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Karlovic, Hewitt reach final
First Published Jul 12 2014 11:19 pm • Last Updated Jul 12 2014 11:19 pm

tennis • Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.

The 6-foot-11 Karlovic ousted Samuel Groth of Australia 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday. Hewitt, who lost in the 2013 final to Nicolas Mahut, beat seventh-seeded American Jack Sock 6-1, 6-2.

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The matches were played after the induction ceremonies for a five-person class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which was highlighted by Lindsay Davenport.

Davenport entered the hall with five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck in the recent player category. Coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and broadcaster John Barrett were inducted from the contributor category during a 90-minute ceremony on Newport’s grass courts.

Reports: Thorpe to reveal he is gay

swimming • Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a television interview with English talk show host Michael Parkinson, to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday. Thorpe will finally end speculation about his sexuality in the tell-all interview to be broadcast on Channel 10, the Sunday Telegraph said.

In his 2012 autobiography, "This Is Me," Thorpe said, "For the record, I am not gay and all of my sexual experiences have been straight. I’m attracted to women, I love children, and aspire to have a family one day."

Thorpe, 31, retired from swimming in 2012 after winning five Olympic gold medals, three silvers, and one bronze, and setting 22 world records.

The Sunday Telegraph did not say how it knew the content of the interview but reported Thorpe "confirms his sexuality" and "bravely reveals he is gay."


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Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in Iowa

auto racing • Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500. It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in three years for Hunter-Reay.

Hunter-Reay hadn’t led a lap since Indianapolis, and he spent most of Saturday’s race far from contention. But he got new tires on a late pit stop and stormed past Tony Kanaan for his third victory in 2014.

Josef Newgarden finished second, followed by Target Chip Ganassi teammates Kanaan and Scott Dixon. Ed Carpenter was fifth.

Helio Castroneves finished eighth, taking sole possession of the series points lead.

Trinidad’s Ahye wins another 100m final

track and field • Michelle-Lee Ahye cemented her burgeoning sprinting reputation by winning the 100 meters at the Glasgow Grand Prix in Scotland.

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