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BENGALS MOVES: The Cincinnati Bengals, trying to shore up an inconsistent offensive line, Saturday activated tackle Kevin Sargent, who hasn't played since 1995 because of a neck injury.

The Bengals made room for Sargent by terminating the contract of tackle Joe Walter, 34, who was in the second year of a two-year deal.


BASEBALL INTERN DIES IN FALL: An intern working for the baseball commissioner's office was killed Saturday when he fell from a 12th-floor hotel balcony in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Police said it appeared that John Seidler's death was an accident, but an investigation continues. This is the second death in two days associated with the World Series.

According to a friend staying with the 27-year-old from Riverside, Calif., they had attended a party in Miami earlier in the evening and returned just after 2 a.m.

The friend, who was not identified, fell asleep after requesting a wakeup call. He last saw Seidler on the balcony.

When he woke Saturday morning, he noticed Seidler was not in the room and later discovered his body on the roof of a second-floor area of the Marriott Marina Hotel.


LYON GRAND PRIX: At Lyon, France, Fabrice Santoro of France continued his upsetting ways Saturday, ousting seventh-seeded Mark Philippoussis 6-4, 6-2 in the semifinals of the Lyon Grand Prix tennis tournament.

Three days ago, Santoro dropped the first set against former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek. He's been on a roll ever since, winning six consecutive sets against the sixth-seeded Krajicek, fourth-seeded Felix Mantilla and now Philippoussis.

In the final, Santoro will face Tommy Haas of Germany, who upset defending champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

ATP CZECH INDOOR: At Os-trava, Czech Republic, Goran Ivanisevic retired with an injury and Thomas Muster was upset Saturday in the semifinals of the $975,000 ATP Czech Indoor tennis tournament.

Karol Kucera of Slovakia was leading when Ivanisevic pulled out of the second set due to injury. It was the second time in two weeks that the 26-year-old London-based Slovak, ranked 32nd on the ATP Tour, has defeated Ivanisevic.

Kucera will face Sweden's Magnus Norman, who upset the fourth-seeded Muster 6-7 (1-7), 6-2, 7-5, in Sunday's final.

MARLBORO CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Hong Kong, Byron Black, the right-hander from Zimbabwe, upset third-seeded Boris Becker 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (6-8), 6-4 Saturday to advance to the final of the $725,000 Marlboro Tennis Championships.

Ranked 60th in the world Black will meet 11th-ranked Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil for the title. Kuerten, the reigning French Open champion, defeated Australian Scott Draper 6-3, 6-4 in his semifinal.

EUROPEAN INDOORS: Lisa Raymond's startling run of success ended abruptly Saturday in the semifinals of the $926,000 European Indoor Championships when France's Nathalie Tauziat bombarded Raymond 6-3, 7-5 less than 24 hours after the American shocked Swiss fans by upsetting Martina Hingis in the quarterfinals, becoming only the fourth person to beat world's top-ranked player this season.

Figure skating

CHINA GAINS OLYMPIC BERTH: Elegance, grace and four triple jumps gave Chen Lu the gold medal in the Karl Schafer Memorial Competition on Saturday, securing a berth for China at next year's Olympics.

The former world champion looked like the athlete she was when she won the title two years ago. After she completed a triple loop, it seemed as if she regained some of the confidence she lacked over the past weeks.


WHITAKER, QUARTEY WIN: WBA welterweight champion Ike Quartey and former welterweight champ Pernell Whitaker have been insisting that none of the top welterweights want to fight them.

That may no longer be the case after their performances Friday night at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Quartey (35-0), who had looked invincible in recent fights, won despite being knocked down in the 11th round by Jose Luis Lopez and taking a standing eight count in the second round.

Whitaker, 33, blamed Pes-triaev's style for his lackluster performance. Whitaker (41-2-1) was knocked down once in the 11th round but still was victorious by unanimous decision.

WORLD AMATEURS: At Budapest, Hungary, United States boxers got off to a strong start at the ninth World Amateur Boxing Cham-pionships on Saturday as Anthony Stewart and DaVarryl Williamson scored victories on the first day of preliminaries.

Williamson, 29, a heavyweight from Washington, D.C., defeated Garth da Silva of New Zealand 6-1 to make it to the final 16.

In the light heavyweight division, Stewart defeated Laurent Burgy of Switzerland 13-3 to make it to the last 16.


IRONMAN: Germany's Thomas Hellriegel won the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, finishing the 140.6-mile test in 8 hours, 33 minutes, 2 seconds - the slowest winning time since 1987.

Fellow German Jurgen Zack, who took the lead at the 35-mile of the 112-mile bicycle ride, was second in 8:39:17. Lothar Leder made it a German sweep of the top three positions, finishing in 8:40:29.