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Federer wins Gerry Weber for 55th title

HALLE, Germany -- Roger Federer just wanted to survive a couple of rounds at the Gerry Weber Open after his painful French Open loss to Rafael Nadal.

The top-ranked Swiss did much more, beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-4 in Sunday's final for his 10th grass title. That matches Pete Sampras' Open era record of 10 grass-court titles and takes his unbeaten streak on grass to 59 matches.

• In London, Rafael Nadal claimed his first career grass-court title, defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the Queen's Club final to become the first Spaniard to win on grass in 36 years.

• LOCAL BASEBALL -- In Conway, Guilford's Cam Cookman drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the North Carolina select team to a 7-6 win over South Carolina in the North-South All-Star Game.

Fort Mill native Garrett Koster, a Winthrop signee, was named MVP for South Carolina after going 3-for-4 with a walk.

• The Chester Stampede split a pair of games in the Cooperstown Dreams Park 10-and-under baseball tournament this past weekend.

The Stampede defeated the Wisconsin Firebirds 18-5 in the first game. Jake Wright went 3-for-5 with a home run, while Josh Alley went 2-for-5 and Luke Blanchett went 2-for-3. Trey Keels was the winning pitcher.

The Stampede fell in the second game 15-0 to the California Bombers. The leading hitter was Trent Autry who went 3-for-3.

The Stampede will return to action today at 11 a.m. against the Florida Roughriders.

• PREP SOCCER -- In Spartanburg, the North boys picked up their 13th win in the 20-year history of the North-South Soccer Classic, with four Herald-area players playing major rolls in the 3-1 win.

Fort Mill High School twins Ryan Fielden and Eric Fielden each scored, with Ryan Fielden picking up the first goal of the game on an assist from Northwestern's Corey Parks. After the South tied the contest, Eric Fielden scored what would prove to be the game-winner in the 41st minute. South Pointe's Garrett Keogh added an insurance goal in the 52nd minute. Eric Fielden was named the North's MVP.

On the girls' side, the squads played to a 1-1 tie. Clover's Ashley Hollander and Britta Widenhouse and Fort Mill's Ashleigh Sheets were on the roster for the North, which was co-coached by Clover's Leeann Mellon.

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