Steffi Graf was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., yesterday, presented by another of the game's greats: her husband, Andre Agassi.
Graf, inducted along with Stefan Edberg and Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, won 22 Grand Slam singles titles and was ranked No. 1 for a record 377 weeks.
Edberg won six Grand Slam titles and helped Sweden win four Davis Cups.
Cheney, 87, has won more than 300 senior titles, including 20 senior Grand Slams. She was introduced by Hall of Famer John McEnroe. Cheney is the daughter of 1956 Hall of Famer May Sutton Bundy, making them the first mother-daughter combination.
In the men's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships that coincides with the induction every year, Greg Rusedski earned his 14th career title, beating Alexander Popp, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-2), in the grass-court final. . . .
Austria upset the United States in the Fed Cup for the second time in three years to join defending champion France, Russia and Spain in the semifinals.
For the host Austrians, who beat the U.S. in 2002, Barbara Schwartz outlasted Lisa Raymond, 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 10-8, to clinch the best-of-five tie in Innsbruck. Austria wrapped up the 4-1 triumph by winning the doubles, dealing Martina Navratilova her first Fed Cup loss after 40 victories.
Elsewhere, Russia beat Argentina, 4-1; France eliminated Italy, 3-2; and Spain rallied for a 3-2 victory over Belgium. . . .
In Gstaad, Switzerland, Roger Federer beat Igor Andreev, 6-2, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, to win the Swiss Open.
* SOCCER: Adriano scored three times to lead Brazil into the quarterfinals of Copa America with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica in Arequipa, Peru.
Juan also scored, and Alex assisted on three of Brazil's goals. Luis Marin scored Costa Rica's lone goal in the 81st minute off a corner kick.
Also, Paraguay notched a 1-1 tie with Chile after Ernesto Cristaldo's long-range shot found the net in the 79th minute.
* BASKETBALL: Perry Rogers, the agent for Shaquille O'Neal, said yesterday a blockbuster deal between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers is imminent and could be official Wednesday when the NBA's two-week player movement moratorium expires.
"It still can't officially be done . . . but I can tell you we're confident that this will move forward," Rogers told the Associated Press.
Miami is expected to send a package that includes Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, one other player -- perhaps Caron Butler -- and a first-round draft choice to Los Angeles in exchange for the 7-foot-1, 340-pound O'Neal. . . .
The Detroit Pistons reportedly have offered forward Antonio McDyess a four-year, $23 million contract. McDyess, whose career has been plagued by injuries, played 42 games last season -- 24 in Phoenix and 18 with New York -- and averaged 6.9 points and 6.1 rebounds.
* HORSE RACING: Medallist surged to an early lead and maintained a clear advantage the rest of the way, beating The Cliff's Edge by 33/4 lengths in the $150,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Ridden by Jorge Chavez, Medallist covered 11/16 miles in 1 minute 40 seconds in the Grade 2 race for 3-year-olds.
* GOLF: Former PGA champion (1995) Steve Elkington withdrew from this weekend's British Open because of a pulled groin muscle.
-- From News Services