Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Julian Battle will miss the upcoming season with a torn left Achilles' tendon.
Battle, who was working with the starters because of Eric Warfield's legal problems, was injured during a minicamp practice on Saturday.
"He's going to be operated on," Chiefs Coach Dick Vermeil said. "He popped his Achilles' tendon, and he's lost for the year."
Battle, a third-round draft pick from Tennessee in 2003, has played in 26 games for the Chiefs. He made one start last season, as a fifth defensive back.
Vermeil put Battle at the top of the depth chart for the team's latest minicamp because the Chiefs expect the NFL to suspend Warfield for violating the league's drug and alcohol policy.
Warfield pleaded no contest in January to one count of driving under the influence in Johnson County, Kan.
* TENNIS: Mario Ancic of Croatia won his first ATP title at the Ordina Open in Den Bosch, Netherlands, beating defending champion Michael Llodra, 7-5, 6-4.
It was the first victory in three finals for the 21-year-old Ancic, whose powerful serve befuddled his opponent.
"I played some good points when I needed them," Ancic said.
Ancic reached the semifinals of Wimbledon last year after also making the semifinals at Den Bosch. He said he hoped to "continue the tradition" in his opening match this year at Wimbledon.
Ancic was the last man to beat No. 1 Roger Federer at Wimbledon, knocking him out in the first round three years ago. Asked whether Federer can be beaten this year, Ancic said, "You have to play unbelievable, and he has to be not 100 percent on top of his game."
* COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida won its seventh straight game and moved within a win of the championship round of the College World Series in Omaha with a 7-4 victory over Nebraska, which sent the hometown favorites into an elimination game.
Adam Davis homered and Jeff Corsaletti tied a CWS record with three doubles for the Gators (47-20), who snapped the Cornhuskers' 10-game winning streak.
Florida will take its longest winning streak of the season into Wednesday's game against the winner of tomorrow's matchup between the Cornhuskers and Arizona State.
Seth Dhaenens hit a go-ahead double in a three-run eighth-inning, and the Sun Devils eliminated Tennessee, 4-2.
* SOCCER: Birgit Prinz scored a goal to help Germany win its fourth straight European Women's Championship, 3-1 over Norway in Blackburn, England.
Anja Mittag put Germany ahead in the 21st minute. Three minutes later, Britta Carlson sent a perfect pass from near the halfway line to Renate Lingor, who scored to make it 2-0.
Dagny Mellgren made it 2-1 in the 41st, shooting a well-placed shot past Silke Rottenberg.
* BOXING: Antonio Tarver vowed to be in better shape this time, and he was as he took the IBO light heavyweight title from Glen Johnson on Saturday night in Memphis.
The victory came on a unanimous decision for Tarver, avenging his loss to Johnson six months ago on a split vote.
"We wanted to be quick and we wanted to be fast and let our hands go. It's an example of how hard we worked in camp," Tarver said.
Tarver had winning scores of 116-112 on two cards and 115-113 on the third.
* HIGH SCHOOLS: Ed Ashwell resigned his position as football coach at Magruder after four seasons at the school. The Colonels finished 3-7 last year.
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