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Published: Wednesday, 7/26/2006

Local tennis, amateur baseball, golf, WNBA

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS Traded RHP Elmer Dessens to the Los Angeles Dodgers for LHP Odalis Perez, RHP Blake Johnson and RHP Julio Pimentel.

National League

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Placed 2B Jose Vidro on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Bernie Castro from New Orleans of the PCL.

American Association

LINCOLN SALTDOGS Agreed to terms with INF Casey Gordon.

PENSACOLA PELICANS Released C Greg Stevens.

Can-Am League

NASHUA PRIDE Agreed to terms with LHP Aric Leclair.

QUEBEC CAPITALES Agreed to terms with RHP Brad Purcell.

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS Released LHP Jake Upwood and LHP Chris Tierney.

Northern League

EDMONTON CRACKER-CATS Released RHP Hayden Gardner and RHP Jim Harrison.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS Agreed to terms with LHP Brad Mumma. Released RHP Andy Carter.

SCHAUMBURG FLYERS Agreed to terms with INF Sandy Almonte and INF Rob Marconi. Released INF Jordan Blundell and INF Dan Chappel.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

DALLAS MAVERICKS Signed G Jason Terry to a six-year contract.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS Signed F Damir Markota to a multiyear contract.

Women s National Basketball Association

MINNESOTA LYNX Named Jim Lewis assistant coach for the remainder of the season.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

GREEN BAY PACKERS Signed WR Cory Rodgers.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Waived DB Gemara Williams.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Signed RB Cedric Humes.

ST. LOUIS RAMS Signed DE Victor Adeyanju, OG Tony Palmer and LB Tim McGarigle.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Signed RB Michael Robinson.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS Named Jim Benning director of player personnel and Doug Houda assistant coach.

EDMONTON OILERS Agreed to terms with RW Ales Hemsky on a six-year contract.

FLORIDA PANTHERS Signed G Ed Belfour to a one-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS Signed F Rod Pelley, D Tomas Harant, D Mike Mottau and D Johnny Oduya.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed D Allan Rourke, D Ryan Caldwell and G Billy Thompson to one-year contracts.

PHOENIX COYOTES Signed Barry Smith, associate coach, a one-year contract extension through 2008-09.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Signed RW Mark Recchi to a one-year contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS Signed F Mark Bell to a three-year contract. Re-signed D Christian Ehrhoff to a two-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Signed F Jan Bulis to a one-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed D Trevor Byrne.

American Hockey League

IOWA STARS Signed D Marty Wilford to a one-year contract.

ECHL

FLORIDA EVERBLADES Signed D Ryan Brindley.

IOWA STEELHEADS Signed F Scott Burt to a one-year contract.

READING ROYALS Agreed to terms with D Rob LaLonde.

TRACK & FIELD

IAAF Banned Natalya Sadova, Russian discus thrower, for two years for a second doping violation.

COLLEGE

CAMPBELL Named Todd Clark women s soccer coach.

CARLETON Named Bill Lund defensive coordinator.

CINCINNATI Announced G Domonic Tilford is leaving the men s basketball team and will transfer.

COLGATE Named Bobby Pennington men and women s tennis coach.

GANNON Named Todd Matlak athletic trainer and Danielle Mignemi assistant athletic trainer.

HAMILTON Named Tim Byrnes baseball coach, Gillian McDonald field hockey coach and women s assistant ice hockey coach, Preston Denby men s tennis coach, Caitlin Powderly assistant field hockey coach and women s assistant lacrosse coach, Brent Barbato assistant football coach and assistant baseball coach, Jeff Moyer assistant football coach, Dominick Dawes men s assistant hockey coach and Emily Willoughby assistant athletic trainer.

MINNESOTA Named Geoff Young men s tennis coach.

MINNESOTA STATE Named Scott Nelsen interim assistant director of athletic communications.

NORTHWESTERN Named Randy Bates linebackers coach.

OHIO STATE Named Karen Dennis women s track and field coach.

TEMPLE Named Mary Wooley director of women s basketball operations.

VMI Named Chris Skretkowicz assistant wrestling coach.

LOCAL GOLF

PGA Northwest Ohio Jr. Championship

At South Toledo Golf Club

First round leaders

BOYS

16-18--Bobby Jackson, 69; Adam Crisp, Corey Nelson, Jimmy Bell, 71; Paul Kolovich, Jason Crow, 73.

14-15--Tim Hausfeld, Kyle Laberdee, 73.

12-13--Michael Balcar, 34.

GIRLS

16-18--Jordan Fesh, 77; LeAnna Pickerel, 79; Katie Sprunk, 82; Heather Jorgensen, Savanna Biggs, 83.

14-15--Caroline Powers, 69.

12-13--Yang Li, 39.

CFL

Eastern Division

W L T Pts PF PA

Montreal 5 0 0 10 171 106

Winnipeg 4 2 0 8 144 129

Toronto 2 3 0 4 98 106

Hamilton 1 5 0 2 132 167

Western Division

W L T Pts PF PA

British Col. 3 3 0 6 186 155

Calgary 3 3 0 6 151 153

Edmonton 2 3 0 4 91 129

Sask. 2 3 0 4 148 176

Note: Two points for a regulation or overtime win and one point for a tie.

FRIDAY

Winnipeg at Hamilton

Montreal at Edmonton

SATURDAY

British Columbia at Toronto

Calgary at Saskatchewan

THURSDAY, Aug. 3

Toronto at Montreal

NFL preseason

Sunday, Aug. 6

Hall of Fame Game

Oakland vs. Philadelphia at Canton, Ohio, 8 p.m.

Thursday Aug. 10

Cleveland at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Indianapolis at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 11

Denver at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

New York Jets at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

New England at Atlanta, 8 p.m.

New York Giants at Baltimore, 8 p.m.

Chicago at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

Saturday Aug. 12

Pittsburgh at Arizona, 4 p.m.

Buffalo at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Kansas City at Houston, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Green Bay at San Diego, 10 p.m.

Sunday Aug. 13

Washington at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14

Oakland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 17

Kansas City at New York Giants, 8 p.m.

Philadelphia at Baltimore, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 18

Cincinnati at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

San Diego at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Carolina at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Arizona at New England, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Green Bay, 8 p.m.

Houston at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m.

New York Jets at Washington, 8 p.m.

Tennessee at Denver, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Seattle at Indianapolis, 8 p.m.

San Francisco at Oakland, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 21

Dallas vs. New Orleans at Shreveport, La., 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 24

Miami at Carolina, 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 25

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Arizona at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Baltimore at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

New York Giants at New York Jets, 8 p.m.

Detroit at Oakland, 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Cleveland at Buffalo, 6 p.m.

Indianapolis vs. New Orleans at Jackson, Miss., 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

San Francisco at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Washington at New England, 8 p.m.

St. Louis at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Seattle at San Diego, 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Houston at Denver, 8 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 28

Green Bay at Cincinnati, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

Jacksonville at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

New England at New York Giants, 7:30 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 8 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 10 p.m.

Friday, September 1

Tennessee at Green Bay, 4 p.m.

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 10 p.m.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Eastern Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

D.C. United 13 1 6 45 37 17

New England 6 6 7 25 25 25

New York 5 6 8 23 22 25

Chicago 5 7 6 21 24 26

Kansas City 6 11 2 20 21 27

Columbus 4 9 7 19 16 28

Western Conference

W L T Pts GF GA

FC Dallas 11 5 3 36 31 24

Houston 8 3 7 31 29 22

Colorado 7 6 4 25 23 25

CD Chivas USA 6 6 7 25 29 25

Los Angeles 5 10 5 20 16 24

Real Salt Lake 4 10 4 16 20 25

TONIGHT

CD Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 9

Houston at Colorado, 9:30

SATURDAY

Colorado at FC Dallas, 7

Columbus at Chicago, 8:30

New York at Houston, 8:30

New England at Kansas City, 8:30

D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9

HOLES IN ONE

FRAN FORBES, No. 4 at Giant Oak Executive Course, 72 yards, 8-iron.

TENNIS

Countrywide Classic

Los Angeles

Singles

First Round

Dominik Hrbaty (7) d. Zach Fleishman 7-5, 7-5.

George Bastl d. Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (1).

Tommy Haas (6) d. Wayne Arthurs 6-4, 6-4.

Lars Burgsmuller d. Michael Yani 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

Marat Safin d. Mardy Fish 6-4, 7-5.

Sam Querrey d. Vince Spadea 7-5, 6-4.

Budapest Grand Prix

Budapest, Hungary

Singles, first round

Iveta Benesova (4) d. Katerina Bohmova 7-6 (10), 2-6, 6-4.

Catalina Castano (1) d. Kyra Nagy 6-3, 6-2.

Martina Sucha (7) d. Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Laura Pous Tio d. Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-4.

Anna Smashnova (8) d. Eleni Daniilidou 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Aravane Rezai d. Antonella Serra Zanetti 7-5, 6-0.

Eva Birnerova d. Klara Koukalova (3) 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Laura Pous Tio d. Alisa Kleybanova 6-3, 6-4.

Lourdes Dominguez Lino (5) d. Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4, 6-4.

Kaia Kanepi, Estonia, d. Teodora Mircic, Serbia, 6-3, 6-1.

Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria d. Maret Ani, Estonia, 6-3, 6-1.

Lucie Hradecka d. Agnieszka Radwanska 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Romina Oprandi d. Zsofia Gubacsi 6-1, 6-3.

Michaella Krajicek (2) d. Stephanie Foretz 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.

Sara Errani d. Agnes Szavay 5-7, 6-2, 6-4.

Generali Open

Kitzbuehel, Austria

Singles, first round

Nicolas Lapentti d. Tomas Zib 7-6 (10), 6-3.

Juan Monaco d. Leonardo Azzaro 6-4, 6-2.

Alexander Waske d. Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (6).

Second Round

Philipp Kohlschreiber (13) d. Peter Luczak 7-6 (3), 7-5.

Denis Gremelmayr d. Christophe Rochus (14) 7-5, 6-1.

Andrei Pavel (16) d. Marcos Daniel 6-4, 6-4.

Mikhail Youzhny (8) d. Martin Vassallo Arguello 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2).

Croatia Open

Umag, Croatia

Singles

First Round

Robin Vik d. Guillermo Coria (3) 6-2, 6-3.

Novak Djokovic (4), Serbia, d. Luka Belic 6-3, 6-3.

Stanislas Wawrinka d. Alberto Martin (6) 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Carlos Moya (5) d. Jiri Novak 6-4, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3).

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 19 6 .760

Detroit 16 7 .696 2

Indiana 16 9 .640 3

Washington 12 13 .480 7

Charlotte 7 18 .280 12

New York 5 20 .200 14

Chicago 3 21 .125 151/2

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 21 6 .778

Sacramento 16 9 .640 4

Houston 14 12 .538 61/2

Seattle 14 12 .538 61/2

Phoenix 11 13 .458 81/2

San Antonio 11 13 .458 81/2

Minnesota 9 15 .375 101/2

LAST NIGHT

Indiana 75, Sacramento 60

Minnesota 70, Charlotte 62

Connecticut 86, Washington 73

New York 79, Chicago 72

Los Angeles 56, Houston 52

Seattle 91, Phoenix 85

TONIGHT

Sacramento at Detroit, 7:30

Los Angeles at San Antonio, 8

NOTES

The NORTHWEST OHIO FEDERATION BASEBALL LEAGUE is holding a college mini-camp Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at Archbold High School baseball field. The camp is for recent high school graduates and for those graduating in 2007 and 2008. The cost is $10. Information: Dave Rasey at 419-446-2105 or 313-952-3131.

The REYNOLDS CORNERS REDSKINS FOOTBALL TEAM is holding tryouts Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at Fall-Meyer Elementary School, 1800 Krieger Dr., for players ages 9-13. Information: Bob Boring at 419-865-4894.

The SGS MAGIC will hold softball tryouts for its 2007 teams Aug. 26-27 at Rolf Park in Maumee. The 10U and 12U tryouts will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the 14U tryouts from 2-5 p.m. on Aug. 26. The 16U and 18U teams will tryout on Aug. 27 from 1-4 p.m. Information: Frank at 734-856-6965 or Jim at 419-385-5831.

A youth football camp for grades 6-12 will be held today through Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Waite High football stadium. For information, call Coach Hoss 419-360-5600.

LATEST LINE

Baseball

National League

NY METS 61/2 -71/2 Chicago Cubs

MILWAUKEE 81/2 -91/2 Pittsburgh

COLORADO Even-6 St. Louis

LA DODGERS 51/2 -61/2 San Diego

San Francisco Even-6 WASHINGTON

Arizona 6-7 PHILADELPHIA

ATLANTA 61/2 -71/2 Florida

Cincinnati Even-6 HOUSTON

American League

CLEVELAND Even-6 Detroit

LA Angels 71/2 -81/2 TAMPA BAY

CHI WHITE SOX 7-8 Minnesota

OAKLAND 51/2 -61/2 Boston

NY Yankees 51/2 -61/2 TEXAS

Baltimore Even-6 KANSAS CITY

Toronto 51/2 -61/2 SEATTLE

LOCAL TENNIS

City of Toledo Singles Championships

At Toledo Tennis Club

MEN

First round: Todd Dominiak d. Jason Rentner 6-0, 6-0; Jay Wiseman d. Steve Smith, 6-4, 6-2; Gary Wymer d. Rizo Aretiano 6-0, 6-1; James Davis d. Matt Green, default; Bob Cook d. Eyad Jaara 6-2, 6-1; Sean Dixon d. d. Jonathan Eckel, default; Adam Shaeffer d. Stephen Cabanski 6-1, 6-0; Timothy Kurtz d. Pravin Patel 6-3,4-6, 6-2; Robert Yonker d. Chad Stonitsch 6-3, 6-2; Derek Than d. Brian Rager 4-6, 6-4, 6-3; Bradley Riggs d. Carlos Harris 6-0, 6-1; Scott Estes d. Samir Shah 6-0, 6-0; Victor Watts d. Phillip Urrutia 7-7, 4-6, 6-4; Richard Bechtel d. Kenneth Clapsaddle 6-0, 6-1; Kasey Vens d. Michael Costello 6-1, 6-0; James O Connell d. Stephen Phillipps 6-0, 6-2.

Second round: Todd Dominiak d. Jay Wiseman 6-1, 6-0; Gary Wymer d. James Davis 6-2, 7-6; Bob Cook d. Sean Dixon 6-0, 6-0; Adam Shaeffer d. Timothy Kurtz 6-0, 6-0; Derek Than d. Robert Yonker 6-3, 6-3; Scott Estes d. Bradley Riggs 6-0, 6-2; Richard Bechtel d. Victor Watts 6-1, 6-0; James O Connell d. Kasey Vens, 6-2, 6-3.

Quarterfinals: today, 5:30; Semifinals: Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Final: Saturday, 3 p.m.

WOMEN

QUARTERFINALS: Kelly O Connell d. Sherry Wainz, 6-0, 6-1; Stacy Jurich d. Jana Whitmore, 6-2, 6-0; Cindy Yonker d. Jill Moreau, 6-0, 6-1; Joellen Kaufman d. Janet Daniel, 6-0, 6-0.

Semifinals: Friday, 5:30 p.m.; Final: Saturday, 1 p.m.

GOLF

Ohio Open

Concord; par 70

Richard Blakeman, Canton, 66-67 133

Tony Mollica, Dublin, 68-65 133

Nick Lambos, Canton, 69-66 135

Sean English, Madeira, 68-67 135

Adam Thomarios, Akron, 67-68 135

Mark Evans, Massillon, 68-68 136

Chris Wollmann, Cuyahoga Falls, 70-66 136

Alex Martin, Liberty Twp, 70-66 136

Jack Steinicke, Pickerington, 68-68 136

Robert Moss, Elyria, 70-67 137

Rod Spittle, Columbus, 66-71 137

AREA SCORES

Eric Morgan, Sandusky, 69-69 138

Brad Apple, Sylvania, 66-73 139

Kyle Weisenburger, Findlay, 70-70 140

Jaysen Hansen, Toledo, 71-72 143

Justin Collins, Toledo, 73-70 143

John Powers, Bowling Green, 72-72 144

Mike Stone, Maumee, 75-69 144

AMATEUR BASEBALL

ACME

State Tournament

Kettering 110 00 - 2 3 3

Central 310 51 - 12 10 0

WP-Kuebler. LP-Korofel. Munch (C), 2-2, 2B, RBI.

SPORTLIGHT

July 26

1955 Doug Ford defeats Cary Middlecoff 4 and 3 in the final round to capture the PGA title.

1981 Pat Bradley shoots a record 279 total to win the U.S. Women s Open. Kathy Whitworth, who finishes third, becomes the first million-dollar golfer in LPGA history.

1987 Stephen Roche of Ireland wins the Tour de France by 40 seconds over Spain s Pedro Delgado. Jeannie Longo of France wins the women s race, finishing 2:52 ahead of Italy s Maria Canins.

1992 Miguel Indurain of Spain, the holder of the yellow jersey as overall leader for the final nine days, rides in the pack to clinch his second straight victory in the Tour de France.

1996 American swimmer Amy Van Dyken wins the 50-meter freestyle to become Atlanta s first quadruple gold medalist and the first U.S. woman to win four in a single Olympics.

1998 Three spectators are killed the first fan deaths at a major race in the United States in more than a decade and six are injured by flying debris from a one-car crash at the U.S. 500 at Michigan Speedway.

2005 Greg Maddux records his 3,000th career strikeout against San Francisco, striking out Omar Vizquel in the third inning of a 3-2, 11-inning victory for the Giants.



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