Sports News-June 11, 2012

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Rafael Nadal won his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros on Monday to defeat Novak
Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was halted the night before because of rain.  When play resumed, second-seeded Nadal promptly broke top-seeded Djokovic's serve to pull even at 2-2. The rain started falling again, and with Nadal leading 5-4 in the fourth, it looked as if play might be halted once more.  But the players waited it out for a few minutes under umbrellas, and Nadal returned to the court. Each man held serve, then Nadal got another break, winning match point on Djokovic's double fault.  Djokovic failed in his quest to become the first winner of four straight major titles in 43 years.

Authorities say three people were shot to death during a party at an apartment complex near Auburn University, including two former Auburn football players.  Officials say current football player Eric Mack was wounded.  The two slain former players are identified as Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips.

Timothy Bradley suffered a fractured left foot in Saturday night's controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao.  Bradley's manager, Can Dunkin, also said yesterday that Bradley's right ankle is twisted and swollen.  Bradley, who attended the post-fight news conference in a wheelchair, said he heard his left foot snap in the second round.  In the fifth, he injured his right foot.  Despite the injuries, Bradley continued and went on to win a highly controversial split decision to claim the WBO welterweight title and end Pacquiao's seven-year unbeaten run.  Bradley came on strong in the later rounds, winning five of the last six on two scorecards and four on the third.

The field for the College World Series is beginning to take shape.  Five teams have qualified with at least one surprise.  Stony Brook eliminated six-time national champion Louisiana State in a Super Regional yesterday 7-2 to reach the dance.  They join UCLA, Arizona, Florida, & Florida State.  Three entries will be decided today as heavy rain in Columbia, South Carolina forced the second game between South Carolina and Oklahoma to be suspended yesterday with no score in the bottom of the sixth inning.  The game will resume at 3:05 today.  If Oklahoma wins, a deciding third game would be played at 6:05.  Oregon will face Kent State in Eugene, Oregon in a deciding Game Three and Arkansas meets Baylor meet in a Game Three today in Waco, Texas.  The College World Series gets underway on Friday.

Local Schedule:  Nfk Golden Girls 18’s at Albion (SB DH-6:30); Omaha Storm Chasers at Iowa Cubs (Bsbl-7:05).

Local Scores:  Colby, KS 6 Nfk Seniors 1 (Columbus Wooden Bat Bsbl Tourn.); Golden Girls 18’s 4 Columbus Bullets 0; Nebraska Gators 10 Golden Girls 18’s 1 (Golden Girls 18’s SB Tourn.); Kellys 18’s 10 Kellys 16’s 0; Wayne 10 Kellys 18’s 2 (Golden Girls 18’s SB Tourn.); Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Round Rock, TX 6 (Bsbl).

     Final     N-Y Yankees    5  N-Y Mets        4
     Final     Tampa Bay      4  Miami           2
     Final     Pittsburgh     3  Kansas City     2
     Final     Baltimore      5  Philadelphia    4, 10 Innings
     Final     Toronto       12  Atlanta         4
     Final     Washington     4  Boston          3
     Final     Chi Cubs       8  Minnesota       2
     Final     Houston       11  Chi White Sox   9
     Final     Cleveland      4  St. Louis       1
     Final     L.A. Angels   10  Colorado        8
     Final     Texas          5  San Francisco   0
     Final     L.A. Dodgers   8  Seattle         2
     Final     Arizona        4  Oakland         3
     Final     Detroit        7  Cincinnati      6
     Final     Milwaukee      6  San Diego       5

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