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Moya win benefits aid effort for Asia

Carlos Moya won his second straight Chennai Open title by rallying from a 5-2 deficit in the third set to beat Paradorn Srichaphan 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) Sunday in a rematch of last year's final.

Moya donated his $52,000 winner's check to relief efforts for the Dec. 26 tsunami-earthquake catastrophe that killed more than 150,000 in Asia.

The fifth-ranked Moya is the first player to win the hard-court tuneup for the Australian Open in consecutive years. Paradorn reached his fourth straight final at the tournament; his lone title came in 2003.

"I was extremely lucky to win today," Moya said. "It's a great way to start the year."

OTHER EVENTS: Second seed Joachim Johansson won his second career title, beating Taylor Dent 7-5, 6-3 in the Australian Hardcourt final in Adelaide. Claudine Schaul upset fifth-seeded doubles partner Emilie Loit 7-5, 6-4 in the first round of the Canberra (Australia) Classic. Abigail Spears beat Jill Craybas 6-1, 6-3 in an all-American matchup at the Moorilla International in Hobart, Australia.


Bode Miller out early

Giorgio Rocca won his second straight slalom in Chamonix, France, as American Bode Miller failed to finish the first leg. Rocca took the lead in the World Cup slalom standings; Miller is the overall leader.

OTHER EVENTS: In a women's slalom race in Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, Marlies Schild took her third win this season. Ryan St-Onge led the U.S. men to victory in aerials in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Jukka Eratuli overcame a knee injury to win a Snowboard World Cup Big Air event in Moscow. Janne Ahonen set a hill distance record at 498 feet, 6 inches in Willingen, Germany, for his 11th ski jumping victory in 13 tries this season.


Two three-time winners

Trainer Lynne Scace and jockey Terry Houghton had three wins each at Tampa Bay Downs. Scace, last year's training leader at the Oldsmar track, has seven wins at the meet and is tied for first in the meet standings with Anthony Pecoraro.

SANTA ANITA: Congrats earned his seventh career win Saturday, beating Total Impact by 5{ lengths in the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap.


Greek riot harms police

Ten police officers were injured when rival fans rioted before a Greek first-division match between Olympiakos Piraeus and Panionios, forcing the game to be postponed. Police said riots erupted after more than 600 Olympiakos fans stormed the NEA Smirni stadium in central Athens, clashing with Panionios fans and anti-riot police.


TSUNAMI RELIEF: The world's leading cricket players will participate in a charity fund-raiser today for Asian tsunami victims. About 80,000 are expected in Melbourne, Australia. Raphael Poiree donated his $11,800 prize from a biathlon in Oberhof, Germany, to relief efforts.

CYCLING: Americans Rebecca Quinn and Jenny Reed won medals in the final day of competition at the third round of the track cycling World Cup in Manchester, England.

Compiled from Times wires.