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Sports news briefs — July 19

Compiled from wire reports

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TENNIS

Wozniacki to play
Vinci for cup title

• Caroline Wozniacki will play Roberta Vinci of Italy for the Istanbul Cup title after they reached the final as seeded, 1 and 2, on Saturday. Wozniacki defeated Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals. She will play for her 22nd career title and first of the year against Vinci, who was 2-1 up on their head-to-heads. Vinci beat teenage qualifier Ana Konjuh of Croatia 6-4, 6-2 to go for her 10th WTA title in her 12th final.

• Leonardo Mayer of Argentina will play top-seeded David Ferrer in the Hamburg Open final after they won straight-sets semifinals over local hopes in Hamburg, Germany. The 46th-ranked Mayer converted four of his seven break chances to upset the seventh-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-4, and Ferrer eased past 17-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-0, 6-1.

• Mona Barthel of Germany will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the Swedish Open final in Bastad, Sweden. Barthel defeated Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, after Scheepers beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 7-5, 6-2 in the first semifinal. Barthel will be playing for her third WTA career title, while Scheepers won her only title in Guangzhou, China, in 2011.

AUTOS

IndyCar race called
because of the rain

• IndyCar’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because Saturday’s race was called because of rain. IndyCar has scheduled two, 75-lap races for today. The first one will have a rolling start at 10:30 a.m. and the second one is set for a standing start at 4:15 p.m. The order for the second race will be set by points, as of Saturday.

• Mason Mitchell won the ARCA Racing Series event at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., for his first career victory on the circuit. The 19-year-old Mitchell finished second in four of the previous six races, but he passed Justin Boston for the lead with five laps to go and was never challenged the rest of the way. Mitchell, from West Des Moines, Iowa, started ninth.

• Formula One leader Nico Rosberg earned the pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in qualifying and will start 15th on the grid in Hockenheim, Germany. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds in the third part of the session for what was also the weekend’s fastest time.

OTHER SPORTS

Olympian headlines
hall of fame class

• Four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie headlines the 2015 women’s basketball hall of fame induction class. She is joined by former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Duke coach Gail Goestenkors, longtime Oregon high school coach Brad Smith and Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, who was killed in a plane crash in 2011. Leslie also won two WNBA titles with the Los Angeles Sparks.

• Osvaldo Alonso beat former U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel from 30 yards early in the second half as the Sounders tied Tottenham 3-3 in an exhibition in Seattle, the first match for new Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino.

• Benny Feilhaber and Lawrence Olum both had goals and Sporting Kansas City defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in Kansas City. Sporting (10-5-5) extended its unbeaten streak to six games, while Galaxy’s eight-game unbeaten streak was broken.

• The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak, 31, agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

— From wire reports

Correction

The Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 in Friday night’s game. A scoreline on the front page of the sports section listed an incorrect opponent. A design editor erred.


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