August 20, 2012 in Sports

Federer routs Djokovic for fifth Cincy title

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Tennis: Roger Federer, the world’s top-ranked player, won a record fifth Cincinnati title in Mason, Ohio, on Sunday, dominating second-ranked Novak Djokovic in an unprecedented way at the start of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) win for the Western & Southern Open championship.

Djokovic had 10 unforced errors in the opening set, the same number of points he won. The Serb had four double-faults, each one setting up a break point or ending a game.

Li rallies past Kerber: China’s Li Na overcame an awful first set to get her first title of the season.

Li got the better of several long rallies, beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 for the championship of the Western & Southern Open in Mason, Ohio.

Li made 17 unforced errors while losing the first set in only 29 minutes.

Tennessee, Texas teams stay unbeaten

Little League: Jayson Brown broke a 5-5 tie with a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the sixth, and Brock Myers followed with a two-run homer to lift the unbeaten team from Goodlettsville, Tenn., over the prolific sluggers from Peraluma, Calif., 9-6, at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

San Antonio remained unbeaten by breaking open a tight game with a six-run fourth inning in a 13-3 victory over New Castle, Ind.

Panama unbeaten; homer lifts Japan: In the international bracket at the Little League World Series, Panama remained unbeaten after James Gonzalez hit two homers including a grand slam to help beat Canada 8-3, and Japan’s Hajime Motegi hit a two-run blast to center with one out in the bottom of the ninth to beat Taiwan, 2-0.

Shot putter Martin leads US sweep

Track and Field: Shot putter Cory Martin won the Gugl Games with a mark of 69 feet, 11 inches to lead a U.S. sweep of the top three spots in Linz, Austria.

World indoor champion Ryan Whiting was second at 68-4 1/4, and Christian Cantwell third at 66-3 3/4.

Red Bulls use late rally to top Timbers

Soccer: Heath Pearce’s tiebreaking goal in the 83rd minute lifted New York to a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers in Harrison, N.J.

Tim Cahill got his first MLS goal and Kenny Cooper also scored for the Red Bulls, who rallied from a two-goal deficit in the first half.

• Tunisian police report 22 security guards hurt: Tunisian police say 22 security guards have been injured after the home fans of Etoile du Sahel threw projectiles and invaded the soccer field during a top-flight league match in Sousse, Tunisia.

Hornets, Williams agree to extension

Basketball: Hornets coach Monty Williams says he has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would keep him in New Orleans through 2016.

The Hornets did not release contract terms, but Williams confirmed the length of the extension in a text message to the Associated Press.

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