Rafael Nadal


Ivan Ljubicic

, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, Monday to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open in Paris. He will face

Robin Soderling

, the only man to defeat Nadal at the French Open.

Juan Ignacio Chela edged Alejandro Falla, 4-6, 6-2, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Chela will play Andy Murray or Viktor Troicki, whose match was suspended because of darkness, tied at two sets each.

Maria Sharapova erased deficits in both sets and beat Agnieszka Radwanska, 7-6 (4), 7-5. Her quarterfinal opponent will be Andrea Petkovic, who beat Maria Kirilenko, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Another quarterfinal will pit Victoria Azarenka against Li Na.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Virginia was selected as the top seed in the 64-team NCAA Division I tournament. It will host one of 16 four-team, double-elimination regionals that begin Friday. Virginia opens against Patriot League champion Navy. The other top national seeds, in order, are: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida State, Vanderbilt, Texas, and Rice.

SOCCER: Alejandro Bedoya joined the U.S. training camp in Cary, N.C., after Benny Feilhaber was injured during a Major League Soccer game on Saturday.

Teams have until 24 hours before their first Gold Cup game to replace injured players. The Americans begin group play June 7 against Canada.

Union midfielder Justin Mapp was named MLS player of the week.

The struggling Vancouver Whitecaps fired coach Teitur Thordarson. The MLS club also fired goalkeeper coach Mike Salmon.

Also, in the MLS, the Chicago Fire dismissed coach Carlos de los Cobos and announced that technical director Frank Klopas will serve as the interim coach for the rest of the season.

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said he sent a private e-mail suggesting Qatar had "bought" the right to host the 2022 World Cup.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia will be allowed to take part in summer workouts but will remain on probation. He has been suspended five times in his college career.

CYCLING: Timoty Gudsell of New Zealand won the 68th Tour of Somerville in New Jersey, the oldest major cycling event in the United States. For the second year in a row, Philadelphia cyclist Theresa Cliff-Ryan took first place in the women's race, completing the 20-mile course in 47 minutes, 54 seconds.

In Greenville, S.C., Matthew Busche won the USA Cycling Pro road race, outsprinting hometown favorite George Hincapie.

RUNNING: Belete Assefa became the third straight Ethiopian to win the men's 10-kilometer Bolder Boulder race in Colorado. Defending women's champion Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia was beaten by Kenya's Lineth Chepkurui.

SWIMMING: Austrian anti-doping officials have opened proceedings against European short-course 200-meter butterfly champion Dinko Jukic for missing an unannounced doping test last week.

- Inquirer wire services