rowdies move on to third round of u.s. open cup
JACKSONVILLE — The Tampa Bay Rowdies advanced to the third round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 3-0 victory over Jacksonville United on Tuesday night at Patton Park.
After a one-hour lightning delay, the Rowdies jumped on top early when forward Mike Ambersley connected in the second minute off a pass from forward Daniel Antoniuk.
Tampa Bay's hard work paid off again in the 19th minute. Ambersley fired a shot that was saved by goalkeeper Stuart McCrory, but the rebound landed to Antoniuk, who deposited it into the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage.
The Rowdies will host the MLS's Colorado Rapids in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on May 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg.
Former French Open champ Schiavone dominates
Second-seeded Francesca Schiavone eased into the second round of the Strasbourg (France) International after beating Alexandra Cadantu 6-1, 6-2.
The former French Open champion broke Cadantu's serve six times and will play qualifier Mirjana Lucic, who rallied to beat Anne Keothavong 2-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Third-seeded Maria Kirilenko, No. 5 Mona Barthel and No. 6 Marina Erakovic were eliminated.
Clijsters to end career at u.s. open: Kim Clijsters says this year's U.S. Open will be her last tournament before retiring. The former No. 1 had already announced this would be her final season and said she expects to quit after Flushing Meadows, where she is a three-time champion. Clijsters initially retired in 2007 because of injuries but returned in 2009, winning her second U.S. Open that year.
WNBA: Seimone Augustus scored 22 and defending champion Minnesota cruised to a 80-62 victory over host New York. Maya Moore had 15 points for the Lynx. … Candice Dupree scored 31 and had a key offensive rebound that led to Samantha Prahalis' winning free throws with 22.2 seconds left and visiting Phoenix held off Tulsa 89-87. Diana Taurasi started for the Mercury, but played only 10 minutes and scored three points in her first playing time of the season while recovering from a strained left hip flexor.
Olympics: The U.S. men's eight boat is among three crews from the United States that secured their places at the London Games by winning races at the last-chance qualification regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. This marked the first time in modern Olympic history the Americans had failed to qualify this boat in the world championships.