first_imgAndy Roddick fended off four set points in the second set and held off a determined Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) to win the Kooyong exhibition tournament Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. “I knew it would be tough today; Tommy has been in great form early this year,” Roddick said. “I’m happy with the way I’m hitting the ball.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I can promise you right now – I’m thinking about Michael Lammers and not Roger Federer,” Roddick said. UCLA’s top-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel defeated Virginia’s Marko Miklo, the No. 8 seed, 6-1, 6-1 in the men’s singles semifinals of the 27th annual National Collegiate Tennis Classic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs. In a women’s singles semifinal between USC teammates, No. 8 Diane Mattias defeated No. 7 Luana Magnani 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. The women’s singles finals will be held today at 11 a.m., with the men following at 1 p.m. BASEBALL: The Angels agreed to multiyear contracts with Chone Figgins and Juan Rivera. The speedy, versatile Figgins got a $10.5 million, three-year deal. An offensive catalyst, he was a big reason the Angels won their second consecutive American League West title and advanced to the AL championship series last season. Rivera agreed to a two-year contract. Exact details were not yet known, but the outfielder will earn about $1.3 million in 2006. Outfielder-first baseman Craig Wilson chose not to go to salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth about $3.5 million. The 29-year-old Wilson made $3 million last season, when he missed 103 games because of hand injuries. The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Johnny Estrada agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. An All-Star in 2004, Estrada was acquired from the Atlanta Braves on Dec. 7 for relievers Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal. MOTOR SPORTS: Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart injured his right arm after he flipped his car during a qualifying race for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, complained of pain in his arm after Friday night’s race at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. He was examined and treated at a local hospital. A spokesman for Stewart said X-rays and a CT scan were both negative, but Stewart was fitted with a cast until a more extensive evaluation can be made by his own doctors. For the second day in a row, a boy died after being hit by a vehicle involved in the Dakar Rally in Senegal. A support truck hit and killed a 12-year-old boy Saturday between Tambacounda and Dakar, said organizers of the cross-continental road race – which ends today. On Friday, a boy watching the rally in Guinea was struck and killed by a competitor’s car. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Tennessee defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, sued this week for injuring a fellow student, will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. A student McDaniel hit in the face during a pickup basketball game last year filed an $800,000 lawsuit Thursday for damages in Knox County Circuit Court. Ohio State strong safety Donte Whitner will skip his senior year to enter the NFL draft. Whitner becomes the third Buckeyes underclassman to make the jump to the pros. Cornerback Ashton Youboty and wide receiver Santonio Holmes already said they are leaving Ohio State. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open tuneup event last year. He advanced to this year’s championship when Nicolas Kiefer retired because of an ankle injury in the second game of their semifinal Friday. Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, is seeded No. 2 in the Australian Open. He will open Monday against qualifier Michael Lammers of Switzerland and says he’s concentrating on one Swiss rival at a time. last_img read more