Australian Open Glance, 1st Ld-Writethru

Australian Open Glance, 1st Ld-Writethru

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A look at the ninth day of the Australian Open tennis championships on Tuesday:

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, high of 79. Wednesday Forecast: Chance of morning showers, high of 79.

ATTENDANCE: Day session: 21,781. Night: 16,502. Total: 38.283.

WINNERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 4 David Ferrer. Women's singles: No. 2 Maria Sharapova, No. 6 Li Na.

LOSERS: Quarterfinals: Men's singles: No. 5 Tomas Berdych, No. 10 Nicolas Almagro. Women's singles: No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 19 Ekaterina Makaraova. Women's doubles quarterfinals: Serena and Venus Williams.

STAT OF THE DAY: 13: number of consecutive career wins by Ferrer over his Davis Cup teammate Almagro.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ``It was miracle I won.'' - Ferrer on his comeback from two sets down to win after Almagro had served three times for the match.

PLAYING WEDNESDAY: Singles Quarterfinals: No. 2 Roger Federer vs. No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 3 Andy Murray vs. Jeremy Chardy; No. 1 Victoria Azarenka vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova, No. 3 Serena Williams vs. No. 29 Sloane Stephens.

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Furious rally falls short as Loudoun South suffers first loss of Little League World Series

Furious rally falls short as Loudoun South suffers first loss of Little League World Series

Loudoun South battled back from an 8-2 deficit to tie the game but ultimately fell 12-9 to the West Regional champ out of Hawaii on Wednesday.

Heading into Wednesday’s game, Loudoun South had not allowed a single hit. That changed quickly as Hawaii jumped out to an early lead with five runs in the first inning. Justin Lee, who had pitched all four innings in Sunday’s win, could not get out of the first inning as he allowed one hit, two walks, and four runs in 26 pitches.

Hawaii extended the lead to 8-2 in the third inning, but Loudoun South battled quickly back with a furious rally. They chipped away at the deficit with five singles, three walks and one hit by a pitch all in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 8.

Hawaii, however, would not be denied. The West champs retook the lead with a run in the fourth and extended it with three runs in the fifth for a deficit Loudoun South ultimately could not overcome.

After not allowing a hit for two games, Loudoun South gave up 13 hits to Hawaii. Fielding was also an issue with five errors on the night.

The tournament is not over for Loudoun South as the team will get one more shot to advance. They will play Thursday against the Southwest Regional champ from Louisiana at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to play Hawaii in the United States Championship game. A loss, however, will end Loudoun South’s tournament.


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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore takes series against Royals

Orioles Roundup: Baltimore takes series against Royals

Great pitching and a handful of home runs combined for a whopping 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards. Here are the latest news and notes.


SP Dylan Bundy threw only one run in seven innings, collecting seven strikeouts and two walks. This was the sixth outing in 24 starts that Bundy did not give up any home runs. Bundy will likely start against the Rays at Camden Yards again this weekend.

RP Mychal Givens earned his first save of the month after protecting a three-run lead. He only gave up a one-out single to Alex Gordon.

2B Hanser Alberto launched a three-run tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning over the center field wall. Between manning second and third base, Alberto is batting .318/.339/.435.


OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Calf, 10-day IL, may return late August 

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 60-day IL, out indefinitely

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day IL, 2020

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day IL, may return in September 


Thursday, 8/22: Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Friday, 8/23: Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday, 8:24: Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source Credit: Rotoworld