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Orioles release Moyer at his request

June 24, 2012
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Baseball
The Orioles released lefthander Jamie Moyer, who requested the move Saturday after the team failed to promote him from the minor leagues. Moyer started the season with Colorado, where at 49 he became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the big leagues. He was released by the Rockies after going 2-5 and signed a minor league deal with the Orioles June 6. Moyer signed with the stipulation that he make three starts with Triple A Norfolk. After that, the team had to promote him or grant his release. Following his third start with Norfolk Wednesday, the Orioles offered Moyer another start with the Tides. Moyer, 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA at Norfolk, opted to become a free agent . . . The Brewers put righthander Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list with elbow soreness and activated first baseman Travis Ishikawa from the DL . . . The Diamondbacks placed lefthander Joe Saunders on the 15-day DL and recalled righthander Jonathan Albaladejo from Triple A Reno.

Boudia qualifies for US in second event

Olympic trials
David Boudia qualified for his second spot on the US Olympic diving team, winning the 10-meter platform title at the trials in Federal Way, Wash. Boudia’s platform synchro partner Nick McCrory finished second. They had already made the Olympic team by winning the platform synchro event at the eight-day meet. On the women’s side, Cassidy Krug (3-meter springboard) qualified for her first Olympics and Christina Loukas her second in the same event . . . Stanford coach and Massachusetts native Rick Schavone was named an assistant for the US diving squad . . . World 800-meter champion and record-holder David Rudisha clinched a spot on Kenya’s Olympic team by winning the final at the national trials in Nairobi. Also qualifying was reigning 1,500 Olympic gold medalist Asbel Kiprop . . . Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius again missed South Africa’s Olympic qualifying time, almost a second off the mark in winning a 400-meter race in Brussels with a time of 46.20 . . . Dwain Chambers kept alive his hopes of making the Olympics by winning the 100 meters in 10.25 at the British trials in Birmingham. World 400-meter hurdles champion Dai Greene won his final to make his first Olympic team.

Whalen carries Lynx to victory over Sky

WNBA
Lindsay Whalen scored 25 points as the host Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky, 79-67. Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 12 points, and Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore added 10 each for Minnesota. Sylvia Fowles had 22 points and 13 rebounds for Chicago . . . Tammy Sutton-Brown made a tiebreaking free throw with 37 seconds to play and Tamika Catchings (16 points) had a key offensive rebound, assist, and a pair of free throws down the stretch to lead the Indiana Fever to a 73-70 win over the host Tulsa Shock . . . Kristi Toliver had a career-high 29 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 93-84 win over the host Phoenix Mercury.

Ferrer, Petrova win UNICEF Open titles

Tennis
Top-seeded David Ferrer beat unseeded Philipp Petzschner, 6-3, 6-4, to win the UNICEF Open grass-court tournament in Den Bosch, Netherlands, while Nadia Petrova beat Urszula Radwanska, 6-4, 6-3, to take the women’s title . . . Tamira Paszek beat Angelique Kerber, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, in the final of the Eastbourne (England) Championships . . . ATP president Brad Drewett announced that blue clay courts will not be allowed at tour events next season. He said that while the new color, in place of red, “may have offered better visibility on television, there were clearly issues with the quality of the courts in Madrid this year, which were not acceptable.’’

Piquet captures Nationwide Series race

Miscellany
Nelson Piquet Jr. held the lead on a late restart, then pulled away to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Elkhart Lake, Wis. . . . In a battle for first place in Major League Lacrosse, the Chesapeake Bayhawks edged the Boston Cannons, 14-13, in Annapolis, Md. Michael Kimmel had three goals and an assist for Chesapeake (7-1). Paul Rabil had two goals and three assists for the Cannons (5-3), and Kevin Buchanan added two goals and two assists . . . Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs) stopped welterweight star Victor Ortiz (29-4-2) after nine rounds in Los Angeles, breaking Ortiz’s jaw to earn an upset victory . . . The Agganis Foundation’s weeklong All-Star Classics begins Monday with boys’ and girls’ lacrosse games at Manning Field in Lynn. All-Star Classics includes soccer, basketball, football, softball, and baseball . . . Zo Impressive outlasted Disposablepleasure to win the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park in New York . . . Jockey Chris DeCarlo, 44, rode his 1,000th winner, guiding Oconee Gold in the eighth race at Monmouth Parkin Oceanport, N.J.

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