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Unbeaten U.S. tops China in softball
By TIMES WIRES
Published September 2, 2006
BEIJING - Cat Osterman pitched a two-hit complete game, lifting the United States past China 2-0 at the softball world championships.
Osterman struck out nine and Caitlin Lowe and Jessica Mendoza scored to keep the U.S. team unbeaten (6-0). China fell to 5-1.
Stacey Nuveman's RBI scored Lowe in the first inning and Andrea Duran's RBI scored Mendoza in the sixth.
Bulls top Wolfpack 2-0
South Florida's Hunter West and Jordan Seabrook scored goals to lead the Bulls (2-1-0) past North Carolina State 2-0 Friday during the Duke/Adidas Classic in Durham.
USF's Dane Brenner notched his second shutout of the season and 14th of his career, making two saves against N.C. State (1-2-0).
Women's soccer: Fresno State's Kate Sobrero scored the only goal as the Bulldogs upset Florida 1-0 in Gainesville. Fresno State remains unbeaten in three games. Florida fell to 1-1-1. . . . Hanna Wilde and Brianna Schooley each scored and Jennifer Manis made two saves as Central Florida (2-1) blanked Florida Atlantic (0-2-1) 2-0.
VOLLEYBALL: Florida State (3-0) opened the FSU Invitational by beating Stetson (0-4) 30-20, 30-14, 30-13. . . . USF swept Illinois-Chicago 30-28, 30-24, 30-27 in the Best Western Invitational. . . . Central Florida (3-3) split a pair of matches, defeating Samford (0-4) 30-16, 30-14, 30-14, but falling to Furman (3-2) 30-26, 31-29, 24-30, 30-26 to open the UCF Classic. . . . Saint Leo (3-1) defeated Augusta (Ga.) State 30-20, 30-13, 29-31, 30-25 at the Valdosta (Ga.) State Classic.
CROSS COUNTRY: South Florida junior Chris Cox (10 minutes) and sophomore Michael Rodriguez (10:14) posted the top two times in the men's two-mile team relay during in the USF Cross Country Relays. For the women, USF's Lisa Giblin (12:00), a junior, and Sara Hall (12:38), a senior, to give the tandem the quickest overall time.
New leader in Vuelta
Janez Brajkovic of the Discovery Channel team claimed the overall leader's yellow jersey after the seventh stage of the Spanish Vuelta in Alto de Morredero.
Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 95.8-mile stage from Leon to the summit of Alto de Morredero in 4 hours, 1 minute, 5 seconds.
Slovenia's Brajkovic finished seven seconds off the pace in fourth to take the yellow jersey from Italy's Danilo di Luca, who slipped to ninth overall.
MORE CYCLING: David Zabriskie won the inaugural time trial at the USA Cycling Professional Championships in Travelers Rest, S.C. Zabriskie covered the 20.15-mile course in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in 41 minutes, 49 seconds.
BOXING: James Toney, a former IBF middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight champion, faces Samuel Peter, a relatively unknown Nigerian, in a scheduled 12-round bout tonight in Los Angeles. . . . An IBF junior featherweight title bout between Gabula Vabaza and Steve Molitor in Johannesburg, South Africa, was called off after Vabaza failed a medical test.
hockey: Minnesota winger Derek Boogaard was charged with assault following a nightclub fight in Regina, Saskatchewan.
SOCCER: Ronaldo is staying at Real Madrid after Inter Milan failed to re-sign the three-time world soccer player of the year. The transfer deadline last night passed without Madrid accepting an offer for Ronaldo.
SWIMMING: Maritza Correia of Valrico made the U.S. roster (50 free, 4x100 free relay) for the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.
SURFING: The grand opening of Cory Lopez's surf shop, Nekton (1313 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach), is 2-7 p.m. today. Pro surfers Dane Reynolds and Alek Parker are scheduled to sign autographs.
EQUESTRIAN: Aaron Ralston led the defending champion United States to a gold medal in the team reining event at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.