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FIFA to look into Man U's complaint
World soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it would look into a complaint from Manchester United concerning Real Madrid's alleged attempts to unsettle winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
United threatened to take Madrid to FIFA last month after club officials were quoted expressing their admiration for the Portuguese player, who is representing his country at Euro 2008.
On Monday FIFA confirmed receiving a formal complaint from the English Premier League side.
Hasek retires
Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek, known as "The Dominator" over a 16-season National Hockey League career that included six awards as top goaltender and two Stanley Cups, announced his retirement on Monday.
Hasek, 43, who also led the Czech Republic to the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics, said he had no regrets about his decision to retire from the Red Wings and return to Europe to run his clothing business.
Wie qualifies
Despite playing 36 holes on a humid day in high temperatures, American teenager Michelle Wie qualified for the U.S. Women's Open on Monday.
Playing on two different courses, Wie carded rounds of 70 and 67 and her 137 total was the second best score on the day and more than enough to qualify her for the Open this month at the Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.
"I think I did pretty well. It feels good to be playing good again," said Wie, who has struggled with her game for much of the last year.
Tiger looks fine
U.S. Open week arrived at Torrey Pines on Monday, when Tiger Woods had to share the city-owned course with fellow competitors and a gallery that grew at every hole.
If anyone didn't realize that Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two days after the Masters, they wouldn't have known by the way he played the South Course's front nine in a practice round.
"He didn't say 'Ow' to me, so it must be good," cracked Bubba Watson, who played with Woods and amateur Jordan Cox from Stanford.