KWBG Sports for July 2nd

Posted on 02 July 2014 by KWBG

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Belgium beat the United States 2-1 yesterday to eliminate the Americans from World Cup. Belgium ended a scoreless tie in the 93rd minute and scored 12 minutes later to take a two-goal lead into the second 15-minute overtime period. Julian Green scored in the 107th minute for the U.S. and Tim Howard made 16 saves.

LONDON (AP) — The men’s and women’s quarterfinals highlight today’s Wimbledon schedule. Top seed Novak Djokovic faces Marin Cilic (CHEE’-leech), third seed Andy Murray takes on Grigor Dimitrov, fourth seed Roger Federer battles No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN’-lah) and No. 8 Milos Raonic (ROW’-nich) meets Nick Kyrios (KEER’-ee-ohs). The women’s quarters have third seed Simona Halep (HAL’-ehp) against Sabine Lisicki (sah-BEEN’ lih-SIH’-kee) and No. 9 Angelique Kerber versus Eugenie Bouchard (yoo-JEE’-nee boo-SHAHRD’).

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jodie Meeks has agreed to a $19.5 million, three-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to a person familiar with the situation. The 6-foot-4 Meeks averaged a career-high 15.7 points and scored a team-high 1,209 points for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving has agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension reportedly worth $90 million. Center Marcin Gortat (MAHR’-shihn gohr-THAT’) agreed to a $60 million, five-year contract to remain with the Washington Wizards. A person familiar with the deal says the Golden State Warriors and guard Shaun Livingston have agreed to a three-year contract worth about $16 million.

UNDATED (AP) — NHL free agency has opened with a flurry of moves, including a major trade. The Dallas Stars acquired forward Jason Spezza (SPET’-suh) and a prospect from Ottawa for forward Alex Chiasson (CHAY’-sahn), two prospects and a second-round pick in next year’s draft. Goaltender Ryan Miller signed with Vancouver, forward Tomas Vanek took a deal with Minnesota, St. Louis picked up forward Paul Stastny (STAS’-nee) and Colorado snared forward Jarome Iginla (ih-GIHN’-luh).

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