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Double-win day for Washington

MaliVai Washington and new partner Andre Agassi, drafted into doubles because of an injury, won their first-round tennis match to give Washington a doubleheader sweep Friday at Stone Mountain.

Washington eliminated Oleg Ogorodov of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-4, then teamed with Agassi to stop Mexico's Oscar Ortiz and Alejandro Hernandez 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Washington and Agassi exchanged smiles, high-fives and pats on the backside after especially good shots.

"We both played well considering we haven't played together and haven't really played a whole lot of doubles," said Agassi, who takes his No. 1 singles seeding into a third-round match against Andrea Gaudenzi of Italy.

Washington, who has been practicing against Monica Seles, is the only seed left in the bottom half of the singles draw _ a role opposite the one he played at Wimbledon, where he and Richard Krajicek became the first pair of unseeded finalists.

The U.S. women remained unbeaten in singles, with Mary Joe Fernandez and Lindsay Davenport reaching Round 3. France's Mary Pierce lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Ines Gorrochategui of Argentina.

U.S. sixth after protest denied

Officials rejected the U.S. protest of Thursday's 2-1 loss to Argentina in women's field hockey. The Americans, who scored in the final two minutes in their first two games to earn a win and a tie, had a penalty corner with two seconds left and the clock stopped because of an injury to Argentina. Barb Marois' shot went wide, but the United States contended time should have been put back onto the clock. The defeat left the U.S. sixth in the eight-team round robin.

Spain ripped the U.S. men 7-1 Friday to reach semifinals for the first time since 1980. A crowd of 14,800 turned out at Morris Brown College to watch a scoreless tie between India and Pakistan, which have won 11 of the 17 gold medals in the sport.

New Zealand riders rule; U.S. bronze

New Zealanders Blyth Tait and Sally Clark rode their horses to 1-2 finishes in the final of the three-day event at Conyers, Ga. Kerry Millikin of Westport, Mass., an alternate admitted as a third U.S. rider when Belgium opted not to use one of its slots, held off France's Jean Teulere to win the country's first equestrian medal since 1984.

Quick victory with shuttlecock

Bang Soo-hyn of South Korea defeated Nigeria's Obigeli Olorunsola 11-0, 11-0 in 10 minutes to reach the round of 16 in women's singles. An average straight-set match lasts 25-30 minutes, and players go through at least four shuttlecocks. Bang and Olorunsola used one, and it was in the air a total of 3:41. Defending champ Susi Susanti of Indonesia and top seed Ye Zhaoying of China also won easily. Men's top seed Joko Suprianto, also from Indonesia, edged Sweden's Jens Olsson 15-11, 15-12.

Streak ends at 84 for Japan's Ryoko

North Korea's Kye Sun ended the 84-match winning streak of Japan's Ryoko Tamura in the women's under-106-pound final. Tadahiro Nomura of Japan stopped Girolamo Giovinazzo of Italy to win the men's under-132-pound class.

U.S. has hard day on wheels

World record-holder Australia ousted the U.S. team in the quarterfinals of the SuperBike competition. Rebecca Twigg, who ditched her SuperBike after a disappointing race Thursday, was eliminated in the women's individual pursuit quarterfinals.

Chinese plug pair of golds

China's shooters won three medals, including two golds. Yang Ling won the men's 10-meter running target gold, and Li Duihong took the gold in the 25-meter women's pistol event. Connie Petracek, a 48-year-old Nashville homemaker legally blind in her shooting eye since childhood, placed ninth in the preliminary to miss the final round by one spot.

U.S. women bow out with a fight

Lily Yip of Metuchen, N.J., defeated Monica Doti of Brazil 21-10, 21-10 in group play, but USA was eliminated from medal contention in women's table tennis. Liu Wei of China rallied past Amy Feng of Wheaton, Md., 16-21, 21-8, 21-15. Sixteen group winners advanced.

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