Denver–The Rockies fell to the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field, 12 to 5. The Nats pounded out a franchise record 21 hits.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – The U.S. Olympic Committee has postponed its quarterly board meeting scheduled for tomorrow after 40 members of its staff were forced to evacuate their homes because of wildfires burning near Colorado Springs. About 200 people work at USOC headquarters, which is located downtown and was not in immediate danger.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The top-seeds are in action today at Wimbledon. For the men that means Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), who is facing American Ryan Harrison. For the women, French Open champ Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah), is going up against an unseeded player from Bulgaria.
The first major result of the day comes from the men’s side of things with third-seed Roger Federer advancing with a straight sets win over Fabio Fognini (FAH’-bee-oh FOH’-nee-nee), 6-1, 6-3, 6-2. The match took place in front of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. Federer put on quite a display in front of the royalty, dictating play from the start and never facing a break point.
Women’s third seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH’-kuh rahd-VAHN’-skuh) has a match as well.
Unseeded Sloane Stephens of the United States upset No. 23 Petra Cetkovska (seht-KOV’-skuh) of the Czech Republic 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the third round in her debut at the Grand Slam tournament. The 19-year-old is coming off her first run to the fourth round at a major at the French Open.
In an early result there was some good news for the local fans as Heather Watson gave Britain a woman in Wimbledon’s third round for the first time in a decade by beating Jamie Hampton of the U.S. 6-1, 6-4.
In another result this morning, Sara Errani (ehr-RAH’-nee), who was runner-up to Sharapova at the French Open earlier this month, needed only seven seconds to complete a rain-interrupted win. Errani led American CoCo Vandeweghe (VAN’-duh-way) 6-1, 5-3 and held the advantage one point from victory when their match was halted yesterday. They returned to Court 16 some 18 hours later, and when Vandeweghe double-faulted into the net on the first point, Errani had the victory.
UNDATED (AP) – It’s going to be a busy afternoon of play in Major League Baseball as eight games are on the schedule.
First up, in the National League the opening game of the day is in Cincinnati as the Reds entertain the Brewers. Cincy has won two straight and leads the NL Central by two games over St. Louis. The Reds are facing a tough pitcher in Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee), who is 8-2 with a 2.81 earned run average.
The Giants and Dodgers conclude their three game series in San Francisco, where the Giants have won the opening two games. After last night’s 2-0 win they trail the first-place Dodgers by just a game in the NL West. The final day game in the senior circuit has the Cubs playing host to the Mets. The lowly Cubs have won the first two games of this three-game set.
Over in the American League this afternoon the Yankees are looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Indians. The Yankees, who have won four straight, now top Baltimore by four games in the AL East, while the Indians have dropped 1 1/2 games back of the White Sox in the AL Central. The White Sox are facing the Twins in Minneapolis this afternoon. The remaining AL day games feature Toronto at Boston, Kansas City home to Tampa Bay and Oakland at Seattle.