June 16, 2014 in Sports

Federer wins Gerry Weber for 7th time

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Roger Federer won his 14th title on grass and 79th overall.
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Tennis: Roger Federer won the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, for the seventh time by defeating Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final.

Federer fired five aces and saved three of the five break points he faced to win in 1 hour, 28 minutes. It was the 32-year-old’s 14th title on grass and 79th overall.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion improved his record to 46-5 in 12 appearances at the tournament where he made his debut 14 years ago.

Federer had hoped to win the doubles title as well, but he and compatriot Marco Chiudinelli were defeated 1-6, 7-5, 12-10 by Andre Begemann and Julian Knowle in the final.

• Ivanovic wins first grass title: Ana Ivanovic captured her first grass court title after almost a decade of trying after a 6-3, 6-2 win over Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England. The win was Ivanovic’s third of the season.

• Dimitrov holds off Lopez: Grigor Dimitrov saved a match point to defeat Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez 6-7 (8), 7-6 (1), 7-6 (6) and win the grass court tournament at Queen’s Club in London.

Former Cowboy Brent released from jail

NFL: Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent has been released from jail following his conviction for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate.

The Dallas County sheriff’s office said Brent left jail Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether he would be required to report to a rehab facility to complete his six-month sentence, which was expected to end in July.

Brent was convicted in January of intoxication manslaughter for the December 2012 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a Cowboys practice squad player.

Thomas dies at 41: Rodney Thomas, who played running back for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons during a seven-year NFL career, died Saturday in Groveton, Texas. He was 41.

Talansky surprise Dauphine winner

Cycling: American rider Andrew Talansky was the surprise winner of the Criterium du Dauphine as he held off two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador in a gripping finale on the eighth stage.

Talansky was fourth on the day, 7 seconds behind stage winner Mikel Nieve on the 131.5-kilometer (81.7-mile) trek from Megeve to Courchevel, France. Contador was 27 seconds behind in the overall standings, with Jurgen Van den Broeck 8 seconds further back in third.

Van Dyken-Rouen leaves intensive care

Miscellany: Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen has been moved from intensive care to a regular hospital room, nine days after severing her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Van Dyken-Rouen was injured June 6 when the ATV she was driving hit a curb and hurtled off a drop-off. The accident left her paralyzed, though her family says it’s unclear if she will remain that way.

The 41-year-old won four gold medals at the Atlanta Games in 1996 and two more in Sydney in 2000.

Meyer, Anderson swim to 5K titles: Alex Meyer and Haley Anderson won the 5-kilometer titles on the final day of the USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Castaic Lake, California.

Marquez remains perfect: Marc Marquez won a thrilling four-way duel at the Catalonia Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain, to make it seven victories in as many races to start his MotoGP title defense.

Marquez overtook Yamaha pair Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo before surviving a brush with Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa on the last lap to claim a 13th career win in the top class that featured constant jousting among the four riders.

Lexie Lou prevails: Lexie Lou, ridden by Patrick Husbands, won the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks for fillies in Toronto, beating Wild Cantomine by 4 1/2 lengths. Earlier, We Miss Artie won the $150,000 Plate Trial Stakes.

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