Trout’s contract renewed for $510,000
TEMPE, Ariz. — The Los Angeles Angels renewed the contract of AL Rookie of the Year Mike Trout for $510,000, prompting an angry response from the outfielder’s agent.
Craig Landis said his client was disappointed with the decision announced Saturday. The salary is $20,000 above the major league minimum.
Trout had a $482,500 salary last year, when he finished second to Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in AL MVP voting. Trout hit .326 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs, and led the majors with 129 runs and 49 steals.
Djokovic beats Berdych in Dubai final
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Novak Djokovic rallied from a breakdown in the first set to win his fourth Dubai Championships title in five years and his 36th career title on Saturday, downing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 6-3.
The top-ranked Djokovic extended his unbeaten streak this year to 13 matches, which included his third straight Australian Open title. He’s won 13 of the past 14 meetings with Berdych.
Nadal blasts past Ferrer in Mexican Open final
ACAPULCO, Mexico — Rafael Nadal blasted past top seed and defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 in Saturday’s final of the Mexican Open.
The women’s final was similarly one-sided with Italy’s Sara Errani beating Carla Suarez-Navarro of Spain 6—0, 6-4.
Gulbis upsets Haas to reach Delray final
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Qualifier Ernests Gulbis upset second-seeded Tommy Haas in three sets on Saturday to reach the final of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships.
Gulbis, ranked 109th in the world, won 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (2) to move into a tournament final for the first time since 2011, when he won in Los Angeles.
Gulbis will play Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France in today’s final.
Roger-Vasselin upset top-seeded John Isner 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
The 15th-ranked Isner could never find his form against Roger-Vasselin, who was playing in his first career ATP World Tour semifinal. Roger-Vasselin was 0-5 in career quarterfinals. His father, Christophe, was a French Open semifinalist in 1983 and ranked as high as 39th.
Mattek-Sands in Malaysian Open final
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States defeated third-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the Malaysian Open to reach her first WTA singles final in two years.
Mattek-Sands won the first set 6-4 Saturday before the semifinal match was suspended for an hour because of rain.
When play resumed, the wild card quickly took the second set 6-1 to set up a final against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
The 127th-ranked Pliskova needed only 46 minutes to defeat fourth-seeded Ayumi Morita 6-0, 6-2 of Japan to reach her first WTA final.
From wire sources