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Roddick aces his way to Paris quarterfinals

By wire services
Published November 4, 2005


PARIS - Top-seeded Andy Roddick had 16 aces Thursday and routed Dominik Hrbaty 6-1, 6-2 to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals. Roddick took a step toward his sixth title this year in eliminating his 16th-seeded opponent. "I felt like everything was flowing," Roddick said.

Roddick plays 10th-seeded David Ferrer, who defeated Tommy Haas 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3.

ADVANTA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Two-time defending champion Amelie Mauresmo defeated Ai Sugiyama 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals in Villanova, Pa.

STEROIDS: BALCO indictment

A noted scientist was indicted for allegedly supplying BALCO with the performance-enhancing drug known as "the clear." A federal grand jury accused Patrick Arnold of conspiring with San Francisco Bay Area Laboratory-Cooperative founder Victor Conte to illegally distribute the once-undetectable substance tetrahydragestrinone. Arnold was charged with three counts of illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs. The indictment of Arnold, 39, comes as prosecutors are taking aim at the alleged suppliers of BALCO.

INTERNET ACCESS: Any teenager with a computer and an e-mail address can get anabolic steroids, and distributors face little chance of being caught, congressional investigators said. The Internet makes it easy for distributors, mainly from overseas, to avoid detection, and penalties are much lighter than for those caught with many other illegal drugs, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office.

COLLEGES: UM guard out 3-6 weeks

Miami point guard Anthony Harris will miss 3-6 weeks with a hairline fracture of his right foot. He'll miss at least five games.

MEMORIAL FOR USF PLAYER: A memorial service for basketball player Bradley Mosley will be held at noon Wednesday in the Corral, located on the main level of the Sun Dome on the USF campus. Mosley, 22, died Saturday of renal medullary carcinoma, a rare form of kidney cancer.

TENNIS: Florida sophomore Diana Srebrovic advanced to the second round of the ITA National Indoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio, with a 6-2, 6-1 win over No. 7 seed Suzi Fodor of California.

SOCCER: Florida women (13-5-1, 8-2-1 SEC) lost 2-1 to Auburn in the SEC tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. UF waits to see if it will make the NCAA Tournament, announced Monday.

BIG EAST: USF president Dr. Judy Genshaft has been named one of six members of a newly expanded conference executive committee: "I'm very pleased to be on the executive committee, and it's great that they think so much of the new members to add (Marquette and USF) on."

ET CETERA

BASEBALL: Angels pitcher Jered Weaver and Mets outfielder Lastings Milledge were among 24 players picked for the U.S. team. The club, managed by Davey Johnson , will compete in qualifiers this month for the 2008 Olympics.

SOCCER: U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna is expected to be sidelined until Nov. 19 because of knee and ankle damage. The Manchester City midfielder was injured in the English Premier League team's 1-0 loss at Arsenal on Oct. 22.

BOXING: Muhammad Ali was treated for a back and neck condition and is undergoing follow-up physical therapy. The 63-year-old former heavyweight champ has Parkinson's disease.

ARENA FOOTBALL: The Storm signed four offensive/defensive linemen, including former Bucs defensive tackle Buck Gurley. It also signed ex-Bengal Mondre Dickerson and re-signed Demarco McNeil and Omar Smith.

HORSES: Breeders' Cup Classic winner Saint Liam will have a $50,000 fee when his stud career begins next year at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky.