B4 The Daily Commercial Friday, July 16, 2010
Boxing SPORTS ON TV
Open, second round, at Reno, Nev.
10. Gerald Ciolek, Germany, Team Milram, same
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 CampingWorld.co 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 ampingWorld.com 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
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.
Ryo Ishikawa 33-35— 68 Steve Stricker 35-36— 71
35. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Team RadioShack,
5. Robbie McEwen, Australia, Katusha, same
Henrik Stenson 33-35— 68 Sergio Garcia
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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
email@example.com. grave case of “irregular ers in danger.” “I want to win, but more The stage was mainly flat, southeastern France.