Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Sports in brief: French Open champ Schiavone ousted in first round


schiavone ousted in first round

EASTBOURNE, England — French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and defending champ Caroline Wozniacki lost first-round matches Tuesday at the Eastbourne International.

Schiavone, seeded second, fell to Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-3. The top-seeded Wozniacki lost 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 to Aravane Rezai.

Kim Clijsters fared far better in her first match on grass in nearly four years, defeating Yanina Wickmayer 6-1, 6-1 in this Wimbledon warmup.

On the men's side, top-seeded Nicolas Almagro beat Lukasz Kubot 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) to line up a second-round meeting with Denis Istomin. Second-seeded Feliciano Lopez retired after receiving shoulder treatment. He was trailing wild card James Ward 6-3, 5-4.

Unicef Open: Top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic made an early exit, losing to Alejandro Falla 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in Den Bosch, Netherlands. Ljubicic had 12 aces but Falla's play was more consistent. Xavier Malisse reached the quarterfinals for a second straight week when he beat Daniel Brands 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

In the women's draw, third-seeded Maria Kirilenko retired with an abdominal injury against Kirsten Flipkens, who was leading 6-3, 3-3. Andrea Petkovic knocked out Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-7 (7-4), 6-1.

arena football

Storm DB McIntosh is player of week

Tampa Bay Storm defensive back Erick McIntosh was named defensive player of the week.

McIntosh intercepted the first pass of his career Friday in a win over the Alabama Vipers. He added five solo and six assisted tackles and broke up a key pass in the fourth quarter.

Soul returning to league: Former league champion Philadelphia Soul will return for the 2011 season without former co-owner Jon Bon Jovi. Co-owner Craig Spencer and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski are part of the new ownership group. The Soul shut down after winning the Arena­Bowl championship in 2008.


Lightning post not for Red Wings' Martin

Red Wings director of hockey administration Ryan Martin turned down an offer from Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman to be Tampa Bay's salary cap expert.

Bruins: Hall of Famer Cam Neely will be named team president, the Associated Press reported. The Bruins have not had a president since Harry Sinden stepped down in 2006 after 17 years in the position.

Canadiens: The team bought out the final season of Georges Laraque's three-year, $4.5 million contract. In two seasons, Laraque, 33, had one goal and four assists in 61 games.

Canucks: Defenseman Aaron Rome, 26, signed a two-year contract extension.


Soccer: Kwame "J.J." Adjeman-Pamboe scored a goal and assisted two others, helping the Tampa Bay Rowdies advance to the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 3-0 win against Dallas Legends F.C. Northeast High graduate Chad Burt scored in the second minute against Legends, an adult amateur team.

cycling: Alessandro Petacchi won the fourth stage of the Tour of Switzerland after a crash took down many riders in a final sprint. Tony Martin retained the lead despite being delayed by the spill at the end of the ride to Wettingen. Mark Cavendish received a 30-second penalty for a "dangerous" move out of his line during the final sprint.

autos: Ryan Hunter-Reay has teamed with two American ethanol companies for this weekend's race at Iowa. His sponsorship was scheduled to run out following the Texas race.

Times staff, wires

Sports in brief: French Open champ Schiavone ousted in first round 06/15/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:59pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rowdies settle for draw at home


    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  2. Bats come to life, but Rays' freefall continues (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG —The six runs seemed like a ton, just the second time the Rays had scored that many in a game during their numbing two-plus-weeks stretch of offensive impotency, and amazingly, the first time at the Trop in nearly two months.

    Lucas Duda connects for a two-run home run in the sixth, getting the Rays within 7-5. A Logan Morrison home run in the ninth made it 7-6, but Tampa Bay couldn’t complete the comeback.
  3. Rays journal: Cesar Puello, who has one major-league game, claimed off waivers

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Looking to add punch to their right-handed lineup, the Rays claimed OF Cesar Puello off waivers Saturday from the Angels.

  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Mariners game

    The Heater

    SS Adeiny Hechavarria doesn't always look like he's going hard, but he showed impressive reactions Saturday in reversing field to catch a ball that clanked off the catwalk then firing to second to double up Guillermo Heredia on an attempt to tag up.

  5. Bucs journal: Simeon Rice gives master class on sacks to defensive ends


    TAMPA — As the Bucs seek their first 10-sack season from a player since Simeon Rice in 2005, who better to help that cause than Rice himself?

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Simeon Rice works with defensive end Noah Spence (57) after practice at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.