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Montoya heats up for Penske as IndyCar hits Pocono
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, July 05, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

LONG POND, Pa. — Juan Pablo Montoya has been sprayed with champagne, doused with milk and feted with confetti.

But he never expected to find himself buried under a potato chip shower courtesy of teammate Helio Castroneves.

Unable to contain his patriotic fervor after his native Brazil scored a World Cup goal, Castroneves sprung from his seat and dumped a bowl of chips all over Montoya. Montoya seemed slightly irked at the mess and dusted the crumbs off the Colombian jersey he wore at IndyCar's soccer watch party.

"Helio's the kind of guy that likes the drama," Montoya said, smiling.

Montoya had no use for another chip — after all, there's a reason he signed with Roger Penske — but the secret snack attack was just a minor annoyance in a major successful stretch for the former Indianapolis 500 champion in his open wheel return.

 
City League 4th of July Champions
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Friday, July 04, 2014 8:00 PM
The Pirates captured the 2014 Delphos City League 4th of July Tournament and the traveling Mel and Dee Westrich Sports Complex Memorial Plaque. The team is comprised of, front from left, Brady Zalar, Jaylen Jefferson, Trent Lindeman, Cole Binkley and Braxton Scalf; and back, assistant coach Lenny Hubert, Hunter Haehn, Brady Parrish, head coach Ray Geary, Blake Fischbach, Logan Hubert and assistant coach Scott Scalf. Absent is Derek Haggard. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe).
 
Delphos 4th of July Minor League Tournament
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Friday, July 04, 2014 8:00 PM
The Indians won the championship on a brilliant early Friday evening at Stadium Park’s Diamond 4, claiming the traveling Kevin “Spanky” Kemper Memorial plaque in the process. Members of the team are, front from left, Caden Carter, Nolan Schwinnen, Jack Gerker, Cody Bailey and Matt Miller; and back, assistant coach Chad Hosking, Eli Kill, Caden Meyer, Colin Bailey, Chase Bailey and Kobe Smith. Absent are head coach Dan Hirn and players Nathan Mosier and Carter Hirn. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
 
Brazil, Germany set up semifinal at World Cup
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 04, 2014 8:00 PM

By JOHN LEICESTER

Associated Press

 

RIO DE JANEIRO — What it lacks in beauty, Brazil's World Cup team is making up for with backbone.

The home side is now just one step from a World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. Standing in the way: a German team desperate for the trophy after narrow brushes with success since its last major tournament win in 1996.

Brushing off media criticism and questions about its mental strength, Brazil beat Colombia 2-1, sending home one of the tournament's most exciting teams and its electric young talent, James Rodriguez.

 
Youth got served: Federer-Djokovic Wimbledon final
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, July 04, 2014 8:00 PM

By HOWARD FENDRICH

Associated Press

 

LONDON — Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went.

He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand Slam finals over the past two years. Started losing before the quarterfinals at majors, including in 2013's second round at the All England Club, of all places, to a guy ranked 116th.

Look at him now. Federer moved one victory away from a record eighth Wimbledon championship and 18th Grand Slam title overall by reaching Sunday's final, where he will face Novak Djokovic.

 
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