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Published: Wednesday, 7/30/2008

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SPORTS NOTE

YOUTH BASEBALL: The NWO Bulldogs U-11 baseball team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. August 9 and 10 at Beech Street Park in Rossford. Tryout is open to everyone. Player cannot be 12 before May 1, 2009. Information: Justin Reitz at 419-481-1266 or email at jtrbowler300@yahoo.com. or www.leaguelineup.com/nwobulldogs

YOUTH BASEBALL: The Toledo Thunder baseball team will hold tryouts for U-13 players for the spring 2009 season on Aug. 10 at Bowman Park from noon to 2 p.m. Information: Rick Howell 419-461-1587,

BETTSVILLE ATHLETICS: Bettsville has an opening for a junior varsity volleyball coach. Information Athletic Director Michelle Dantuono 419-986-5166 or msantuono@bettsville.k12.oh.us. OHSAA required parent-athlete meeting is scheduled for fall sports on August 5 at 7:30 p.m.; varsity volleyball team/parent-August 5 at 7 p.m.; high school cross country-August 4, 6 p.m. middle school cross country-August 4, 6:30 p.m.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

New England 10 4 3 33 25 19

Columbus 9 5 4 31 29 25

Chicago 7 5 5 26 24 14

Kansas City 5 5 7 22 17 21

D.C. United 7 8 1 22 28 28

New York 5 6 7 22 19 27

Toronto FC 6 7 4 22 20 22

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 7 6 6 27 22 20

Houston 5 4 8 23 19 19

Los Angeles 6 7 5 23 36 37

FC Dallas 5 6 7 22 25 24

CD Chivas USA 6 6 4 22 22 21

Colorado 6 9 3 21 27 25

San Jose 3 9 6 15 12 23

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

MONDAY

Real Salt Lake 2, Toronto FC 1

SATURDAY

Kansas City at D.C. United, 7:30

Columbus at Houston, 8:30

CD Chivas USA at Chicago, 8:30

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 16 10 .615

New York 15 10 .600 1/2

Detroit 16 11 .593 1/2

Indiana 12 14 .462 4

Washington 10 16 .385 6

Chicago 8 17 .320 71/2

Atlanta 3 24 .111 131/2

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

San Antonio 18 9 .667

Seattle 17 9 .654 1/2

Los Angeles 15 12 .556 3

Sacramento 15 12 .556 3

Houston 14 12 .538 31/2

Minnesota 13 13 .500 41/2

Phoenix 12 15 .444 6

LAST NIGHT

No games scheduled, Olympic break

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELS Acquired 1B Mark Teixeira from Atlanta for 1B Casey Kotchman and RHP Steve Marek.

MINNESOTA TWINS Designated SS Adam Everett for assignment.

TEXAS RANGERS Placed 3B Hank Blalock on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Oklahoma (PCL). Transferred RHP Jason Jennings from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Optioned RHP Micah Owings to Tucson (PCL). Recalled RHP Jailen Peguero from Tucson.

CINCINNATI REDS Optioned INF Jerry Hairston, Jr. to Louisville (IL).

COLORADO ROCKIES Placed OF Scott Podsednik on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of OF Cory Sullivan from Colorado Springs (PCL).

NEW YORK METS Activated RHP Pedro Martinez from the bereavement list. Optioned LHP Willie Collazo to New Orleans (PCL).

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed 3B Pedro Feliz on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Mike Cervanek and LHP J.A. Happ from Lehigh Valley (IL).

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Placed 1B Adam LaRoche on the 15-day DL. Called up INF Brian Bixler from Indianapolis (IL).

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA Promoted Chris Granger to senior vice president, team marketing and business operations.

ATLANTA HAWKS Signed G Maurice Evans to a multiyear contract.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS Agreed to terms with F-C Emeka Okafor on a six-year contract.

NEW YORK KNICKS Waived G Taurean Green and F Bobby Jones.

ORLANDO MAGIC Waived F James Augustine.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS Signed G Kareem Rush.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS Signed TE Brent Miller. Waived TE Troy Bienemann.

ATLANTA FALCONS Placed CB Von Hutchins on injured reserve. Re-signed DB Glenn Sharpe. Released DL David Patterson.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Activated WR Reggie Williams from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Activated S Rodney Harrison from physically-unable-to-perform list.

NEW YORK JETS Signed WR Rudy Burgess, S Ron Girault, LB Jerry Mackey and LB Brandon Renkart. Waived S Darnell Bing and P Joe Smith. Released CB Andre Woolfolk. Placed RB Danny Woodhead on injured reserve.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Waived WR Robert Jordan. Signed WR Robert Ortiz.

ST. LOUIS RAMS Signed DT Henry Smith. Waived-injured DT Josh Thompson.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Waived DT Zarnell Fitch. Signed DT Babatunde Oshinowo.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

OTTAWA SENATORS Signed C Josh Hennessy to a two-year contract.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Re-signed C Dave Gove. Signed D Danny Richmond to a one-year contract.

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Signed C Steven Stamkos to a three-year contract.

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE Acquired D Matt Stephenson from Iowa.

NORFOLK ADMIRALS Signed D Justin Fletcher.

COLLEGE

CENTRAL ATLANTIC COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE Announced the addition of women s lacrosse and men s tennis as sponsored sports for 2008-09.

ARKANSAS Suspended LB Freddy Burton and WR Marques Wade for the first two games after arrests on drunken driving charges. Named Joe Sheehan coordinator of athletic training and sports medicine.

BENTLEY Named Gary Crompton men s soccer coach.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE Named Sam Anno linebackers and special teams coach.

COLGATE Named Matt Tyler men s and women s assistant tennis coach and Leslie Jee Cowan assistant trainer.

MUHLENBERG Named Corey Goff associate athletic director, Jacole Fletcher cheerleading coach, James Lastowski assistant football coach, Briana Banks assistant field hockey coach, Cara Keating women s assistant lacrosse coach, and Kelley Freund assistant sports information director.

PITTSBURGH Named Keith Gavin assistant wrestling coach.

SAMFORD Named Andrea Ward and Shondra Johnson women s assistant basketball coaches.

STANFORD Named Jason Dunn cross country coach.

TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO Named Virginia Coindreau assistant track and cross country coach.

UAB Named Ron Polk volunteer assistant baseball coach.

VIRGINIA Named Gabe Bernstein academic coordinator.

VMI Named Tim Vaught assistant track and field coach.

FOOTBALL

CFL

Eastern Division

W L T Pts PF PA

Montreal 2 3 0 4 157 134

Toronto 2 3 0 4 121 154

Hamilton 1 4 0 2 99 141

Winnipeg 1 4 0 2 114 158

Western Division

W L T Pts PF PA

Sask. 5 0 0 10 162 112

British Col. 3 2 0 6 139 130

Calgary 3 2 0 6 153 119

Edmonton 3 2 0 6 144 141

SUNDAY

Saskatchewan 28, Toronto 22

THURSDAY

Hamilton at Montreal

British Columbia at Edmonton

SPORTLIGHT

July 30

1870 Monmouth Park opens with a five-day race meet.

1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer s first World Cup in Montevideo.

1932 The 10th modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles.

1961 Jerry Barber edges Don January by one stroke in a playoff to win the PGA title.

1968 Washington s Ron Hansen pulls off an unassisted triple play, but the Cleveland Indians still win 10-1.

1971 In the NFL Chicago All Star game, the Baltimore Colts beat the All-Stars 24-17.

1976 Bruce Jenner sets the world record in the Olympic decathlon with 8,618 points, breaking Nikolai Avilov s mark by 164 points.

1980 Houston pitcher J.R. Richard suffers a stroke during a workout at the Astrodome.

1984 Michael Gross of West Germany sets a world record in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:47.44 at a meet in Munich.

1996 The American softball team wins the gold medal, beating China 3-1 behind a controversial two-run homer from Dot Richardson in the first Olympic competition in that sport.

2004 At the London Grand Prix meet, Russia s Yelena Isinbayeva breaks the pole vault world record for the third time in five weeks, clearing 16 feet, 3/4 inch at Crystal Palace.

LATEST LINE

Baseball

National League

Colorado 6-7 PITTSBURGH

Philadelphia 51/2 -61/2 WASHINGTON

ATLANTA 51/2 -61/2 St. Louis

NY Mets 51/2 -61/2 FLORIDA

MILWAUKEE Even-6 Chicago Cubs

HOUSTON Even-6 Cincinnati

Arizona 6-7 SAN DIEGO

LA DODGERS 8-9 San Francisco

American League

TORONTO Even-6 Tampa Bay

NY YANKEES 10-12 Baltimore

OAKLAND 51/2 -61/2 Kansas City

BOSTON 71/2 -81/2 LA Angels

CLEVELAND 7-8 Detroit

TEXAS 71/2 -81/2 Seattle

MINNESOTA Even-6 Chi White Sox

NFL Preseason

Sunday

Hall of Fame Game

Canton

Washington 6 Indianapolis

(Thursday Aug. 7)

DETROIT 3 NY Giants

CLEVELAND 31/2 NY Jets

NEW ENGLAND 51/2 Baltimore

CHICAGO 31/2 Kansas City

ARIZONA 3 New Orleans

Home Team in CAPS

TENNIS

Cincinnati Masters

Mason, Ohio

Singles

First Round

Richard Gasquet (11) d. Michael Llodra 3-6, 6-1, 1-0, retired.

John Isner d. Andrea Stoppini 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Arnaud Clement d. Thomas Johansson 7-6 (4), 6-7 (5), 6-3.

Florent Serra d. Benjamin Becker 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4.

Carlos Moya d. Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Chris Guccione d. Jesse Levine 6-3, 6-4.

Nicolas Lapentti d. Marin Cilic 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Fernando Verdasco (10) d. Victor Estrella, Dominican Republic, 6-3, 7-5.

Gilles Simon d. Rajeev Ram 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Simone Bolelli d. Kevin Anderson 6-3, 7-6 (1).

Second Round

Robin Soderling d. Tommy Robredo (12) 7-6 (6), 6-4.

Roger Federer (1) d. Robby Ginepri 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 6-0.

Ivo Karlovic (16) d. Jose Acasuso 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Doubles

First Round

Todd Widom and Michael Yani d. James Blake and Sam Querrey 7-6 (2), 3-6, 10-7 tiebreak.

Second Round

Simon Aspelin and Jamie Murray d. Martin Damm and Pavel Vizner (7) 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Rogers Cup

Montreal

Singles

First Round

Victoria Azarenka (11) d. Jamea Jackson 6-1, 6-1.

Ai Sugiyama d. Nicole Vaidisova (16) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.

Maria Kirilenko (13) d. Anne Keothavong 6-1, 7-5.

Alisa Kleybanova d. Ahsha Rolle 6-4, 6-2.

Marta Domachowska d. Bethanie Mattek 7-5, 6-2.

Nadia Petrova (12) d. Marie-Eve Pelletier 6-0, 6-1.

Jill Craybas d. Sharon Fichman 6-4, 6-3.

Melinda Czink d. Julie Ditty 7-6 (4), 6-0.

Sybille Bammer d. Monique Adamczak 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-2.

Flavia Pennetta d. Olga Savchuk 1-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Aleksandra Wozniak d. Chan Yung-jan 6-2, 1-6, 7-5.

Second Round

Svetlana Kuznetsova (4) d. Alla Kudryavtseva 6-1, 1-0, retired.

Virginie Razzano d. Vera Zvonareva (8) 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (2).

Doubles

First Round

Stephanie Dubois and Sabine Lisicki d. Sesil Karatantcheva and Neha Uberoi 6-4, 6-3.

Anne Keothavong and Alexandra Stevenson d. Katie O Brien, Ireland, and Chanelle Scheepers 1-6, 7-5, 10-8 tiebreak.

Tatiana Poutchek and Anastasia Rodionova (5) d. Alisa Kleybanova and Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-0.

Nordea Nordic Light Open

Stockholm, Sweden

Singles

First Round

Katarina Srebotnik (3) d. Anna Lapushchenkova 6-2, 6-1.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova d. Petra Cetkovska 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova d. Ekaterina Bychkova 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.

Anabel Medina Garrigues (5) d. Sandra Roma 6-3, 6-1.

Maria Elena Camerin d. Marina Erakovic (8) 6-3, 6-4.

Mariya Koryttseva d. Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-4.

Agnieszka Radwanska (1) d. Nathalie Dechy 6-2, 6-3.

Johanna Larsson d. Julia Goerges 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Virginia Ruano Pascual d. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2.

Vera Dushevina d. Lucie Safarova 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Caroline Wozniacki (4) d. Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4.

ATP Money Leaders

Through Sunday

1. Rafael Nadal $5,908,074

2. Novak Djokovic $3,301,382

3. Roger Federer $3,035,141

4. Nikolay Davydenko $1,424,356

5. David Ferrer $1,032,018

6. Andy Murray $907,465

7. Andy Roddick $841,062

8. Stanislas Wawrinka $838,781

9. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga $797,506

10. Nicolas Almagro $777,107

11. James Blake $776,131

12. Mikhail Youzhny $750,697

13. Michael Llodra $744,445

14. Robin Soderling $712,751

15. Fernando Verdasco $689,275

16. Daniel Nestor $683,458

17. Nenad Zimonjic $681,575

18. Igor Andreev $675,404

19. Tommy Robredo $650,765

20. Dmitry Tursunov $640,363

21. Gilles Simon $632,386

22. Rainer Schuettler $592,779

23. Feliciano Lopez $590,893

24. Richard Gasquet $590,292

25. Marat Safin $589,772

26. Tomas Berdych $581,503

27. Fernando Gonzalez $580,876

28. Gael Monfils $568,979

29. Philipp Kohlschreiber $556,699

30. Mardy Fish $555,577

31. J. Martin del Potro $552,283

32. Mario Ancic $536,300

33. Radek Stepanek $536,158

34. Nicolas Kiefer $531,458

35. Luis Horna $529,375

36. David Nalbandian $511,810

37. Paul-Henri Mathieu $500,423

38. Simone Bolelli $497,642

39. Andreas Seppi $496,194

40. Jarkko Nieminen $484,579

41. Ivo Karlovic $471,529

42. Janko Tipsarevic $469,965

43. Bob Bryan $467,112

43. Mike Bryan $467,112

45. Ivan Ljubicic $466,592

46. Marin Cilic $453,902

47. Albert Montanes $452,823

48. Jurgen Melzer $440,405

49. Arnaud Clement $436,937

50. Thomas Johansson $431,032

WTA Money Leaders

Through Sunday

1. Ana Ivanovic $2,521,156

2. Serena Williams $2,165,612

3. Venus Williams $2,114,697

4. Maria Sharapova $1,924,879

5. Jelena Jankovic $1,570,142

6. Dinara Safina $1,383,169

7. Elena Dementieva $1,161,538

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova $1,088,787

9. Agnieszka Radwanska $835,377

10. Vera Zvonareva $773,646

11. Zheng Jie $653,578

12. A. Medina Garrigues $603,605

13. Victoria Azarenka $592,487

14. Katarina Srebotnik $540,180

15. Ai Sugiyama $499,326

16. Alona Bondarenko $478,756

17. Shahar Peer $475,264

18. Daniela Hantuchova $470,125

19. Nadia Petrova $465,133

20. Justine Henin $458,470

21. Anna Chakvetadze $457,023

22. K. Bondarenko $455,675

23. Patty Schnyder $447,813

24. V. Ruano Pascual $426,734

25. F. Schiavone $409,206

26. Casey Dellacqua $408,125

27. Agnes Szavay $404,788

28. Liezel Huber $393,938

29. Nicole Vaidisova $386,288

30. Caroline Wozniacki $378,945

31. Cara Black $377,801

32. Flavia Pennetta $377,213

33. Alize Cornet $370,949

34. Samantha Stosur $359,207

35. Tamarine Tanasugarn $343,807

36. Kaia Kanepi $332,875

37. Maria Kirilenko $309,502

38. Marion Bartoli $306,575

39. Bethanie Mattek $306,468

40. Dominika Cibulkova $297,600



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