PARIS (AP) - Maria Sharapova saved two match points Sunday and advanced to the quarterfinals at the French Open by beating Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 3-6, 6-4, 9-7.
Schnyder served for the match three times, at 5-4, 6-5 and 7-6 in the third set. She was one point away from ending the match in the 10th game and again in the 14th _ and she also was two points away from victory on 11 occasions.
The second-seeded Russian will next face No. 9 Anna Chakvetadze, who beat No. 25 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 0-6, 6-2.
Serena Williams and Justine Henin also won, setting up a quarterfinal showdown. Williams beat Dinara Safina of Russia 6-2, 6-3, while two-time defending champion Henin beat No. 20 Sybille Bammer of Austria 6-2, 6-4.
Roger Federer also advanced to the quarterfinals, beating No. 13 Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4. The top-ranked Swiss star tied the Open-era record for most consecutive sets won at Grand Slams, taking his streak to 35.
BOSTON (AP) - Roger Clemens will have tests on his ailing groin Monday, and the New York Yankees hope he can make his first start of the season next weekend.
New York manager Joe Torre said Sunday that Clemens could pitch Saturday against Pittsburgh, five days after he was originally slated to return to the struggling Yankees before being scratched because of a fatigued right groin.
Matt DeSalvo was scheduled to come up from the minors and start in Clemens' place Monday night at the Chicago White Sox. Kei Igawa, who had been another option, pitched in a Triple-A game Sunday for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Torre said Igawa pitched well, but Scranton pitching coach Dave Eiland said the left-hander needs another minor league outing.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - K.J. Choi figured the best way to learn to play golf was to study books by Jack Nicklaus and spend hours watching video of golf's greatest champion. It was only fitting Choi celebrate the biggest victory of his career Sunday with a handshake from Nicklaus that was as meaningful as the trophy.
Choi ran off four straight birdies on the front nine to take the lead, then finished with three clutch par saves from the bunkers and gallery to close with a 7-under 65, giving him a one-shot victory over Ryan Moore.
Rod Pampling, who had a three-shot lead to start the final round, gave himself a chance with a 30-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to get within one shot of Choi. But on the 17th, Pampling went long and into the gallery, stubbed a chip and was lucky to escape with bogey. He closed with a 72 and tied for third with Kenny Perry, who shot 63 despite finishing with three straight pars.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) _ Nicole Castrale chased down the world’s No. 1 player for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Lorena Ochoa with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the Ginn Tribute.
Castrale closed with a 1-under 71 to match Ochoa (74) at 9-under 279 on the RiverTowne Country Club course. Castrale earned $390,000.
Ochoa, 0-for-4 in playoffs, was up by six shots Saturday and was still ahead by two shots with three holes to play Sunday. However, bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes dropped the Mexican star into a tie and a wayward tee shot into a marsh on the playoff hole, the 18th, cost her the title.
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) _ Another dose of Milwaukee Mile misfortune for Helio Castroneves gave Tony Kanaan an IndyCar Series victory Sunday.
Castroneves, who started from the pole at the suburban Milwaukee track and led several times in the ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt 225, was cruising toward an easy win when the rear wing on his Team Penske Dallara collapsed, sending him spinning into the wall 25 laps from the finish.
That gave the lead to Kanaan, his fellow Brazilian and longtime friend, who stayed out front he rest of the way to record his second straight win here and the ninth of his IndyCar career.
Andretti Green Racing teammate Dario Franchitti, coming off a victory last week in the Indianapolis 500, finished second, 2.57 seconds _ a full straightaway _ behind Kanaan.
Dan Wheldon wound up third, followed by Scott Dixon, Vitor Meira, Scott Sharp, Ed Carpenter and Danica Patrick, the last driver on the lead lap.
OTTAWA (AP) _ Anaheim defenseman Chris Pronger received a one-game suspension Sunday for his hit to the head of Ottawa forward Dean McAmmond in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Pronger, who also was given a one-game ban during the Western Conference finals, leveled McAmmond with a forearm to the head Saturday night in the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Senators. He will miss Game 4 of the series, that Anaheim leads 2-1, on Monday night. He is eligible to return for Game 5 back in Anaheim on Wednesday.
It is the sixth career NHL suspension for the 6-foot-6, 220-pound, hard-hitting All-Star and the second in these playoffs. During the previous round against Detroit, Pronger was banned for Game 4 after his hit to the head of Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom against the boards.
Pronger wasn't penalized on the ice for either of the hits that led to his suspensions.
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) _ At least 12 soccer fans were crushed to death as a crowd rushed from the stadium after Zambia's victory in an African Cup qualifier, official media said Sunday.
Fans were in a hurry to leave because the match against Republic of Congo, which Zambia won 3-0, started an hour late _ the Sudanese referee arrived only three hours before kickoff, the state-owned Sunday Times reported.
The newspaper said three women and nine men were killed, all of them Zambian team supporters, and five fans were hospitalized after the accident Saturday at Konkola Stadium in the northern town of Chililabombwe in Zambia's Copperbelt province.