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By: Sports Staff, The Daily Republic
Roddick’s career ends in 4th round of US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Roddick’s career is over.
The 2003 champion lost to Juan Martin del Potro on Wednesday in four sets in a fourth-round match in the U.S. Open. The 30-year-old Roddick surprised the tennis world last Thursday when he announced that the tournament would be his last.
When it ended with a forehand error at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the American star buried his face in a towel, tears in his eyes as del Potro saluted him.
The seventh-seeded del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champ, won 6-7 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 in a match spread over two days. Rain suspended play Tuesday night one point into a first-set tiebreaker.
Del Potro, who also got off to a slow start a day earlier, looked sluggish in losing the tiebreaker Wednesday. But once he won the second set, the Argentine started to dictate play.
USF defeats DWU in straight sets
By The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS — The University of Sioux Falls volleyball team defeated Dakota Wesleyan University in straight sets 25-22, 25-14, 25-19 Wednesday in Sioux Falls.
Wesleyan’s Briana Jung had 16 assists and seven digs in the loss. Stacie Brinker also finished with seven digs for the Tigers.
USF’s Sarah Kohler finished with a match-high 12 kills and Alexa Reed recorded 37 assists in the Cougars’ win.
DWU fell to 2-7 with the loss. The Tigers return to action Friday at the Corn Palace Classic in Mitchell. DWU faces Valley City State University at 10 a.m. and Clarke University at 8 p.m. Friday at the Corn Palace.
Rios’ 2 home runs lift White Sox over Twins 6-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Alex Rios homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Rios hit a grand slam in the first inning and a two-run shot in the sixth.
The Twins erupted for 18 runs against Chicago pitching Tuesday night, but White Sox starter Jake Peavy (10-10) silenced Minnesota’s bats a day later, allowing one run on six hits to win for the first time since Aug. 1.
Rios gave Peavy all the support he would need with his first-inning slam. Following Dewayne Wise’s leadoff single and walks to Kevin Youkilis and Adam Dunn.