WEDNESDAY SPORTS, JUNE 22ND

Cleveland, OH–The Rockies beat the Indians 4 to 3 last night in Cleveland to climb a game above .500 for the first time since May 24th. Seth Smith hit two home runs to lead the offensive attack. The Rockies will go for the three game sweep tonight before heading to the Big Apple for a weekend series against the Yankees.

Elsewhere in sports…

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The already rain-plagued Wimbledon
tournament has started play on day three under the Centre Court
roof. While rain delayed play on all other courts today, five-time
champion Venus Williams and 40-year-old Japanese veteran Kimiko
Date (kih-MEE’-koh DAH’-tay)-Krumm are playing in the main stadium.
Date-Krumm took the opening set 7-6, while Williams came back to
win the second, 6-3.
The winner of the early match on Centre Court will reach the
third round, but there are still 17 first-round matches that have
not finished or begun at the All England Club.
Later today, defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl
nah-DAHL’) is slated to play Ryan Sweeting of the U.S. on Centre
Court. Three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick was scheduled to
play in the late match against Victor Hanescu (hah-NEHS’-koo) of
Romania.

MLB-SCHEDULE
Matinee schedule of games

UNDATED (AP) – There are six interleague games being played this
afternoon.
In the opening game of a day-night twin bill, the Yankees are
facing the Reds in Cincinnati. At the same time Baltimore is
playing in Pittsburgh, while Toronto is in Atlanta, Boston is home
to San Diego, Tampa Bay is playing in Milwaukee and the Dodgers are
home to Detroit.
On tap this evening, the Florida Marlins, fresh off an 11-game
losing skid, are home to the Angels once again, Colorado remains in
Cleveland, Seattle is in Washington, the Mets are entertaining the
Athletics, who have won six straight, the Rangers are playing host
to Houston, Arizona is at Kansas City, Chicago’s White Sox are home
to the Cubs and Minnesota plays in San Francisco. The Twins are
winners of eight straight.

In the lone National League game of the night, the Phillies are
playing the Cardinals in St. Louis.

CWS-DAY 4
Commodores face Tar Heels

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – In the ninth game of the College World
Series, North Carolina is facing Vanderbilt this evening in Omaha,
Neb. The Tar Heels come into play with a record of 51-and-15, while
the Commodores are 53-and-11. The two met Saturday in the opening
game of the double-elimination tournament, with Vandy winning 7-3.

BRITISH OPEN-QUALIFYING
Olazabal to try

LONDON (AP) – European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal
(oh-lah-THAH’-bul) will be among the 288 players taking part in
final qualifying next week for the British Open. The 45-year-old
Spaniard finished third at the Open in 1992 and 2005 and is a
two-time winner of the Masters. He will play 36 holes at the
Littlestone course on Tuesday in a bid to claim one of the 12
qualification places.

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