New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Spurs trade Hill to Pacers
By CUFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer
The Indiana Racers have traded first-round pick Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State to the San Antonio Spurs for hometown hero George Hill.
Hill starred at IUPUI, then went to the Spurs in the first round of the 2008 draft. He played three years with the Spurs and averaged
11.6 points and 2.5 assists last season.
Michael Whitaker, Hill's agent, confirmed trie deal on Thursday.
The Pacers took Leonard with the 15th pick. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 15.5 points and 10.6 rebounds last season. He
was a second-team All-American who helped the Aztecs win a school-record 34 games.
SPURS TAKE TEXAS' JOSEPH WITH 29TH PICK: The San Antonio Spurs have taken Texas guard Cory Joseph with the 29th overall pick in the NBA draft.
Joseph averaged 10.4 points and 3.6 rebounds as a freshman. The 6-foot-3 guard could be called upon to immediately help offset the loss
Former Duke freshman guard Kyrie Irving was the first player chosen in the NBA draft.
The Minnesota Timberwolves took Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the No. 2 pic k. The Utah Jazz took Turkish big man Enes Kanter third.
The Cavs selected Texas forward Tristan Thompson with the No. 4 pick.
► PRO TENNIS
Li Na upset at Wimbledon by Lisicki
WIMBLEDON, England (AP)
French Open champion Li Na squandered two match points and lost 3-6, 6-4, 8-6 Thursday to wild card Sabine Lisicki in the second round of Wimbledon, the biggest upset of the tournament so far.
The 62nd-ranked Lisicki erased both match points with service winners in the ninth game of the third set and beat the Li Na third-seeded
Chinese player under the roof on Centre Court. Other winners on Day 4 included defending champion Serena Williams and second-seeded Novak Djokovic.
After Li hit a forehand long on Lisicki's third match point, the 21-year-old German fell to her knees at the baseline and put her head to the turf. She broke into tears at her courtside chair.
Li, an alumni of New Braunfels' John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, was up 4-2 in the third set and twice served for the match but was broken each time. She had won 14 of her previous 15 Grand Slam matches in 2011, reaching the final at the Australian Open, then becoming China's first major singles champion at Roland Garros last month.
In men's play, the second-seeded Djokovic swept into the third round by beating South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Court 1. The Serb has won his opening two rounds in straight sets after his 43-matcn winning streak was ended by Roger Federer in the French Open semifinals.
In a dramatic five-setter that lasted nearly four hours, No. 5 Robin Soder-ling came from two sets down to overcome 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-4 in a second-round match played under the Centre Court roof.
The big-swinging Soder-ling, a two-time French Open finalist, broke Hewitt at love in the final game and dropped to his knees after the Australian slapped a forehand into the net on match point.
Juan Martin del Potro won 18 of 23 games Thurs day to reach the third round with a 6-7 (7), 6-1, 6-0, 6-4 win over Olivier Rochus.
Nineteen-year-old Ryan Harrison, another alum of the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch, was up up 7-6 (6), 1 -6, 6-4, 2-4 over No. 7 David Ferrer when play was suspended due to darkness on Thursday.
The match will resume today.
Harrison earned his first ever win in a match in Wimbledon's main draw by dispatching veteran Ivan Dodig in straight sets 7-6,6-0,7-5 on Tuesday.
2011 LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT
CHRIS HOFFMAN | Herald-Zeitung
New Braunfels Blue’s Bryce Gessner gave up just two runs in shutting down La Vernia In Thursday’s 10-year-old Little League All-Star tournament elimination game for the host team. NB Blue/La Vernia play tonight in the championship final.
Gessner powers NB Blue past La Vernia
By Chris Hoffman
Do or die. Win or go home. Leave it all on the field.
Take your pick of the axioms, but New Braunfels Blue had its backs against the wall and they came up huge when it counted most.
NB Blue streaked out to an 8-0 lead and Bryce Gessner was stellar in a complete-game victory to lead the host team to a 14-2-five-inning win over La Vernia in the 10-year-old All-Star Tournament at New Braunfels Little League Fields on Thursday night.
The win knocks La Vernia from the ranks of the undefeated, and sets up a "winner take all" rematch at 7 p.m. today.
"We knew we had to throw everything, including the kitchen
sink at La Vernia tonight," NB Blue coach Kris Johnson said. "Bryce pitched a great game for us tonight, but he's been doing that for us consistently during this tournament."
Leading 8-2, NB Blue broke the game open with a six-run fifth inning to put the game out of reach.
Adam Wueusch, Braxton Rush, Brock Butler and Matthew Miller all scored on miscues by La Vernia, while Gessner and Adam Boyce each drove in a run during the fifth.
La Vernia put some heat on Gessner in the third with the first two batters getting on base with back-to-back singles.
But the NB Blue defense came up huge by throwing a runner out at third and a pair of groundouts to
end the threat.
NB RED 24, SEGUIN 1: Stacy Meloni hit an inside-the-park home run and drove in six runs to lead the New Braunfels Red team to a 24-1 victory over Seguin to win the District 31 championship on Thursday night.
NB Red went up 10-0 after the first inning, while holding Seguin to just seven hits in the game.
Seguin was the only team that had beaten NB Red during the tournament, and entered the finals undefeated.
But NB Red outscored Seguin 58-20 during the final two games to win the title.
Mavericks deal for Rudy Fernandez
The Dallas Mavericks are already gearing up to defend their title, trading both their draft picks for Portland Trail Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez.
A person familiar with the deal spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it had not been formally announced.
Dallas took Texas' Jordan Hamilton with the 26th pick, then announced that he was taken for another team. The Mavs were expected
to divulge the details after their second pick, the 57th overall, also to be made for another team.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pound Llamilton averaged 18.6 points and 7.7 rebounds over two seasons with the Longhorns.
Fernandez has spent his three NBA seasons in Portland. Only 26, he's also been a standout in international play. He could step in as Dallas' starting shooting guard — an erratic spot this past season.
Fernandez averaged 9.1 points in 218 games.
Rockets take Kansas’ Morns with 14th pick
The Houston Rockets selected Kansas forward Marcus Morris with the 14th pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
The 6-foot-9 Morris was drafted immediately after his twin older brother, Markieff, was taken by Phoenix at No. 13. Marcus Morris was named the Big 12 player of the year after averaging 17.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 38 games for the Jay hawks in the 2010-11 season.
The Rockets missed the playoffs and ended up with the 14th overall pick for the second straight season.
Houston also has the 23rd and 38th overall picks in the draft.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets have traded the 23rd and 38th picks in the draff, a future first-round pick and center Brad Miller to Minnesota for 7-foot Lithuanian Donatas Motiejunas and point guard Jonny Flynn.
The Timberwolves selected the 7-foot Motiejunas with the 20th pick.
The Rockets used the 23rd overall pick on Nikola Mirotic, a forward from Montenegro.
FAN ZONE SPORTS ON TV
T00AY AUTO RACING
SPEED — Formula Ona, practice for European Grand Prix
SPEED NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Toyota/Save Mart 350
VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, pole qualifying for Iowa Com Indy 250
ESPN2 — Ughtweights, John Molina Jr. v* Rob Frankel
ESPN — World Series, game 11, teams TBD
ESPN — World Series, game 12, teams TB0 GOLF 8 a.m.
TGC — European PGA Tour, BMW International Open, second round 11:30 a.m.
TGC — Wegmans LPGA Championship, second round
TGC — PGA Tour, Travelers Championship, second round MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m.
WGN — Chicago Cubs at Kansas City
F0XSW — Tampa Bay at Houston NHL HOCKEY 6 p.m.
VERSUS — Draft at St Paul, Minn. TENNIS 6 a.m.
ESPN2 — The Championships, second round, at Wimbledon, England
TODAY’S SCORES LANCE GLANCE
Former Canyon High School standout Lance Berkman, now a right fielder with the St.
Louis Cardinals, went 2-for*5 with a 2-run homer and 3 RBIs in a 12-2 win vs. the Phillies on Tuesday He is batting 309 this season.
National League East Division
W L Pet GB
Philadelphia 47 29 618 —
Atlanta 43 33 .566 4
Washington 38 37 .507 8'/>
New York 37 38 493 9'/,
Florida 33 42 440 13'A
W L Pet GB Milwaukee 41 35 .539 —
St Louis 41 35 .539 —
Cincinnati 39 37 513 2
Pittsburgh 37 37 500 3
Chicago 30 44 405 10
Houston 28 48 368 13
W L Ret GB Arizona 42 34 .553 —
San Francisco 41 34 .547 'A
Colorado 37 37 500 4
Los Angeles 34 42 447 8
San Diego 32 44 421 10
American League East Division W L
Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore
Cleveland Detroit Chicago Minnesota Kansas City
Texas Seattle Los Angeles Oakland
44 30 43 30 41 34 36 39 33 39 Central Division W L
40 33 40 35 37 39 32 41 31 44 West Division W L 40 36 37 38 37 39 34 42
595 — 589 'A .547 3'A 480 8'A 458 10
548 — .533 1
487 K/i 438 8
526 — .493 2/4
INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE Thursday's Results
Washington 1, Seattle 0 N Y. Mets 4, Oakland 1 San Francisco 2, Minnesota 1 Arizona 5, Kansas City 3 St. Louis 12. Philadelphia 2 Today's Games Arizona (Duke 1-2) at Detroit (Coke 1-7), 6:05 p.m.
Boston (Lester 9-3) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 3-8), 6:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Volquez 4-3) at Baltimore (Jakubauskas 2-0), 6:05 p.m.
Colorado (Jimenez 2-7) at N Y.
Yankees (A.J.Burnett 7-5), 6:05 p.m.
Oakland (Moscoso 2-3) at Philadelphia (Worley 2-1), 6 05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 4-5) at Texas (M.Harrison 5-6), 7:05 p.m.
Tampa Bay (Shields 7-4) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 5-3), 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-6) at Kansas City (Chen 4-1), 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota (S.Baker 5-4) at Milwaukee (Wolf 5-4), 7:10 p.m.
Washington (Zimmermann 5-6) at Chicago White Sox (Jackson 4-6), 7 p.m.
Toronto (Morrow 3-4) at St Louis (Westbrook 6-4), 7:15 p.m.
Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-5) at San Diego (Stauffer 2-5), 9:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Haren 6-5) at L.A.
Dodgers (R.De La Rosa 3-1), 9:10 p.m Seattie (Hernandez 7-6) at Florida (Nolasco 4-3), 9 p.m.
Cleveland (C Carrasco 7-3) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-5), 9:15 p.m.
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