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COPA AMERICA: Colombia was perfect in Copa America, beating Mexico 1-0 to complete a six-game sweep and win Latin America's oldest soccer tournament for the first time.

Defender Ivan Ramiro Cordoba leaped over the Mexican defense to head in a corner kick in the 65th minute to give Colombia the title it sought since the tournament was first held in 1916.


AGASSI DOWNS SAMPRAS: Andre Agassi continued his recent domination of Pete Sampras with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the Mercedes-Benz Cup final — his most lopsided win in two years over his rival.

After the match, Sampras withdraw from this week's tournament in Montreal, citing a left thigh injury.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Kim Clijsters won the Bank of the West Classic, beating the uncharacteristically sluggish Lindsay Davenport 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

Third-seeded Clijsters broke Davenport, who overhit a forehand on match point, for her fourth career win and first of the year.

PROKOM OPEN: Tommy Robredo and Cristina Torrens-Valero won their respective finals at the $570,000 Prokom Open in which the title matches featured four Spaniards.

Robredo won his first ATP title, defeating Albert Portas 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (2) in a clay-court match watched by Poland President Aleksander Kwasniewski.

Torrens-Valero downed Gala Leon Garcia 6-2, 6-2.

GENERALI OPEN: Nicolas Lapentti withstood courtside temperatures of 113 degrees to win the Generali Open, beating Albert Costa of Spain 1-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.

Lapentti, a wild card from Ecuador, was playing in his first final of the season. He won the $900,000 clay-court tournament on his ninth match point, completing a match that lasted more than four hours.