Stories for June 5, 2010
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Puhl and Kyle Geason hit run-scoring singles in the 10th inning to give Minnesota a 6-4 victory over New Mexico in the Fullerton Regional on Saturday night.
A raft with two children and one adult was reported overdue Saturday evening. A search is ongoing.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- NATO says that five international troops have been killed in one day in separate incidents in Afghanistan.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Omar Infante drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a single as the Atlanta Braves used a seven-run seventh inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 on Saturday night.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A newspaper reports that two New Jersey men who intended to kill American troops have been arrested at a New York City airport before boarding flights on their way to join a jihadist group in Somalia.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Sue Bird scored 22 points and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 79-75 Saturday night in the WNBA's second outdoor game.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Trevor Bauer struck out 11 in eight-plus innings to lead UCLA to a 6-3 victory over defending national champion LSU in the Los Angeles Regional on Saturday night.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Seth Blair scattered three hits over seven innings as No. 1 national seed Arizona State cruised into the championship game of the Tempe Regional with a 12-1 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Defender Leo Gonzalez scored his first MLS goal and later added his first assist as the Seattle Sounders beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- College of Charleston pounded Coastal Carolina ace Anthony Meo and took charge of the Myrtle Beach Regional with its sixth straight win over the powerhouse Chanticleers 16-6 on Saturday night.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Jordan Pratt helped Arkansas escape a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the eighth inning, and the Razorbacks held on for a 6-4 win over Washington State on Saturday night in the Fayetteville Regional.
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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Casey Harman pitched a five-hitter to lead Clemson past Auburn 5-2 on Saturday night in the Auburn Regional.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Joe Weik had two home runs and six RBIs, Taylor Featherston hit a three-run homer and TCU defeated Arizona 11-5 in the Fort Worth Regional on Saturday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina scored five runs in the seventh inning to rally for the second consecutive game and take control of the Columbia Regional with a 9-4 victory over The Citadel on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez became the first 11-game winner in the majors despite losing his scoreless innings streak after a franchise record 33, and the Colorado Rockies had to hold for a 3-2 victory Sunday to avoid being swept in three games in Arizona.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Brek Shea scored twice within a 2-minute span in the second half to lift FC Dallas to a 2-0 win over San Jose on Saturday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ryan Briscoe again led a lot of laps at Texas. This time, he won the race.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) -- Drew Moor scored in the 85th minute as the Colorado Rapids beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 Saturday night.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Kevin Keyes and Kevin Lusson hit solo home runs in the fourth inning as Texas defeated Louisiana Lafayette 4-2 on Saturday night to take control of the Austin Regional.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Scott Lawson homered three times to tie a school postseason record and had six RBIs as Miami cruised into the Coral Gables Regional final with a 14-1 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night.
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Baggio Husidic and Marco Pappa both scored and the Chicago Fire held off the Philadelphia Union 2-1 Saturday night.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Sylvia Fowles had a career-high 32 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Chicago Sky to their fourth straight win, 95-70 over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Christian Colon hit a pair of two-run homers as Cal State Fullerton eliminated Stanford with a 6-5 victory in the Fullerton Regional on Saturday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Brian Bannister won his career-high fifth straight start, Jose Guillen hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Francis Larson homered and had his second four-RBI game in as many days, and Casey Stevenson had five hits as UC Irvine cruised to a 19-9 victory over Kent State on Saturday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Indiana Fever to a 78-73 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night.
ATLANTA (AP) -- Deck McGuire pitched eight strong innings, Jacob Esch had three RBIs and Tony Plagman drove in the go-ahead run to help Georgia Tech beat Alabama 5-2 on Saturday night and advance to the Atlanta Regional title game.
HOUSTON (AP) -- Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer and Pedro Feliz added a two-run single, helping the Houston Astros to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Jovan Kirvoski scored twice to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angel McCoughtry and Erika de Souza scored 23 points each and Kelly Miller's only basket of the game was a go-ahead 3-pointer with 44.4 seconds left in overtime as the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 86-79 Saturday night.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Seth Stammler scored in the 27th minute and the New York Red Bulls went into the World Cup break with their second consecutive win, 1-0 over Chivas USA.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- John Barr had four RBI hits to highlight a 17-hit attack and Virginia beat Mississippi 13-7 in the winner's bracket of the Charlottesville Regional.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Minnesota's J.J. Hardy has been scratched from Saturday's game at Oakland due to a sore left wrist, the same injury that sidelined the Twins shortstop earlier this season.
Greg Jayne: Commentary
Clark College interim athletic director Denny Huston got a close-up look at the John Wooden in action.
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A preliminary investigation has determined that a rifle fired in an underground test tunnel at a bullet plant in Bend sparked a fire that set off a large explosion earlier this week.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mike Ferraro went 4 for 6 with a homer and six RBIs as San Diego crushed Milwaukee 22-1 on Saturday at the Tempe Regional.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Joe Gardi, the former Hofstra football coach who helped shape the NFL careers of Wayne Chrebet and Marques Colston and Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris, has died. He was 71.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Sarah Palin helped boost fundraising for Oregon Republicans by more than $250,000 with her appearance in Eugene in April.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel completed another successful jump at Texas Motor Speedway.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Taylor Walker, Adam Doleac and B.A. Vollmuth each hit three-run homers and drove in four runs to help Southern Miss stay alive in the NCAA regionals with a 19-6 rout of Jacksonville State on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Phil Wunderlich homered and drove in four runs to lead Louisville to a 7-1 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday in the winners' bracket of the Louisville Regional.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Samantha Camuso crushed a three-run home run and B.B. Bates had a two-run shot as UCLA continued slugging its way through the Women's College World Series with a 5-2 win against Georgia on Sunday.
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Silver Timber took the lead in the stretch and beat True to Tradition by two lengths in the $100,000 Wolf Hill Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor and partner Nicole Branagh won twice Saturday to reach the women's semifinals of the Huntington Beach Open.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Buddy Sosnoski homered twice and drove in six runs, and Ronnie Shaban added four RBIs as Virginia Tech eliminated Bucknell from the NCAA tournament with a 16-7 victory Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Nolan Fontana, Josh Adams and Matt den Dekker homered, lifting Florida to a 10-2 victory over Oregon State in the Gainesville Regional.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathon Niese pitched brilliantly in his return from the disabled list and David Wright hit a rare homer at Citi Field, sending the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Drosselmeyer has pulled off an upset in the Belmont Stakes, seizing the lead in the stretch and giving Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- An IndyCar Series advisory committee begins three days of meetings Sunday to listen to presentations from five manufacturers competing to provide the next generation of chassis for the open-wheel cars.
MOUNT RAINIER, Wash. (AP) -- A Mount Rainier National Park spokeswoman says the search is underway for a climber missing buried in an avalanche on Mount Rainier early Saturday.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- Mike Olt homered twice and drove in eight runs as Connecticut defeated Central Connecticut State 25-5 Saturday in an elimination game in the NCAA Norwich Regional.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Tyler Garewal homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give Oral Roberts a 9-8 victory over California in a loser's bracket game at the Norman NCAA regional on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Nick Martini hit a three-run double in the fifth inning, and Kansas State held off a valiant Grambling State rally for a 9-8 win Saturday in an elimination game at the Fayetteville Regional.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Logan Vick had a two-run double, Max Muncy added a two-run single and Baylor held on to beat Lamar 6-4 in the third game of the Fort Worth Regional on Saturday.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined Imperium Grays Harbor $11,700 for safety violations stemming from a Dec. 2 explosion at the biodiesel plant.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with Reggie Torbor a little more than a week after the sixth-year linebacker was cut by the Miami Dolphins.
TORONTO (AP) -- Toronto FC extended its unbeaten streak to five games after a 0-0 draw against the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Anthony Rendon hit three home runs to lead Rice to a 19-1 win over Rider in the first game of the loser's bracket in the NCAA Austin regional on Saturday.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Boston Celtics apparently will need a new assistant coach after the NBA finals.
REDMOND, Ore. (AP) -- The Redmond School District will end the school year three days early after two unions representing district staff approved about $2.6 million in budget cuts.
BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have signed defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- An ill Taylor Floyd birdied the 18th hole of The Honors Course to win his match while Henrik Norlander eagled the 17th to take another and send Augusta State to its first NCAA tournament finals against powerhouse Oklahoma State.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Former Cleveland Browns lineman and ex-Virginia athletic director Jim Copeland has died. He was 65.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have recalled outfielder Josh Reddick from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned reliever Scott Atchison to the same minor league club.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbia earned its first victory in World Cup warmup games with a 4-3 win against Cameroon, which played without its captain, Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o.
LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities in a south-central Wisconsin community say a Green Bay Packers player is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of two women early Saturday.
LAKE DELTON, Wis. (AP) -- Police in a south-central Wisconsin community say a Green Bay Packers player is under investigation for the alleged sexual assault of two women early Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The chairman of the state entity that handles all off-track betting on horse races in New York City has resigned, citing the collapse of his plan to refinance the bankrupt company.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov has been assigned Friday's opening World Cup match between Mexico and South Africa.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education has approved a multimillion-dollar donation by Nike co-founder Phil Knight to add another building to the University of Oregon athletic department.
ST. VEIT, Austria (AP) -- Honduras lost to Romania 3-0 Saturday in its final World Cup warmup game, its winless streak stretched to five matches.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A long-awaited draft plan for aquatic lands in Whatcom County provides more environmental protection but is raising industry concern.
TEMBISA, South Africa (AP) -- The North Korean World Cup squad has held its fourth training session in South Africa with foreign media yet to be allowed in.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sean Bukovich and Anthony Mesa drove in three runs apiece and Florida Atlantic eliminated Bethune-Cookman from the NCAA tournament with a 12-6 victory.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- A registered sex offender awaiting trial in Douglas County is facing additional charges involving a 14-year-old girl.
Local residents used CPR to save a man's life last month at McKenzie Stadium. What honor did they receive? Find out in Saturday's Columbian.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals signed outfielder Randy Winn on Saturday looking to provide more depth to their bench.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A group of well-heeled Utah Jazz fans has sued the team's corporate parent, claiming a new seating policy has caused their VIP seats to plummet in value.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have placed left-hander Oliver Perez on the 15-day disabled list because of patella tendinitis in his right knee.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A Wenatchee woman who escaped a house fire by climbing out her bedroom window credits her dog for waking her up in the middle of the night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts have added a new feature to mini-camp practice -- fans.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson isn't ready to panic despite a recent swoon.
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) -- Karim Ziani fired home a second-half penalty to give Algeria a 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup warmup.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon City man who admitted selling steroids to a Canby police officer in a plea deal in state court last year has been indicted on federal charges of steroid distribution.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have called up right-hander Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start against the Tampa Bay Rays.
NEWPORT, Wales (AP) -- Germany's Marcel Siem shot a 5-under 66 to take a 3-stroke lead, while Scotland's Stephen Gallacher set a course-record 63 at the Wales Open.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Yakima County Superior Court judges will no longer hold criminal trials in the county jail after the Washington Supreme Court ruled the setting was prejudicial.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- A new exhibit in Newport explores the history of tennis in the city as well as the early years of a social club called the Newport Casino.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Rookie left tackle Ed Wang has been carted off the field at the end of a voluntary minicamp practice with a left leg injury.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The injuries just keep on coming, and plenty of big-name players are affected with the World Cup less than a week away.
PARIS (AP) -- Daniel Nestor of Canada and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia have beaten defending champions Leander Paes of India and Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-2 to win the men's doubles title at the French Open.
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State Police say an intoxicated man led troopers on a chase that ended early Friday when the man crashed into a parked state patrol car in Springfield.
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Timing is not on Jimmy Buffett's side.
DIEKIRCH, Luxembourg (AP) -- Frenchman Tony Gallopin has sprinted to victory in the third stage of the Tour of Luxembourg, while Lance Armstrong remained third overall.
MILTON KEYNES, England (AP) -- Substitute Quincy Owusu-Abeyie scored a late goal Saturday to help Ghana beat Latvia 1-0 in its final warmup match before the World Cup in South Africa.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The search continues for a 7-year-old boy last seen walking towards his classroom at a Portland school Friday morning.
ATTERIDGEVILLE, South Africa (AP) -- Katlego Mphela scored the lone goal Saturday to lift World Cup host South Africa to a 1-0 win over Denmark in a warmup match.
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A Wenatchee School District employee convicted of stealing from Costco and reselling the items on eBay has resigned from her job as a teacher-instruction coach.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Third-party voters could have an impact on the governor's race this year in Oregon -- even if they're voting for a major party candidate.
EPSOM, England (AP) -- Workforce overtook pacemaker At First Sight to win the English Derby by seven lengths in only his third race.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Manny Pacquiao's whirlwind trip to the United States apparently will not involve a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
SEATTLE (AP) -- A convicted rapist released from McNeil Island Special Commitment Center under restrictions could be freed from state supervision as early as next week.
MIAMI (AP) -- Alonzo Mourning and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat, along with Rudy Gay of the Memphis Grizzlies, were among those joining an envoy of relief workers going to Haiti.
MIAMI (AP) -- Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he's not worried about his job, not even after team president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley recently raised the idea that he might one day return to the sideline.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Police say a Rhode Island man broke into an East Providence home and fell asleep on a hallway floor.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The landscape of the Big 12 shuffle has been as firm as morning oatmeal, yet there's speculation that up to eight teams may leave the conference.
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is trying to soothe the put-out authoritarian leader of Azerbaijan (ah-zur-by-JAHN'), a former Soviet republic needed for getting supplies and soldiers to Afghanistan.
When Port of Vancouver commissioners meet Tuesday to vote on whether to free up a key industrial property for eventual sale to a company specializing in steel products, they’ll not only ponder a unique land-use decision but also consider laying the groundwork for creating jobs in a county that badly needs them. But at least two important questions loom for Clark County, where the jobless rate is 13.7 percent: How many new jobs are we talking about and what are the assurances, if any, that they will come?
Brian T. Smith: Commentary
Monty Williams is finally getting the opportunity he has long deserved.
It was 1988 and the Democratic National Convention was being held in Atlanta. And here’s a sure bet: Where there are conventions, there are protests. And where there are protesters, there are media. We love protesters. Maybe too much.
Study finds that there is congestion where I-5 and I-84 meet
Critics of a new Interstate 5 Bridge argue that the multibillion-dollar project may well ease congestion at the river, only to shift the morning traffic jam a few miles south. They contend it doesn’t make sense to spend as much as $3.6 billion to widen the freeway in one location, especially if it compounds a notorious traffic chokepoint farther south in the center of Portland.
Did you serve or recuperate in Vancouver Barracks? Or did you live on Officers Row? If so, we’d love to get a written memory from you. Photos would be appreciated, too.
Military group takes on a challenge; parks budget remains challenging
Cheers: To members of the Community Military Appreciation Committee for continuing a quarter-century tradition of conducting a Memorial Day service honoring our fallen service members. The annual ceremony at Vancouver Barracks previously was organized by the Army Reserve’s 104th Division (Leader Training), which has been ordered to Fort Lewis. The new committee, led by the local 40 et 8 veterans group, offered a ceremony that honors more than 500 local service members who gave their lives, including Army Pfc. Christopher I. Walz, killed last year in Afghanistan. Jeers: To the recession (again), which in this case has caused the closure of the water playground at Salmon Creek Regional Park and the end of summer lifeguards at Klineline Pond. With record cold and above-average rain, it’s hard to envision wanting a cool-down. But on Clark County’s hottest days the park and its pond become an urban oasis for the $3 cost of the parking fee. However, the parks department had to absorb a $1.6 million budget cut due to lower tax revenue, and the lifeguards and the “sprayground” — where the water had to be tested and chlorinated — were a place to find the money. Tough economic times require sacrifices such as this; we hope that when the recovery kicks in the services can be restored.
A daily list of death notices.
The city of Washougal has re-posted its finance director opening after failing to find a suitable candidate in the first round of interviews.
Clark County Fire District 6 will open its doors to the public today, providing an inside look at a Life Flight helicopter landing, extrication techniques and a mobile structure firefighters use to practice battling blazes.
Families are invited to a pancake breakfast and fire station open house this morning at 17718 N.E. 159th St. in Hockinson.
Has it really been 125 years? Yes it has, says the Vancouver Fire Department.
Nancy Barnes announced this week that she will run for a fourth six-year term as one of three elected commissioners of Clark Public Utilities.
A full-day seminar will be held June 19 for forest landowners interested in learning about conservation programs.
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital is holding its fifth annual Healthy Kids Fair on June 12.
The Port of Portland will swing open the doors today for the public to have a look at its new headquarters building at Portland International Airport.
The city of Camas and County Properties East LLC will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 p.m. June 17 to welcome Logitech to Camas. The ceremony will take place at Camas Meadows, 4700 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive.
Births, divorces and court sentencings
“Megaband” maestro: The name of Sam Ormson, Mountain View High School band co-director, was misspelled in a story on Page C1 Friday.
Letters to the Editor
The latest exhibit at Art on the Boulevard takes art fans all over the world. Mitch Baird, who is displaying oil paintings at the gallery through June 27, is known for work that captures a variety of everyday moments, including rivers in the Pacific Northwest and street scenes of Europe. He works to capture natural light and color harmony in his paintings. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Greg Jayne: By the Numbers
We come here today to examine Ken Griffey Jr.'s performance on the field. To examine his place in the baseball pantheon, because that's what we do here at By the Numbers.
A list of religious events around the area.
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- In a protest over the Gulf oil spill, a minor league baseball team is changing the name of batting practice so the players will no longer have to utter the letters "BP."
NORWICH, Vt. (AP) -- Still recovering from a head injury he suffered while training for the Olympics, snowboarder Kevin Pearce is getting a "welcome home" party in his Vermont hometown.
ROODEPOORT, Australia (AP) -- Robbie Findley and Edson Buddle have been given starts at forward against Australia in the last warmup match for the United States ahead of the Americans' World Cup opener against England.
RUSTENBERG, South Africa (AP) -- Prince William has tried to raise spirits among English players as the World Cup squad reels from the loss of captain Rio Ferdinand to a left knee injury.
RUSTENBERG, South Africa (AP) -- England goalkeeper David James has returned to training, providing the team with a boost a day after captain Rio Ferdinand was lost for the World Cup with a left knee injury.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The website of an official World Cup sponsor says Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel will miss the tournament in South Africa because of a knee injury.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi security officials say an explosives-packed car driven by a suicide bomber has killed at least six people and wounded 15 outside a western Baghdad police station.
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An anti-American Shiite cleric is calling on Iraq's top political leaders to hammer out an agreement on a new government within the next week.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- AIDS awareness groups say they are protesting a ban by the world soccer body FIFA on the distribution of health related information and condoms at World Cup stadiums and fan events.
PARIS (AP) -- Francesca Schiavone (Fran-CHESS-skah Skee-ah-VOH-nay) has become the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam title, beating Samantha Stosur in the French Open final 6-4, 7-6 (2).
The once super-hot Vancouver Volcanoes cooled off a bit Friday night, falling to the Vancouver (British Columbia) Titans 124-117 in an International Basketball League game.