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Agassi will compete in World Team events

Andre Agassi will pick up a racket again, playing two matches for the Philadelphia Freedoms in the World Team Tennis league.

Agassi, 38, will compete for the Freedoms on July 10 in Philadelphia and July 17 in Newport Beach, Calif., the WTT announced Thursday.

The coed professional league enters its 34th season. Agassi, a Las Vegan who retired in 2006 with eight Grand Slam titles, played in the WTT from 2002 to 2004.

Also: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced to the semifinals of the $2.23 million Dubai Tennis Championship with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Marin Cilic, but No. 2 seed Andy Murray withdrew with a viral infection hours before his match in the United Arab Emirates.

Third-seeded Gilles Simon beat Fabrice Santoro 7-6 (3), 6-1 and will face Djokovic. Murray was scheduled to play Richard Gasquet, who will meet fourth-seeded David Ferrer in the semifinals.

The UNLV men’s tennis team won its fourth straight match, storming past Northern Arizona 7-0 at the Fertitta Tennis Complex, and is off to its best start since also posting a 9-2 record in 1994.


Penguins defenseman Whitney dealt to Ducks

The Pittsburgh Penguins traded defenseman Ryan Whitney to the Anaheim Ducks for forward Chris Kunitz and junior forward Eric Tangradi, less than two seasons into a six-year, $24 million contract that was supposed to make Whitney a key part of the Penguins’ future.

Whitney, 26, has struggled since missing the first 33 games of this season following foot surgery. He has two goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.

Kunitz, a 29-year-old left wing, had 16 goals and 19 assists in 62 games this season for the Ducks.

Also: The Philadelphia Flyers waived center Glen Metropolit and defenseman Ossi Vaananen to clear salary-cap space for Danny Briere’s impending return.

Briere was expected to return to the Flyers for today’s game against Montreal. He has missed the last 35 games because of surgery on his abdomen and groin.


Boxer Mosley’s wife files divorce petition

The wife of boxer Shane Mosley has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after six years of marriage.

Jin Mosley and the five-time world champion were married in November 2002 and separated in January, according to her petition filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

She had acted as his manager.

Jin Mosley is seeking legal and physical custody of the couple’s three children as well as spousal support.

Also: The 24th-ranked UNLV men’s swimming and diving team led second-place Air Force by 51.5 points after the second day of the Mountain West Conference Championships in Oklahoma City.

Kier Maitland set an MWC mark in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 20.75 seconds. The Rebels’ 200-free relay team won in a conference-record 1:17.61.

The Rebels women’s team remained fourth, led by freshman Zsuszanna Jakabos, who won the 200 individual medley in a conference-record 1:58.47. UNLV, with 187.5 points, trails leader Brigham Young by 75.5 points.

Dara Torres, the 41-year-old swimmer who won three silver medals at last year’s Olympics, is preparing for her first meet since Beijing.

Torres has entered next month’s Austin (Texas) Grand Prix, with an eye toward competing at this summer’s world championships in Rome.

Jaci Hull’s two-run homer in the first inning staked the UNLV softball team (8-7) to a three-run lead in a 3-2 victory over Drake (7-4) in the Eller Media Stadium Tournament.

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UNLV senior advances in NCAA tennis tournament

Aiwen Zhu became the second Rebel to win a match in multiple NCAA Singles Championships, upsetting 26th-ranked Oleksandra Korashvili of Oklahoma 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Monday.