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Track & field

RECORD SET: Stacy Dragila broke the world indoor record in the pole vault Sunday by clearing 15 feet, 8 1/4 inches at the U.S. Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Dragila had already won the title at 14-5. She then cleared 15-1 as a warmup before going for the record of 15-7 3/4 held by Russia's Svetlana Feofanova.

Hockey

GUERIN INJURED: Dallas right wing Bill Guerin is expected to be out for the rest of the regular season and perhaps longer after having emergency surgery to relieve a buildup of blood in his severely bruised right thigh.

Guerin, second on the Stars with 25 goals and 50 points, was hurt Thursday when he collided with Ottawa defenseman Chris Phillips in the third period.

Baseball

DODGER HURT IN WRECK: Right-hander Masao Kida, who signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, was hospitalized following a traffic accident that critically injured his passenger, an interpreter with the team.

Kida was driving a vehicle that was hit head-on near Orlando late Saturday, Dodgers vice president Derrick Hall said, adding he was told alcohol was not involved and the other driver was at fault.

Hospitalized in Rockledge, the 34-year-old Kida had a bruised abdomen, liver and spleen, a fractured toe and an injured back.

Tennis

STATE FARM: Ai Sugiyama played four matches at the rain-delayed State Farm Women's Tennis Classic on Sunday, winning her semifinal match and then beating Kim Clijsters 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Sugiyama and Clijsters then turned around and won their doubles semifinal before beating Lindsay Davenport and Lisa Raymond, 6-1, 6-4 to end the night.

MEXICAN OPEN: Amanda Coetzer of South Africa won the Mexican Open for the second time in three years Sunday, overcoming Mariana Diaz-Oliva of Argentina 7-5, 6-3.

Soccer

ENGLISH LEAGUE: Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0 Sunday on goals by Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard to win the League Cup for a record seventh time.

Speedskating

WORLD CUP: Canada's Jeremy Wotherspoon broke the speedskating 500-meter outdoor world record in a World Cup event Sunday, finishing in 35.20 seconds. Gerard van Velde of the Netherlands was second and Kip Carpenter of the United States came in third.

Biathlon

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Jay Hakkinen and Denise Teela used perfect shooting to win sprint titles Sunday at the U.S. Biathlon Championships.

Skeleton

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Brady Canfield, the bronze medalist at last month's World Championships, beat teammate Chris Soule to win the men's national skeleton championships by .57 seconds Sunday.