KWBG Sports for July 3rd

Posted on 03 July 2013 by KWBG

LONDON (AP) – Fourth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH’-kuh rahd-VAHN’-skuh) has moved into the semifinals at Wimbledon with a 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 win over China’s Li Na. Next up for Radwanska is Sabine Lisicki (lih-SIH’-kee) who followed her upset win over top-seed Serena Williams yesterday with a 6-3, 6-3 defeat of Ethiopia’s Kaia Kanepi (KY’-uh kuh-NEP’-ee).

CHICAGO (AP) -Nazr (NAH’-zee) Mohammed says on Twitter he is staying with the Chicago Bulls. The veteran center says it was an easy decision to stay with his hometown team. Several media outlets also are reporting that the Bulls have agreed to a two-year deal with Mike Dunleavy Jr. as they try to boost their shooting. The 11-year veteran averaged 10.5 points while shooting 42.8 percent on 3-pointers with Milwaukee the past two seasons.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Mavericks have come to terms with Israeli free agent point guard Gal Mekel on a three-year deal with $2.3 million guaranteed. Mekel played two years at Wichita State in 2006-08, and his pro team in Israel won a league title in 2013.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – USOC President Larry Probst is among nine candidates nominated for election to the International Olympic Committee, giving a big boost to efforts for the U.S. to expand its influence on the international Olympic stage. Probst is in line to become the fourth U.S. member on the IOC, joining Anita DeFrantz, Jim Easton and Angela Ruggiero.

MILAN (AP) – Pirelli says it will change the tires used by Formula One cars in Sunday’s German Grand Prix after a string of blowouts during the British Grand Prix last week. The Italian manufacturer will use a Kevlar belt on its rear tires to help prevent punctures.

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