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Published: Tuesday, 7/21/2009

Pro football, tennis, auto racing

PRO FOOTBALL

NFL Training Camps

Rookie and veteran reporting dates

(Dates subject to change)

American Football Conference

BALTIMORE RAVENS McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., July 27; July 29.

BUFFALO BILLS St. John Fisher College, Pittsford, N.Y., both July 25.

CINCINNATI BENGALS Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky., both July 30.

CLEVELAND BROWNS Browns Training Facility, Berea, Ohio, July 24; July 31.

DENVER BRONCOS Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Centre, Englewood, Colo., both July 30.

HOUSTON TEXANS Methodist Training Center, Houston, July 26; July 31.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Rose-Hulman Institute, Terre Haute, Ind., both Aug. 2.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla., both Aug. 2.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, Wis., both July 31.

MIAMI DOLPHINS Dolphins Training Center, Davie, Fla., both Aug. 1.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass., July 26; July 29.

NEW YORK JETS Cortland State, Cortland, N.Y., July 27; July 30.

OAKLAND RAIDERS Napa Valley Marriott, Napa, Calif., both July 29.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa., both July 31.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Chargers Park, San Diego, July 26; July 31.

TENNESSEE TITANS Baptist Sports Park, Nashville, Tenn., both July 30.

National Football Conference

ARIZONA CARDINALS Northern Arizona U., Flagstaff, Ariz., both July 29.

ATLANTA FALCONS Falcons Training Facility, Flowery Branch, Ga., both July 31.

CAROLINA PANTHERS Wofford College, Spartanburg, S.C., both Aug 2.

CHICAGO BEARS Olivet Nazarene, Bourbonnais, Ill., both July 31.

DALLAS COWBOYS Alamodome, San Antonio, both July 29.

DETROIT LIONS Lions Training Facility, Allen Park, Mich., both July 31.

GREEN BAY PACKERS St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis., both July 31.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS Minnesota State-Mankato, both July 30.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Metairie, La., both July 30.

NEW YORK GIANTS U. of Albany, N.Y., both Aug. 3.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES Lehigh U., Bethlehem, Pa., July 26; July 29.

ST. LOUIS RAMS Russell Training Center, Earth City, Mo., July 30; July 31.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Marie P. DeBartolo Sports Center, Santa Clara, Calif., July 28; July 30.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Wash., July 30; July 31.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, Fla., both July 31.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Redskins Park, Ashburn, Va., both July 29.

TENNIS

Indianapolis Championships

Indianapolis

Singles

First Round

Marc Gicquel (7) d. Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 6-3.

Denis Istomin d. Kevin Kim 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Frank Dancevic d. Bobby Reynolds 6-2, 7-6 (5).

John Isner d. Josselin Ouanna 6-1, 7-6 (6).

Sam Querrey (3) d. Arnaud Clement 6-3, 6-4.

German Open

Hamburg, Germany

Singles

First Round

Pablo Cuevas d. Bjorn Phau 7-6 (0), 6-4.

Teimuraz Gabashvili d. Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-1.

Pere Riba d. Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Daniel Brands d. Victor Crivoi 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.

Ivan Navarro d. Steve Darcis 6-4, 6-4.

Philipp Petzschner d. Florent Serra 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Potito Starace d. Maximo Gonzalez 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez d. Christophe Rochus 6-4, 6-2.

Jan Hernych d. Kevin Krawietz 6-0, 4-6, 6-3.

Simon Greul d. Janko Tipsarevic 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Marcel Granollers d. Martin Vassallo Arguello 6-4, 6-4.

Andreas Beck d. Oscar Hernandez 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4.

Slovenia Open

Portoroz, Slovenia

Singles

First Round

Olga Govortsova d. Kaia Kanepi (3) 6-1, 6-2.

Lucie Safarova (6) d. Katie O Brien 6-4, 6-4.

Dinara Safina (1) d. Tadeja Majeric 6-0, 6-4.

Petra Martic d. Kristina Barrois 6-3, 6-4.

Klara Zakopalova d. Masa Zec Peskiric 6-2, 6-4.

Viktoriya Kutuzova d. Rossana de Los Rios 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (6).

Nuernberger Gastein

Bad Gastein, Austria

Singles

First Round

Andrea Petkovic d. Sandra Kloesel 6-4, 6-3.

Ioana Raluca Olaru d. Marta Domachowska 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.

Tatjana Malek d. Carla Suarez Navarro (5) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.

AUTO RACING

Sprint Cup Leaders

Through July 11

Points

1, Tony Stewart, 2,884. 2, Jeff Gordon, 2,709. 3, Jimmie Johnson, 2,672. 4, Kurt Busch, 2,526. 5, Denny Hamlin, 2,457. 6, Carl Edwards, 2,438. 7, Ryan Newman, 2,385. 8, Kasey Kahne, 2,336. 9, Juan Pablo Montoya, 2,321. 10, Kyle Busch, 2,298.

11, Mark Martin, 2,296. 12, Matt Kenseth, 2,295. 13, Greg Biffle, 2,285. 14, David Reutimann, 2,219. 15, Clint Bowyer, 2,169. 16, Brian Vickers, 2,149. 17, Jeff Burton, 2,113. 18, Marcos Ambrose, 2,078. 19, Jamie McMurray, 1,960. 20, Joey Logano, 1,956.

Money

1, Matt Kenseth, $4,521,252. 2, Tony Stewart, $4,429,935. 3, Jimmie Johnson, $3,891,292. 4, Jeff Gordon, $3,835,493. 5, Kevin Harvick, $3,611,999. 6, Kyle Busch, $3,582,211. 7, Carl Edwards, $3,191,652. 8, Kasey Kahne, $3,111,950. 9, Joey Logano, $3,020,757. 10, Jeff Burton, $2,964,107.

11, Ryan Newman, $2,927,764. 12, David Reutimann, $2,865,379. 13, Mark Martin, $2,847,203. 14, Juan Pablo Montoya, $2,717,929. 15, Kurt Busch, $2,667,884. 16, Greg Biffle, $2,651,934. 17, Denny Hamlin, $2,604,889. 18, Martin Truex Jr., $2,592,427. 19, Reed Sorenson, $2,590,061. 20, Brian Vickers, $2,587,704.

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Indiana 11 3 .786

Connecticut 8 6 .571 3

Washington 7 6 .538 31/2

Chicago 8 8 .500 4

Atlanta 7 10 .412 51/2

Detroit 5 8 .385 51/2

New York 5 8 .385 51/2

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Phoenix 12 4 .750

Seattle 10 6 .625 2

Minnesota 9 7 .563 3

San Antonio 6 8 .429 5

Los Angeles 4 8 .333 6

Sacramento 3 13 .188 9

YESTERDAY

No games scheduled

SATURDAY

Washington 68, New York 67

Phoenix 97, Detroit 90, OT

SUNDAY

Connecticut 67, Indiana 61

New York 89, Atlanta 86

Chicago 85, San Antonio 75

Seattle 72, Minnesota 69

Detroit 69, Sacramento 65

TONIGHT

Indiana at Washington, 7

TOMORROW

Atlanta at Detroit, Noon

New York at Chicago, 12:30

Sacramento at Connecticut, 7

Los Angeles at Seattle, 10

Minnesota at Phoenix, 10

CYCLING

Tour de France Standings

Yesterday (Rest Day)

(After 15 stages)

1. Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana, 63:17:56. 2. Lance Armstrong, United States, Astana, 1:37. 3. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Garmin-Slipstream, 1:46. 4. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, Astana, 2:17. 5. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank, 2:26.

6. Rinaldo Nocentini, Italy, AG2R-La Mondiale, 2:30. 7. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas, 2:51. 8. Tony Martin, Germany, Team Columbia-High Road, 3:07. 9. Christophe Le Mevel, France, Francaise des Jeux, 3:09. 10. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank, 3:25.

11. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Cervelo Test Team, 3:52. 12. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 3:59. 13. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia-High Road, 4:05. 14. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, 4:27. 15. Maxime Montfort, Belgium, Team Columbia-High Road, 4:38.

16. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Liquigas, 4:40. 17. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia-High Road, 5:05. 18. Luis Leon Sanchez, Spain, Caisse d Epargne, 5:27. 19. Mikel Astarloza, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 5:37. 20. Vladimir Karpets, Russia, Team Katusha, 5:56.

Also

81. David Zabriskie, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 59:32.

149. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 1:57:42.

158. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Slipstream, 2:01:39.

Tuesday: Stage 16, a 98.9-mile ride in the Alps between Martigny, Switzerland, and Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France. It features two punishing climbs, the Col du Grand Saint-Bernard and the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard.

SPORTS NOTES

TOLEDO-OHIO STATE TICKETS: Remaining tickets for the Sept. 19 football game between the University of Toledo and Ohio State at Cleveland Browns Stadium will go on sale to the general public on Monday, July 27 at the UT Athletic Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. There will be no phone orders or online orders taken for these tickets.

VOLLEYBALL OFFICIALS: Are needed for Maumee Bay Summer Varsity Tourney this Saturday. Information: Brad Morrison, 419-351-5039.

SPORTLIGHT

July 21

1876 Princeton takes the team championship in the first IC4A (Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes Association) track and field meet.

1957 Lionel Herbert wins the PGA championship with a 2-1 final round victory over Dow Finsterwald.

1963 Jack Nicklaus wins the PGA championship by two strokes over Dave Ragan to become the fourth golfer to win the three major United States titles.

1968 Arnold Palmer becomes the first PGA golfer to earn $1 million over his career despite losing by one stroke to Julius Boros in the PGA championship.

1974 Sandra Haynie edges Carol Mann and Beth Stone by one stroke to win the U.S. Women s Open championship.

1979 Spain s Seve Ballesteros wins the British Open by three strokes over Ben Crenshaw and Jack Nicklaus.

1985 The greatest money winner in horse racing history, John Henry, is retired. The 10-year-old, who won 39 races in 83 starts, earned $6,597,947 in total purses.

1989 Mike Tyson knocks down Carl The Truth Williams with a single left hook and stops him 93 seconds into the first round of his heavyweight title defense. It is the fifth shortest heavyweight title fight in history.

1996 Tom Lehman shoots a final-round 73 for a 72-hole total of 13-under 271 to win the British Open, two strokes better than Ernie Els and Mark McCumber.

2001 Chris Webber signs the second-biggest contract in NBA history, agreeing to a seven-year deal worth $122.7 million to return to the Sacramento Kings.

2002 Ernie Els faces great pressure in the British Open by squandering a three-stroke lead and outlasts Thomas Levet of France to win a four-man playoff that produces the first sudden-death finish in the 142-year history of the tournament.

2007 Bernard Hopkins earns another stunning victory in the twilight of his fighting days, ending Winky Wright s 71/2-year unbeaten streak with a unanimous decision in their 170-pound matchup in Las Vegas.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES Recalled RHP David Hernandez from Bowie (EL).

CHICAGO WHITE SOX Activated OF Carlos Quentin from the 15-day disabled list. Optioned OF Brian Anderson to Charlotte (IL).

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Placed 1B Jason Giambi on the 15-day DL. Recalled 1B Daric Barton from Sacramento (PCL).

TEXAS RANGERS Recalled RHP Willie Eyre from Oklahoma City (PCL). Placed RHP Frank Francisco on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 11.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Recalled INF Ryan Roberts from Reno (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS Placed C Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 17. Recalled C Craig Tatum and RHP Jared Burton from Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Robert Manuel to Louisville.

FLORIDA MARLINS Optioned INF Andy Gonzalez to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled RHP Rick VandenHurk from New Orleans.

HOUSTON ASTROS Placed INF-OF Darin Erstad on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 19. Recalled INF Matt Kata from Round Rock (PCL).

LOS ANGELES DODGERS Activated RHP Jason Schmidt from the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Scott Elbert to Albuquerque (PCL).

NEW YORK METS Placed RHP Fernando Nieve on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Cory Sullivan from Buffalo (IL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES Placed INF Edgar Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 19. Recalled LHP Joe Thatcher from Portland (PCL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS Released RHP Jesse Orosco, Jr.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

ATLANTA HAWKS Signed G Jeff Teague.

CHICAGO BULLS Waived G Anthony Roberson.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Signed F Jamario Moon to an offer sheet.

INDIANA PACERS Announced they will not match the offer sheet Toronto issued to G Jarrett Jack.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Traded G Sebastian Telfair, F Mark Madsen and F Craig Smith to the L.A. Clippers for G-F Quentin Richardson.

PHOENIX SUNS Agreed to terms with G Steve Nash on a two-year contract extension.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

BOSTON BRUINS Signed D Matt Hunwick to a multiyear contract extension.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS Signed RW Danny Bois.

LOS ANGELES KINGS Agreed to terms with C Justin Azevedo on a multiyear contract and RW Teddy Purcell and D Drew Bagnall on one-year contracts.

MONTREAL CANADIENS Signed G Curtis Sanford to a one-year contract.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Signed F Ben Eaves.

PHOENIX COYOTES Re-signed F David Spina, F Jeff Hoggan and D Sean Sullivan.

ST. LOUIS BLUES Signed D Justin Fletcher and D Danny Richmond.

MOTOR SPORTS

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Announced the resignation of president and chief operating officer Joie Chitwood, effective Aug. 6.

COLLEGE

IOWA Signed football coach Kirk Ferentz to a seven-year contract.

MARSHALL Named Mike Hamrick athletic director.



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