RCA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Alex Corretja survived a knockdown return by Andre Agassi and then saved four break points in a crucial third game of the final set for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory Sunday in the title match of the RCA Championships at Indianapolis.

It was the first championship in the United States for Corretja, No. 11 in the latest ATP rankings and seeded sixth in the tournament, and was worth $122,500 to the 24-year-old Spaniard.

The victory cooled the hot summer streak of Agassi, the win-ning-est player on the ATP Tour this year, who is 50-12 with the loss. He had won 19 of his previous 21 matches since falling to Germany's Tommy Haas at Wimbledon.

Agassi, a four-time champion this year, had defeated Corretja the previous four times they played.

PILOT PEN INTERNATIONAL: Karol Kucera earned his first title on United States soil Sunday, beating Goran Ivanisevic 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 in the final of the Pilot Pen International at New Haven, Conn.

The match was a study in contrasts: the steady, unflappable Kucera against the emotional and unpredictable Ivanisevic. On a couple of close calls that went against him, the volatile Croat tossed his racket and ripped his shirt.

It also pitted the tour's top server against the top returner. Coming into the tournament, Iv-an-is-evic had 666 aces in 44 matches. Kucera had a 36 percent return rate in 50 matches.

DU MAURIER OPEN: Monica Seles won her fourth consecutive du Maurier Open women's tennis championship Sunday in Montreal with a convincing 6-3, 6-2 victory over Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain.

Seles, 24, needed only 76 minutes to win the $150,000 top prize for the hardcourt tournament at a sold-out, 10,500-seat Jarry Stadium. Sanchez Vicario pocketed $60,000.


LITTLE LEAGUE WS: For Sayaka Tsushima, playing in the Little World Series was a breeze.

For the 11-and 12-year-olds of Jenison, Mich., and Toms River, N.J., doing the same thing was just plain exhausting.

Tsushima became the first girl to play for a Far East team in the Little League World Series, and she did it with a single, a walk and two runs scored as Kashima, Japan, beat the defending champions, Guadalupe, Mexico, 6-1, Sunday in Williamsport, Pa.

Jenison and Toms River played the longest game in Little League World Series history, whether counted by innings or by time, with a 3-hour, 11-minute marathon.

Toms River finally won, 13-9 in the 11th inning.

UMP UNDER INVESTIGATION: American League umpire Al Clark contends he is a "victim" in the controversy surrounding the sale of baseballs said to have been used in David Wells' perfect game in May.

Clark, the focus of major league baseball's investigation into the sale of the baseballs, said he was not involved in the trafficking of the balls and he did not guarantee their authenticity.

"I've become the victim of someone else's greed," Clark said from his Williamsburg, Va., home. Clark said he was instructed by major league attorneys not to comment on the investigation.


CACHE VALLEY OPEN: Utah State's Casey Beck shot a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to win the Cache Valley Open at Birch Creek Golf Course in Smithfield.

Beck posted a two-day total of 143 after firing a first-round 70 at Logan River Golf Course on Saturday.

Don Needham finished second, three strokes behind Beck. As the low pro, Needham won $1,000 for beating Chris Peterson and Jon Fister Sr. by four shots.

Ken Cromwell won the senior division title with a 145.