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JANET WINS YELLOW RIBBON STAKES

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Janet beat defending champion Tranquility Lake by a length in Saturday's $500,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Santa Anita.

Ridden by David Flores, Janet covered 1 1/4 miles on turf in 1:58 3-5 and paid $15.60, $5, and $4.60 in the Grade I race for fillies and mares.

Tranquility Lake returned $2.80 and $2.20. Al Desima paid $5.40 to show.

The victory, worth $300,000, was Janet's seventh in 18 starts and increased her career earnings to $816,737.

At Arlington Heights, Ill., Publication nipped 17-1 long shot It'sallinthechase by a neck to win the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park.

Publication, ridden by Randall Meier, took a short lead in the stretch and held off the late challenge from It'sallinthechase.

Clijsters reaches Sparkassen final

LEIPZIG, Germany -- Top-seeded Kim Clijsters defeated Elena Dementieva, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1, Saturday, advancing to the final of the Sparkassen Cup against Magdalena Maleeva.

Maleeva beat second-seeded Nathalie Tauziat of France, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the other semifinal of the $565,000 tournament.

In Hong Kong, Marcelo Rios overpowered Andrew Ilie of Australia, 6-4, 6-2, and will face Rainer Schuettler of Germany for the Salem Open title.

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