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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 7SPORTS 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 h. And this IS more just ,il)out 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 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 to get tlie .issimil.iic'd to the "Wt*i( ome I lom(>' .itmosphere 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 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 l)c'c*n nothing hut ('xc'tnpkirv, .ind 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 .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 a le-w re'e|uc'sts 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, 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('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* 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, 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. 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 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 Click "Herald-Zeitung Mailing List' ;