June 16, 2013 in Sports

Hunter-Reay dominates at Milwaukee

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IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in victory circle after winning a second consecutive race at the Milwaukee Mile.
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Auto racing: Ryan Hunter-Reay continued Andretti Autosport’s domination at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wis., winning the IndyCar event for the second year in a row.

Andretti drivers nearly had a perfect day Saturday in a race that is promoted by Michael Andretti’s marketing company. Hunter-Reay got the win, E.J. Viso finished fourth and James Hinchcliffe was fifth.

The only blemish was pole-sitter Marco Andretti, who led the first 62 laps before a mechanical issue.

Smith holds off Larson to win Nationwide race: Points leader Regan Smith won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., holding off Kyle Larson in the final 10 laps.

Smith took the lead with 13 laps remaining when Parker Kligerman had to pit, and although Larson closed the gap a bit toward the end, he wasn’t able to overtake Smith’s No. 7 Chevrolet. Smith’s final margin of victory was 0.331 seconds.

Bulldogs top Beavers in CWS opener

Baseball: Mississippi State took the lead on Wes Rea’s two-run double in the eighth inning, closer Jonathan Holder turned back two Oregon State threats, and the Bulldogs beat the Beavers 5-4 in the opening game of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

Hunter Renfroe’s comebacker off Matt Boyd put runners on first and second in the eighth. Rea then sent the go-ahead double into the right-center gap.

• Indiana holds off Louisville: Joey DeNato threw a four-hitter and Indiana looked right at home in beating Louisville 2-0 in the Hoosiers’ first appearance in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

The Hoosiers (49-18) will play Monday against Mississippi State, and the Cardinals (51-13) will face Oregon State in an elimination game.

San Diego’s Bryant wins Dick Howser Trophy: University of San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant has been honored with the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball’s player of the year.

Bryant led the nation with 31 home runs, the most by any Division I player in a decade. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the major league draft, by the Chicago Cubs, after hitting 10 more homers than any other player this season.

Murray, Cilic advance to Queen’s Cup final

Tennis: Top-seeded Andy Murray and defending champion Marin Cilic will play in the final at London’s Queen’s Club after both earned three-set victories.

Murray, the champion in 2009 and 2011, rallied to defeat fourth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a repeat of their 2011 final. Fifth-seeded Cilic of Croatia held off four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

• Federer tops Haas in battle of aged: In a match featuring two men over 30, Roger Federer rallied past defending champion Tommy Haas 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.

Federer will play Mikhail Youzhny in the final today. Youzhny upset second-seeded Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 in less than an hour.

Croatian teen makes Aegon Classic title match: Croatian teenager Donna Vekic reached her second career WTA final when she beat Magdalena Rybarikova 7-6 (5), 1-6, 6-3 in the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England.

In the final, she’ll face Daniela Hantuchova, who defeated Alison Riske of the United States 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.

• Halep earns first career title: Simona Halep defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-3 to win the inaugural Nurnberger Versicherungscup in Nuremberg, Germany, for her first WTA title. The seventh-seeded Romanian had six aces and broke serve for a 2-0 lead in the second set.

Brazil wins back fans with win over Japan

Miscellany: Brazil got what it wanted in the opening game of soccer’s Confederations Cup in Brasilia, Brazil. It beat Japan 3-0 behind goals by Neymar, Paulinho and Jo, and regained support from demanding home fans after a series of disappointing home results.

Brazil hasn’t won a significant title since the 2009 Confederations Cup in South Africa and local fans have been eager for a win at home in the Confederations Cup and then at the World Cup next year.

Brazil plays Mexico in its second Group A match on Wednesday.

• Evans outpoints Henderson in UFC 61: Rashad Evans outpointed Dan Henderson in a split decision in a heavyweight bout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Frank retains overall lead in Tour de Suisse: Slovakian cyclist Peter Sagan won stage eight of the Tour de Suisse in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, and Mathias Frank retained the yellow jersey heading into the final day individual time trial.

Frank, a Swiss rider for BMC Racing, holds a 13-second lead on Rui Alberto Costa with one stage left.

Oilers prospect confirmed dead: The Edmonton Oilers have confirmed that prospect Kristians Pelss has died.

Pelss, 20, went missing Tuesday and was feared drowned in a river near his home in Riga, Latvia.


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