Olympic and world champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh reached the final of the Beach Volleyball World Championship in Berlin yesterday after a leg injury to an opponent forced the Chinese team to quit.

The American pair defeated Tian Jia and Wang Fei, 21-16, 19-21, 5-4, and will play for the gold medal against top-seeded Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil. Felisberta Silva and Franca defeated Dalixia Fernandez Grasset and Tamara Larrea of Cuba, 21-15, 21-16.

"It's not the way you want to win," Walsh said. "We went over to her. . . . I just wanted to make her smile."

* PRO BASKETBALL: San Antonio's Game 7 win over Detroit was the highest-rated game of the NBA Finals, though the average for the series was down 29 percent from last year. ABC got an 11.9 rating with a 22 share for the Spurs' win Thursday night. It was the highest-rated show on television for the evening and was the second-highest rated clinching game since 2000.

* SOCCER: Defending champion Brazil ousted Germany, 2-1, in extra time and Morocco upset Italy in a penalty shootout to reach the semifinals of the World Youth Championship.

Morocco tied Italy, 2-2, through 120 minutes before goalkeeper Mohammed Bourkadi stopped two penalties in the shootout.

Brazil defender Rafael scored the winner in the 99th minute.

* WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Kelly Amonte Hiller had three goals and three assists as the United States defeated Wales, 11-4, in an IFWLA World Cup game in Annapolis. Quinn Carney and Randall Goldsborough added two goals each for the United States (2-0). Four players scored goals for Wales (0-2).

The United States will play Canada today at 5 p.m. and Australia tomorrow at 2 p.m. to conclude pool play. Both games are at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility at the Naval Academy.

* COLLEGES: Jeff Fogelson will resign as the athletic director at Seton Hall on Sept. 30. The university gave no reason for the resignation in making the announcement and Fogelson, 58, was not immediately available for comment. . . .

University of Virginia first baseman and left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle has been chosen to compete for the U.S. national baseball team Monday-Thursday in Raleigh, N.C.

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At sand level, Americans Misty May-Treanor, left, and Kerri Walsh, practice prior to their match at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Berlin.