ETC.: Venus Williams defeated Marta Domachowska, 6-2, 6-3, to reach the semifinals of the Korea Open in Seoul. … Lleyton Hewitt was upset by Rainer Schuettler, 6-3, 7-5, in the quarterfinals of the Mumbai Open in Mumbai. … Marion Bartoli upset top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, to advance to the semifinals of the Fortis Championships in Luxembourg. … Roger Federer pulled out of the Japan Open because he needs to rest after the U.S. Open and Davis Cup. Youth sports Andy Buff, 11, almost lost his life when he was struck in the chest by a line drive at a Little League game in Columbia, S.C. He stopped breathing and did not have a pulse, but two medical professionals at the Greenville County tournament revived him. Jurisprudence Madison Square Garden sued the NHL, saying the league has monopolized promotion of its teams. According to the lawsuit, the NHL has claimed it will fine MSG, which owns the New York Rangers, $100,000 per day if it does not give the NHL complete control over the team’s Web site. ETC.: A federal judge sentenced Robert “Tractor” Traylor, 30, to three years probation after the former NBA player admitted to preparing a false tax return that hid assets of a convicted drug dealer. … Indiana Pacers forward Shawne Williams missed a court hearing and could face an arrest warrant if he misses one set for Monday. … A New York jury asked for hundreds of pages of testimony and documents before finishing its first full day of deliberations in the sexual harassment case brought by a former top New York Knicks executive against Coach Isiah Thomas. Hockey Flyers rookie Steve Downie’s NHL debut is on hold. So is Dean McAmmond’s 13-year career. Downie received a 20-game suspension for leaving his feet to deliver a deliberate and dangerous hit to the head of the Ottawa forward. It’s the fourth-longest in league history. McAmmond is out indefinitely with a concussion. Motorsports Jimmie Johnson claimed his second straight pole in a Nextel Cup race, turning in the fastest qualifying time for Sunday’s Lifelock 400 in Kansas City. Ryan Newman’s Dodge qualified second at 174.893 mph, but the car failed inspection because the roof was too low.Newman will start Sunday from the back, moving Matt Kenseth’s Ford to the outside front. Track and field Cuba’s Dayron Robles showed up world record holder Liu Xiang in the Chinese hurdler’s hometown, winning the 110-meter hurdles in 13.01 seconds at the Golden Grand Prix in Shanghai, China. Liu, the Olympic and world champion, finished third in 13.21. In the men’s 100, American Wallace Spearmon edged out world champion and teammate Tyson Gay, crossing the line in 9.96 seconds to Gay’s 10.02. American Sanya Richards also set a personal best, finishing second in 10.97 behind Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell (10.90) in the women’s 100. Basketball Tina Thompson (Morningside High, USC) scored 14 points and Delisha Milton-Jones added 12 to help the United States rout Canada, 85-37, and secure the top seed in Group B at the FIBA Americas tournament in Valdivia, Chile. ETC.: Washington Mystics guard Alana Beard had surgery on her left shoulder and is expected to make a full recovery for the 2008 WNBA season. Cycling Former Lance Armstrong teammate George Hincapie signed a two-year deal with T-Mobile. ETC.: Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, kicked out of the Tour de France by his team, had traces of a blood-boosting substance in his system when tested during the race, the French sports daily L’Equipe reported. Miscellany Defending champion England finally showed its style at the Rugby World Cup in Paris, beating Tonga, 36-20, to advance to the quarterfinals. ETC.: Brazil granted refugee status to two obscure Cuban athletes who fled their team at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in July. Deaths Former pro wrestler Brian “Crush” Adams died last month at 44 after accidentally ingesting a lethal mixture of prescribed medications, the medical examiner’s office said in Tampa, Fla.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I’m disappointed that this is coming out again, four years after I’ve been to the grand jury and gave my truthful testimony,” Mosley said in a statement issued by publicist Debbie Caplan. “I even took a lie detector test back then to let everyone know that I wasn’t trying to be an unfair fighter.” Tennis Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov said he was approached several times with offers of bribes to fix matches, a Russian newspaper reported. The 29th-ranked Tursunov, who played on the Russian team that beat Germany in the Davis Cup semifinals last weekend, refused to say how much he was offered. Another Russian, Nikolay Davydenko, is under scrutiny after a British online gambling company tracked bettors putting 10 times the usual amount of money on a match he played in August. Davydenko has denied any involvement. From news services Boxer Shane Mosley is accused of using BALCO designer steroids “the clear” and “the cream” as part of a doping regimen before a 2003 fight against Oscar De La Hoya, SI.com reported Friday. Citing multiple unidentified sources who attended an international anti-doping conference in Colorado Springs, Colo., last November, SI.com reported that lead BALCO investigator Jeff Novitzky alleged that Mosley began using those two drugs, as well as endurance-enhancing EPO, two months before the junior middleweight championship fight won by Mosley. A BALCO client, Mosley was subpoenaed in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative investigation and testified before the grand jury in 2003. He has always denied doping and has never tested positive.