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Sports in brief: No. 1 Nadal upset at Cincinnati; Tampa's Fish to face Roddick

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no. 1 nadal upset at cincinnati; tampa's fish to face roddick

MASON, Ohio — An erratic Rafael Nadal was upset by unseeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters on Friday night.

The top-ranked and top-seeded Nadal committed 30 unforced errors in the first two sets and double-faulted on break point in the ninth game of the third set.

Fourth-seeded Andy Murray lost to Tampa resident Mardy Fish 6-7 (9-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). The unseeded Fish will meet Andy Roddick in the tournament's first all-American semifinal since 2004. Ninth-seeded Roddick eliminated No. 2 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5. Defending champion Roger Federer knocked off sixth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-4, 7-5.

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Injured Clijsters ousted at Rogers Cup

Vera Zvonareva upset ailing Kim Clijsters 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

The fifth-seeded Clijsters was examined by a trainer at courtside after the second set for an apparent left thigh injury, then took a six-minute medical break. She returned with her upper leg wrapped and completed the third set.

Zvonareva will play Victoria Azarenka or Marion Bartoli.

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Golds keep coming for Lochte, Phelps

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps led all the way in winning their individual events at the Pan Pacific championships in Irvine, Calif.

Lochte, an Olympic champion and former Gator, won his fourth gold, taking the 200-meter backstroke in 1 minute, 54.12 seconds, the world's fastest time this year. Phelps won the 100 butterfly to collect his third gold.

U.S. teammates Dana Vollmer and Christine Magnuson went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly. The United States dominated the women's 200 backstroke, with Elizabeth Beisel holding off Elizabeth Pelton at the wall. Chloe Sutton of the United States won the 400 free.

ET CETERA

Jurisprudence: Former NBA star Jayson Williams admitted he was driving drunk when he crashed his SUV into a tree in New York City and was sentenced to a year in jail. Williams, 42, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in the Jan. 5 wreck. The former Nets player will serve the sentence after finishing a five-year prison term in New Jersey for accidentally shooting his limo driver. Williams retired from basketball in 2000.

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Sports in brief: No. 1 Nadal upset at Cincinnati; Tampa's Fish to face Roddick 08/20/10 [Last modified: Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:16am]
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