Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, July 12, 2004

Campbell, Goldstein take Unity Trail titles

Rachel Goldstein clocked a time of 1 hour, 13.56 seconds to take first place in the inaugural Rotary Club Unity Trail 10 Mile race Saturday in Kenai-Soldotna. Goldstein's time was good enough to hold off Kenda Blanning, who finished second in a time of 1:16.26, just ahead of Jenni Mishler in third at 1:16.53.

In the men's 10-mile race, Carson Campbell ran away with the Unity Trail title, clocking a time of 58 minutes, 44 seconds to finish nearly five minutes ahead of his next-closest competitor. Mark Blanning was second in a time of 1:03.26, while Kent Peterson took third in 1:07.23.

Results for the 5-kilometer race were unavailable.

Hensby gets first win in John Deere playoff

SILVIS, Ill. Mark Hensby tapped in for par on the second playoff hole at the John Deere Classic, finally breaking through for his first career victory.

Hensby shot a 66 to finish at 16-under 268, and got the victory when John Morgan hit his drive on the par-3 16th far left of the green.

Austria upsets U.S. in Fed Cup tennis

INNSBRUCK, Austria Barbara Schwartz beat Lisa Raymond 10-8 in the third set Sunday to clinch Austria's upset of the United States in the Fed Cup quarterfinals.

Coupled with Barbara Schett's 6-3, 6-2 win over Chanda Rubin in the day's opening match, Schwartz's 7-6 (3), 4-6, 10-8 victory gave Austria a 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

The hosts wrapped up a 4-1 victory when Schett and Patricia Wartusch beat Martina Navratilova and Jill Craybas 6-3, 0-6, 6-3. It was Navratilova's first loss in 41 career Fed Cup matches; her regular doubles partner this season is Raymond.

Day off gives Armstrong, leaders time to rest

QUIMPER, France Now for some well-earned rest and relaxation, Tour de France style.

Battered and bruised physically and mentally by a crash-filled first week, cyclists get their first day of rest Monday a chance to treat wounds, sleep in and steel themselves for the first mountainous stages ahead.

Norway's Thor Hushovd won Sunday's hilly but fast stage through Brittany in western France, using a closing burst of speed to claim the 104-mile stage from Lamballe to Quimper in 3 hours, 54 minutes, 22 seconds. Armstrong remained in sixth place overall, 9 minutes and 35 seconds behind leader Thomas Voeckler.

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