Andy Roddick used a dominating serve and smart baseline game Sunday to beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-4 and win the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla.
It was Roddick's fifth title in a Masters 1000 tournament -- one level below the Grand Slams -- and his first since 2006.
Roddick has a record of 26-4 this year, best on the men's tour.
"The last month has been real good for me," he said. "I've played well on the big moments. ... It's all encouraging."
AUTO RACINGRed Bull goes 1-2 in F1 race
Spurred by the disappointment of mechanical failures that cost him victory in the Formula One season's first two races, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish in winning the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Vettel lead a 1-2 finish of Red Bull teammates, finishing ahead of Mark Webber after two weeks of failures that brought the reliability of the Red Bull cars into question. Vettel led in Bahrain and Australia before his car let him down.
"A very good result for us, especially for me, after two races where we didn't finish where we wanted to be," Vettel said.
HORSE RACINGJockeys at Santa Anita punished
Jockey Victor Espinoza received a three-day suspension for his riding in the Santa Anita Derby, and another jockey, Garrett Gomez, was fined for punching Espinoza afterward.
Espinoza's suspension begins April 11, while Gomez was fined $750.
An incident at the five-sixteenths pole in Saturday's race sparked the drama. Gomez's horse, Lookin At Lucky, was shuffled back when Espinoza's horse, Who's Up, angled to the rail while running second. Gomez lost his chance at winning but rallied to finish third, and he threw a punch at Espinoza as the jockeys were weighed.
CYCLINGArmstrong regains optimism
Lance Armstrong found some encouragement, and Fabian Cancellara found some energy in the Tour of Flanders in Belgium
Cancellara shook off Tom Boonen on the toughest climb and raced away to a victory in one of the cycling season's top one-day classics.
Armstrong finished 27th, but he learned he can still rattle and shake with the best on cobblestones, a key lesson to take into this summer's Tour de France because the third stage will include 8 miles of cobblestone roads.
"I felt better than I felt all year," Armstrong said after finishing more than 2 minutes behind Cancellara. "A little surprising. Gaining confidence."
AROUND THE HORN
Powerboat racing: Veteran American powerboat racer David Bryant was killed in an accident during a race in Australia, one of two competitors to die during the weekend event on the Manning River in northern New South Wales state. Bryant, who was 44, was ejected from his craft as it traveled at about 135 mph. On Saturday, 61-year-old Australian Brian McCosker died when his boat flipped during a race.
College football: Georgia linebacker Montez Robinson was dismissed from the team after he turned himself in to face a misdemeanor charge of simple battery/family violence in Athens, Ga. Robinson had been suspended in December after his arrest on charges involving altercations with a female student. He was a reserve for Georgia as a freshman last season.
Bowling: Pete Weber defeated Mike Scroggins and won the Lumber Liquidators Marathon Open in Baltimore, moving him into third place on the PBA Tour's career win list. Weber has 35 victories. Weber's victory denied Scroggins the PBA Tour player of the year award. Walter Ray Williams Jr. won the honor for the seventh time. Williams is No. 1 in victories with 47 titles, and the late Earl Anthony won 43 times.