Sunday, July 11

by | Jul 11, 2021 | Quick Hits

Play is underway in the Dixie Youth Division 2 (smaller leagues) state baseball tournaments in Dunn (see News & Features below). … Sandhills Blue claimed the Little Tar Heel League District 3 Midget (10-and-under) baseball championship with a 10-0 win over Sandhills White on Saturday at Memorial Park in Southern Pines. Sandhills White topped Western Harnett, 14-2, to reach the final. … In Little Tar Heel League Little League (12-and-under) baseball in Southern Pines on Saturday, Sandhills defeated Western Harnett, 10-0, on Saturday and will meet Erwin today at 2 p.m. The loser faces Western in an elimination game at 4 p.m. … Trent Fennell (Triton, Barton) made a spot start for the Spokane Indians on Saturday and allowed two earned runs in five innings with a no decision, lowering his earned run average to 3.93. … Ronald Acuna Jr. of Atlanta sustained a season-ending knee injury in right field on Saturday in a 5-4 win at Miami. … A first-round leg injury for Conor McGregor made Dustin Poirier a winner in their UFC 264 lightweight bout in Las Vegas. … Also in Vegas, Nigeria upset Team USA, 90-87, in an exhibition basketball game. … Argentina topped host Brazil, 1-0, on a first-half goal by Angel Di Maria for the Copa America men’s soccer championship. … England takes on visiting Italy for the Euro Cup today (ESPN, 3 p.m.). … Ash Barty won the Wimbledon women’s tennis final Saturday. … Today’s NASCAR Cup race is at Atlanta Motor Speedway (NBC Sports Network, 3:30 p.m.). … Sebastian Munoz leads the John Deere Classic at 16-under par going into today’s final round (CBS, 3 p.m.). … Milwaukee hosts Phoenix for game three in the NBA finals tonight (ABC, 9 p.m.) with the Bucks trailing 0-2 in the series.


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