Digest for 07-13-14


COMMUNITY

Mustangs to begin practice, registration Monday

The Sigma Mustangs will begin football practice and registration for all players and cheerleaders beginning at 5 p.m. Monday at Hudson Park.

Points of contact: Jonathon Frazier at 575-3618, Linnie Wear at 550-3825, Robert Jackson at 489-9174, and Laverne Tyler at 329-4398.

LOCAL

Seabrook 2-0 in 13-year-old state

The Seabrook 13-year-old team is now 2-0 in its state tournament after beating Magnolia 4-1 on Saturday.

Seabrook won its first game 17-0 against Benton on Friday. Statistics from neither game were available.

In the Little League Softball state series at Monroe-Ryburn Field, Malvern won Game 1 of the best-of-three 15-4 over Pine Bluff. Game 2 was played Saturday, but a score was unavailable.

REGIONAL

Cardinals tie Brewers atop NL Central

MILWAUKEE — Adam Wainwright won his 12th game of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals pounded the reeling Milwaukee Brewers, 10-2, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Wainwright (12-4) surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out five over seven innings for the Cardinals, who have won eight of their last 11 games to move into a first-place tie with Milwaukee atop the NL Central.

Tony Cruz had two hits and three RBIs, Jhonny Peralta posted two hits, two RBI and scored a pair of runs, Matt Carpenter recorded two hits, an RBI and scored two runs and Kolten Wong smacked a two-run homer in the triumph.

Rodney replaces Price on AL All-Star team

NEW YORK — American League saves leader Fernando Rodney of the Seattle Mariners has been named to the AL All-Star team.

AL manager John Farrell announced Sunday that Rodney would take the place of Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price on the active roster for Tuesday’s game.

Price is schedule to start Sunday against Toronto. He was bumped from his regular spot in the rotation Saturday because of an illness, the Rays said.

Alvarez takes Zimmermann’s spot on NL team

NEW YORK — Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez will replace the injured Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals on the National League All-Star roster.

Zimmermann suffered a biceps injury during his start Friday at Philadelphia, exiting after just 3 1/3 innings. He had been selected to his second All-Star Game by St. Louis manager Mike Matheny.

WORLD

Nibali holds off Contador charge

GERARDMER LA MAUSELAINE, France — Blel Kadri became the first Frenchman to win a stage in the 2014 edition of the Tour de France, capturing Stage 8 on a Saturday that saw former champion Alberto Contador’s attempt to make a move on overall leader Vincenzo Nibali in the mountains.

Kadri finished the 161 kilometers from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine in a time of 3 hours, 49 minutes and 28 seconds. It was his first career Tour de France stage win.

Nibali kept pace with Contador, the two-time Tour winner known for his strong climbing, on the last ascent to retain the overall lead in cycling’s most prestigious event.

Contador actually finished second on Saturday, 2:17 behind the stage winner. The Spaniard, however, was unable to shake the yellow jersey from Nibali in the final kilometer, as the Italian champion crossed just three seconds later.

Nibali has worn the coveted leader’s yellow jersey since Stage 2 and increased his overall lead over teammate Jakob Fuglsang of Denmark. It was just two seconds when the day started, but Fuglsang was more than four minutes off the stage winner’s pace on Saturday and is now 1:44 behind Nibali.

Australia’s Richie Porte is another 14 seconds behind in third place after a fourth-place result Saturday. Contador moved up to sixth overall and is 2:34 behind Nibali.

— Staff and wire reports