Roger Federer defeated Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) to help Switzerland to a 1-1 tie against the Czech Republic in Prague. Tomas Berdych defeated Stanislas Wawrinka, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 7-5 in the second singles match. ETC.: Lindsay Davenport will play second-seeded Jelena Jankovic in a semifinal of the China Open in Beijing. Davenport defeated Elena Dementieva, 7-6 (1), 6-1, and Jankovic beat Akiko Morigami, 6-3, 7-5. Peng Shuai and Agnes Szavay will meet in the other semifinal. … Second-seeded Daniela Hantuchova defeated Chan Yung-jan, 6-4, 6-1, to reach the semifinals of the Sunfeast Open in Calcutta, India. Hantuchova’s semifinal opponent will be fourth-seeded Maria Kirilenko. The other semifinal will feature unseeded players Mariya Koryttseva and Anne Keothavong. Basketball Disgruntled forward Andrei Kirilenko is apparently willing to accept any option that will get him away from Utah. Whether he really has any choices will be up to the Jazz. Kirilenko repeated his trade request to a Russian newspaper, saying he is unhappy playing the structured style Utah coach Jerry Sloan demands. Unfortunately for Kirilenko, the $86 million deal he signed three years ago has him under contract with the Jazz through 2011. “For the past two years I’ve been going on the court and acting like a robot,” Kirilenko told Russia’s Sport-Express in a story published Friday. “When I signed my contract the future looked completely different – I thought I would play, win and get pleasure from it. Unfortunately, this is out of the question now – even in successful games. This is the worst feeling.” Kirilenko, who just led Russia to the European championship, said he is even considering leaving the NBA and signing with a European team. But he can’t do that while Utah still holds his rights. ETC.: The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Ed Pinckney as an assistant coach. Pinckney has been an assistant at Villanova, his alma mater, since 2003. Volleyball Riley Salmon had 16 kills and Reid Priddy added 14 to lead the United States to its third consecutive NORCECA men’s volleyball championship, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23, over Puerto Rico at the Honda Center. Both teams qualified for the FIVB World Cup in November in Japan, which will determine three of the competitors for the 2008 Olympics. Raydel Corrales had 19 kills to lead Cuba to the bronze medal in a 38-36, 25-21, 25-21 sweep of Canada. Jurisprudence Former Pro Bowl center Barret Robbins is facing extradition to Florida after a warrant was issued for a probation violation. Florida authorities have not be able to locate the former Oakland Raiders lineman, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said. Robbins was placed on probation in 2005 and ordered to continue treatment for bipolar disorder under a plea agreement resulting from a brawl with police. Authorities in Florida learned Robbins had stopped treatment after he returned to his native Texas. Miscellany Olympic bronze medal hurdler Naman Keita of France tested positive for testosterone before the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany. It is now up to the French federation whether to impose a sanction on the 400-meter hurdler, a process which can take several months. ETC.: Former NBA coach and commentator Dick Versace is looking for a new job: congressman. The 67-year-old Versace, a Democrat, said he will bid for the 18th Congressional District seat in central Illinois. In 2005, Versace stepped down as the Memphis Grizzlies’ general manager after six years with the team. But before that, he was at Bradley University, where he won three Missouri Valley Conference Championships and a National Invitational Tournament title from 1979 to 1986. … WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev pulled out of his Oct. 6 title defense against Samuel Peter, citing a back injury. … Kadzhimurat Gatsalov and Bilyal Makhov won gold medals and Russia completed its domination in the men’s freestyle, winning six of seven events at the World Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.American Daniel Cormier won a bronze medal over Alexey Krupnyakov of Belarus. … Samuel Sanchez of Spain won the 19th stage of the Spanish Vuelta to Alto de Abantos, and Denis Menchov finished third to retain the overall lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Thomas Johansson defeated James Blake, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, Friday to pull Sweden to a 1-1 tie with the United States after the opening singles in the Davis Cup semifinals in Goteborg, Sweden. Earlier, Andy Roddick beat Joachim Johansson, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-3. Thomas Johansson broke Blake’s serve on his second break point to lead 3-1 in the fourth set. That was all he needed, holding his serve the rest of the way. Blake lost for the first time to Johansson and for the first time in Sweden. The American won their two previous matches. In today’s doubles, U.S. Open champion Simon Aspelin will team with veteran Jonas Bjorkman against top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan. The reverse singles in the best-of-5 series are Sunday. Roddick broke for the only time in the match to lead 4-3 in the third set when Johansson blew an overhead at 30-30 and then netted a forehand. The American held at love for the 11th time to close out the match. Philipp Kohlschreiber upset Nikolay Davydenko, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, to bring Germany even with defending champion Russia, 1-1, in a semifinal in Moscow. Igor Andreev defeated Tommy Haas, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2, in the first singles match on indoor clay.