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  • 17 June 2019
    BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Simona Halep won her third WTA tournament of the year by defeating Yvonne Meusburger 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-1 Sunday in the final of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Romanian 21-year-old lost the first three finals of her career but has now compiled a 16-1 record since the French Open, also winning titles in Nuremberg, Germany, and Rosmalen, Netherlands. In the second set, Halep recovered from being down 3-5 but then squandered three match points before Austrias Meusburger won the tiebreaker. Halep relied on well-placed drop shots in the third set and broke Meusburger three times. Halep said "it was a very difficult match because Yvonne played very well, especially in the second set when I also made a lot of mistakes. Then I changed tactics, applied more drop shots and that worked." Custom 49ers Jerseys .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Cheap 49ers Jerseys . The 43-year-old closer, in his 19th and final big league season, has said hed like to play the outfield. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says hes thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros. . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Authentic Custom 49ers Jersey . After taking two big hits this week -- losing at home and dropping back-to-back games for the first time all season -- Indiana struck back by playing its most complete game of the year. Custom 49ers T-shirts . Perez, 35, posted a 1-2 record with a 3.69 earned-run average in 19 relief appearances last season. His season ended Aug. 9 due to a torn ligament in his left elbow. Perez joins infielder Andy LaRoche and catcher Mike Nickeas with minor-league agreements for 2014 that include invitations to attend spring training. BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles will try to continue their string of good starts while the Cleveland Indians are going to search for some offense again in Sundays series finale at Camden Yards.The Orioles won the first two games of this series, getting strong efforts from Kevin Gausman (seven shutout innings in Saturdays 5-2 victory) and Dylan Bundy (five innings with one unearned run in Fridays 5-1 win).That followed Chris Tillmans seven innings of one-run baseball in Thursdays 4-1 victory over the Yankees. Baltimore starters now have allowed two runs in 19 innings over that three-game stretch -- each of which the Orioles have won.Its a good offense 1/8with Cleveland 3/8, and I think me and Bundy both pitched well the last few days and really everybody has pitched well, Gausman said. I think that more than anything is big.Orioles manager Buck Showalter said every day is different, and the team needs to keep up that consistency in the starting rotation.Theres going to be another challenge around every corner and you cant dwell on successes and failures here, he said. Well need another good pitching effort in order to compete with them.In the series finale, Vance Worley (2-1, 3.16) will make a second straight start for the Orioles, going against Corey Kluber (9-8, 3.42).Worley gave up three runs on three hits in 4 1/3 innings of Tuesdays 7-1 loss versus the Yankees as the Orioles have been using him and Bundy in the back end of their rotation.The Orioles were struggling there with Ubaldo Jimenez, Tyler Wilson and Mike Wriight pitching in those spots for much of this season.ddddddddddddBundy earned his first victory as a major league starter in Fridays win.The question is how long the rotation looks like this -- especially in the back end -- as Baltimores made it clear that the team is searching to make a deal before the trade deadline.Kluber earned the victory for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 12 and threw seven scoreless innings in his last start on July 18 versus the Royals, where he did not get a decision.The Indians have one of the best starting rotations in baseball but their starters -- Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin -- lost the first two games of this series as Baltimore took early leads in both.Cleveland also has struggled on offense as the Orioles starters shut them down. Plus, Baltimore took a 3-0 lead in the first inning both times, with Mark Trumbo hitting homers both times, a two-run shot in Saturdays game.The first inning kind of jumped up and grabbed us again, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Saturday. You know, sometimes you kind of tip our hat to the other team.Jason Kipnis agreed with Francona and added that the offense just couldnt do enough against Baltimores pitching. The Indians have featured one of baseballs hottest offenses in recent weeks but not in this series.And thats something they want to change.The offense just didnt do our thing, Kipnis said on Saturday night. ' ' '