Haile Gebrselassie

ran his fastest 10,000 meters in four years yesterday, well within the 27-minute mark he sought to push his case to be on the Ethiopian team for the Beijing Olympics.

Gebrselassie, 35, finished second in the FBK Games in Hengelo, Netherlands, in blustery winds in 26 minutes, 51.20 seconds, only 0.67 seconds behind compatriot and Olympic silver medalist

Sileshi Sihine


Liu Xiang

, the defending Olympic and world champion, delivered for 45,000 fans in Beijing's new National Stadium, winning the 110-meter hurdles in an Olympic test event. His time: 13.18 seconds.


Agnieszka Radwanska

beat top-seeded

Elena Dementieva

, 6-3, 6-2, to win the Istanbul Cup in Turkey and become the first Polish woman to surpass $1 million in career earnings on the WTA Tour.


Nikolay Davydenko

won the Hypo Group International in Poertschach, Austria, for a third time, beating defending champion

Juan Monaco

, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.

Sweden won the World Team Cup for the fourth time, capturing the doubles to beat Russia, 2-1, in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Australian Open runner-up

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

withdrew from the French Open because of an injured right knee and will have surgery next week. He was the No. 14 seed.

Auto racing

Kyle Busch

, Joe Gibbs Racing's Sprint Cup superstar, drove a Toyota fielded by Braun Racing to victory in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 last night at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., snapping a six-race winning streak Gibbs' cars have had in the Nationwide Series.

But in stretching a tank of gas the final 68 laps, Busch still ensured a JGR driver celebrated in Victory Lane for a seventh consecutive race.

Felipe Massa

will start the Monaco Grand Prix today in Monaco from the pole position after leading a Ferrari 1-2 finish in qualifying yesterday.


An NCAA investigation of a former Nevada men's golf coach

Rich Merritt

centers on the possibility of sports betting, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported yesterday.

Alex Bryant

's RBI-bunt single in the bottom of the 11th gave Charlotte a 4-3 win over Xavier and the Atlantic Ten Conference baseball title at Campbell's Field in Camden.

Horse racing

Kent Desormeaux



to a three-length victory over


in the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park in New York.


U.S. midfielder

Benny Feilhaber

has a torn meniscus in his right knee that needs an operation and will miss Wednesday's exhibition game against England.


Ricky Hatton

prevailed in a lopsided decision over Mexico's

Juan Lazcano

(37-5-1) in Manchester, England, to retain his International Boxing Organization light-welterweight title and restart his career in front of a raucous home crowd.

Hatton (44-1) won easily on all three judges scorecards: 120-110, 118-110, 120-108. He hadn't fought since losing a World Boxing Council welterweight bid against

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

in December.