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Published: Fri, August 5, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Red Bulls at home

CAMPBELL -- The Ohio Red Bulls will take on the Pittsburgh Hurricanes Saturday at John Knapick Field at 4 p.m.

The Bulls beat the Hurricanes 10-8 earlier this season.

Reserved seats are $8 and general admission is $5. Children 5 and under are free, while senior citizens and children 6-12 will be admitted for $3.

Reserved seats can be purchased by calling (330) 788-3445.

There will be a 50/50 raffle to benefit the team and the team will sell tickets for an autographed team football to benefit The Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning County.

That prize will be drawn at the last home game, Aug. 20.

SteelHounds at fair

LISBON -- Youngstown SteelHounds forward Jeff Christian and mascot Crusher will be at the Columbiana County Fair Saturday.

The duo will sign autographs from 3-5 p.m.

The SteelHounds representatives will be located at The Vindicator booth where the first 75 fans who present the SteelHounds/Vindicator coupon located in the Columbiana County Fair advertisement of today's and Saturday's editions of The Vindicator will receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to a SteelHounds game.

Vouchers will be given out exclusively between 3-5 p.m.

Howland LL wins

NORTH CANTON -- Howland's 9-10 boys Little League team defeated North Canton 10-0 on Thursday.

Howland's Christopher Maze allowed one hit and had three strikeouts.

John-Mark Weisman hit bases-loaded triple for Howland, while Jacob Froats had two hits. Jacob Watson, Christopher Maze, Ryan Fleming, Mitch Bolino and Joey Shver also had hits.

Howland plays North Canton today in the championship game at 6 p.m.

CMP wins opener

WARREN -- Champion Molded Plastics defeated Lone Wolf Freight Systems 6-2 in the opening game of the Warren Class AA championship series.

Matt Johnston had three hits for CMP and scored twice. Ryan Dillon and Mike Sweeney were both 2-for-5.

Brian Smith hit a two-run homer for Lone Wolf.

Mark Jackson was the winning pitcher, with three strikeouts.

NATION

Tennis roundup

*WASHINGTON -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick struggled before advancing past 14th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina in three sets at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic Thursday night.

Roddick won 85 percent of his first-serve points and took advantage of nine double-faults by Chela to win 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-4.

Unseeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (4), 6-2 win over 11th-seeded Greg Rusedski of Britain.

Paradorn Srichaphan overcame 15 aces by Wesley Moodie of South Africa in a 6-3, 7-6 (1) victory to advance to the quarterfinals. Unseeded players James Blake, Luis Horna of Peru, Arnaud Clement of France and Bobby Reynolds and 10th-seeded Thomas Berdych of the Czech Republic also advanced.

*CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Ai Sugiyama took advantage of numerous unforced errors and played consistently to upset second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova in the third round of the Acura Classic.

Kuznetsova, ranked fourth in the world, committed 69 unforced errors, including 56 over the final two sets in her first match since losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals more than a month ago.

Sugiyama won the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Unseeded Anna Chakvetadze defeated No. 9 seed and countrywoman Elena Likhovtseva 6-3, 6-1. No. 16 Dinara Safina lost 7-6 (2), 6-0 to Shuai Peng of China.

No. 5 Patty Schnyder is the highest seeded player left after her 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-4 win over No. 17 Francesca Schiavone of Italy.

Tenth-ranked Kim Clijsters of Belgium is the only top-10 player remaining in the draw.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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