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TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

DETROIT TIGERS Optioned RHP Zach Miner to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Aquilino Lopez from Toledo.

NEW YORK YANKEES Agreed to terms with RHP Michael OBrien, OF Jack Rye, RHP Matthew Richardson, OF Mike Jones, OF Yeicok Calderon, SS Anderson Felix and SS Gian Arias.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Inoa on a minor league contract. Placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of INF Wes Bankston from Sacramento (PCL).

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS Optioned RHP Eulogio De La Cruz to Albuquerque (PCL).

HOUSTON ASTROS Purchased the contract of RHP Dave Borkowski from Round Rock (PCL). Designated RHP Oscar Villareal for assignment.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS Activated RHP Hiroki Kuroda from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Clayton Kershaw to Jacksonville (SL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Placed RHP Matt Capps on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Steve Pearce from Indianapolis (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES Agreed to terms with INF-OF Corey Adamson, SS Alvaro Aristy, OF Luis Domoromo, RHP Adis Portillo and RHP Elvin Tavarez.

Midwest League

QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS Announced 3B Brett Wallace and 1B Carlos Pupo were assigned to the team and OF Charlie Kingrey and 1B Matt Arburr were transferred from the team to Palm Beach (FSL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NEW JERSEY NETS Signed C Brook Lopez and F Ryan Anderson.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Waived QB Kyle Wright, DB Marcus Griffin and DB Travis Key.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS Signed D Stu Bickel to three-year contract.

ATLANTA THRASHERS Signed D Ron Hainsey to a five-year contract.

BOSTON BRUINS Re-signed F Petteri Nokelainen to a multiyear contract.

CALGARY FLAMES Signed F Curtis Glencross and F Peter Vandermeer. Re-signed D Jim Vandemeer.

CAROLINA HURRICANES Signed D Josef Melichar to a one-year contract. Agreed to terms with D Joni Pitkanen on a three-year contract.

DALLAS STARS Signed LW Sean Avery to a four-year contract.

DETROIT RED WINGS Signed F Marian Hossa to a one-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD Re-signed D Kurtis Foster.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Signed G Drew MacIntyre to a one-year contract.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS Signed G Yann Davis to a one-year contract.

OTTAWA SENATORS Re-signed RW Shean Donovan to a two-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Re-signed C Evgeni Malkin to a five-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Re-signed C Ryan Craig to a two-year contract. Signed D Janne Niskala to a one-year contract.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS Signed F Ryan Johnson, D Nolan Baumgartner and F Alexandre Bolduc. Re-signed G Curtis Sanford.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS Signed RW Graham Mink and D Tyler Sloan.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS Signed C Francis Pare.

HERSHEY BEARS Signed RW Graham Mink, LW Maxime Lacroix and D Grant McNeill.

ECHL

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS Agreed to terms with Brad Church, coach, on a one-year contract.

READING ROYALS Extended qualifying offers to F Chris Blight, F Shawn Collymore, C Bracken Kearns, RW Charlie Kronschnabel, D Mike Salekin, F Kevin Saurette, D Kevin Schaeffer and F Joe Zappala.

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS Agreed to terms with C Lee Falardeau.

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS Traded D Greg Hinman to Edmonton for a 2008 third-round draft pick.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION Loaned G Brad Knighton to the Portland Timbers of the United Soccer League s First Division and F Argenis Fernandez to LD Alajuelense of Costa Ricas Primera Division.

COLLEGE

BIG EAST CONFERENCE Named Farrah Segloff and Dan White communications assistants.

CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE Named Joan Develin Coley chair of conference presidents council, John Strassburger and Jane Dammen McAuliffe to the executive committee, and Wendy Smith chair of the administrative delegates.

ADRIAN Named Elisa Joris assistant volleyball coach.

BUCKNELL Named Paul Rave men s and women s assistant water polo coach.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN Named Mark DiSalvo first assistant wrestling coach.

GEORGIA Agreed to terms with David Perno, men s baseball coach, on a five-year contract through the 2013 season.

HEIDELBERG Named Betsy Hada softball coach.

MOUNT ST. VINCENT Named Rosanna Falcher volleyball coach.

ST. BONAVENTURE Named Michelle Kent assistant athletic director for academic support and student services.

STONEHILL Named Paula Sullivan assistant vice president for athletics and Brendan Sullivan director of intercollegiate athletics.

TENNESSEE Signed Bruce Pearl, men s basketball coach, and Phillip Fulmer, football coach, to contracts through 2014.

VERMONT Named Jen MacAulay women s assistant basketball coach.

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 13 5 .722

Detroit 12 6 .667 1

New York 8 7 .533 31/2

Indiana 8 8 .500 4

Washington 6 10 .375 6

Chicago 5 10 .333 61/2

Atlanta 0 16 .000 12

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 10 5 .667

San Antonio 10 6 .625 1/2

Seattle 9 7 .563 11/2

Phoenix 8 7 .533 2

Minnesota 8 8 .500 21/2

Sacramento 8 8 .500 21/2

Houston 7 9 .438 31/2

LAST NIGHT

Indiana 74, Chicago 67

TODAY

Houston at Atlanta, 7

Sacramento at San Antonio, 8

New York at Seattle, 10

Minnesota at Los Angeles, 10:30

TUESDAY

New York 89, Los Angeles 78

Phoenix 97, Atlanta 79

Connecticut 78, Houston 68

Chicago 73, Minnesota 71

San Antonio 79, Detroit 72, OT

Sacramento 87, Washington 81

SPORTS NOTE

DELTA BASEBALL: Delta High School will hold it s annual Baseball Alumni Game on July 12 at 4 p.m. at the high school field. Former players should arrive by 3:30 p.m. Contact Coach Jay LeFevre for more information at 419-822- 4055.

SIGNINGS

OWENS COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Sixteen high school student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play baseball for Owens Community College head coach Bob Schultz, during the 2008-09 academic year. They include: Ross Knierim, shortstop, Clay; Joshua Stidham, pitcher, Anthony Wayne; Michael Romano, outfield and first base, Clay; Ross Joost, first base and pitcher, Fairview; Kevin Dorsten, pitcher, Huber Heights Wayne; Joe Mauer, catcher, Start; Bryan Bogart, pitcher, Canal Winchester; Bryan Daniel, outfield, Dayton Northmont; Josh Newman, outfield and pitcher, Northmont; Justin Adkins, catcher, Genoa; Joe Engle, third base, Sydney; Nate Cress, pitcher Frankton (Ind.); David Moss, first base, Covington; Jared Gibbons, second base and outfield, West Carrollton; Justin Walker, pitcher, Fort Wayne (Ind.); and Tim DeCant, outfield, Lake.

HOLE-IN-ONE

PAT ALBRIGHT, No. 12 at Sugar Creek, Elmore, 102 yards, 8-iron.

JOHN McWILLIAM, No. 17 at Highland Meadows, 123 yards, 7-iron.

JOHN MERKI, No. 17 at Highland Meadows, 145 yards, 6-iron.

TENNIS

Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England

Singles

Men

Quarterfinals

Roger Federer (1) d. Mario Ancic 6-1, 7-5, 6-4.

Marat Safin d. Feliciano Lopez (31) 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 6-3.

Rafael Nadal (2) d. Andy Murray (12) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Rainer Schuettler vs. Arnaud Clement 6-3, 5-7, susp., darkness.

Doubles

Women

Quarterfinals

Lisa Raymond and Samantha Stosur (16) d. Ekaterina Makarova and Selima Sfar 6-4, 6-3.

Serena and Venus Williams (11) d. Bethanie Mattek and Sania Mirza (13) 6-4, 6-3.

Cara Black and Liezel Huber (1) d. Victoria Azarenka and Shahar Peer (6) 7-5, 7-6 (4).

Nathalie Dechy and Casey Dellacqua d. Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-4.

Wimbledon Road

Men

Roger Federer (1)

First Round d. Dominik Hrbaty, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

Second Round d. Robin Soderling, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3).

Third Round d. Marc Gicquel, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Fourth Round d. Lleyton Hewitt (20), 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-4.

Quarterfinals d. Mario Ancic, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4.

Semifinals vs. Marat Safin.

Rafael Nadal (2)

First Round d. Andreas Beck, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (0).

Second Round d. Ernests Gulbis, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Third Round d. Nicolas Kiefer (27), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 6-3.

Fourth Round d. Mikhail Youzhny (17), 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

Quarterfinals d. Andy Murray (12), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

Semifinals vs. Arnaud Clement or Rainer Schuettler.

Arnaud Clement

First Round d. Jonas Bjorkman, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Second Round d. Benjamin Becker, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3), 6-3.

Third Round d. Jurgen Melzer, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

Fourth Round d. Marin Cilic, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2.

Quarterfinals vs. Rainer Schuettler.

Marat Safin

First Round d. Fabio Fognini, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (3).

Second Round d. Novak Djokovic (3), 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Third Round d. Andreas Seppi (29), 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Fourth Round d. Stanislas Wawrinka (13), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.

Quarterfinals d. Feliciano Lopez (31), 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 6-3.

Semifinals vs. Roger Federer (1).

Rainer Schuettler

First Round d. Santiago Ventura, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Second Round d. James Blake (9), 6-3, 6-7 (8), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Third Round d. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

Fourth Round d. Janko Tipsarevic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Quarterfinals vs. Arnaud Clement.

Women

Elena Dementieva (5)

First Round d. Maria Elena Camerin, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3.

Second Round d. Timea Bacsinszky, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Third Round d. Gisela Dulko, 7-6 (2), 7-5.

Fourth Round d. Shahar Peer (24), 6-2, 6-1.

Quarterfinals d. Nadia Petrova (21), 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-3.

Semifinals vs. Venus Williams (7).

Serena Williams (6)

First Round d. Kaia Kanepi, 7-5, 6-3.

Second Round d. Urszula Radwanska, 6-4, 6-4.

Third Round d. Amelie Mauresmo (29), 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Fourth Round d. Bethanie Mattek, 6-3, 6-3.

Quarterfinals d. Agnieszka Radwanska (14), 6-4, 6-0.

Semifinals vs. Zheng Jie.

Venus Williams (7)

First Round d. Naomi Cavaday, 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Second Round d. Anne Keothavong, 7-5, 6-2.

Third Round d. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, 6-1, 7-5.

Fourth Round d. Alisa Kleybanova, 6-3, 6-4.

Quarterfinals d. Tamarine Tanasugarn, 6-4, 6-3.

Semifinals vs. Elena Dementieva (5).

Zheng Jie

First Round d. Dominika Cibulkova (30), 6-4, 6-3.

Second Round d. Elena Baltacha, 6-2, 7-5.

Third Round d. Ana Ivanovic (1), 6-1, 6-4.

Fourth Round d. Agnes Szavay (15), 6-3, 6-4.

Quarterfinals d. Nicole Vaidisova (18), 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.

Semifinals vs. Serena Williams (6).

Men s Consecutive Grand Slam Semifinal Appearances

Open era (1968-present)

17 Roger Federer: 2004 Wimbledon-2008 Wimbledon

10 Ivan Lendl: 1985 U.S. Open-1988 Australian-x

6 Ivan Lendl, 1983 Wimbledon-1984 US Open

5 Boris Becker, 1990 Wimbledon-1991 Wimbledon

5 Novak Djokovic, 2007 French Open-2008 French Open

x-The Australian Open was not held in 1986 as it switched from December to January.

LOCAL baseball

Senior Knothole

Dave White 000 301 - 4 9 2

Buckeyes 021 000 - 3 8 3

WP-Staehle. LP-Hellermyer. Crenshaw (DW), 3-3.

Senior ACME

Otsego 014 00 - 5 4 0

Cardinal Stritch 000 00 - 0 5 4

WP-Vasher. LP-Zalewski. Evans (O) 2-2.

Delta 001 000 - 1 4 0

Pettisville 400 223 - 11 15 2

WP-Nofziger. LP-Gunn. Nofziger (P) 4-4, 2B, 2 RBI.

American Legion

Pemberville 410 000 - 5 6 4

Whitehouse 302 40x - 9 9 1

WP-Garcia. LP-Aurand. Nagle (W) 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI.

sportlight

July 3

1905 Marvin Hart wins the vacant world heavyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Jack Root in the final bout of an elimination tournament in Reno, Nev. James Jeffries, who refereed the bout, had retired in March, leaving the title vacant.

1931 Max Schmeling knocks out Young Stribling at 2:46 of the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland.

1982 Martina Navratilova begins her streak of six straight singles titles at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Chris Evert Lloyd. It s the third Wimbledon singles title for Navratilova, all against Evert Lloyd.

1983 Calvin Smith sets the 100-meter world record at Colorado Springs, with a run of 9.93 seconds. He breaks the previous record of 9.95 set by Jim Hines in 1968.

1989 Open Mind becomes the seventh horse to win thoroughbred racing s Triple Crown for fillies when she is placed first after Nite of Fun is disqualified for bearing in during the stretch of the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont Park.

1995 Noureddine Morceli of Algeria sets the world record for 2,000 meters at the Paris Gaz de France Grand Prix meet with a time of 4 minutes, 47.88 seconds. The previous record was 4:50.81 by Said Aouita in 1987.

2004 Maria Sharapova, 17, wins her first Grand Slam title and instant celebrity by beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4. For the first time since 1999, none of the four major titles is held by a Williams.

2005 Roger Federer wins his third consecutive Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Federer is the third man since 1936 to win three straight Wimbledon crowns, joining seven-time champion Pete Sampras and five-time winner Bjorn Borg.

2006 Annika Sorenstam wins the U.S. Women s Open after 10 years of frustration and wins her 10th major championship. Sorenstam, who shot a 1-under 70 in the 18-hole playoff, beats Pat Hurst by four strokes for the largest margin of victory in a playoff at the major since Kathy Cornelius won by seven shots 50 years ago.

2007 The Alinghi team from Switzerland a land-locked country more often associated with Alpine skiing successfully defends sailing s coveted America s Cup, beating Emirates Team New Zealand 5-2.

AMATEUR GOLF

TWDGA at Chippewa

Low gross: 1- Sally Robinson, Chippewa, 79; 2- Lisa Smith, Kettering, 81; 3- Phyllis Zielinski, Highland Meadows, 82.

Low net: 1- Patty Wilkins, Fremont, 64; 2- Jo Daniels, Ottawa Park, 72; 3- Rosie Morris, Brandywine, 72; 4- Sheila Batch, Brandywine, 74.

Bowling Green Junior Open

At Forrest Creason GC

Boys 16-18: Tim Hausfeld 68; Grant Bollin 69 (scorecard playoff); Josh Bialecki 69. Boys 14-15: Reed Silverman 79; Zachary Hart 80 (scorecard playoff); Anthony Fanola 80. Boys 12-13: Jack Meredith 40; Luke Kehoe 40; Cody Shulak 41. Girls 16-18: Ellen Huffman 79; Rachel Brown 82; Molly Sterling 84.Girls 14-15: Yang Li 81; Rebecca Porter 89; Mamie Silver 93. Girls 12-13: Jaclyn Fanola 48; Eva Antypas 53; Jessica Antypas 58.

latest line

Baseball

National League

LA Dodgers 51/2 -61/2 HOUSTON

ARIZONA 71/2 -81/2 Milwaukee

SAN FRANCISCO 6-7 Chicago Cubs

CINCINNATI 61/2 -71/2 Washington

Philadelphia Even-6 ATLANTA

COLORADO 51/2 -61/2 Florida

ST. LOUIS Even-6 NY Mets

American League

NY YANKEES 51/2 -61/2 Boston

BALTIMORE 6-7 Kansas City

CHI WHITE SOX Even-6 Oakland

Detroit 6-7 SEATTLE

Arena Football Playoffs

(Saturday)

Divisional Round

SAN JOSE 11 (112) Colorado

PHILADELPHIA 91/2 (110) New York

(Sunday)

CHICAGO 91/2 (113) Grand Rapids

(Monday)

GEORGIA 71/2 (114) Cleveland

Canadian Football

Week Two

TORONTO 10 Hamilton

Calgary 21/2 EDMONTON

(Friday)

MONTREAL 1 Winnipeg

B.C. LIONS 6 Saskatchewan

Home Team in CAPS

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Sprint Cup

July 5 Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla.

July 12 LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill.

July 27 Allstate 400 At The Brickyard, Indianapolis

Aug. 3 Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa.

Aug. 10 Centurion Boats At The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y.

Aug. 17 3M Performance 400, Brooklyn, Mich.

Aug. 23 Sharpie 500, Bristol, Tenn.

Aug. 31 Sprint Cup 500, Fontana, Calif.

Sept. 6 Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond, Va.

Sept. 14 Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H.

Sept. 21 Dover (Del.), 400

Sept. 28 Kansas 400, Kansas City

Oct. 5 AMP Energy 500, Talladega, Ala.

Oct. 11 Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C.

Oct. 19 TUMS QuikPak 500, Martinsville, Va.

Oct. 26 Pep Boys Auto 500, Hampton, Ga.

Nov. 2 Dickies 500, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov. 9 Checker Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz.

Nov. 16 Ford 500, Homestead, Fla.

x-non-points race



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