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RONALDO TO HAVE SURGERY ON KNEE

SOCCER

Ronaldo arrived in Paris on Thursday for surgery on a ruptured tendon in his left knee, which could end his career. The surgery has not scheduled. The World Cup's all-time leading scorer, playing for Italy's AC Milan, was hurt Wednesday while jumping for a ball. He cried as he left the field on a stretcher.

"He fears for his career," Milan president Silvio Berlusconi said.

The injury is similar to one Ronaldo, 31, sustained to his right knee in 2000. After surgery, he needed just more than a year to return. Doctors said they must wait to determine how long he will be out this time or if he'll return.

England:Sepp Blatter said the Premier League won't play overseas games, "as long as I am the president of FIFA." The league last week announced plans to stage games in five countries starting in 2010. But Blatter, president until 2011, criticized the plan as a money grab and added he believes it will harm England's bid for the 2018 World Cup.

Tennis

Seles officially saysshe won't come back

Five years after her last match (a first-round loss at the French Open) Monica Seles retired because of a foot injury. She said he had been considering a comeback. Seles, 34, won 53 titles and at 17 became the then-youngest No. 1 player. But she was stabbed at an April 1993 tournament in Germany. Seles returned 27 months later, reaching the 1995 U.S. Open final and winning the 1996 Australian Open.

Diamond Games: No. 1 Justine Henin, in her first match since the Australian Open, beat Tsvetana Pironkova 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals in Antwerp, Belgium. She double faulted to lose the first set and trailed 3-1 in the second.

Et cetera

Cycling: A Spanish court ordered the reopening of the doping probe that has implicated 1997 Tour de France champ Jan Ullrich and other stars. In March, a judge ruled no crimes were committed because the nation's law had not taken effect. Prosecutors appealed, arguing blood transfusions could have led to health problems.

Figure skating: China's Pang Qing and Tong Jian won the pairs title at the Four Continents in Goyang, South Korea, with 187.33 points, 5.49 more than Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao. Japan's Mao Asada leads after the women's short program with the final Saturday. Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir lead ice dancing with the final today.

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