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BOUT SET:Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet in a highly anticipated fight in May that could be one of boxing's richest bouts. Mayweather will move up in weight for the fight, which will be for De La Hoya's 154-pound title and will be held next May 5 either in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.


FEDERER RALLIES:Roger Federer saved three match points in a second-set tiebreaker before defeating Andy Roddick 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4 Tuesday at the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. Top-ranked Federer extended his winning stretch in round-robin matches at the season-ending championship to 14 and his streak against Roddick to eight. David Nalbandian, who beat Federer in last year's final, was two points from victory before No. 4-ranked Ivan Ljubicic rallied for a 5-7, 7-6 (7), 7-5 win. Nalbandian is now 0-2 — he lost to Federer on Sunday — and will play Roddick in his last round-robin match.

NO TO OLYMPICS:Kim Clijsters declined an offer from the Belgian Olympic Committee on Tuesday to compete in the 2008 Beijing Games — instead insisting she will retire from tennis next year. "It is a superfluous question," she said on her Web site. "When I take a decision, I stick to it."


RYDER CUP TRIO WINS WENDY'S CHALLENGE: Ryder Cup teammates Scott Verplank, Stewart Cink and Zach Johnson won the $500,000 first prize for the PGA Tour at the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge on Tuesday.

WIE TO PLAY IN SONY OPEN: Michelle Wie will try once again to make the cut against the men on the PGA Tour, this time at the Sony Open on her home island of Oahu.