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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 7  SPORTS  Photo: tjv CHRIS HOFFMAN , Hc'ald-Zeiti, (j  A Chinese youth tennis group is tdking a break froni their studies and is enjoying a vacation playing tennis at NEWKS and soaking up all things New Braunfels  AMERICAN  EXPERIENCE  Chinese youth tennis team soaking up all things New Braunfels  By Chris Hoffman  Ihe H- ■ ii(! Zeifut::;  En|()viiig .1 \v('('k at sunifiK'r t .mij) Is .1 rite nl p.tssiif^c lor .tin ( hild.  Hilt lor the ?() [ii(‘tiil)<Ts of lilt-( hiiicM' \outh tennis i;toLi(), th<'\ want»KI HtnmK'r ( ciiiip to Ih* <î lik'-(    ('Npriiom (v  ih(‘ tennis team is spending thrf'e ueeks .it tlu' lolin \('U-( otnbe lennis K.hk h.  And this IS more ih.in just ,il)out getl1n14hetter.it tennis. fhe\ want to so.ilv up t'\er\ t}iing \meri( an and \eu tîiaunlels in thi' pr(K ess, " file t(‘ani atriv(‘d on Sunda\ and iinni('(liatel\ askt'd lor pi//a and soda," M W'KS < amp dire( tor Phil I tendru' said. "\oii think that th('\ (1 he tired hut tlu'V wantefi pi//.). Ihe\ ,ire h,)\ ing a great tim(','  It lias Ix'en two \ears in th(' m<iking, !)(*hind the sc (*nes, to hring a ( hinese group ov(‘r to NIWKS alter .in initi.il contact h.ic k in 2(H)'), lohn Nc'ucomhe Ranch prc'si-dent |t'tem\ I ieldsc>nd said thc‘ lirst (trdet ol husinc'ss w.is to get tlie le.im .issimil.iic'd to the "Wt*i( ome I lom(>' .itmosphere th.it Nl WKS pridi's itsc'lt on.  "It's a grcMt c ultural c'\(R'ric'n( c’," I ic'ldsi 'iul said "W(' liave pl.iyc’rs trom .ill ovc'r thi> world come to theAc .idc‘m\, Ihey .irc‘realK anxious lo k-arn .ihout Americ.i .uid take' in .ill that w'e h.nc to ottc'r.  "I leallv think this is a wonder-  Monica Shang, 18, works on tier foreiiand diinng practice on 'Wednesday  lui e\(M'nc‘nc c‘ lot them and c'veiA thing .)t the' Kiitu h. VVe'rc' .ill ha\ ing iun."  I he* te.irn, wIìk h r.ingt's trom .igc's 8 to IH, and arc* hc'tc* on a hre.ik trom sc hool that tuns irom Sept(*ml)c*t to mid IliIv.  I Ic'ndric» slid tliiit tlie gioup h.is l)c'c*n nothing hut ('xc'tnpkirv, .ind h.is rc'.ilK bonded with the* othc*r Ac .id(*m\ memhc'rs at tlic* Kane h.  'Ihis group arc' pc'ilc'ct (am[H'rs," Hendrit* said. ' lhe\ aic' ti\ ingre.ilK h.ird to impto\c'. ilic'\ arc* an .ihsoluti' |o\ to work with. Ihc'ir work c'thii is trc'inc'ndous, and wlic’ti it c omc's to h.n ing luii in tamp thev r.ink .i on .1 sc .ile ol 1-to 10.  ' llie\ undi'tstand \\hc*n its iimt' to have' tun."  ttie kids h .ivc* .1 siric t rc'gimc', muc h like* all the c .impers. that 111C ludc's tc'tinis instruc tion, phvsi c <il Illness, hut th('\ .ilso meet witli a tutor irom 7-10:50 [).m. c'ver\ evc'iiing to gc't ah(*.ul in thc'ir studies in the* ver\ tom|)C'titive world ot ( hinese* .ic adt'mic s.  i lendrie* said the obvious lan-gu.igc' issue h.isn'l bc'en as worn some* as main would think.  "I thiHight tlu* language' b.irrie'r was going to ht' .1 lot touglu*r/' I ie-ndrie' said. "Hut what I've' trit'el to do is use' ke'vwords. I ike' I'll sa\' 'Wv re ge)ing to \U )Vf: to ,1 nt'w spot', and wt'Ve' trving to lc\un  some' ke>\ words that tlie\ know like* 'pie,ISC*' or 'tood'. ihe\ h,i\c' also ad( )pte'd Ament .111 iirst n.imt>s to hc'lp blenel in '  Ntost ol thc' kids ,irc‘ ht're> lor tec re*<ition, but some* kids, likc' IH-\e*ar ()ld \tomc .1 Shang, h.i\e ,1 sc'rious p.ission tor the g.imc' .me! aspirc's to pla\ c olle*ge tennis in Amc’ric .1.  VVitli tlie* { hinest' group wanting to immerse* themn'lve's in .Ame'ri c .in t ulture, the' group h.id a le-w re'e|uc'sts th.it tlie' stall ,it NIWKS wc'rc' more than happv to help lul nil.  "lhe\ w.inled the* kids to bunk w ith othe'r Ac .iilc'mv memlx'rs ,ind not be* isolated as .1 group, ih.it v\a\ thc'\ c oLild mingle w ith othe'r kids," 1 le'lsend said, \nel tht'\ wanted to se*e thf nt'w I l.irrv Pot te'r movit' suit e it won't be releasc'd in ( hin.i tor .i while*. Ihe\ e an get gt'l <1 c hanc v to sc'c' it bc'forc' thc'ir trie'nds.  "And ot tourst' Sc hlittc'rb.ihn. I he\ want to expc'riCMK e as muc h as the\ e an while' tht'v .ire* lie're."  The* main tiling that fit'ldse'nd .ind the' rt'st ol the NIWKS statt want the* ( hinc'st* tt'am to t.ikt' with tiic'ni is the* seiist* ot tamiK that the Rant h t.ikes ptielc' in providing.  "Thc'st* kids, like .ill the* kids who tome* to tlu' ,Ac.idc'm\, art' lik(' tamilv to us,' hc' said. "I hope' the\ 'II t omt' bat k Ik )iiie .ind sc'c* us ag.iin."  Michaels hfts Astros over Nationals in 11th  HOUSTON (AP)  l.ison Mi( h.it'is hit an RHI single* m the* I I th inning to litt the' I ieiuston Astios to ,1 5 2 will over tiu* W.ishington Nationals oti We'dne*sd.i\.  I Iuml)(*r1e) (^uintt'ie) sin-glt'd to right lield be'torc adv.iiu ing to st'tond on a SiU t ili( e* bunt. I it* took third on .1 singh' by Mit liac'l Bourn te> se*t up Mie h.ic'ls' g.imc'-winne'r to t e'iitc'r otl lodd C'otli*y (5* Dth.it gavt'the'Astroseon-s(H utive wins tt)r tlu‘ iirst time in more than a month.  Neitlier ti*.iiii got ii hit in a scort'k'ss lOth inning  betore* |.i\son Wc'rth d( lu bk'fl with one* out in tin* I I th. Wilton 1 ope*/ i2 4) rc'tirt'd tlu' iic'xt two Nationals to t'nd the* sc or-ing thre'.it.  Houston rookit* lost* Altuve* [)it kt'tl up liis tirst major league* hit W'ith a single to rigiit iie'lcl ott 1\ le*r ( li[)[)ard with two outs in tht‘ ninth. Clipp.ird walkt'd \ luntt'r Pena' bc'tore rc'tir-ing C.arlos U*e to send it to  tlie loth.  WcMth had tlirt'e hits and drove in Washington's only runs with .1 two-run homer that tied it 2-all in the sixth inning.  Retired but not forgotten: Yao Ming calls it a career  SHANGHAI (AP)  ,\ large* sc roll U'hind the* ()l.i\er who brought ( hin.i to the' NBA and'the NBA to ( hin.i summe'cl up the ot t asion.  "Ming xit'," It said in Luge* ( liiiu'se c h.irat tt'rs tii.it, loosc'ly tr.inslatt'd, mc'an "'lao Ming, thiinks, the* e'tid."  Y.10, with te'ar\ e*yes .it liiiK's .ind drt'ssc'cl in .in t'e|ually somlx'r blat k suit, c losed tht' book Wedni's d.iy on his eight-year c art't'r v\ ith the' I Houston Rot kt'ts, tone t'ding that in|urit‘s iinally geit the bi'st ol him.  N.io ranks set oiul in Roe kc'ts histe)ry in blot ks (‘)20), sixth 111 total points (‘>,247) and sixth in total rt'bounds ¡4,4941.  \.io playc'd c'ight st'asons in tile» NBA, but misst'd an estim.ittxl 2'>0 rt'gular-sea son games over tlie past six ve.irs. A thirti stress trat ture in his k*tt loot at the t'lid t)i l.ist year t'ssen-ti.illv ttK)k the* dt.H ision t)ut oi his hanels.  Se'k'fttHl to the NBA All-Star tt*am e'ight timt's, Yat) avc'ragetl 19 points and 9.2 reiK)untls. After his rookie season, Yae) ht'l[)ed  the Rex ke*ts re-.ic h the' [)l.i\ oils in tht' nt'xt two \c*.irs.  Y.10 pl.iyt'd in "’7 g.imt's in tile* 20()f^0‘» stMson, wlit'n Houston reat he'd th(‘ se'tond rountl ol tht' [)l.iyotls tor the' tirst time sint e l‘)‘)7.  But Y.U) iirokt' Ins Ic'tt tot)t in .1 pt)stst\ison g.ime against the I os Angelt's l akt'ts .ind unelerwt*nt e t)m[)k'X surge*f\ that side' lint'd him tor the entire 2(K)‘)10st\ist)n. Heiasttxl tinl)' five gamt's at tht' start oi the 2010-1 I stvason, bt'iore breaking his lc*tt ankle.  THE EXTRA POINT  New Braunfels'  Kylie Blair  F\N zom: SPORTS ON TV  MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL Today CYCUN6  7    im.  VERSUS Touf de France, stage 18. Pinerolfj Italy to Galibiet Serre Chevalmr France  GOLf  8    a.m.  TGC European PGA Tour. Nordea Masters first rnunri, at Stockholm 11 am.  ESPN? The Senior British Open Championship, first round 1130 am TGC Nationwide Tour, Children's Hospital Invitational, first round, at Columbus, Ohio  2 pm.  TGC PGA Tour, Canadian Open, first round, at Vancouver, British Columbia 5:30 pm.  TGC I PGA, Evian I\^asters, first round at Evian les-Bains, France  MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBAU.  11 am,  MLB Regional coverage, St Louis at N Y Mets or San Oiego at Florida 130 p m.  FOXSW Rangers at Angels 6 p.m.  MLB Regional coverage, N Y Yankees at Tanipa Bay or Detroit at Minnesota  TOD •> SCOKKS LANCE GLANCE  Former Canyon High School standout Lance Barkman. now  a rightfielder with the St Louis Cardmals went 1 for 4 with an RBI in a 6-5 loss to the Mets on Wednesday He is hatlinq  286 ttiis    i  season    '  MLB STANDINGS  Natonal League East Division  W L    Pet GB  Philadelphia    60 36    625  Atlanta    57 39    “iSA 3  NewYrjrk    48 48    500 12  Washington    48 49    495 12  Florida    47 50    485 13  Central Division  W L    Pet GB  Pittshuiqh    51 44    537  Milwaukee    51 46    526 1  St Louis    50 46    521 1  Cincinnati    47 50    485 5  ChiLiiqo    39 59    398 13  Houston    32 B5    330 20  West Division  W L    Pet GB  SanFi.incisco 56 41    5/7 An/(in;i 52 44 S42 3  Coloiddi)    45 51    469 10  LosAnqeles    42 54    438 13  San Dieqo    42 55    433 14  Tuesday's Results  Cini innati 3, Pittsburgh !  Houston 3, Washington 2, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Chicago Cubs 1 L A Dodgers 1, San Francisco 0 San Diego 14. Flonda 3 N Y Mets 6, St, Louis 5. 10 inmngs Atlanta at Colorado, late Milwaukee at An/ona, late Today's Games San Diego IMoseley 2-9) at Florida (Va/que/ 6-81,11 10 a m  St Louis IWestbiook 7-4! at N Y Mets (Niese9 71, 11 10 am  Atlanta IHanson 10-5) at Colorado (Chai'in 8-7). 2,10 p m,  Milwaukee (Greinke 7 31 at An/ona (I Kennedy 10-31 8 40 p,m  American League East Division W L 58 37 56 38 51 44 47 49 39 55 Central Division W L 51 45 51 45 47 50 45 51 39 58 West Division W L  Texas    55 41  Los Angeles    51 45  Seattle    43 52  Oakland    42 55  Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore  Cleveland Detiuit Chicago Minnesota Kansas City  Pet    GB  611  596    1 537 7  490    n  415    18  Pet    GB  531  531  485 4 469 6 402 12  Pet    GB  573  531 4 453 11  433    13  Tuesday's Results  Boston 4, Baltimore 0  Minnesota 7, Cleveland 5  Oakland 7, Detroit 5  Toronto 11, Seattle 6  N Y Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 0  Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, late  Texas at L A Angels, late  Today's Games Seattle (Fistei 3-11) at Toionto (R Romero 7 9). 11 37 a m Texas (C Wilson 10-3) at LA Angels (Weaver 124!, 2 35 p m  N Y Yankees ISabathia 14 4) at Tantpa Bay ¡Shields 8-8). 6 10 p ni Detioit (Veilandei 12-5) at Minnesota IPavano 6-6), 7 10 p m.lHaren 10 6),  9 05 p ni  ► TEXAS LOTTERY  PICK 3 (7/20)  Day 2-4-9 Night 5-3-0 DAILY 4 (7/20)  Day 0-7-5-6 Nigtn 4 9-5-3 SATURDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $11 million  1-8-14-35-43-50    (7/16) WEDNESDAY LOTTO Jackpot: $12million  2-7-19-28-36-51    (7/20)  MEGA MILLIONS (7/19) 2-9 10-16-35 MB; 40 Megaplier: 4  TEXAS TWO-STEP (7/18)  4 20-27-29 BB: 18 CASH FIVE (7/20)  7-8 15-23-31 POWERBALL (7/20)  1-4 38-40-42 PB: 17 Power Play: 4  For lireakmg nevus, sports scores, weather, tr attic atui inid-clay updates, follow us on Twitter i^NewBraunfelsHZ  ri  learn what's in tomorrow's paper, offer news tips, receive alerts Become a New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Facebook tan  Receive the Herald-Zeitung e-newsletter in your e-mail box each morning herald zeitung.com. 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