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first_imgINDIAN WELLS – Guillermo Canas ended Roger Federer’s 41-match winning streak, beating the world’s top player 7-5, 6-2 in the third round of the Pacific Life Open. Federer had arrived at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden having won seven consecutive tournaments and was considered an odds-on favorite to break the record of 47 consecutive matches won by Guillermo Vilas 30 years ago. Golfer involved in fatal crash ORLANDO, Fla. – PGA Tour player Arjun Atwal is under investigation after police said what appeared to be a high-speed street race ended in a fatal crash. Atwal was not injured in the accident Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The other driver, John Noah Park, 48, died at a hospital. Rags to Riches breezes in Oaks ARCADIA – Rags to Riches won the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 5 lengths, the largest margin of victory in the race in 10 years. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Rags to Riches covered 11/8 miles in 1:42.84 and paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10. Trainer Todd Pletcher said he would mull over running the 3-year-old filly, a daughter of A.P. Indy, against the boys in the Kentucky Derby. Stallworth headed for New England PHILADELPHIA – Donte Stallworth will be catching passes from Tom Brady instead of Donovan McNabb next year. Stallworth and the New England Patriots reportedly agreed on a multiyear contract worth $33.1 million over six years, including a guaranteed $3.6 million for 2007. Edmonds doubtful for opening day JUPITER, Fla. – Jim Edmonds’ first batting practice session left him feeling far from optimistic that he’ll be ready for opening day. The St. Louis Cardinals’ center fielder and Diamond Bar High School graduate is rehabbing from off-season surgery on his right shoulder and left foot, and thus far it’s been slow going. With three weeks to go before the World Series champions open the season on April 1, there’s no timetable yet for his first spring training appearance. Davis triumphs in 1,500 meters KEARNS, Utah – American Shani Davis is heading toward summer with a winning streak and much less turmoil. Davis closed the season by winning the men’s 1,500 meters at the World Single Distances Speedskating Championships, barely missing his world record while claiming a second title in two days. Man pulls knife on “Pacman” FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Tennessee cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has drawn the attention of authorities again. This time police arrested a man for threatening him with a pocket knife. Police arrested Clayton Smith of Spring Hill on Friday after he pulled the knife on Jones at a bowling alley. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – West Virginia, Clemson, Air Force and Mississippi State were seeded No. 1 Sunday night in the revamped National Invitation Tournament. Once the NCAA picked the 65-team field for its tournament, the NIT had the pick of the leftovers, which included the four No. 1s and others such as Syracuse, Drexel, Kansas State and Washington. For the second consecutive year, all Division I conference regular-season champions who lost in their conference tournaments and weren’t picked for the NCAA tournament were guaranteed NIT bids, but the tourney field was reduced from 40 teams to 32. Federer’s winning streak snapped last_img

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