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Washington Tops Tennessee 6-5 in Elimination Game

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Austin Oh drove in two runs to cap a six-run third inning in leading Sammamish, Wash., to a 6-5 win over Nashville, Tenn., in a Little League World Series elimination game Tuesday night.

Jack Carper, Dalton Chandler and Will Armbruester each had RBI singles during the rally that put Sammamish ahead 6-2. The Washington team had six of its eight hits in the third inning. And the rally came after the team's first six batters were struck out by Trae McLemore.

The Northwest champion (3-1) advances to a matchup Thursday against one of the two other teams remaining in the U.S. bracket -- Chula Vista, Calif., and Westport, Conn.

Ben Pickman had two hits, including a solo home run in the fifth that rounded out Nashville's scoring.

PANAMA 8, TAIWAN 7: Jose Gonzalez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to cap a four-run rally in the final at-bat, lifting Aguadulce, Panama, to a win over Taoyuan, Taiwan, in an elimination game.




Jordan Agrazal had three RBIs, including a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth for Panama.

Reliever Yu Teng-Yao struck Gonzalez in the foot, allowing Edgardo Rosales to score the decisive run. Rosales reached base on a two-out error by third baseman Yeh Tung-Jua.

Panama (3-1) squandered a 4-0 first-inning lead. The Latin America champion advanced to face one of the two other remaining International Division teams -- Tijuana, Mexico, or Tokyo -- on Thursday.

Chou Shih-Che drove in two runs on three hits for Taiwan, which had the youngest lineup in the tournament.

CZECH REPUBLIC 5, MICHIGAN 3: Lukas Hlouch hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning for Brno, Czech Republic, in a come-from-behind win over Grosse Pointe, Mich., in a consolation game.

Marek Krejcirik had two hits and drove in a run for Brno (1-2). Hlouch sealed the victory in relief by striking out Thomas Maxey with a runner on second.

The Czechs overcame a 3-0 deficit in a game between two teams that had been eliminated from contention.

TENNIS

Serena Williams Seeded No. 1 for US Open

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open as she tries to do something she's never done: win a second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows.

Williams is a four-time champion at the U.S. Open, including in 2012. Only Chris Evert, with six, and Steffi Graf, with five, have won the tournament more times in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The U.S. Tennis Association stuck to the WTA rankings Tuesday in announcing the 32 seeded women, including Victoria Azarenka at No. 2, and Maria Sharapova at No. 3. Williams is one of three seeded Americans; No. 16 Sloane Stephens and No. 24 Jamie Hampton are the others.

Venus Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001, is the only unseeded past champion.

TRACK AND FIELD

Pistorius, Steenkamp Family Reps 'Talking'

JOHANNESBURG -- The families of Oscar Pistorius and his slain girlfriend are in contact, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday.

The communication between the two families is over a possible out-of-court settlement that would compensate the Steenkamps for the killing of their daughter by the double-amputee Olympian, according to South African press reports.

A South African newspaper reported that negotiations were initiated by Pistorius' lawyers, who the paper said were "desperately trying" to negotiate a settlement before Pistorius goes on trial in March on a charge of premeditated murder for Steenkamp's shooting death.

Dup de Bruyn, the lawyer for the Steenkamp family, told The Associated Press that "the two sides are talking" but declined to comment further because of the delicate situation.

South Africa's Times newspaper reported that lawyers for Pistorius had approached Steenkamp's family, and the newspaper said Steenkamp's parents were seeking around $300,000 for loss of income and emotional stress.

SOCCER

High Demand as World Cup Ticket Sales Begin

SAO PAULO -- It was a frenzied start to FIFA's attempt to fill the stands for next year's World Cup in Brazil as fans applied Tuesday for more than 1 million tickets in just seven hours.

But it will be some time before they know whether they'll be among those lucky enough to get seats to football's signature event. Applicants won't hear back until October, after FIFA holds a random selection draw on all the requests.

More than 163,000 people requested the tickets online in the first seven hours.

At the end of the first day of sales, the website of football's governing body FIFA showed that there were more ticket applications than the number of seats available in all four price categories for 12 of the 64 matches, including the opener in Sao Paulo and the final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.

Demand was also high in all price categories for the semifinals, and 44 matches had too many requests at least for the cheaper category tickets which are only available for Brazilians.

FIFA said the highest amount of applications so far has come from Brazil, Argentina, the U.S., Chile and England.







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