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Isner Booms way into U.S. Clay final

HOUSTON — Tampa resident John Isner and Nicolas Almagro, two of tennis' biggest servers, aced their way into the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship final.

Isner, second in the ATP with 251 aces, recovered from a slow start Saturday to beat defending champion Juan Monaco 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 to set up today's showdown.

"My serve wasn't working in the first set, and he was making a lot of returns. It got away from me," Isner said. "After that first set, I thought I served smart."

Isner finished with nine aces and has 57 going into the final, three short of Pete Sampras' 2002 tournament record. Top-seeded Almagro, the tour leader with 261 aces, hit seven in beating American Rhyne Williams 6-2, 6-1.

Grand Prix Hassan: Tommy Robredo and Kevin Anderson rallied to semifinal victories and meet for the title at Casablanca, Morocco.

Bowling

Hall of Famer set for Pasco event

Hall of Famer Pete Weber, the 50-year-old 37-time PBA Tour champion, will be among the pros taking part in Monday's PBA50 Tour season-opening Pasco County Suncoast Open at Lane Glo Bowl in New Port Richey.

Weber rolls in the regular PBA Tour and the PBA50 Tour (formerly Senior Tour).

"The regular tour is still the priority, but I'm going into the senior tour with the same determination, and that's to win," Weber told the tour's website, pba.com.

Qualifying begins 8 a.m. Monday, and the championship round is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $10 and good for all three days.

The pro-ams begin at 3 this afternoon.

Soccer

Rowdies blank San Antonio 2-0

The Rowdies got goals from Amani Walker and Georgi Hristov as the defending NASL champions won for the first time in San Antonio, Texas, and spoiled the Scorpions' home opener.

"Obviously we're delighted to come away with three points," coach Ricky Hill said. "We were determined to come here and, without being disrespectful, spoil the party."

Goalkeeper Andrew Fontein recorded his second shutout as the Rowdies (1-0-1) have not allowed a goal yet.

Et cetera

More Soccer: Millwall fans fought among themselves at Wembley Stadium in London, overshadowing Wigan's 2-0 win to reach England's FA Cup final for the first time in its 81 years. Ten people were arrested after "sporadic disorder," police said. Wigan faces either Manchester City or Chelsea, which meet today, in the May 11 final.

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Sports in brief 04/13/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:40pm]
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