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Dan Rodgers 000 100 1 - 2 12 2

Tri-County Merch. 200 200 x - 4 10 0

WP-Adams. LP-Hill. Ammons (TC) 2-3.


NFL Preseason

Sunday, August 3rd.

Hall of Fame Game

Canton, Ohio.

Washington 6 Indianapolis


Week One



NEW ENGLAND 51/2 Baltimore

CHICAGO 31/2 Kansas City

ARIZONA 3 New Orleans


PITTSBURGH 3 Philadelphia


OAKLAND 3 San Francisco



CAROLINA Off Indianapolis


MIAMI 2 Tampa Bay


HOUSTON 3 Denver

SAN DIEGO 3 Dallas


GREEN BAY 3 Cincinnati


National League

Chicago Cubs 61/2 -71/2 MILWAUKEE

FLORIDA Even-6 Colorado

St. Louis 51/2 -61/2 ATLANTA

Philadelphia 51/2 -61/2 WASHINGTON

LA DODGERS Even-6 Arizona

American League

Detroit 6-7 CLEVELAND

NY YANKEES 61/2 -71/2 LA Angels

TEXAS 61/2 -71/2 Seattle

MINNESOTA 51/2 -61/2 Chi White Sox

Canadian Football

Week Six

MONTREAL 10 Hamilton



TORONTO 31/2 Winnipeg


CALGARY 6 Saskatchewan

Home Team in CAPS



Eastern Division


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


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


Saskatchewan 28, Toronto 22


Hamilton at Montreal

British Columbia at Edmonton


LPGA Tour Schedule-Winners

Feb. 14-16 SBS Open at Turtle Bay (Annika Sorenstam)

Feb. 21-23 Fields Open in Hawaii (Paula Creamer)

Feb. 28-March 2 HSBC Women s Championship (Lorena Ochoa)

March 14-16 MasterCard Classic (Louise Friberg)

March 27-30 Safeway International (Lorena Ochoa)

April 3-6 Kraft Nabisco Championship (Lorena Ochoa)

April 10-13 Corona Championship (Lorena Ochoa)

April 17-20 Ginn Open (Lorena Ochoa)

April 24-27 Stanford International Pro-Am (Annika Sorenstam)

May 1-4 SemGroup Championship (Paula Creamer)

May 8-11 Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill (Annika Sorenstam)

May 15-18 Sybase Classic (Lorena Ochoa)

May 22-25 LPGA Corning Classic (Leta Lindley)

May 29-June 1 Ginn Tribute (Seon Hwa Lee)

June 5-8 McDonald s LPGA Championship (Yani Tseng)

June 19-22 Wegmans LPGA (Eun-Hee Ji)

June 26-29 U.S. Women s Open (Inbee Park)

July 4-6 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship (Seon Hwa Lee)

July 10-13 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic (Paula Creamer)

July 17-20 LPGA State Farm Classic (Ji Young Oh)

July 24-27 Evian Masters (Helen Alfredsson)

July 31-Aug. 3 RICOH Women s British Open, Sunningdale GC, Berkshire, England

Aug. 14-17 CN Canadian Women s Open, Ottawa Hunt and GC, Ontario, Canada

Aug. 22-24 Safeway Classic, Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Ore.

Sept. 5-7 NW Arkansas LPGA Classic, Pinnacle CC, Rogers, Ark.


Fight Schedule

National TV in parentheses

Friday, Aug. 1

At Montreal (ESPN2), Sebastien Demers, Canada, vs. Fulgencio Zuniga, Colombia, 10, super middleweights.

At Aviator Arena, Brooklyn, N.Y. (SHO), Pawel Wolak, Mount Arlington, N.J., vs. Ishe Smith, Las Vegas, 10, junior middleweights; Jorge Teron, Bronx, N.Y., vs. Michael Lozada, Mexico, 10, lightweights.

Saturday, Aug. 2

At The Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Wash. (SHO), Dimitri Kirilov, Russia, vs. Vic Darchinyan, Armenia, 12, for Kirilov s IBF junior bantamweight title; Andre Dirrell, Flint, Mich., vs. Mike Paschall, Baltimore, 10, super middleweights.

At Ponce, Puerto Rico, Joseph Agbeko, Bronx, N.Y., vs. William Gonzalez, Nicaragua, 12, for Agbeko s IBF bantamweight title.



American League

DETROIT TIGERS Purchased the contract of C Dane Sardinha from Toledo (IL).

MINNESOTA TWINS Placed INF Alexi Casilla on the 15-day DL. Activated SS Adam Everett from the 15-day DL.

NEW YORK YANKEES Traded RHP Kyle Farnsworth to Detroit for C Ivan Rodriguez.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Optioned INF Wes Bankston and INF Eric Patterson to Sacramento (PCL).

SEATTLE MARINERS Claimed RHP Luis Munoz off waivers from Pittsburgh and optioned him to West Tennessee (SL).

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS Sent RHP Daniel Barone outright to Albuquerque (PCL).

HOUSTON ASTROS Acquired RHP LaTroy Hawkins and cash from the New York Yankees for INF Matt Cusick.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Activated RHP Chris Carpenter from the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Randy Flores to Memphis (PCL).


National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS Agreed to terms with F Luol Deng on a six-year contract.

NEW JERSEY NETS Named Roy Rogers assistant coach.

NBA Development League

ANAHEIM ARSENAL Named Sam Vincent coach.


National Football League

MIAMI DOLPHINS Signed CB Chris Roberson. Waived CB Scorpio Babers.

NEW YORK GIANTS Signed S Craig Dahl. Waived-injured S Terrance Springer. Activated OL Jonathan Palmer from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Claimed P Paul Ernster off waivers from Detroit. Released WR Kevin Marion.


National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES Signed F Drayson Bowman to a three-year contract.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Signed an affiliation agreement with Fresno (ECHL).

DETROIT RED WINGS Signed F Valtteri Filppula to a five-year contract.

MINNESOTA WILD Bought out the remaining three years of their contract with F Mark Parrish, making him a free agent.

American Hockey League

CHICAGO WOLVES Named Don Granato coach.


Major League Soccer

CHICAGO FIRE Acquired F Brian McBride from Toronto for F Chad Barrett and future considerations. Acquired M Marco Pappa on loan from CSD Municipal of Guatemala.


CONNECTICUT Announced DT Jarrell Miller has left the school.

HILLSDALE Named Don Brubacher director of athletics.

ILLINOIS STATE Named Jonas Jackson assistant defensive line coach.

PENN STATE Dismissed DT Chris Baker and DT Phil Taylor from the football team.


July 31

1954 Joe Adcock hits four homers and a double to give the Milwaukee Braves a 15-7 victory over Brooklyn.

1963 The Cleveland Indians become the first American League club to hit four straight home runs and in an unlikely fashion. Number eight hitter Woody Held hits a two-out homer off Paul Foytack, pitcher Pedro Ramos follows with his second homer of the game, Tito Francona and Larry Brown s first major league homer finish the string. Foytack is the only major league pitcher to give up four straight home runs.

1972 Dick Allen becomes the first player since 1950 to hit two inside-the-park homers in a game as the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-1.

1983 Jan Stephenson beats JoAnne Carter and Patty Sheehan by one stroke to win the U.S. Women s Open.

1990 Nolan Ryan wins his 300th game, reaching the milestone in his second try, as the Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3.

1993 Mike Aulby becomes the third player in PBA history to win a tournament by rolling a 300 game in the title game. Aulby beats David Ozio 300-279 in the Wichita Open.

1994 Sergei Bubka sets a world pole vault record for the 35th time in his career at a meet in Sestriere, Italy. Bubka soars 20 feet, 13/4 inches, adding a half-inch to his old mark set in Tokyo in 1992.

1994 Kenya s Moses Kiptanui sets a world record for two miles with a time of 8 minutes, 9.01 seconds at a track meet in Hechtel, Belgium.

2000 Dorothy Delasin becomes the LPGA s youngest winner in 25 years by beating Pat Hurst on the second extra hole to win the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic. The 19-year-old Delasin is the youngest winner on the tour since Amy Alcott took the Orange Blossom Classic at age 19 in 1975.

2005 Grant Hackett becomes the first swimmer to win four straight world titles in the same event, capturing another 1,500-meter freestyle. The Aussie stretches out his own record for world championship medals to 17.

2007 All-Star Kevin Garnett is traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Boston for five players and two draft picks. The Celtics obtain the former MVP and 10-time All-Star from Minnesota for forwards Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes and Gerald Green, guard Sebastian Telfair and center Theo Ratliff and two first-round draft picks.


Western & Southern Masters

Mason, Ohio


Second Round

James Blake (7) d. Gilles Simon 6-4, 6-3.

Andy Murray (8) d. Sam Querrey 7-6 (3), 6-1.

Nicolas Lapentti d. David Ferrer (5) 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-3.

Ernests Gulbis d. Arnaud Clement 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

Tommy Haas d. Gael Monfils 5-1, retired.

Andreas Seppi d. Tomas Berdych 5-7, 7-5, 7-5.

Novak Djokovic (3), Serbia, d. Simone Bolelli 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2).

Igor Andreev d. John Isner 3-6, 7-6 (8), 7-5.


Second Round

Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes (6) d. Ivo Karlovic and Rogier Wassen 6-4, 6-2.

Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (8) d. Paul Hanley and Jordan Kerr 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-5 tiebreak.

Bob and Mike Bryan (1) d. Todd Widom and Michael Yani 6-1, 6-2.

Rogers Cup



Second Round

Patty Schnyder (9) d. Monica Niculescu 6-1, 7-5.

Dinara Safina (7) d. Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-4.

Victoria Azarenka (11) d. Sybille Bammer 6-2, 6-2.

Ai Sugiyama d. Shahar Peer 6-2, 6-2.

Stephanie Dubois d. Maria Kirilenko (13) 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4).

Nadia Petrova (12) d. Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-3, 6-2.

Michelle Larcher de Brito d. Flavia Pennetta (15) 6-3, 0-6, 6-3.

Tamira Paszek d. Melinda Czink 6-4, 7-5.

Anna Chakvetadze (6) d. Jill Craybas 6-2, 7-5.

Marion Bartoli (10) d. Alisa Kleybanova walkover.

Nordea Nordic Light Open

Stockholm, Sweden


First Round

Sania MIrza d. Emilie Loit 6-3, 6-2.

Second Round

Katarina Srebotnik (3) d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-4.

Vera Dushevina d. Agnes Szavay (2) 6-4, 7-6 (6).

Agnieszka Radwanska (1) d. Mariya Koryttseva 6-1, 6-1.


First Round

Emma Laine and Johanna Larsson d. Karen Barbat and Sandra Roma 6-3, 6-1.

Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual (1) d. Ekaterina Bychkova and Vesna Manasieva 7-5, 6-1.


Major League Soccer



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



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.


Real Salt Lake 2, Toronto FC 1


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

Columbus at Houston, 8:30

CD Chivas USA at Chicago, 8:30


2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck schedule and standings

Feb. 15 Chevy Silverado 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Todd Bodine)

Feb. 23 San Bernardino County 200, Fontana, Calif. (Kyle Busch)

March 7 American Commercial Lines 200, Hampton, Ga. (Kyle Busch)

March 29 Kroger 250, Martinsville, Va. (Dennis Setzer)

April 26 O Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas City, Kan. (Ron Hornaday Jr.)

May 16 North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Concord (Matt Crafton)

May 24 Ohio 250, Mansfield, Ohio (Donny Lia)

May 30 AAA Insurance 200, Dover, Del. (Scott Speed)

June 6 Sam s Town 400, Fort Worth, Texas (Ron Hornaday Jr.)

June 14 Cool City Customs 200, Brooklyn, Mich. (Erik Darnell)

June 20 Milwaukee 200, West Allis, Wis. (Johnny Benson)

June 28 O Reilly 200, Memphis, Tenn. (Ron Hornaday Jr.)

July 19 Built Ford Tough 225, Sparta, Ky. (Johnny Benson)

July 25 Power Stroke Diesel 200, Indianapolis (Johnny Benson)

Aug. 9 Toyota Tundra 200, Lebanon, Tenn.

Aug. 20 O Reilly 200, Bristol, Tenn.

Sept. 6 Gateway 200, Madison, Ill.

Sept. 13 New Hampshire 200, Loudon

Sept. 20 Quik-Liner Las Vegas 350

Oct. 4 Mountain Dew 250, Talladega, Ala.

Oct. 18 Kroger 200, Martinsville, Va.

Oct. 25 Georgia 200, Hampton

Oct. 31 Silverado 350, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov. 7 Casino Arizona 150, Avondale

Nov. 14 Ford 200, Homestead, Fla.

Driver Standings

1. Johnny Benson, 2,071

2. Ron Hornaday Jr., 2,056

3. Matt Crafton, 2,040

4. Rick Crawford, 1,916

5. Mike Skinner, 1,914

6. Todd Bodine, 1,867

7. Erik Darnell, 1,846

8. Terry Cook, 1,825

9. Jack Sprague, 1,787

10. David Starr, 1,749

11. Dennis Setzer, 1,739

12. Chad McCumbee, 1,657

13. Brendan Gaughan, 1,641

14. Colin Braun, 1,579

15. Ted Musgrave, 1,577

16. Kyle Busch, 1,502

17. Shelby Howard, 1,491

18. Donny Lia, 1,472

19. Stacy Compton, 1,448

20. Justin Marks, 1,423

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