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Sports in brief: Earthquake startles players, fans alike

earthquake

tremors startle players, fans alike

Indians fans wondered if a special effects explosion had gone off at a nearby movie shoot. Spectators at a tennis tournament in Connecticut felt as though a truck had smashed into the stadium. Golfer Brendan Steele thought he was getting shaky over his putts.

East Coast sports fans were rocked by some unexpected excitement Tuesday when a 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia sent tremors from South Carolina to New England.

The venue evacuated at the New Haven Open. The Nationals delayed the start of their matchup with Arizona by 20 minutes.

Reporters noticed when the press box shook, but the game went on in Cleveland, with the Indians winning Game 1 of a doubleheader, and at the Little League World Series.

At the tennis tournament on Yale's campus, more than 4,000 people were evacuated during a match between Jelena Jankovic and Elena Vesnina.

In South Williamsport, Pa., Lamade Stadium briefly rattled during the LLWS consolation game between Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Cumberland, R.I. Players from Cumberland gasped when told after their 8-7 win that there was an earthquake.

LITTLE LEAGUE

Pa. team rallies past Warner Robins 7-5

Clinton County, Pa., overcame a six-run first inning then held on for a 7-5 win over Warner Robins, Ga., at the World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Georgia had the winning run at the plate in the sixth, but reliever Tyler McCloskey got a groundout to end the game.

Earlier, Japan five-hit Langley, British Columbia, in a 4-0 win.

tennis

Roddick, Isner cruise at Winston-Salem

Top-seeded Andy Roddick cruised in his debut at the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Open, defeating Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-4 in a second-round match. Roddick was playing just his second match in six weeks because of an abdominal strain.

Tampa resident John Isner, the No. 4 seed, also won his debut here, beating Dudi Sela 7-6 (7-3), 6-2. Isner next faces 13th-seeded Jarkko Nieminen, who beat Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

James Blake, also a Tampa resident, fell to No. 10-seeded Robin Haase 6-4, 6-1.

NEW HAVEN: Elena Vesnina upset Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in Connecticut. Later, top seed Caroline Wozniacki won for the first time in more than a month as the world's No. 1 player defeated Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-0.

U.S. Open seedings: Serena Williams was seeded 28th for the U.S. Open and Venus Williams, a two-time Open champion, is not seeded.

et cetera

WNBA: Candace Parker scored 19, including the go-ahead basket with 38.9 seconds remaining in overtime, to help visiting Los Angeles beat Washington 86-82. … Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 18 to lead Minnesota to a 78-72 win over host Tulsa, extending the Shock's WNBA record to 19 straight losses. … Angel McCoughtry scored 22 to lead Atlanta to an 83-80 win over host Chicago.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Earthquake startles players, fans alike 08/23/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:12pm]
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