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Palm Beach Gardens Poised to win Cal Ripken State Title

By John Evenson

The Palm Beach Gardens eight and under All-Stars are poised to win another State Championship as they host the Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament this weekend.

A win in tomorrow's semifinal would also earn them a trip to Alabama to take part in the Southeast Regional Championships.

Click on the video tab to hear from the players about their team packed with All-Stars.

Palm Beach Gardens Poised to win Cal Ripken State Title

Wednesday, July 9 2014, 12:35 AM EDT

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LILLE, France (AP) -- Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRIH'-kah) defeated Richard Gasquet (ree-SHARD' gas-KAY') and Julien Benneteau (ZHOO'-lee-ehn BEHN'-eh-toh) 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup final.

The victory is meaningful because of past Davis Cup history. In six out of the last seven Davis Cups, the team that has won the doubles has gone on to win the Cup. The exception was when Serbia beat France in 2010.

Federer and Wawrinka won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but had lost the last four Davis Cup matches they played together.


UNDATED (AP) -- Second-ranked Alabama has a chance to exhale after victories over LSU and Mississippi State when the Crimson Tide takes on Western Carolina, an FCS team. The 9-1 Crimson Tide has taken over the No. 1 spot in the College Football Playoff rankings.

Elsewhere in Top 25 action:

-- Florida State, the top-ranked team in the AP poll but No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, takes its 10-0 record against Boston College. Look for top-ranked and undefeated Florida State to try the passing game then they host Boston College this afternoon. Seminoles quarterback Jameis (JAY'-mihs) Winston will be facing an Eagles secondary that is ranked 65th in the nation in pass defense.

-- Oregon, ranked No. 3 in the AP rankings but second in the College Football Playoff rankings, tests its run-and-shoot offense against 2-8 Colorado. Oregon is already headed to the Pac-12 championship game after clinching the league's North Division. As the No. 2 team in the College Football playoff rankings, the Ducks are likely headed to one of the first playoff games if they can win out and claim the league title game.

-- Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian (sahr-KEE'-zee-ehn) confirms cornerback Josh Shaw will play for the 11th-ranked Trojans in their rivalry showdown against 24th-ranked UCLA tonight, although his role hasn't been determined.

Shaw served a 10-game suspension for lying to the school about how he sprained both of his ankles shortly before the season began. The former team captain was reinstated earlier this week after authorities determined no criminal charges would be filed against him.


UNDATED (AP) -- The 0-12 Philadelphia 76ers, fresh off their 122-96 loss to Phoenix last night, try to break through to the win column as they travel to play the New York Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden.

The Knicks say Andrea Bargnani (ahn-DRAY'-uh barn-YAH'-nee) has a strained right calf that will prevent him from making his season debut against Philadelphia. Bargnani was hurt Friday during practice and an MRI revealed the injury.

The Sixers are six away from tying the longest season-opening losing streak in NBA history.

Elsewhere in the NBA's 10-game slate, Toronto with the best record in the Eastern Conference at 10-2 travels to Cleveland to play the disappointing 5-6 Cavaliers. The Cavaliers committed 19 turnovers and shot 36 percent to finish with a season-low in points in dropping a 91-78 decision in Washington last night. The Raptors are coming off a 124-83 laugher last night against Milwaukee.

The 10-2 Dallas Mavericks travel to Houston to play the 9-3 Rockets in the battle of Texas. The Mavericks crushed the Los Angeles Lakers 140-106 in Dallas as Dirk Nowitzki (noh-VIHT'-skee) scored 23 points last night.

In other games, Phoenix travels to Indiana, Miami is at Orlando, Minnesota hosts Sacramento, the 8-3 Washington Wizards hit the road at Milwaukee, Brooklyn is at San Antonio and New Orleans is at Utah where the Jazz are coming off a 101-88 loss to Golden State last night.


UNDATED (AP) -- Third-ranked Wisconsin, fresh off an instate rivalry 84-60 win against Wisconsin-Green Bay last Wednesday night, tries to make it a 4-0 start to the season tonight. Bo Ryan's club takes on Boise State, which is also 3-0 but stepping up in class after victories over San Diego, Loyola Marymount and Montana.

Elsewhere in top-25 hoops:

-- Fourth-ranked Duke will take on Stanford in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic final at Brooklyn. Freshman center Jahlil Okafor (jah-LIHL' OH'-kah-fohr) had 16 points and eight rebounds to carry the Blue Devils past Temple 72-54 last night. The Cardinal defeated UNLV 89-60 in the other semifinal.

-- Sixth-ranked North Carolina takes on Davidson in a Tar Heel state rivalry at the somewhat neutral site of Charlotte. Both teams are 2-0 in the early going.

Also, unbeaten and 13th-ranked Gonzaga plays St. Thomas Aquinas, Nebraska is at Rhode Island and SMU, fresh off its first loss of the season at Indiana, tries to rebound against Eastern Washington.


UNDATED (AP) -- The 13-game NHL schedule starts with a 3 p.m. (Eastern) start north of the border where the Ottawa Senators host the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis is one point behind Nashville in the Central Division. The Predators host Florida tonight.

New York Islanders, who continue to show they are true contenders after missing the playoffs six of the previous seven seasons, try for a weekend home-and-home sweep of the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Islanders are two points behind the Pens following their 5-4 victory last night.

Montreal, with the most points in the league with a 15-5-1 record, hits the road to play the Boston Bruins. The Canadiens already have beaten the B's twice this season, both at Bell Centre.

In other hockey tonight, Detroit is at Toronto in an Original Six matchup, Columbus is at Philadelphia, Washington hosts Buffalo, the L.A. Kings are at Dallas, Carolina visits Colorado, Chicago is at Edmonton, New Jersey comes off its 2-0 shutout of Edmonton and travels to Calgary to play the 12-7-2 Flames and Arizona visits San Jose.


UNDATED (AP)---- The New York Giants have signed linebacker Justin Anderson from their practice squad and have waived offensive tackle Charles Brown. The Giants announced the moves on Saturday, a day before their game with the Dallas Cowboys.

In other NFL news:

The tight end turnstile keeps spinning in Denver, where Julius Thomas is hurting but Virgil Green is on the mend. Both are listed as questionable for Sunday's showdown with the 6-4 Miami Dolphins. Thomas leads the league with a dozen TD catches but he was unable to practice Friday because of a sprained ankle. Green is getting over a strained right calf.


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Spain's Carlota Ciganda starts third round play at the LPGA Tour Championship tied with Paraguay's Julieta Granada at 7-under 137 going into the weekend.

Morgan Pressel (PREH'-sehl) shot a 66 and is one shot out of the lead.

U.S. Women's Open champ Michelle Wie (WEE) shot a 5-under 67 to trail by two shots.

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