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Rain delays Davenport's comeback

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Lindsay Davenport's return to professional tennis was postponed Tuesday when her doubles match at the Pilot Pen event was bumped because of rain.

Davenport gave birth to her first child, Jagger Jonathan Leach, in June and has not played since last September.

Davenport and doubles partner Lisa Raymond were rescheduled to play Cara Black and Liezel Huber on Wednesday afternoon.

Showers wiped out the entire day session Tuesday. Officials hoped to play at night, with three remaining first-round singles matches taking precedence over the doubles.

"I had to go Lindsay and the doubles match and say, 'Your match is not essential,"' tournament director Anne Worcester said. "We have to get the first-round matches played."

• MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- The Nationals traded right-hander Emiliano Fruto to the Arizona Diamondbacks for prospect Chris Carter, who then was shipped to the Boston Red Sox to complete last week's deal that sent outfielder Wily Mo Pena to Washington.

Fruto was 3-9 with a 5.26 ERA in 18 appearances, including 16 starts, for Triple-A Columbus in 2007. Washington acquired him last offseason when it traded second baseman Jose Vidro to Seattle.

Carter is a lefty-hitting first baseman who was batting .324 with 18 homers and 84 RBIs at Triple-A Tucson. He becomes the player to be named from Friday's trade in which Washington got Pena and cash from Boston.

• SOCCER -- Landon Donovan could become the United States' career scoring leader when the Americans play Sweden in an exhibition game.

The 25-year-old forward is tied with Eric Wynalda with 34 goals for the national team. He also could break U.S. records for goals and points in a year. Donovan's nine goals equal the mark set by Wynalda in 1996, and his 21 points match Cobi Jones' output in 2000.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Miami will play home football games at Dolphin Stadium starting in 2008, leaving the historic but decaying Orange Bowl after seven decades.

The university's trustees decided to make the much-debated move, which could generate $2 million or more in extra revenue annually for the Hurricanes' athletic department. City officials unsuccessfully tried to keep Miami at the Orange Bowl by promising $206 million in upgrades.

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