extended his winning streak on clay to 76 matches and broke
record for most victories on one surface by defeating
, 7-6 (3), 6-7 (8), 6-4, yesterday in the semifinals of the Rome Masters.
McEnroe had a 75-match winning streak on indoor carpet between September 1983 and April 1985.
In the final, Nadal will meet Fernando Gonzalez, who defeated Filippo Volandri, 6-1, 6-2.
Elsewhere: Top-seeded Justine Henin rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the final set against Jelena Jankovic and reached the German Open semifinals with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win in Berlin . . . Mired in his worst slump in more than three years, Roger Federer split from coach Tony Roche.
Former Olympic medalist and World Cup champion
is leaving the U.S. ski team, ending his contentious relationship with the federation that oversees the sport in this country.
The 29-year-old Miller, who won two silver medals in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, still could compete in the 2010 Olympics.
In Franconia, N.H., Miller's cousin, 24-year-old Liko Kenney was involved in a bizarre slaying that ended with his own death. Kenney shot police Cpl. Bruce McKay four times and ran over him after a traffic stop Friday evening, state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte said.
Kenney then was killed by a passer-by who picked up the dead officer's weapon.
Jee Young Lee
took a 1-stroke lead in the LPGA Tour's Michelob Ultra Open, matching the course record with an 8-under-par 63.
Lee had a bogey-free round on the 6,306-yard River Course at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, Va., tying the record set by Kim Williams in 2004 and matched by Sarah Lee in the first round.
Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 for a 1-shot lead heading into the final round of the Andalusia Open in Marbella, Spain. Westwood is 15 under with a 201 total on the Aloha course.
caught his Dallas Cowboys teammates and coaches off guard by participating in the team's first minicamp.
No one knew why Owens, who is recovering from two surgeries on his right ring finger, suddenly showed up. During the team's media availability with players, Owens walked out of the locker room, saying, "I have nothing to talk about."
Elsewhere: The Soul signed defensive back Kevin Gaines to the active roster.
Widener fell to No. 1-ranked Salisbury, 16-8, in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament in Salisbury, Md.
Brian Stromko, Chris Matthews and Gavin Goane each scored two goals for the Pride (13-6).
Elsewhere: John Grant had three goals and five assists to lead Rochester past Arizona in the National Lacrosse League final in Glendale, Ariz.
scored a power-play goal 4 minutes, 58 seconds into overtime Friday night as Hershey beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7-6, to win the AHL's Eastern Division finals, four games to one.
Mike Cammalleri had a goal and an assist to help Canada defeat defending champion Sweden, 4-1, and advance to today's game against Finland for the hockey world championship in Moscow.
Mikko Koivu scored in overtime to lead Finland to a 2-1 victory over host Russia.
scored two goals to help the U.S. women's soccer team rout Canada, 6-2, in an exhibition game in Frisco, Texas.