Sports News - July 5, 2013
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Sabine Lisicki has had no letdown since ousting top-seed Serena Williams at Wimbledon. The German has reached the finals for the first time in a Grand Slam after beating fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 2-6, 9-7. Lisicki overcame a 3-love deficit in the final set to reach a Grand Slam final for the first time just days after stunning Williams in a fourth round upset. She'll be taking on France's Marion Bartoli for the women's title. The 15th-seeded Frenchwoman took just 62 minutes to beat Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2. It will be Bartoli's second time in the title match on Wimbledon's Centre Court. She reached the final in 2007, losing to Venus Williams in straight sets. Lisicki and Bartoli have met four times previously with the German winning the last three including two years ago in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Mike and Bob Bryan have moved to within a win of their fourth straight major doubles title with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 over Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Americans have won a record 14 Grand Slam tournaments. If they get the 15th this week, they'll become the first team in the Open era to hold all four major titles at the same time. The Bryans have won 23 straight matches.
Six members of the Sharp Shooters 4-H Club competed in the 48th annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, held in Rogers AR, on June 29 and 30, 2013. A total of 54 teams from across the U.S. vied for the coveted title with the Sharp Shooters finishing in 14th place. Team members included Austin Arens, of Laurel; James Simpson, of Wayne; Cameron Muhs, of Carroll; Joshua Greunke, of Winside; and Sam Perry, of Carroll. Trevin Boysen, of Laurel, was the lone alternate for the team. The National BB Gun Championship format consisted of each competitor shooting 10 shots in each of the positions of prone, standing, sitting, and kneeling. Each entrant also took a written test covering firearm safety and rules of the competition. Each position and the test had a possible perfect score of 100 points, for a total of up to 500 points. The team members scores were added together to comprise the team score. After the scores were tabulated, the Sharp Shooters accomplished goal number two in scoring a team total of 2,272 out of a possible 2,500 points. Three of the Sharp Shooters shot personal best scores in Rogers. Austin Arens shot a 377, Joshua Greunke kept pace with a 373. Trevin Boysen finished with a 327. Austin also shot a 99 in the sitting position to tie with eight other shooters for second place. The tie was broken by scoring center shots. Austin finished in fifth place in the sitting position overall. James Simpson tallied 366 points, Cameron Muhs shot a 359, with Sam Perry finishing with 353.
Final Boston 8 San Diego 2
Final Oakland 1 Chi Cubs 0
Final L.A. Angels 6 St. Louis 5
Final Chi White Sox 3 Baltimore 2
Final Kansas City 10 Cleveland 7
Final N-Y Yankees 9 Minnesota 5
Final Tampa Bay 7 Houston 5, 11 Innings
Final Detroit 11 Toronto 1
Final Texas 5 Seattle 4
Final Washington 8 Milwaukee 5
Final Arizona 5 N-Y Mets 4, 15 Innings
Final Philadelphia 6 Pittsburgh 4
Final Miami 4 Atlanta 3
Final Colorado 9 L.A. Dodgers 5
San Francisco at Cincinnati (1:10 p.m., postponed, Rain)
Final Los Angeles 97 New York 89
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Round Rock, TX (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Omaha 3; Round Rock 0 (Bsbl).