Fifth seeded Magnus Gustafsson overcame Ion Moldovan, beating the local favorite 7-5, 6-4 Tuesday in the Gelsor Open at Bucharest, Romania. Gustafsson led 5-1 in the second set, but Moldovan rallied to make it 5-4 before Gustafsson closed it out.
Top seed Mariano Puerta beat another Romanian, Razvan Sabau, 6-2, 6-2. Sergi Bruguera and Alberto Martin also advanced.
MORE TENNIS: Justin Gimelstob defeated Jan Siemerink 6-4, 6-3 in the first round of the President's Cup at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Top seed Yevgeny Kafelnikov topped Lovro Zovco 6-4, 6-4, and seventh seed Carlos Moya lost to Stephane Huet 7-6, 7-5.
SAILING: The premiere event in women's international match racing, the Rolex 2000 ISAF Women's World Match Racing Championship, will make its North American debut at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club Nov. 25-Dec. 2. Twenty-four of the world's top-ranked women skippers and their crews will compete in club-supplied Sonar keelboats on Tampa Bay. Regatta organizers will run a round-robin series of racing with "knockout" rounds for quarterfinals, semifinals and finals. In its third year, the International Sailing Federation Women's World Match Racing Championship is a grade world championship event, the highest federation ranking for match racing events.
COLLEGES: Dean Smith, the NCAA career victories leader, endorsed an effort in Congress to outlaw gambling on collegiate sports. "We're talking about something that can taint young people," said Smith, who retired in 1997 after 879 wins at North Carolina. Miami named Nicole Lantagne, an assistant at Texas A&M, to coach its new volleyball program. The Hurricanes start play in 2001 and join the Big East in 2002. Host South Florida (7-0) defeated Central Florida 15-6, 15-7, 15-1 in volleyball to continue USF's best start since 1974. Visiting Barry defeated Tampa 6-2 in women's soccer. Florida cross country runner Chris Duncan was named SEC male Athlete of the Week.
CRICKET: Kapil Dev quit as coach of India's national team, five days after being summoned to appear before investigators probing corruption in the sport. The 41-year-old former team captain says he is innocent.
CYCLING: Roberto Heras of Spain extended his lead in the Tour of Spain from hundredths of a second to 3 minutes, 41 seconds. He was third in the 16th stage at L'Angliru. Gilberto Simoni won the 104-mile stage in 4:37:34.
TRACK AND FIELD: Trine Hattestad's javelin throw of 227 feet, 11 inches was ratified as a women's world record by the IAAF, track's governing body. The July 28 throw broke her mark of 223-10, set June 30.
HORSE RACING: Race-fixing charges against Herve Filion, who won nearly 15,000 harness races, were dismissed in White Plains, N.Y., in exchange for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor tax charge. "I'm not guilty of nothing when it comes to racing," the Hall of Fame driver said. The Dubai World Cup added more than $3-million to its jackpot. The races in March will be worth $15.25-million, surpassing the Breeders' Cup card at Churchill Downs ($13-million). A yearling colt by Storm Cat was purchased for $6.8-million, a record for the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. It was purchased by Irish bloodstock agent Demi O'Byrne for the Coolmore Stud partnership of John Magnier and Michael Tabor.
GOLF: ESPN's final-round coverage of the Canadian Open, with Tiger Woods defeating Grant Waite, attracted the highest viewership for a golf telecast in network history. Sunday's final round was seen in 2.74-million homes, topping 2.67-million for the final round of the Mercedes Championship in January. Colin Montgomerie and Vijay Singh will join Sergio Garcia and defending champion Fred Couples at the Skins Game on Thanksgiving weekend.
OBITUARY: Chuck Leonowicz, a former bobsledder who won the U.S. Olympic trials in Lake Placid in 1992, died Saturday at 42 after an apparent heart attack while training for a triathlon.
ETC.: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated $1-million to the University of Washington to study why female athletes are six times more likely than men to need surgery for college injuries.
COLLEGES: Host Miami lost to Florida International 2-1 in overtime in women's soccer.
GOLF: Jeff Wilson, the co-medalist in qualifying, won two matches to advance to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship at Hot Springs, Va.
_ TERRY TOMALIN, TIMES WIRES