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Sports news briefs — July 13

Compiled from wire reports

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MORE TENNIS

Petkovic tops Rogers at Gastein Ladies

• Andrea Petkovic took another step toward a return to the top 10 of the WTA rankings by winning her second title of the season Sunday at the Gastein Ladies in Bad Gastein, Austria. The 20th-ranked German, who played her first clay-court event since reaching the semifinals at last month’s French Open, beat Shelby Rogers of the United States 6-3, 6-3 to follow up on her victory at Charleston in April. Petkovic also won the event in 2009 for her first of four career titles. Rogers, who came through qualifying and was ranked 147th, had not been beyond the second round of a WTA event before. The 21-year-old from Mount Pleasure, S.C., hadn’t beaten a top-50 player before but defeated No. 16-ranked Carla Suarez Navarro, No. 40 Camila Giorgi and No. 14 Sara Errani all in straight sets this week before losing to Petkovic.

• Top-seeded Simona Halep of Romania overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci to win the Bucharest Open final 6-1, 6-3 for her eighth WTA title in Bucharest, Romania. Halep is enjoying the best year of her career. She was runner-up in the French Open and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon.

• Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Lukas Rosol 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the Mercedes Cup final for his second career title in Stuttgart, Germany. Third-seeded Bautista Agut saved five of the six break points he faced and converted three of his six chances to win in 1 hour, 42 minutes.

• Pablo Cuevas defeated fifth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2, 6-1 in the Swedish Open final in Bastad, Sweden. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, won his first ATP tournament.

FOOTBALL

Ravens cornerback Smith arrested

• Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith became the fifth player on the team to be arrested during the offseason after he received a criminal citation Saturday night for failing to follow an officer’s order. The incident occurred after Baltimore County police were called to a Towson, Md., restaurant because a woman had reportedly passed out in the bathroom. Police arrived and found the woman vomiting into a sink in the bathroom. Police say Smith was with her and refused to obey an officer’s repeated orders to leave the bathroom. Smith, 25, was cited late Saturday at a police precinct in Towson and then released.

• Police say Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Tuscaloosa police say Reed was stopped early Sunday after hitting another car while both backed out of parking spots. Police say Reed drove a 2011 Dodge Charger toward the parking lot’s exit before he was pulled over. A police department news release said the 21-year-old junior college transfer’s blood alcohol level registered as .13 percent. The legal limit in Alabama is .08 percent.

OTHER SPORTS

Hunter-Reay wins Iowa IndyCar race

• Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway late Saturday for his first victory since May in Newton, Iowa. Hunter-Reay hadn’t led a lap since his victory in Indianapolis, and he spent most of the Iowa race far from contention. But he got new tires on a late pit stop and stormed past Tony Kanaan for his third victory in 2014. Kanaan led 247 of the 300 laps at Iowa’s .875-mile oval. Josef Newgarden finished second, followed by Target Chip Ganassi teammates Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Ed Carpenter was fifth. Helio Castroneves finished eighth, taking sole possession of the series points lead.

• Michael Phelps was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam in Athens, Ga. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics and trains with Phelps, won with a time of 49.37 seconds to Phelps’ 49.42. Ryan Lochte won the 200 individual medley in 1:58.65, defeating Chase Kalisz (1:59.38).

— From wire reports


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