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Martinez advances

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Top-seeded Conchita Martinez beat Sweden's Asa Carlsson 6-1, 6-2 in the rain and wind to advance to the third round of the $430,000 Bausch & Lomb Championships.

Shortly after their match, rain halted play and forced a postponement of a third-round match between No. 2 Gabriela Sabatini and Bettina Fulco-Villella, a fellow Argentine. Six doubles matches also were postponed.

Also advancing were third-seeded Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria, No. 5 Amanda Coetzer of South Africa, eighth-seeded Sabine Hack of Germany and No. 9 Irina Spirlea of Romania.

Medvedev survies

And at Lisbon, Portugal, second-seeded Andrei Medvedev survived a tough day for seeds in the second round of the $575,000 Estoril Open with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) victory over the Czech Republic's Bohdan Ulihrach.

N.Y. trades Turgeon

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens sent captain Kirk Muller, defenseman Mathieu Schneider and minor-league center Craig Darby to the New York Islanders for center Pierre Turgeon and defenseman Vladimir Malakhov. Turgeon, 25, had a career-high 132 points for the Islanders in 1992-93.

Paddock steps down

WINNIPEG, Manitoba - John Paddock resigned as coach of the Winnipeg Jets, but will remain general manager of the troubled team, which is at the bottom of the Western Conference. Terry Simpson, former coach of the Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers, was promoted from assistant coach.

Whaler suspended

NEW YORK - Hartford Whalers defenseman Glen Featherstone, who threw his helmet and accidentally hit an usher during a game at Buffalo on Tuesday, was suspended one game by the NHL. Featherstone was leaving the ice after a misconduct in the third period when the incident occurred. The usher, John Heidenger, was not seriously injured.

EWU's Wade resigns

CHENEY, Wash. - John Wade resigned as men's basketball coach at Eastern Washington, saying it was time for the school "to begin a new era." Wade compiled a 34-98 record and a 13-61 Big Sky Conference mark in his five years as coach.