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Sports: Monday, July 8, 2019

8 July 2019 Sports

Rain Shortens VBL All-Star Game, Nats Beat KC, USA Wins FIFA Cup

Last night in the Valley Baseball League:
The South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 1-0 in the 2019 VBL All-Star Game in Harrisonburg. The game lasted only 4 innings because of the weather, as both teams combined for just one hit. The league resumes play later this week.

The Washington Nationals gave up a 2-0 lead in the dreaded 8th inning, but regrouped to beat the Kansas City Royals yesterday 5-2.
The Nats got another quality start from Patrick Corbin, who threw shutout baseball and struck out 11 in 7 innings of work. The Nats bullpen gave up 2 runs in the eighth, but the Nationals plated 3 in the bottom of the frame to close the so-called “first half” by winning 28 of their last 39 games. The Nats are off until Friday, as Major League Baseball takes it’s All-Star Break.

The Toronto Blue Jays smacked the Baltimore Orioles yesterday 6-1. The O’s resume play Friday after the MLB All-Star break.

The USA women blanked The Netherlands yesterday 2-0 to capture their second consecutive FIFA World Cup title. Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle scored the USA goals. For Rapinoe, her goal, on a penalty kick, was her 50th in international competition and broke a scoreless tie in the game’s 61st minute. She is the only woman to start in 3 consecutive World Cup finals.

And, in tennis, play resumes today at Wimbledon. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Fereder will be in action in the round of 16, while Americans Serena Williams and 15 year-old Coco Gauff are among the players back on the court today.

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