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Lendl, Rose enter tennis Hall

Ivan Lendl and Mervyn Rose were inducted into the tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday in Newport, R.I.

"Tennis is a very unique sport," Lendl said. "It's called an individual sport, but I don't believe that. Without many people along the way, you can't get to where you want."

Lendl's reign as a dominant player of his time _ he was ranked No. 1 for 157 straight weeks in the 1980s _ came from a relentless work ethic etched in a scowl mistaken by some for emotionless, machinelike efficiency.

Rose, 71, is an Australian star from the 1950s who has devoted much of his post-playing career to coaching his country's Davis Cup team.

After the inductions, Neville Godwin survived a match point to beat Kenneth Carlsen 6-3, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6) in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Championships. In the other semifinal, Martin Lee beat James Blake 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (5).

MORE TENNIS: Jiri Novak beat defending champion Alex Corretja 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the final of the $600,000 Gstaad Open in Switzerland. Novak, twice the doubles champion at Gstaad and a doubles finalist at Wimbledon a week ago, will play Juan Carlos Ferrero in today's title match. Isabel Medina Garrigues and Cristina Torrens Valero advanced to the finals of the Palermo WTA tournament in Sicily. Patty Schnyder won a long match on clay, beating Jelena Kostanic 6-4, 6-7 (5) 6-4 to reach the final of the $170,000 WTA Uniqa Grand Prix in Vienna, Austria. Schnyder will play Iroda Tulyaganova, who ousted fifth-seeded Paola Suarez 6-0, 7-5 in the other semifinal. Tulyaganova eliminated top-seeded Elena Dementieva in the second round.

BOXING: Former IBF heavyweight champion Francois Botha stopped Russell Chasteen in the third round of their scheduled 10-round bout Friday night. Botha floored the 296-pound Chasteen for the second time in the round with a strong right to the body, prompting referee Lou Filippo to stop the fight at 1:36...In a bout that seemed to feature as much clutching as punching, Hector Camacho, 39, used a steady mix of right jabs to set up his left hook in a unanimous 12-round decision over 50-year-old Roberto Duran.

CYCLING: A raid on cyclists' hotel rooms at the women's Giro d'Italia has left 42 people under investigation for possible drug violations, the ANSA news agency reported. All but one of the 17 teams are under investigation following the search of nine hotels and team vehicles Wednesday night. Italian news media reported that police found anabolic steroids and the banned hormone EPO.

HOCKEY: The family doctor of Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch is headed to the Czech Republic to gather information about the mysterious illness that has hospitalized goaltender Dominik Hasek. Hasek, 36, has been in a hospital in his hometown of Pardubice for nine days. No diagnosis has been made public. Weaver was scheduled to arrive sometime Saturday. Defenseman Bryan McCabe re-signed with Toronto after a year in which he had career highs in points and assists in his first season with the Maple Leafs. The Edmonton Oilers signed Finnish forward Jani Rita to a multiyear deal. Rita, 19, was selected 13th overall in the 1999 draft. Restricted free agent defenseman Hans Jonsson will make $1.65-million over the next two seasons, and right wing Eric Meloche has signed a minor-league deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Jonsson, who has played the past two seasons with the Penguins, will make $800,000 this season and $850,000 the next season. The three players the Penguins acquired from the Washington Capitals in Thursday's Jaromir Jagr trade are all signed for the next three seasons. General manager Craig Patrick said centers Kris Beech and Michal Sivek and defenseman Ross Lupaschuk will play for the Penguins or Wilkes-Barre this season.

HORSE RACING: Two horses owned by New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner won featured races at Calder Race Course in Miami. Dream Supreme won the $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap and Illusioned won the $250,000 Carry Back Stakes. Dream Supreme, ridden by Pat Day, beat Hidden Assets by 4} lengths in the 6-furlong race for fillies and mares, and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10. Illusioned, ridden by Jorge Chavez, finished 4{ lengths ahead of Beyond Brilliant and paid $9.40, $4.20 and $3.60...Real Desire equaled the stakes record in the $1-million Meadowlands Pace in East Rutherford, N.J., wearing down favored Bettor's Delight in the stretch to give driver John Campbell an unprecedented sixth win in the race.

SOCCER: Cristian Montecinos scored on a deflection in the 78th minute to give Chile a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in Copa America in Colombia. Chile, which beat Ecuador 4-1 in its opening match, earned one of two second-round round berths from Group A. Venezuela is 0-2. Morocco missed a chance to qualify for the 2002 World Cup, and George Weah entered as a substitute to score the only goal in Liberia's victory over Sierra Leone. Morocco needed just a tie to join South Africa and Cameroon as African qualifiers for the soccer showcase in South Korea and Japan. However, Morocco lost 1-0 to Senegal in Dakar on an 18th-minute goal by El Hadj Diouf.

TRACK AND FIELD: Five-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson dashed through the 200-meter leg of the 800-meter relay to give the United States an easy victory over Poland at a meet in Gdansk, Poland. The U.S. team _ Marcus Brunson, Derrick Brew, Jerome Davis and Johnson _ clocked 1 minute, 20.98 seconds, 2.30 seconds slower than the world record. The Polish team was second in 1 minute, 21.22 seconds.

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