The Washington Post
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.