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The Winnipeg Goldeyes enjoyed their time away from home. Kurt Coleman Saints Jersey . The Goldeyes completed a sweep of the Sioux Falls Canaries with an 8-5 victory on Sunday afternoon. It was the sixth straight win for Winnipeg, who finished their final road trip of the season at 6-1. Winnipeg remains 1 ½ games back of the wild card lead with seven games remaining in the regular season. The wild card leading Gary SouthShore RailCats finished a sweep of their own on Sunday by hanging on to defeat the St. Paul Saints 6-3. "They played solid pretty much the whole road trip," said Goldeyes pitching coach Jamie Vermilyea. "We won some big ballgames that we needed to win and we tried to put ourselves in good position for the last week." Josh Mazzola got the scoring going for the Goldeyes in the second inning. His triple scored Ryan Scoma for the games opening run and three pitches later, he would score on a Casey Haerther groundout to give Winnipeg an early 2-0 lead. The Canaries would respond in the third with a pair of their own and the game was tied at two. A pair of home runs in the middle innings would help Winnipeg take control of the game. In the fifth, Kevin Moesquit hit a two run shot off Sioux Falls starter Kyle Ruwe to restore the two run lead. Then, in the next inning, Ray Sadler took Ruwe deep for another two-run home run and the Goldeyes led by four. The Goldeyes werent finished in sixth. Haerther scored from third on a wild pitch then Moesquit drove in the innings fourth run on a RBI single to make it 8-2. But after Goldeyes starter Matt Rusch exited the game, the Canaries made things interesting. In the eighth, Reggie Abercrombie blasted a three-run home run off Kaohi Downing to cut the Winnipeg lead to three. Downing was replaced by Brendan Lafferty, who promptly gave up back-to-back singles. However, with the potential tying run at the plate, Lafferty was able to induce and start a 1-6-3 double play to end the threat. Rusch improved to 7-4 on the season with the victory. Coming off his best start of the season on Wednesday in St. Paul, Rusch allowed two runs on only five hits in seven innings of work. He struck out seven Canaries. "He pitched well coming off a short days rest," said Vermilyea. "He gave us seven strong innings and took advantage of them hacking early." Patrick Keating shut the door on the Canaries in the ninth to record his 17th save of the season. Ruwe took the loss for Sioux Falls to drop his overall record to 10-7. TreQuan Smith Saints Jersey . Formula One Teams Association secretary general Oliver Weingarten says the organization collapsed over unpaid subscription fees and a failure to strike an agreement for 2014 with all 11 teams. Cameron Meredith Jersey . Interestingly, the culprits were not rookies, but well paid, experienced pros. The first gaffe came in the 24th minute of arguably the biggest early season MLS game in history between Seattle and Toronto. Sounder newcomer Marco Pappa, (with over 100 MLS games, and 39 Guatemalan Caps to his name) attempted a back pass to one of his central defenders.MOSCOW -- Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France won the 10th title of his career by rallying to beat qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Kremlin Cup on Sunday. Simona Halep of Romania claimed the fifth title of her career by beating Samantha Stosur of Australia 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the womens final. After trading sets, Gasquet trailed 4-3 in the decider but broke back to 4-4 in a game that went to seven deuces with Kukushkin constantly failing on his forehand shots. Gasquet served at love to go 5-4 ahead and converted his first match point when Kukushkins forehand cross sailed wide. With the victory, Gasquet overtakes fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the race for the eighth and final spot in the season-ending ATP Tour Final in London next month. "It was an incredible week here for me and now I have great memories about my playing here," said Gasquet, who was making his debut at the event. "It is one of the most successful seasons in my career but the race for a place in London is not over yet and I need to concentrate on my further playing to get there." It was Gasquets third title of thhe season. Jermon Bushrod Saints Jersey. Kukushkin was playing in his first final since winning his only title in St. Petersburg in 2010. He was only the second qualifier to reach the final here since Paul-Henry Mathieu won the title in 2002. The 18th-ranked Halep has dropped only one set in four final appearances since winning her maiden title in Nurnberg, Germany, in June. Halep constantly trapped Stosur in the corners and beat the 2011 U.S. Open champion with precise crosses and shots down the line. Stosur, who lost the 2012 final here, saved 11 break points in the first set before Halep dominated the tiebreaker. The fifth-seeded Halep jumped to a 4-1 lead in the second and sealed the victory with a break on her first match point, when the seventh-seeded Stosur netted her return. "Its an incredible year for me and I enjoy every moment of it," Halep said. With the victory, Halep is projected to rise to a career high 15th in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday. Stosur, who hasnt dropped a set in her last six matches before Sunday, was looking to win back-to-back titles after winning the fifth crown of her career in Osaka, Japan, last Sunday. 

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