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Johnson works out at Bengals minicamp

CINCINNATI -- Receiver Chad Johnson fully participated in drills for the first time Saturday as the Cincinnati Bengals wrapped up their minicamp.

The disgruntled receiver limited himself to a few drills during workouts on Thursday and Friday, complaining through his agent that he has a bad ankle. He looked fine during a workout on Saturday, catching passes from Carson Palmer.

He declined to talk to the media again, other than to say "Vote for Obama" as he walked off the field -- apparently throwing his support behind Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

"I think it's been good for him to get back into the flow of things," coach Marvin Lewis said. "We still have to get some clarity on the ankle and being able to deal with that because it is something we dealt with a year ago."

Johnson has been lobbying for a trade since the Bengals went 7-9 last season and fans grew weary of his complaints that he's no longer appreciated in Cincinnati. The Bengals refused to deal him, and Johnson threatened to sit out the season. He didn't attend any of the team's voluntary workouts.

• TRACK AND FIELD -- Appropriately enough, Walter Dix left Florida State a winner.

Dix won his third consecutive 200-meter title and led the Seminoles to their third straight men's team crown Saturday at the NCAA track and field championships.

"We came out and gave a great effort," Dix said. "Three-peat, I'm proud of that."

The LSU women edged defending champion Arizona State for the women's championship, a race that came down to the meet's final event, the 1,600 relay.

The two teams entered the race tied. LSU finished second for eight points, Arizona State fifth for four points.

LSU won its 25 women's track title, 14th outdoors, but its first since Dennis Shaver replaced Pat Henry as coach in 2005.

• PRO TENNIS -- French Open champion Rafael Nadal beat four-time champion Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final at the Queen's Club for the first time.

Nadal is vying to be the first Spaniard in 36 years to win a grass-court tournament. Andres Gimeno won at Eastbourne in 1972.

Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the final. The second-seeded Serb dispatched fourth-seeded David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-0.

• Roger Federer reached the Gerry Weber Open final and pushed his record winning streak on grass to 58 matches with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Nicolas Kiefer.

Federer has not dropped his serve in any match at the Wimbledon warmup. The top-ranked Swiss has won the tournament four times, each time going on to win the grand slam tournament.

In today's final, Federer will face Philipp Kohlschreiber, who beat seventh-ranked James Blake 6-3, 7-5, knocking the American out of the tournament for the second straight year.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- An electrician working at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium died when he touched a high-voltage line, the second serious accident at the construction site in less than a week.

The man was standing on a ladder and performing an electrical test when he touched the power line, said Neal Strasser, a battalion chief with the Arlington Fire Department.

The man became wedged between the ladder and the stadium wall. A co-worker carried him to the ground and tried to revive him, Strasser said.

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