KWBG Sports for July 4th

Posted on 04 July 2013 by KWBG

TORONTO (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer has become the first 13-game winner of the season by holding Toronto to two runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win at Toronto. Alex Avila (ah-VEE’-lah) hit a three-run homer and Victor Martinez added a solo shot to help Scherzer become the first pitcher to open a season 13-0 since Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986.

LONDON (AP) — Today’s Wimbledon schedule is highlighted by women’s semifinal action. No. 4 Agnieska Radwanska (ag-NAY’-skah rad-WAHN’-skah) is the only player seeded among the top 14 to advance this far. Radwanska takes on Sabine Lisicki (sah-BEEN lih-SIH’-kee) after Marion Bartoli faces Kirsten Flipkens.

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray kept alive hopes for the first British male Wimbledon champ since 1936 with a come-from-behind 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 quarterfinal win over Fernando Verdasco. Murray joins top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), Juan Martin del Potro (mar-TEEN’ dehl-POH’-troh) and Jerzy Janowicz (YER’-zee YAN’-koh-vitz) in the semifinals.

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens is taking his coaching expertise to the NBA after being hired to replace Doc Rivers in Boston. Stevens comes off a highly successful six-year run at Butler, where he took a mid-major program to consecutive NCAA title game appearances in 2010 and 2011. He has a career winning percentage of .772 in college and never won fewer than 22 games in a season.

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Court documents indicate the search of a secret “flop house” leased by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has turned up what police say could be key evidence in the murder case against him. Search warrants records indicate that police searching the Franklin, Mass., apartment found a sweatshirt and baseball cap similar to what Hernandez wore the night Odin Lloyd was killed. A state trooper wrote that the clothing could help place Hernandez at the crime scene and establish his location before the killing.

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