Lunch Break: Wednesday’s sports headlines

July 6th, 2011 at 11:26 am by under Sports

Welcome to this Wednesday edition of the Lunch Break! Here are the latest headlines from around the sports world!

Brewers continue to struggle
The Milwaukee Brewers lost for the seventh time in eight games last night in falling to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3.  Brewers pitcher Randy Wolf gave up four runs in the top of the first and three more in the top of the third to put the game out of reach early.  The Brewers were still without All-Star slugger Ryan Braun who missed another game with a strained calf.  Braun’s status is still up in the air for today’s afternoon game in Milwaukee. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm.

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Clemens finally in court
Seven-time Cy Young award winner Roger Clemens was in court today for the start of his perjury trial.  Clemens is charged with lying about drug use after he told a House Committee under oath that he never used performance-enhancing drugs during his career.  The trial is expected to last into late August.  Here’s a look at the key figures in the case against Roger Clemens.

Lawyers back at it in New York
For the second consecutive day, lawyers for the NFL and players association were at work in the Big Apple sorting out paperwork that will hopefully expedite a resolution on a new collective bargaining agreement.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith are expected to return to negotiations tomorrow.

2018 Winter Olympics go to…
Pyeongchang, South Korea!  Pyeongchang defeated rivals Munich, Germany and Annecy, France. South Korea had failed in two previous attempts to get the winter games for both the 2010 and 2014 Olympics.

U.S. Women wrap up group play
The United States women’s soccer team wraps up group play against Sweden today.  A win or a draw secures Group C for the Americans, who have already clinched a spot in the quarterfinals.  Kickoff is set for 1:45pm.

Contador crashes in wild day at the Tour
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador crashed during today’s 102-mile stage five ride across Brittany.  He was involved in one of of many crashes throughout the race that caused a few racers to drop out of the race.  Mark Cavendish of Britain won today’s Stage 5.

Tonight on FOX 11:

  • The Brewers look to get back on track against the Diamondbacks, we’ll have highlights and reaction.
  • We’ll take a look at roger Clemens’ first day in court.
  • We’ll bring you the latest from the NFL.
  • We’ll have highlights and reaction from the U.S. Women’s soccer game against Sweden.
  • Join Drew Smith and the rest of the FOX 11 Sports Team at 5:00pm and 9:00pm

Join us each day at Noon on www.fox11online.com for the “Lunch Break.”

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With the Capitol in the background, former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens arrives at federal court in Washington, Wednesday, July 6, 2011, for his trial on charges of lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs during his 23-year career. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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