Roddick gets married
LOS ANGELES: American tennis star Andy Roddick married swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker on Friday, the second top 10 player to tie the knot recently after Roger Federer went down the aisle last weekend. The 26-year-old Roddick, a former world No 1 and 2003 US Open champion, married the 22-year-old Decker at the player's home in Austin, Texas, it was reported by American media. Fellow players James Blake and Mardy Fish were amongst the guests, while Elton John provided the entertainment. Brooklyn Decker is best known in the US for appearing in the sought-after swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. — AFP


Sneijder ruled out
MADRID: Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder will be out for at least four weeks after injuring his left leg during a Spanish league match. The Netherlands international pulled up clutching his left thigh on Saturday after making a run in the 90th minute of Madrid's 1-0 victory at Recreativo Huelva. He was taken off on a stretcher with what medical scans confirmed on Sunday was a muscle tear. Gabriel Heinze missed the game with a knee problem, and Madrid said they were evaluating the defender's day-to-day progress. — AP


Ballack doubtful
BERLIN: Germany look set to lose captain Michael Ballack for their tour to China and the United Arab Emirates later this summer after his club Chelsea qualified for next month's FA Cup final on Saturday. Germany leave for the Far East on May 26 and will play China in Shanghai on May 29 before facing the UAE in Dubai on June 2, but they look set to be without Ballack who will be involved in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 30. — AFP