Tsonga makes final in france
METZ, France — Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat eighth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 Saturday to advance to the Moselle Open final, where he will defend his title today against fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi.
Seppi rallied past seventh-seeded Gael Monfils 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to reach his third final of the season. Seppi and Tsonga each goes for his second title of the year.
Guangzhou Open: Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan beat Laura Robson 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 to win the tournament in China. Robson, 18, is the first British woman in 22 years to make a WTA final.
Korea Open: Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the final in Seoul, beating Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 5-7, 6-4. She faces Kaia Kanepi, who beat American Varvara Lepchenko 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Rowdies tie Carolina to end regular season
Goalie Jeff Attinella got his 11th shutout of the season as the Rowdies ended their regular season with a 0-0 tie against Carolina in Cary, N.C.
The Rowdies (12-7-9), who already had clinched a playoff spot, finished second in the eight-team NASL, behind San Antonio. They were unbeaten in their last six games and lost just two of their last 17, with nine wins.
The Rowdies have a bye into the semifinals, which begin the weekend of Oct. 6.
College basketball: St. John's coach Steve Lavin, who missed most of last season recuperating from prostate cancer surgery, said he is cancer-free and ready to return to his job.
Cycling: Sounding impatient, the president of the sport's governing body, Pat McQuaid, questioned why U.S. antidoping authorities have not sent him the file of evidence that prompted them to erase Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life.
Horses: Dust and Diamonds earned a spot in the Breeders' Cup $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita with a 1¼-length victory over Judy the Beauty in the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park in New York. The race was "Win and You're In," guaranteeing the winner a Cup berth.
Greyhounds: Sand Cloud and Venus Espinosa won third-round qualifying races in the $50,000 Fall Sprint Stakes at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg. Qualifying ends Wednesday. The championship race is Sept. 29.
Running: In a duel of U.S. Olympians, Matt Centrowitz edged defending champion Bernard Lagat to win the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York. Centrowitz finished in 3 minutes, 52.4 seconds, Lagat 3:52.9. Leo Manzano, the U.S. 1,500-meter Olympic silver medalist at London, was third.
Father of yanks GM dies: John Cashman, a harness racing industry veteran and the father of Yankees GM Brian Cashman, died of pancreatic cancer in Atlantis. He was 72. He was a steward for the New York State Racing & Wagering Board and in 1992 was inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.
Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires