SPORTS, JUNE 28TH

Chicago–The Rockies stopped by Wrigley Field in Chicago to play a make up game with the Cubs. It didn’t turn out well as they fell to the Cubbies 7 to 3. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin suffered the loss. The Rockies are home tonight to face the other Chicago team, the White Sox for the first of a three game interleague series.

Denver–The Denver Nuggets are happy to have Andre Miller back in town. The veteran point guard spent four productive seasons in Denver before being traded to Philadelphia for Allen Iverson. Miller is happy to be back in the Mile High City.

Elsewhere in sports…

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Major League Baseball is objecting to
the bankruptcy filing by the Los Angeles Dodgers, accusing team
owner Frank McCourt of siphoning off more than $100 million in club
revenue and driving the Dodgers into a liquidity crisis.
In papers submitted in Delaware bankruptcy court Tuesday, the
league objected to the Dodgers’ request for authorization to enter
into a $150 million financing arrangement with a group of lenders
in order to meet cash flow needs, including a Thursday payroll
deadline. Commissioner Bud Selig claims in the filing that his office can
provide a loan on better terms, and argues that the court should
reject McCourt’s financing proposal because it compels the team to
sell valuable future broadcast rights to meet current expenses and
to provide money for McCourt’s personal use.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Sabine Lisicki reached her first Grand
Slam semifinal today, beating 2007 finalist and No. 9 seeded Marion
Bartoli 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 under the Centre Court roof on another
wet day at Wimbledon. Lisicki is only the second wild-card entry to
reach the women’s semifinals at Wimbledon
It’s the first women’s quarterfinals at Wimbledon featuring an
all-European field since 1913, following yesterday’s upsets of and
Venus and Serena Williams.
Also today Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nah pee-RAHN’-koh-vuh)
looks to follow up her upset of Venus Williams against Petra
Kvitova.
Fifth-seed and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah)
will take on Dominika Cibulkova (sih-bul-KOH-vuh), who sent
top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK’-ee) packing. Cibulkova
eliminated top-seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK’-ee) Monday.
Fourth-seed Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN’-kuh) meets Tamira Paszek
to wrap up the quarters.

In the men’s draw, defending champion and top-seeded Rafael
Nadal (nah-DAHL’) says he’ll be able to continue playing after an
MRI on his injured left foot came up negative. Nadal came up
hobbling in the first set of yesterday’s victory over Juan Martin
del Potro. He advanced along with No. 3 Roger Federer,
second-seeded Novak Djokovic (JOH’-kuh-vich), No. 4 Andy Murray and
tenth-seed Mardy Fish.

SUPREME COURT-CLEMENS STEROIDS
Court won’t revive Clemens lawsuit against trainer

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has refused to revive Roger
Clemens’ lawsuit against his former personal trainer for claiming
he injected the pitcher with steroids and human growth hormones.
Clemens and his attorneys were appealing a ruling by the 5th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that threw out Clemens’ defamation
suit against Brian McNamee. The Clemens legal claims a Texas
federal court didn’t have jurisdiction over Clemens’ claims
involving statements McNamee made in New York.
McNamee said in New York he had injected Clemens with steroids
and HGH and repeated those allegations during an interview at his
New York home to a writer for SI.com.
Clemens is scheduled to go on trial next month in Washington.
He’s accused of lying under oath to Congress. He has denied using
performance-enhancing drugs.

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