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Coria Settles Lawsuit Against Vitamin Maker After Steroid Ban


Tennis star Guillermo Coria yesterday settled his lawsuit against a New Jersey-based vitamin maker he blamed for a positive steroid test that cost him millions in earnings.

Terms between Coria and Universal Nutrition, which had denied making tainted pills, were not disclosed.

The deal came as the 25-year-old Argentine was to testify on the second day of the trial, held in New Brunswick, N.J.

Coria had charged that a contaminat­ed multivitam­in not only kept him from competing for seven months in 2001 and 2002, but besmirched his reputation and cost him at least $10 million in prize money, bonuses, appearance fees and endorsemen­ts. . . .

Roger Federer, aiming for his fifth straight Wimbledon title, and Justine Henin, seeking her first, were given the No. 1 seeds for the grass-court Grand Slam event.

Rafael Nadal, the Wimbledon runner-up last year, was seeded No. 2, ahead of Andy Roddick.

Maria Sharapova, who won the 2004 title at 17, was seeded No. 2 on the women’s side, followed by Jelena Jankovic. Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo was seeded fourth.

The tournament will begin Monday.

GOLF: The PGA Tour is getting closer to a rule on performanc­e-enhancing drugs, and with testing likely to follow, Commission­er Tim Finchem said golf organizati­ons around the world should make sure they’re on the same page.

“It’s unfortunat­e that these realities are with us, but they are,” Finchem said at the Travelers Championsh­ip.

AUTO RACING: Jeff Gordon won’t have to miss a race for the birth of his daughter.

NASCAR’s four-time champion became a father when his wife, model Ingrid Vandebosch, gave birth to a girl. Gordon announced on his Web site that Ella Sofia Gordon was born yesterday morning.

SOCCER: Dave Sarachan was fired as the coach of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire following a 4-6-2 start and was replaced on an interim basis by assistant Denis Hamlett. ...

Eddie Gaven and Stefani Miglioranz­i scored their first goals of the season as the host Columbus Crew beat the Kansas City Wizards, 2-1, in an MLS game.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Daniel Turpen allowed five hits over eight innings, and defending champion Oregon State beat UC Irvine, 7-1, in the College World Series.

The win sends the Beavers (47-18) into the best-of-three championsh­ip series starting Saturday. They will play the winner of tonight’s Rice-North Carolina game.

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