Andy Roddick won his second straight Queen's Club title with a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 victory over Sebastien Grosjean yesterday in London.
The 21-year-old American, the top-seeded player at this Wimbledon warmup event, also beat Grosjean in straight sets in last year's final.
"I served very well today," said Roddick, who had 11 aces. "I was a little lucky in that first set. Sebastien had a good look there and let me off, and I'm happy to be through."
Roddick, a semifinalist at Wimbledon last year, closed out the match when the fifth-seeded Grosjean hit a backhand wide.
This is Roddick's third title this year -- including San Jose and Miami. He is ranked second in the world behind Roger Federer of Switzerland. Federer successfully defended his Gerry Weber Open title in Halle, Germany, by beating Mardy Fish, 6-0, 6-3. . . .
Kim Clijsters had surgery to remove a cyst from her left wrist and is expected to be sidelined for three months, which will force her to miss the U.S. Open.
The world's second-ranked player will have to wear a cast up to her elbow for six weeks. . . .
Russian Maria Sharapova won her first singles title of the year, beating fellow teenager Tatiana Golovin of France, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, in the final of the grass-court DFS Classic in Birmingham, England.
* CYCLING: Lance Armstrong finished fourth in the Dauphine Libere race in Paris, a tuneup before he attempts to win his sixth straight Tour de France.
Stuart O'Grady of Australia won the 124-mile final stage in 5 hours 21 minutes 40 seconds, while Spain's Iban Mayo took the overall title.
The Tour de France will begin July 3. . . .
Australia's Robbie McEwen won the second stage of the Tour de Suisse in a mass sprint finish, while Jan Ullrich retained the overall lead.
* COLLEGES: Hall of Famer Paul Hornung said he won't return to Notre Dame football radio broadcasts this season because of a flap over his comments that the school should lower its academic standards to recruit black athletes.
"The reason I'm not going to be on the air for my last year is because Notre Dame does not want me there," Hornung told the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.
Associate athletic director John Heisler said even though Notre Dame has some input into who represents the school on the air, the final decision was up to Westwood One Radio.
"What the university's position is, is only a part of it," Heisler said. "We don't control the talent on broadcasting." . . .
New York wants to host a college bowl game in 2010 at the proposed future home of the New York Jets on the West Side of Manhattan.
The Big Apple Bowl would be played at the New York Sports and Convention Center, which is still in the planning stages, officials said.
New York City hasn't hosted a college bowl game since the Gotham Bowl in 1962.
* PRO FOOTBALL: The New England Patriots gathered at the Brookline, Mass., home of owner Robert Kraft to receive their Super Bowl rings.
The Patriots won their second Super Bowl in three years in February when Adam Vinatieri capped a wild 37-point fourth-quarter with a 41-yard field goal in the game's final seconds for a 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers.
Each ring is made of 14-karat white gold and weighs 3.8 ounces, making them the largest Super Bowl rings. Each ring has 104 diamonds with a total weight of 5.05 carats. The rings range in size from 171/2 for Ted Washington, who signed with the Oakland Raiders in the offseason, down to 9.
* BOXING: The Boxing Hall of Fame's 2004 induction class is comprised of former welterweight champion Carlos Palomino, featherweight Azumah Nelson of Ghana, light heavyweight Dwight Muhammad Qawi (formerly known as Dwight Braxton) of the United States, and bantamweight Daniel Zaragoza of Mexico. Also enshrined in Canastota, N.Y., were promoter J. Russell Peltz and South African referee Stanley Christodoulou. The Hall also inducted writer W.C. Heinz, 89.
-- From News Services