Tennis Hall of Fame welcomes Fairchilds
Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club director Mark Fairchilds will be one of four inductees into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame on July 17 at Stanford University during the Bank of the West women's tournament. Fairchilds, an Aptos native who played at University of the Pacific, is the vice president and director of the United States Professional Tennis Association. He has won more than 100 USTA tournament titles and was the 1993 National Open Player of the Year.
Miller is suspended for first five games
Sacramento Kings center Brad Miller was suspended for five games by the NBA on Thursday because he violated the league's drug program. Miller's ban will begin with the first game of the 2008-09 season. "I want to apologize to my family, teammates, fans and the entire Kings organization," Miller said in a statement released by the team. "I made a mistake. It was an error in judgment, and I'm very sorry. I regret it deeply. It's something I won't and can't take lightly."
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Final MLB All-Stars are Longoria, Hart
Tampa Bay rookie third baseman Evan Longoria (top) and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Corey Hart were elected All-Stars by fans in Internet balloting that ended Thursday. Longoria received 9 million votes to top Chicago's Jermaine Dye, Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees, Baltimore's Brian Roberts and Kansas City's Jose Guillen. Hart received 8 million votes to beat David Wright of the New York Mets, Philadelphia's Pat Burrell, San Francisco's Aaron Rowand and Houston's Carlos Lee.
Beckham, Donovan among MLS All-Stars
Los Angeles Galaxy stars David Beckham and Landon Donovan headlined the roster for the MLS All-Star Game, which will be played July 24 in Toronto against the English Premier League club West Ham United. The first 11 players were chosen based on voting by fans, players, media and coaches/general managers. Donovan led in aggregate votes, and Beckham had the edge in fan voting.