New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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2011 EXTREMITY GAMES AT TSR
Kansas City-area resident and high school athlete 17-year-old Trevor Roberts lost his left leg above-the-knee as a result of a football field. Less than a year later, Roberts tried wakeboard for the first time at last weekend’s Extremity Games at TSR.
Amputee athletes give boost of hope
By Chris Hoffman
Ten years ago, Cameron Clapp couldn't have comprehended the notion of himself riding the waves on a wakeboard.
The 25-year-old triple-amputee from San Luis Obispo, Calif, made those seemingly foolish dreams claPP come true at Texas Ski Ranch as part of last weekend's Extremity Games.
"I spent all day trying to get up on that cable," Clapp said. It
was very surrbal to finally get up on the cable. That 50 yards that I rode on that board was exhilarating."
When he was 15, Clapp was struck by a train and lost both legs and his right arm after a night of underage drinking.
He was told by members of the medical community that he would never walk again, but Clapp proved them wrong just five months after the accident by walking independently with two prosthetic legs.
"There was definitely a transition period where I had to get past the feeling sad for myself
and just accept it," Clapp said.44
Now, Clapp is an example that the human spirit is alive and well, no matter the physical challenges that you may have.
"That is what the Extremity Games are all about: The human spirit," Clapp said. "Everyone is different and everyone has their own physical challenges. We had to learn to do things differently, but we never stopped trying.
"Competing at the Extremity Games helps give all of us hope. We're not out here to see who is the best. In my book, just being
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Wilson leads Rangers past Astros
Gamecocks repeat as national champs
OMAHA, Neb. (AP)
Michael Roth pitched 7% innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.
South Carolina (55-14) became the first team to ever go 10-0 in an NCAA tournament and the first since Oregon State in 2007 to go unbeaten in a CWS.
The Gamecocks' streaks of 16 NCAA tournament
wins and 11 straight in the CWS are both the longest all-time.
Peter Mooney doubled to start a three-run third inning and hit the Gamecocks' first home run of the CWS in the sixth.
After giving up four runs in the first inning of their opener against Texas A&M, the Gamecocks allowed just six in their other 50 innings here.
They became the sixth team to win consecutive national titles and first since Oregon State in 2006-07.
five-plus American League seasons, tripled to deep center to start the Rangers' rally in the third. He scored on Ian Kinsler's grounder fora 1-1 tie.
Wilson (8-3) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings. Neftali Feliz got the final out for his 15th save in 19 chances.
Astros rookie Jordan Lyles (0-3) allowed five runs and 10 hits in six innings.
Houston manager Brad Mills
was ejected in the sixth inning after the third double play of the game against the Astros. He argued a close call at first base by umpire Bob Davidson.
Rangers shortstop Andres Blanco made a throw — while sitting — to second baseman Kinsler, who threw to first baseman Michael Young to complete the double play.
Texas scored two runs in the sixth on a double by Yorvit Torreal-
ba and a triple by Kinsler.
Houston took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Michael Bourn reached on a bunt single, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Carlos Lee's sacrifice fly. Bourn tripled in the sixth and scored on a single by Hunter Pence.
Pinch-hitter Brett Wallace added an RBI single for Houston in the ninth.
Pitcher C.j. Wilson got his first major league hit, and Josh Hamilton homered in Texas' three-run third inning as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-3 on Tuesday night.
The Rangers stretched their road winning streak over the Astros to seven games. Houston has lost four in a row overall and seven of eight.
Wilson, 0 for 5 as a hitter in
Sharapova, Lisicki advance semifinals
Maria Sharapova looked like a champion under the Centre Court roof at Wimbledon, advancing to the semifinals at the All England Club for the first time since 2006 with a 6-1, 6-1 win Tuesday over Domini-ka Cibulkova.
Sharapova, the only Wimbledon champion remaining in the women's draw after the Williams sisters were eliminated a day earlier, won eight straight games to win the first set and take control of the second.
Sharapova will face German wild-card entry Sabine Lisicki. She "reached her first Grand Slam semifinal by beating 2007 finalist Marion Bar-toli 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-1 on another wet day at Wimbledon.
United States beats North Korea 2-0
Lauren Cheney and Rachel Buehler scored in the second-half, and the United States opened play at the Women's Worlcl Cup with a 2-0 victory over youthful North Korea on Tuesday.
Cheney came through in the 54th minute after putting several shots right into the hands of North Korean goalkeeper Hong Myong Hui. She took a long cross from Abby Wambach right in front of the box and nodded it past Hong to set off a raucous celebration by the two-time World Cup champions.
Buehler scored the second goal of her career in the 76th minute with a thunderous right-footed strike from about 11 yards. Hong dove, but the ball rolled beneath her outstretched hand.
SPORTS ON TV
COLLEGE BASEBALL 7 PM.
ESPN - World Series, finals, gam* 3, Florida vs Soutti Carolina, (if necessary) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
ESPN2 — Boston at Philadelphia
FQSW Texas at Houston WGN — San Francisco at Chicago Cubs SOCCER 7:45 am.
ESPN FIFA, Women s World Cup, Group 0. Norway vs Equatorial Guinea 11 a.m.
ESPN — FIFA, Women's World Cup, Group 0, Brazil vs. Australia TENNIS 6 a.m.
ESPN2 — The Championships, men's quarterfinals, at Wimbledon, England 9 a.m.
NBC — The Championships, men's quarterfinals, at Wimbledon, England Noon
ESPN2 — The Championships, men’s quarterfinals, at Wimbledon, England
TODA\ ’S SCORES
Battle over Dodgers moves on in court
WILMINGTON, DM. (AP)
The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is squaring off in bankruptcy court against the league in a contentious battle over one of the most storied — and lucrative — franchises in baseball. The ownership fight is linked in part to McCourt's
divorce from his wife and former team CEO Jamie McCourt, who is also claiming half his assets.
McCourt gained approval from Judge Kevin Gross to enter into a $150 million bankruptcy financing arrangement to keep the team running.
A person familiar with the league's plans told The Associated Press that MLB "probably" will file a motion to seize the Dodgers, which has been operating under the oversight of a monitor appointed by Selig in April.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.
Woods not coming back until healthy
Tiger Woods says he's done playing with pain.
Woods says he is making progress in his recovery from injuries to his left ' leg, although
QPflRTQ ^ has no
OiUniO idea when he will return to golf. He says he has played with injuries too much in his career, and now is the time to be smarter Associated Press about h i s health.
He says he no longer uses crutches or a walking boot, but his left knee and Achilles is not strong enough so that he can hit balls. All he has done in recent weeks is work on his putting.
Woods did not say whether he would compete in the British Open, which starts July 14 at Royal St. George's. However, he did say he would be surprised if the year ended without him playing another tournament.
National League East Division
American League East Division
INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE Tuesday's Results
San Franciscp 13, Chicago Cubs 7,
Philadelphia 5, Boston 0 N.Y. Yankees 12, Milwaukee 2 N Y. Mets 14, Detroit 3 St. Louis 6, Baltimore 2 Pittsburgh 7, Toronto 6 Tampa Bay 4, Cincinnati 3 San Francisco 6, Chicago Cubs 3,
2nd game Texas 7, Houston 3 LA. Dodgers at Minnesota, late Chicago White Sox at Colorado, late Cleveland at Arizona, late Florida at Oakland, late Kansas City at San Diego, late Washington at L.A. Angels, late Atlanta at Seattle, late
Cincinnati (Volquez 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Shields 8-4), 11 a.m.
LA. Dodgers (R.De La Rosa 3-2) at Minnesota (S.Baker 5-5), 12:10 p.m.
Kansas City (Chen 4-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 3-5), 2:35 p.m.
Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-6) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-6), 2:40 p.m
Cleveland (C.Carrasco 7-4) at Arizona (Duke 1-2), 2:40 p.m.
Boston (Lackey 5-6) at Philadelphia (Worley 2-1), 6:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (Marcum 7-2) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J Burnett 7-6), 6 05 p.m.
N.Y Mets (Capuano 6-7) at Detroit (Coke 1-7), 6:05 p.m.
St. Louis (C Carpenter 2-7) at Balbmore (Jakubauskas 2-0), 6:05 p.m.
Washington (Zimmermann 5-6) at LA. Angels (Haren 7-5), 6:05 p.m
Pittsburgh (Maholm 4-8) at Toronto (Morrow 3-4), 6:07 p.m.
San Francisco (Lincecum 6-6) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 5-6), 7:05 p.m.
Texas (C Lewis 6-7) at Houston (Myers 3-6), 7:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 6-5) at Colorado (Jimenez 3-7), 7 40 p.m.
Florida (Nolasco 4-4) at Oakland (Godfrey 1-11,9:05 p.m.
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Former Canyon High School standout Lanca Berkman, now a rightfielder with the St Louis Cardinals, went 0-for-2 in a 6-2 win over Baltimore He is batting 295 this season