TENNISNadal upset by No. 19 Youzhny
Rafael Nadal, fatigued from a nearly four-hour match the previous day, was routed by fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 6-0, 6-1 Sunday in the final of India's Chennai Open.
Youzhny, ranked 19th in the world, clinched the fourth title of his career by shocking the second-ranked Nadal, who managed to hold his service just once.
Nadal said he was a bit tired, after needing 3 hours, 54 minutes Saturday to overcome fellow Spaniard Carlos Moya in what was the longest three-set match on the ATP Tour in 15 years.
• Michael Llodra, a late addition to the Australian men's hardcourt tennis championships in Adelaide, won the final by beating Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-4. Llodra entered the tournament as a replacement for fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who pulled out because of a knee injury.
• Amelie Mauresmo of France and China's Li Na have withdrawn from the Sydney International, the last major tuneup before the Jan. 14 start of the Australian Open. Mauresmo has a left adductor strain and Li has a right knee injury.
WINTER SPORTSMatt wins slalom; Ligety, Miller flop
Austrian Mario Matt won the men's World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, and Americans Ted Ligety and Bode Miller failed to finish.
Matt, a slalom specialist, finished with a total time of 1 minute, 48.45 seconds at the Kuonisbaergli course, 0.10 seconds ahead of teammate Benjamin Raich. Ligety, who crashed on Saturday, had tied for third in the first run in soft snow conditions. He straddled a gate and went out in the second run. Miller made an error at one of the first gates, then lost his footing a second time and failed to finish the first run. On Saturday, he missed a gate during the first run of the giant slalom.
• Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, for her third victory in the discipline this season. American Julia Mancuso was ninth and Lindsey (Kildow) Vonn, the former Burnsville skier, failed to finish. Vonn, a speed specialist, was fifth after the first slalom run but failed to finish the second.
• Russia's Albert Demtschenko won the men's luge singles, keeping Germany from sweeping the World Cup meet in Koenigssee, Germany. The United States team of Christian Niccum, Daniel Joye, Julia Clukey and Tony Benshoof of White Bear Lake finished third in the team event won by Germany.
• Janne Ahonen of Finland became the first ski jumper to win the prestigious Four Hills tournament for a fifth time, in Bischofshofen, Austria. Ahonen also won the Four Hills tournament in 1999, 2003, 2005, and 2006 when he shared victory with Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic.
HORSE RACINGSabin Handicap ends in dead heat
Lady Marlboro and Golden Velvet finished in a dead heat in the $150,000 Sabin Handicap at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. They ran a mile in 1:37.21.
Lady Marlboro, ridden by Javier Castellano, paid $3.80, $3.80 and $2.40, and Golden Velvet, ridden by Eibar Coa, returned $3.40, 3.20 and $2.20.