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SERENA WILLIAMS SEES HER 34-MATCH WIN STREAK SNAPPED BY GERMAN SABINE LISICKI IN THREE SETS

 

(AP) —The stunning string of upsets at Wimbledon continues into the second week. Defending champion Serena Williams lost in the fourth round, falling 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Sabine Lisicki (lih-SIH'-kee) of Germany.

The loss ended Williams' career-best 34-match winning streak and her attempt to capture a sixth title at the All England Club.

Williams was up a break twice in the third set but Lisicki fought back both times and broke again to go ahead. She converted her second match point with a forehand winner.

In other play on a busy day at the All England Club, former champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) became the first player to reach the quarterfinals, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6, 6-3.

She was joined minutes later by Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium, who reached her first career Grand Slam quarterfinal by ousting Flavia Pennetta of Italy 7-6, 6-3. Li Na routed Roberta Vinci of Italy 6-2, 6-love to reach the quarterfinals for the third time.

Fourth-seeded David Ferrer overcame another slow start with a 6-7, 7-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ivan Dodig of Croatia.

All fourth round matches in men's and women's play are on the schedule.

 

 

CHRIS PAUL RESIGNS WITH CLIPPERS 5 YEARS AND 107 MILLION DOLLARS

 

Chris Paul is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The All-Star point guard agreed to a new deal on the first day free agency opened, agent Leon Rose confirms.

Paul posted a message on his Twitter account Monday morning, saying "I'M IN!!!" #CLIPPERNATION

Paul led the Clippers to their first Pacific Division title last season and his decision to stay is the second big victory for the longtime losers in this offseason, following the signing of Doc Rivers as their new coach.

 

 

(AP) — Madison Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

San Francisco had lost six straight, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row from June 26-July 1, 2010. The World Series champions had dropped seven straight road games.

Bumgarner (8-5) struck out five and walked three, improving to 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA in his last five starts. Sergio Romo pitched a one-hit ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.

 

(AP) — Jed Lowrie hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the fourth inning, Tommy Milone overcame a rocky start to win for the first time in nearly four weeks and the Oakland Athletics held on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5 on Sunday.

Josh Donaldson also homered and reached base four times for the A's, who padded their AL-best home record by taking two of three in this interleague series. Oakland has won 16 of its last 19 games at the Coliseum.

Milone gave up three home runs and pitched with runners in scoring position in four of the six innings he worked, but got the win after the A's rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 5-2.

Carlos Beltran, Allen Craig and Matt Carpenter all homered for the Cardinals.

 

CHICO SUNS KNOCK OFF HUMBOLDT

 

The Chico Suns Red defeated Humboldt to end a three game series in Chico on June 30. The Suns won by the score of 12-2 behind the five inning effort of pitcher Cooper Davis and a strong offensive attack. Davis pitched five innings, striking out 1 and walking none. Offensively the Suns were led by Jake Andrews with two singles and 2 rbi, Vicente Cardenas with 2 singles, a double and 2 rbi, and Justin Beth with 2 singles and 2 rbi.



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