Ilya Kovalchuk

scored his second goal of the game in overtime, giving Russia its first world hockey title since 1993 with a 5-4 win yesterday over host Canada in Quebec City.

Canada took a 4-2 lead into the third period but couldn't hold off the Russians.

Alexei Tereshchenko

and Kovalchuk scored to tie it, setting the stage for the overtime winner.


Rafael Nadal

beat defending champion

Roger Federer

, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-3, to win the Hamburg Masters in Germany and add the only major clay-court title missing from his impressive collection.

Jelena Jankovic

, suffering with a pain in her neck, overcame French teenager

Alize Cornet

, 6-2, 6-2, to win the Italian Open for the second straight year in Rome.

Track and field

Jenn Stuczynski

broke her American record in the pole vault, and

Tyson Gay

swept the 100 and 200 meters under a sweltering sun at the Adidas Track Classic in Carson, Calif.

Stuczynski cleared 16 feet, 03/4 inches to break the mark of 16-0 she set last year in the Reebok Grand Prix in New York. Only world-record holder

Yelena Isenbayeva

has gone higher, 16-51/2.

Gay won his first 100 of the season in 10.05 seconds (edging

Darvis Patton

in 10.06) and the 200 in 20.08. Gay is the reigning world champion in both events.



Jesse Carlin

won the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 6.87 seconds at the ECAC women's track championship in Princeton. The Quakers'

Jamie Liberti

finished 13th in the 3,000-meter run.


Elizabeth Haglund

finished third in the 1,500-meter run, and the Wildcats'

Callie Hogan

was 10th.

La Salle's

Kristina Kubula

was 10th in the 10,000-meter run, while Temple finished fourth in the 4x400-meter relay and eighth in the 4x800-meter relay.


Marco Radacaj

was second in the javelin with a heave of 63.97 meters behind Duke's

John Austin

(66.04) at the IC4A men's track championship in Princeton.

Penn's contingent had

Tim Kaijala

finish fourth in the 1,500-meter run,

James Foreman

12th in the pole vault, and

Kyle Calvo

fourth in the long jump. The Quakers'

John Carelli

was seventh in the triple jump, and

Michael Hall

was sixth in the decathlon.

La Salle's

Joseph Dare

finished ninth in the 10,000-meter run, while the Explorers'

Edward Baynes

was 13th in the event and La Salle's

Steve Rendall

was eighth in the 110-meter hurdles.


Edson Buddle

had three goals, and the Los Angeles Galaxy scored four times in a span of 14 minutes in a 5-1 victory over FC Dallas in an MLS game in Frisco, Texas.

Inter Milan won its third straight Italon the final day of the season as

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

scored both goals.


Tamika Whitmore

scored 17 points to lead the Connecticut Sun (2-0) to a 77-63 victory over the New York Liberty at Madison Square Garden.

Minnesota rookie

Charde Houston

scored 21 points to lead the Lynx past the Detroit Shock, 84-70, in Minneapolis.


Michael Phelps

won the 100-meter backstroke at the Santa Clara Grand Prix in California, marking the first time he has beaten

Aaron Peirsol

in a backstroke event.

Phelps won five events in the four-day meet, including yesterday's victories in the 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley.