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Forward David Santamaria scored late to give the Fort Lauderdale Strikers (6-10-5, 28 points) a hard fought draw on the road against FC Edmonton (7-5-9, 26 points) at Foote Field on Sunday, August 14. The Strikers move up to a tie for fourth place in the NASL with the NSC Minnesota Stars, three points behind FC Tampa Bay for third.

“We are happy with the point,” said head coach Daryl Shore. “We didn't play our best soccer and the field was tough, that being said the guys battled for the result.”

FC Edmonton took the lead in the 29th minute when midfielder Chris Lemire took a corner kick and defender Paul Hamilton connected with a strong header directed past Strikers goalkeeper Matt Glaeser. The teams traded opportunities, but the first half ended 1-0 in favor of FC Edmonton.
The Caribbean’s hopes for a victory in the 2011 Little League Baseball World Series, hinge on Aruba’s Little League team who play their first game on August 18, 2011 (Est). ESPN 2 Caribbean will broadcast the game live at 5pm Est and rebroadcast at 10pm Est and will provide coverage throughout the tournament, August 18-28, 2011.
 
The Aruba North team forms Oranjestad, qualified to represent the Caribbean by defeating Elrod Hendricks West from St. Thomas and winning the Caribbean Qualifying tournament in St. Thomas on July 16. Their first game in the LLWS will be against the Japanese team from Hamamastu City, Shizuoka, Japan.
    Twenty-six male beginning tennis players received a free morning of clinics, demonstrations, prizes and give-ways, and lunch during the USTA F.L. (Fun League) Tennis Blast, held recently, at the tennis facility located at Coral Reef Park in the Village of Palmetto Bay, Fla.

    "The morning started out with a 30-minute clinic put on by Babolat representative Richard Mennig and Steve Hanssen, our men's league coordinator," said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Miami area Cathy Nordlund. "They tried out the different Babolat racquets and Richard explained the importance of understanding the basic trade-offs between power and control in relation to string tension. All this was very informative to the beginner players."

    Players were assigned a court and played some friendly round-robin tennis, rotating every 20 minutes to play and meet different people. The group had lunch at the Park Cafe, where they learned more about USTA League opportunities and programs for beginner players. Participants received goodies and gear, including t-shirts, and two Babolat tennis bags were raffled.
Orlando repeated at the 14-Intermediate champion, and Gainesville, Jacksonville and Broward County also earned berths to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis Nationals during the USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis 18-U & 14-U Summer Section Championship, held July 29-31, 2011, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
 
The Summer Section Championships is a national qualifier, with the winning divisional teams advancing to represent Florida at the USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships. The 2011 USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships will be held in Surprise, Ariz., on Oct. 20-23 (14 and under division) and Oct. 27-30 (18 and under division) at The Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex.
 
"The Florida Summer Section Championships always brings out the highest levels of competition with berths to nationals on the line," said USTA Florida Team Tennis Coordinator Michelle Willis. "Congratulations to the Orlando, Gainesville, Jacksonville and Broward County teams for surviving the 90 degree temperatures and supporting their teams all season through local play to make it to the sectional and nationals."
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