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NICE, France - American Andy Roddick withdrew from the Open de Nice on Tuesday and is in doubt for the French Open because of a right shoulder injury.

The 11th-ranked Roddick said he doesn't want to take any risks ahead of the French Open, which starts Sunday.

"It's running a big risk, playing on an unhealthy shoulder with Roland Garros round the corner and Wimbledon shortly afterwards," Roddick said. "I'm pulling out of Nice for now. Obviously the situation is not perfect for Roland Garros, but I still have a couple of days to hope for something to get better."

The 2003 U.S. Open champion said he will not play at Roland Garros unless he is 100 percent.

World Team Cup: Tampa resident Mardy Fish defeated Andrey Golubev 6-4, 6-2 as the United States tied Kazakhstan 1-1 in Duesseldorf, Germany. The teams play doubles today.


Leonard: Coach sexually abused me

Sugar Ray Leonard says in his upcoming autobiography that he was sexually abused by a coach in the early 1970s.

In The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring, the Hall of Famer writes that an unnamed "prominent Olympic boxing coach," who has since died, assaulted him in a car.

Leonard, 55, won a gold medal at the 1976 Games then captured five world titles in five weight classes.

He writes: "I do know that I was in a lot of pain as I chased my dream of winning the gold."

The book, written with Michael Arkush, is due out next month.


Nehro out of Preakness

There will be no rematch between Animal Kingdom and Nehro at the Preakness.

Nehro, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby behind Animal Kingdom, will skip Saturday's second leg of the Triple Crown in Baltimore and be pointed toward next month's Belmont.

Owner Ahmed Zayat said the decision was based on Nehro's hectic spring schedule.

Et cetera

Autos: Rain limited Indianapolis 500 practice to two participants, Marco Andretti and Mike Conway. Andretti completed five laps in Conway's car with a fast lap of 220.656 mph. Conway went eight laps in the same car, hitting 219.910 mph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Cycling:Mark Cavendish won the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia in a sprint finish in Teramo, Italy, and Alberto Contador retained the overall lead.

Figure skating:John Coughlin will team with Caydee Denney in U.S. pairs.

Golf: France will host its first Ryder Cup after being awarded the 2018 tournament, beating out sentimental favorite Spain as the popular choice after the death of Seve Ballesteros this month. The biennial match between Europe and the United States will be played at Le Golf National course near Paris.

Times wires