Cumberland Times-News

August 16, 2013

Sports Briefs- 08/17/2013


Cumberland Times-News

Eisner upsets Djokovic

MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic’s bid to become the first player to win all nine Masters events has been put on hold for at least another year.

Top-ranked American John Isner upset Djokovic 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday.

The world’s top-ranked player has never won Cincinnati, losing in the finals four times. He lost to Roger Federer in the title match last year.

Steelers’ Bell returns to practice

LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell said Friday the left knee injury he re-aggravated during practice a day earlier isn’t believed to be serious.

The second-round draft pick called the injury “nothing major” and practiced in a limited capacity Friday. He did not participate in team drills.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Bell has a “clean bill of health.” It remains uncertain whether Bell will be available when the Steelers play in Washington on Monday night.

Slow-pitch softball tourney Aug. 24

KEYSER, W.Va. — There will be a men’s slow-pitch softball tournament Saturday, Aug. 24 at Larinum Park. For information, call Butch Mason at 304-788-0990, Chip Mason 304-813-5429 or Craig Courtney at 304-788-5511.