of the Harrisburg Police Department said Berry was taken into custody Saturday morning on three charges of simple assault. Gautsch said there “was a weapon allegedly brandished during the incident.”

Berry, who is from Harrisburg, was also arrested in that area June 23 on suspicion of DUI, failure to stop and render aid from an accident and other counts.

Berry is entering his third NFL season and started three games last year.

Also: Jim Carlen, who coached South Carolina’s only Heisman Trophy winner – running back George Rogers in 1980 – and also led West Virginia and Texas Tech to success, died at age 79.

Carlen died in Columbia, S.C., according to a local funeral home official. The cause of death was unknown.

Carlen was 107-69-6 in his 16-year coaching career and had just three losing seasons. He led his teams to eight bowl games.

Favored Bern Identity overtook Handsome Jack late in the race and moved on to a 1¼-length victory in the $200,000 Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Rosie Napravnik rode the Kelly Breen-trained colt to his second victory in three starts. Favored Bern ran six furlongs in 1 minute, 11.13 seconds.

Seven years after they were cut from the Olympics, baseball and softball agreed to merge into a single international federation in a joint bid to return to the games by 2020.

The two sports, which were last played at the 2008 Beijing Games, each failed in separate attempts to win reinstatement for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Scott Stallings shot 4-under 68 in the final round to win the PGA Tour’s True South Classic at Madison, Miss.

The 27-year-old Stallings won his second career title, finishing at 24-under 264, a tournament record. Jason Bohn shot 5-under 67 to finish second at 266.

Dan Quinn birdied three of his first seven holes to pull ahead and then stretched his lead on the back nine to earn a six-point victory over former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien in the American Century Championship in Lake Tahoe.

Quinn, a former NHL star who started the final round three points behind Rypien, finished with 66 points in the modified Stableford scoring system to win the event for the fourth time. Rypien was second with 60, and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway finished third with 59.

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