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Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke a week before US Open, says she's 'relaxed'
Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.

The top-ranked athlete performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on Wednesday night at Arena in New York City. She danced and swayed her hips in a mini dress as she sang the song in falsetto and attempted high notes.

Williams told the crowd before she began: "I'm really nervous."

Bouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open

Eugenie Bouchard, Caroline Wozniacki both upset in second round of Connecticut Open
Pat Eaton-Robb, The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.

Bouchard lost 6-2, 6-2 to Australian Samantha Stosur. The Canadian, ranked No. 8 in the world, played with her left thigh wrapped after straining her hamstring in practice this week. The injury left her visibly struggling with her mobility throughout the match.

Baseball Capsules

Baseball Capsules
The Associated Press

MIAMI - Nick Martinez allowed two runs in six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Leonys Martin had three hits for Texas, which led 5-0 after two innings.

Martinez (3-9) allowed six hits and threw 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes. He was born in nearby Hialeah and pitched at Belen Jesuit Prep, about 12 miles from Marlins Park.

Wednesday's Scoreboard

Wednesday's Scoreboard
The Canadian Press

Wednesday's Games

(All Times Eastern)


American League

Houston 5 N.Y. Yankees 2

Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 0

L.A. Angels 8 Boston 3

Baltimore 4 Chicago White Sox 3

Cleveland 5 Minnesota 0


National League

Washington 3 Arizona 2

Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 2

St. Louis 7 Cincinnati 3

San Francisco 8 Chicago Cubs 3

San Diego 4 L.A. Dodgers 1



Toronto 9 Milwaukee 5

Texas 5 Miami 4

Philadelphia 4 Seattle 3

N.Y. Mets 8 Oakland 5

Colorado 5 Kansas City 2

Di Vaio scores 2 as Impact edge FAS 3-2

Marco Di Vaio scores two to lift Impact over FAS 3-2 in CONCACAF play
The Canadian Press

SANTA ANA, El Salvador - Marco Di Vaio scored two goals and assisted on the other to lift the Montreal Impact to a 3-2 victory over El Salvador's C.D. FAS in CONCACAF Champions League play on Wednesday night.

Andres Romero also scored for the Impact, who are 2-0-0 against the Salvadorian side after beating FAS in Montreal 1-0 earlier this month. Di Vaio scored the lone goal of that match.

Jorge Moran and Marcio Teruel replied for FAS.

Di Vaio's second goal of the night, on a penalty kick at the 60-minute mark, broke a 2-2 tie.

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philadelphia 8-1 at Little League World Series
John Kekis, The Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.

Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and its star pitcher 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.

Blue Jays oppose Creighton's bid to trademark logo

Toronto Blue Jays opposing Creighton University's application to trademark its Bluejays logo
The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. - The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team.

The Blue Jays filed a notice of opposition this month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, opposing the university's application for a trademark.

Creighton's new logo debuted in September 2013, coinciding with the school's move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East.

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

Giants win MLB protest, rain-shortened game at Wrigley Field to resume Thursday
The Associated Press

CHICAGO - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field that was called after 4 1-2 innings. The Cubs were declared the winners by a 2-0 score.

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers' 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays outslug Brewers 9-5 to end Milwaukee's 5-game winning streak
Genaro C. Armas, The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home with a sense of relief.

Outslugging one of the best teams in the National League can ease the sting of a 2-6 road trip.

Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and Toronto snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game winning streak with a 9-5 victory Wednesday.

It's time to start chipping away again in the AL East after falling a season-high nine games out of first entering the day.

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job

Hometown Hero: Brian Hoyer holds off Johnny Manziel to win starting job with Browns
Tom Withers, The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio - Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job.

Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football's dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following.

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