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									 B4                                                                                                 The Daily Commercial                                                                                                                 Friday, July 16, 2010

    BRIEFS                                                                                                                          SCOREBOARD
Boxing                                      SPORTS ON TV
                                                                              Open, second round, at Reno, Nev.
                                                                                       MAJOR LEAGUE
                                                                                                                                    10. Gerald Ciolek, Germany, Team Milram, same
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ernie Els
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mark O’Meara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bo Van Pelt
   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.                    AUTO RACING                                BASEBALL                                   46. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Team                     British Open                   Ignacio Garrido      34-35—   69
                                                                                                                                    RadioShack, same time.                                             First Round              Robert Karlsson      33-36—   69
— Six-time national boxing               7 p.m.                                 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                    114. Lance Armstrong, United States, Team                  At St. Andrews (Old Course)      Dustin Johnson       33-36—   69
champion Sacred Downing                  SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, p        SunSports — Tampa Bay at New Yo                     RadioShack, 29 seconds behind.                                St. Andrews, Scotland         Paul Casey           34-35—   69
has a healthy appetite for            ole qualifying for      rk Yankees                                            115. Christopher Horner, United States, Team                    Purse: $7.3 million         Retief Goosen        34-35—   69
                                      m 200, at Madison, Ill. (same-day tap                                                         RadioShack, 29.                                           Yardage: 7,305; Par: 72 (36-36)   Edoardo Molinari     35-34—   69
success and cinnamon rolls.                                                                    SOCCER                                              Overall Standings                                   (a-amateur)              Martin Kaymer        35-34—   69
   To reach one, she has to                                                     7 p.m.                                                             (After 11 stages)                  Rory McIlroy                 33-30— 63    Danny Chia           32-37—   69
                                         9 p.m.                                                                                                                                       Louis Oosthuizen             31-34— 65    Ryan Moore           35-35—   70
curb the other.                                                                 ESPN2 — English/Scottish Premier                    1. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team Saxo Bank,
                                                                                                                                                                                      John Daly                    31-35— 66    Thomas Bjorn         37-33—   70
                                         SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, C      League, exhibition, Manchester Unit                   53 hours, 43 minutes, 25 seconds.
   The 119-pound fighter     200, at Madison, I                                                            2. Alberto Contador, Spain, Astana, 41 seconds
                                                                                                                                                                                      Andrew Coltart               33-33— 66    Stewart Cink         35-35—   70
                                                                              ed vs. Glasgow Celtic, at Toronto                                                                       Steven Tiley                 32-34— 66    Justin Rose          35-35—   70
intends to drop to 112                ll.                                                                                           behind.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bradley Dredge               33-33— 66    Chris Wood           34-36—   70
pounds so she can try to                                                                     CYCLING                                3. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi,      Peter Hanson                 33-33— 66    Darren Clarke        34-36—   70
qualify for one of the three                      BOXING                                                                            2:45.                                             Marcel Siem                  32-35— 67    J.B. Holmes          33-37—   70
                                        9 p.m.                                                                                      4. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 2:58.         Nick Watney                  33-34— 67    Zane Scotland        34-36—   70
Olympic weight classes at the           ESPN2 — Welterweights, Zab Juda                  Tour de France                             5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Omega          Lucas Glover                 35-32— 67    Tano Goya            36-34—   70
2012 London Games.                    h (38-6-0) vs. Jose Armando Santa Cr                          Thursday                        Pharma-Lotto, 3:31.                               Sean O’Hair                  30-37— 67    Kyung-tae Kim        32-38—   70
                                                                                                                                    6. Levi Leipheimer, United States, Team           Tiger Woods                  33-34— 67    Mark Calcavecchia    37-33—   70
   She’s swearing off sweets in       uz (28-4-0), at Newark, N.J.
                                                                                        At Bourg-les-Valence, France
                                                                                                                                    RadioShack, 3:59.                                 Fredrik Andersson Hed        32-35— 67    Kevin Na             34-36—   70
                                                                                                   11th Stage
the name of the sweet sci-                                                      A 114.6-mile plain stage from Sisteron to           7. Robert Gesink, Netherlands, Rabobank, 4:22.    Alejandro Canizares          33-34— 67    Toru Taniguchi       33-37—   70
ence.                                             CYCLING                       Bourg-les-Valence (mostly downhill after            8. Luis-Leon Sanchez, Spain, Caisse d’Epargne,    Y.E. Yang                    34-33— 67    Charl Schwartzel     40-31—   71
                                        8:30 a.m.                                           one Category 3 climb)                   4:41.                                             Lee Westwood                 31-36— 67    Tim Clark            37-34—   71
   “The sacrifices you have to          VERSUS — Tour de France, stage 1      1. Mark Cavendish, Britain, HTC Columbia, 4           9. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Katusha, 5:08.       Robert Rock                  34-34— 68    Ian Poulter          34-37—   71
make to be great,” explained          2, Bourg-de-Peage to Mende, France      hours, 42 minutes, 29 seconds.                        10. Ivan Basso, Italy, Liquigas-Doimo, 5:09.      John Senden                  33-35— 68    Jason Day            36-35—   71
                                                                              2. Alessandro Petacchi, Italy, Lampre-Farnese,                                                          Ross McGowan                 32-36— 68    Kenny Perry          35-36—   71
Downing, who advanced to                                                                                                                                    Also
                                                                                                                                                                                      Trevor Immelman              33-35— 68    Stephen Gallacher    33-38—   71
the 119-pound finals at the                         GOLF                      same time.                                            25. Christopher Horner, United States, Team
                                                                                                                                                                                      Oliver Wilson                32-36— 68    Hirofumi Miyase      34-37—   71
                                                                              3. Tyler Farrar, United States, Garmin-Transitions,   RadioShack, 11:35.
                                        5 a.m.                                                                                                                                        Ross Fisher                  33-35— 68    Tom Lehman           34-37—   71
USA boxing national cham-                                                     same time.                                            32. Lance Armstrong, United States, Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Graeme McDowell      37-34—   71
                                        ESPN — British Open Championshi       4. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Spain, Caisse DEpargne,                                                          Camilo Villegas              34-34— 68
pionships with a win                  p, second round, at St. Andrews, Sco    same time.
                                                                                                                                    RadioShack, 17:51.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ryo Ishikawa                 33-35— 68    Steve Stricker       35-36—   71
                                                                                                                                    35. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Team RadioShack,
Thursday.                             tland
                                                                              5. Robbie McEwen, Australia, Katusha, same
                                                                                                                                                                                      Henrik Stenson               33-35— 68    Sergio Garcia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a-Eric Chun
                                                                              time.                                                                                                   a-Jin Jeong                  32-36— 68
   As the Olympics draw                 2 p.m.                                6. Yukiya Arashiro, Japan, Bbox Bouygues
                                                                                                                                    58. Sergio Paulinho, Portugal, Team RadioShack,   Shane Lowry                  34-34— 68    Thomas Aiken         36-35—   71
nearer, Downing is among                TGC — Nationwide Tour, Chiquita C     Telecom, same time.                                   49:32.
                                                                                                                                    68. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Team
                                                                                                                                                                                      Vijay Singh                  35-33— 68    Heath Slocum         34-37—   71
                                                                              7. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Cervelo Test Team,                                                             Ricky Barnes                 33-35— 68    Tim Petrovic         35-36—   71
the handful of female boxers          lassic, second round, at Maineville,    same time.                                            RadioShack, 53:14.                                Paul Lawrie                  36-33— 69    Soren Hansen         37-35—   72
switching weight classes to           Ohio                                    8. Lloyd Mondory, France, Ag2r La Mondiale,           81. George Hincapie, United States, BMC Racing    Steve Marino                 35-34— 69    Todd Hamilton        35-37—   72
find a fit in the 112-, 132- or                                               same time.                                            Team, 1:02:37.                                    Simon Dyson                  34-35— 69    Seung-yul Noh        35-37—   72
                                        4 p.m.                                9. Jurgen Roelandts, Belgium, Omega Pharma-           NEXT: Today — A 130.8-mile hilly ride from        Robert Allenby               34-35— 69    Nick Faldo           36-36—   72
165-pound divisions that will           TGC — PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe            Lotto, same time.                                     Bourg-de-Peage to Mende.                          Hunter Mahan                 34-35— 69    Soren Kjeldsen       36-36—   72
be contested in London.
   “This is a chance at histo-                                                                                                                      RAYS
ry,” Downing said. “Whoever                                                                                                                          From B1
is on that team, it will be
known forever. They’ll be in          during     a     workout   at             After going 6-1 on a home-                          no-hit by former Ray Edwin                        Indians.                                  in baseball without getting
the books, being the first to         Tropicana Field.                        stand leading into the break,                         Jackson to become the first                          Crawford      and     Evan             expected offensive produc-
open up the door for women              “Also the old timers game             including a three-game                                team in major league history                      Longoria headed to the All-               tion players such as Upton
to be in the Olympics.”               on Saturday is going to be              sweep of the Red Sox, the                             to be no-hit three times with-                    Star game batting .321 and                (.230), Jason Bartlett (.231)
   The International Olympic          quite an event, too. I really           Rays feel they’ve righted                             in a span of 12 months.                           .300, respectively. Left-han-             and Carlos Pena, who has a
Committee added women’s               believe we’re able to handle            themselves and are bracing                              Maddon said he was never                        der David Price has a league-             team-high 18 homers but is
boxing to the program last            that moment. We’ve got to               for what they expect to be a                          concerned because even                            leading 12 victories and is               batting just .203.
summer, but with a caveat —           go up there as business as              three-team race to the finish.                        though the offense was strug-                     second with a 2.42 ERA,                      Meanwhile, owner Stuart
an abbreviated field.                 usual and I think Mr.                     “They’re not going away ...                         gling, the Rays continued to                      while the team’s other All-               Sternberg bolstered hopes for
                                      Steinbrenner would respect              and we’re not going away,”                            pitch well, play good defense                     Star — closer Rafael Soriano              a strong second-half when he
                                      that.”                                  Maddon said. “It’s going to                           and avoid being swept in any                      — is 2-0 with 1.60 ERA with               said this month that the
           JOLLEY                       Tampa Bay has rebounded               be fun all summer.”                                   series.                                           23 saves in 24 opportunities.             budget-minded team —
             From B1
                                      from going 11-14 in June to               The formula for success has                           “You’re always going to                            The team even brushed                  already stretched thin by a
   The Lightning — the only           win nine of their first 11 in           been much the same as two                             have those moments not                            aside a dugout confrontation              $72 million payroll — would
team that does not charge             July to climb back to a sea-            years ago, when Tampa Bay                             being so good, but if you can                     between Longoria and cen-                 not shy from spending
admission to its home games           son-best 20 games over .500             made an improbable run to                             avoid long losing streaks, you                    terfielder B.J. Upton, who                money to improve the roster
— survives through dona-              — the club’s best-ever record           World Series — timely hit-                            have a better chance of turn-                     exchanged words after Upton               to help the team’s chances of
tions and sponsorships. And           at the All-Star break.                  ting, strong starting pitching,                       ing it around,” the manager                       ran less than full speed to               earning a playoff berth.
it does so because the com-             The Rays were a baseball-             a better than expected                                said. “We just kept our heads                     chase down a ball hit into                   Maddon held a team meet-
munity has adopted the                best 32-12 through May 23,              bullpen and solid defense.                            above water the whole time,                       the gap of a tie game.                    ing in right field before
Lightning and supports the            when it held a six-game lead              Inconsistent hitting under-                         kept coming up for air.”                             “There are times a situa-              Thursday’s workout. His mes-
team.                                 over the Yankees and 8 1-2-             mined the team in June, with                            The timely hitting that                         tion is boiling and you’ve got            sage was short and to the
   No other team in the FCSL          game advantage over Boston              the low point coming during                           such a big part of the team’s                     to get it out. I think that’s             point.
can stake claim to a fan base         in the AL East. They fell               a three-game series in which                          torrid start returned during a                    healthy. That’s not a nega-                  “We’re 20 games over .500,
like the Lightning.                   behind both division rivals             the Rays managed just seven                           road trip in which Tampa Bay                      tive. When it comes out, I                and the playoffs are staring
   They wish they could.              during a dismal stretch in              hits off an Arizona pitching                          won four of six at Boston and                     think everybody’s better for              us in the face. Respect that,”
   They would like to count           which they were no-hit for              staff that ranked among the                           Minnesota, then continued                         it,” Maddon said.                         he said. “Respect everyday.
on at least 800 to 900 fans           the second time this season             worst in the majors.                                  when the Rays returned                               The manager also finds it              Understand what’s going on.
every night.                          and dropped nine games in                 In addition to losing two of                        home to take six of seven                         comforting that the Rays                  We’ve worked real hard to
   But they can’t.                    the standings.                          the three games, they were                            from Red Sox and Cleveland                        have the second-best record               get to this position.”
   The Lightning has said
money is not a problem, if
that’s all the prevents the                                                                                                                         GOLF
game from being played in                                                                                                                            From B1
Leesburg. In fact, if guaran-           “The old lady had no                  Hanson (66), Bradley Dredge                           feet below the hole. He                           most special just because it’s            tage of the golf course when I
teeing a $4,000 profit from           clothes on today,” Tom                  (66), Lee Westwood (67) and                           knocked that in for birdie                        at St. Andrews,” McIlroy said.            needed to take advantage of
the game is the lone factor,          Watson said after a 73.                 Y.E. Yang (67) teed off after                         and was on his way. The                           “And       it’s   the     Open            it. As of right now, we’re on
the Lightning will write a              There were 45 rounds in               the wind showed up at noon.                           freckled-face kid followed                        Championship.”                            the good side of the draw.
check to cover the costs.             the 60s, 73 players broke par              “The difference for the                            with a sand wedge to 6 feet                          Oosthuizen looked as                   But you don’t know tomor-
   “Our fans deserve the All-         and the average score was               early and late starters was                           on the 10th for birdie, a 7-                      though he might have a                    row.”
Star game,” said Chuck                under par — 71.75.                      huge,” Westwood said. “You                            iron to 8 feet for birdie on                      chance to join McIlroy. He                   Woods won the last two
Johnson, a member of the                No one took advantage like            could have kicked it round in                         the 11th, and two putts from                      also was at 8 under playing               times on the Old Course by a
Lightning’s board of direc-           McIlroy, a 21-year-old from             a low score this morning.                             50 feet on the short 12th                         the 17th until making a                   combined 13 shots, and his
tors. “We’re the only two-            Northern Ireland with a                 The course was defenseless,                           hole.                                             bogey, then failing to pick up            bid to become the first player
time winner of the league             game beyond his years. His              and I actually expected some-                           It was so low — and so                          a stroke on the last hole and             with three claret jugs at the
championship and we’ve led            63 tied the lowest score in             body to post a 62. I don’t                            there for the taking — that                       settling for a 65.                        home of golf is still in the
the FCSL in attendance                any major, and it was only              think I have ever known St.                           even after a record-tying                            Not often does someone                 picture.
every year since 2007. It             the second such score at St.            Andrews as calm. Hopefully,                           round, he thought about the                       open with a 65 in a major                    Asked if he could catch
makes sense to play the               Andrews in golf’s oldest                we might get a break with                             one that got away.                                and trail by two shots. This              McIlroy, Woods replied,
game here, considering                championship.                           the weather tomorrow morn-                              McIlroy was 8 under when                        was not a typical opening                 “We’ve still got three more
those accomplishments.”                 Of the eight players who              ing, but you never know.”                             he flew his approach danger-                      round in a major.                         rounds.”
   An All-Star game at Pat            have shot 63 in the British                Retief Goosen turned on                            ously close over the Road                            “It just goes to show you                 Five players were only
Thomas Stadium-Buddy                  Open, McIlroy is the only               his television just before 10                         Hole bunker on the 17th,                          that the golf course could                three shots behind at 66, a
Lowe Field certainly would            one to do it in the first               a.m. and saw Daly at 7-under                          leaving him a 5-foot birdie                       have been had,” Woods said.               group that includes Daly,
be special. The ballpark              round.                                  par through 11 holes. The                             putt. Make that, and he goes                      “When I was playing either                who won at St. Andrews in
would be packed and the                 “I’m very happy that I was            wind already was whipping                             to the 357-yard 18th with a                       17 or 18, to be in the top 10             1995, the last time the
atmosphere would be elec-             able to take advantage of               flags when he teed off, and                           shot at 62.                                       you had to be 5 under. You                weather acted up. Those in
tric.                                 those conditions,” said                 the two-time U.S. Open                                  He missed.                                      don’t see that at too many                the large group with Woods
   But there’s still some work        McIlroy, who had a two-shot             champion equated his 69 to                              “It sort of went through                        majors.”                                  included Westwood, PGA
to be done to make this hap-          lead over Louis Oosthuizen              a 66 had he played in the                             my mind on 17 that 62                                For Woods, it was the first            champion Y.E. Yang and for-
pen. The Lightning have               of South Africa. “And it gives          morning.                                              would have been the lowest                        time in eight rounds in an                mer U.S. Open champion
done their part by insuring           me a little bit of a buffer                He bore no grudges. Such is                        round in a major,” McIlroy                        Open at St. Andrews — dat-                Lucas Glover.
the league could generate             going into the next three               the fickle nature of links golf.                      said. “That’s probably why I                      ing to July 20, 2000 — that                  Defending        champion
the revenue it seeks.                 days, whatever weather                     “You’ve still got to make a                        missed the putt.”                                 he was not atop the leader-               Stewart Cink opened with a
   Now it’s time for the fans         comes our way.”                         score,” Goosen said. “It does-                          He already shot a 62 earlier                    board at the end of a round.              70, despite catching St.
to step up and get involved.            It sure didn’t feel easy in           n’t matter how easy it is.”                           this year on a course that was                       He made his move through               Andrews lying down.
   Flood the league office            the afternoon.                             Phil Mickelson didn’t make                         far tougher than St. Andrews                      the loop, then ended his                     In the nine times McIlroy
with e-mails, stating our               Not long after McIlroy fin-           a birdie in the afternoon                             on Thursday — Quail Hollow                        string of three straight birdies          has competed at St. Andrews,
desire to host next year’s            ished his round, the leaden             until making an 8-foot putt                           for his first victory in                          on the par-5 14th. Woods                  as an amateur and a pro, he
game. Be polite when you              skies over St. Andrews Bay              on the last hole for a 73, and                        America. It was another                           was moving closer to the lead             has broken 70 every time.
write and don’t get nasty.            brought showers to the Old              walking off the course with-                          example why so many have                          until he badly pulled a 4-foot               “I’ve actually never played
   The FCSL is not our                Course and a breeze that                out speaking to reporters.                            predicted stardom for him.                        par putt on the 17th, then                St. Andrews when the weath-
enemy in this endeavour.              picked up strength the rest of             McIlroy’s amazing run                              He also shot a 61 at Royal                        missed a 10-foot birdie try on            er has been that bad,”
After all, they awarded               the afternoon.                          began with a drive that he hit                        Portrush when he was 16.                          the last hole.                            McIlroy said. “That’s proba-
Leesburg a franchise and                Of the 16 players atop the            onto the green at the 352-                              This was different.                                “I’m in good shape,”                   bly why my scores have been
have acknowledged the                 leaderboard, only Peter                 yard ninth hole to about 15                             “I think it probably is the                     Woods said. “I took advan-                quite good.”
Lightning’s value to the
   Don’t make them think                                                                                                                            TOUR
Lightning fans are foul-                                                                                                                             From B1
mouthed and childish.
   Simply write, “We want             holidays.”                              sprint.”                                                 Cavendish      rushed      to                  than that, I don’t want to                and thus favored sprinters.
the All-Star game in                    It wasn’t nearly so quiet               “I’m extremely disappoint-                          Renshaw’s defense, alleging                       fall,”      Farrar      added.            The general classification
Leesburg.”                            near the front of the pack, at          ed and also surprised,”                               that Dean had tried to elbow                      “Something like that is more              didn’t change, with all the
   Sitz’s e-mail address is           least at the finish line.               Renshaw said. “I never imag-                          his teammate.                                     than about winning, it’s real-            top contenders finishing If             With the sprinters’ teams             ined I would be removed                                  “Mark used his head to get                     ly about the health of the rid-           behind the sprinters in the
you want to use snail mail,           barreling toward the finish at          from any race, especially the                         away,” Cavendish said.                            ers.”                                     main pack.
the mailing address for the           about 40 miles per hour,                Tour de France. I pride myself                        “There’s a risk when your                            After feeling three “hits”                Schleck earned the yellow
league office is 1778 Park            Renshaw rammed his head                 on being a very fair, safe and                        elbow’s that close (that) the                     on his side, Dean said he was             jersey for a third straight day,
Avenue North, Suite 201,              three times into the shoulder           a straight-up sprinter, and                           bars are going to tangle. That                    “a little bit astounded that              while Contador remained 41
Maitland, FL 32751.                                                           never in my career have I                             puts everybody behind in                          this conduct was taking                   seconds back. His fellow
                                      of Julian Dean of New                                                                                                                                                                     Spaniard, Samuel Sanchez, is
   This is doable.                    Zealand, the lead-out man               received a fine or even a                             danger. Mark gave us a bit of                     place,” and said he felt shak-
                                                                                                                                                                                      en as he crossed the line in              2:45 behind in third.
   The Lightning has indicat-         for American sprinter Tyler             warning.”                                             space which kept everybody
                                                                                                                                                                                      23rd place.                                  Seven-time Tour champion
ed it will do its part to bring       Farrar       on        Garmin-            After the head-butts, caus-                         upright.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         Of course, the two riders              Lance Armstrong, who has
the All-Star game.                    Transitions. It was an appar-           ing Dean to shake his head in                            The             25-year-old                                                              already ruled himself out of
   Now, it’s time to do your                                                                                                                                                          were almost destined for
                                      ent bid to push Dean, who               apparent exasperation, he                             Cavendish, one of the                                                                       contention for the title, lost
part — send out those e-                                                                                                                                                              antagonism: Dean is from
                                      was then in the lead, out of            appeared to swerve in front                           world’s top sprinters, took his                                                             time for the second straight
mails or post cards!                                                                                                                                                                  New Zealand, Renshaw from
                                      the way during the final                of Farrar. That allowed                               third stage win in this year’s                    Australia; they’re both pilots,           day. He finished in 114th
   The Lightning family —             sprint.                                 Cavendish to spurt ahead in                           Tour and the 13th of his                                                                    place, 29 seconds behind the
the team and its fans — has                                                                                                                                                           or lead-out men, for top
                                        After reviewing video of              the final 300 meters, with                            young career.                                     sprinters; and their two                  pack, and is 17:51 behind
shown that nothing is out of          the finish, the race jury said          Alessandro Petacchi of Italy                             “They don’t need to ride                                                                 Schleck in 32nd place over-
                                                                                                                                                                                      American teams have a sim-
reach when everyone comes             Renshaw was “removed from               in second and Farrar in third.                        like that,” said Farrar, who is                                                             all.
                                                                                                                                                                                      mering rivalry.
together.                             the competition for a partic-             “I only saw open space on                           still looking for his first Tour                                                               The stage today is a bit
                                                                                                                                                                                         “Yeah, if you start making
   You can help make it hap-          ularly serious case.” They              my left. I had no idea Tyler                          stage win. “They need to                          a list of the potential oppo-             more bumpy, with five mid-
pen!                                  also said the HTC Columbia              Farrar was there,” Renshaw                            think about the safety of                         sites, we have a lot,” Dean               grade climbs during the
                                      rider was fined 200 Swiss               said. “By no means would I                            everybody, and let the fastest                    told The Associated Press by              130.8-mile stage from Bourg-
Frank Jolley is a columnist for the
Daily Commercial. Write to him at     francs (about $192) for a               ever put any of my fellow rid-                        man win.                                          phone after the stage.                    de-Peage to Mende in rural      grave case of “irregular                ers in danger.”                                          “I want to win, but more                          The stage was mainly flat,             southeastern France.

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