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STRASBOURG, France -- Top-seeded Sloane Stephens of the United States and second-seeded Alize Cornet of France were knocked out in the first round of the Strasbourg International on Tuesday. Trevor Bauer Jersey . Julia Goerges of Germany upset wild-card entry Stephens 6-3, 6-2, while Camila Giorgi of Italy overcame defending champion Cornet 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. Goerges, a semifinalist at the Pattaya Open in Thailand in February, did not face a break point. She broke for a 5-3 lead in the first set. Stephens dropped serve in the first and seventh games of the final set. Cornet beat Giorgi in the Katowice Open final last month in Poland. But the Italian got her revenge Tuesday despite making nine double faults. Andrea Petkovic of Germany, Peng Shuai of China and Croatian qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni moved into the second round. The fourth-seeded Petkovic beat French wild-card entry Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-4, the seventh-seeded Peng defeated Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5, and Lucic-Baroni stunned sixth-seeded Bojana Jovanovski of Serbia 6-4, 6-0. Petkovic led 5-0 in the opening set against Parmentier and 3-0 in the second. Lucic-Baroni offset seven double faults by saving all four break points she faced against Jovanovski. American duo Christina McHale and Lauren Davis, Spanish qualifier Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Monica Puig of Puerto Rico also advanced. McHale cruised past Alexandra Cadantu of Romania 6-1, 6-2, Davis dismissed Belarusian qualifier Olga Govortsova 6-2, 6-4, Puig edged Johanna Larsson of Sweden 7-5, 7-6 (5), and Soler-Espinosa beat Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland 6-0, 7-6 (5) for the first time in five matches. Hal Mcrae Jersey .S. womens soccer team to a 2-0 win over China in Colorado in the afternoon. Adam Dunn Jersey .Y. -- Sore nose and all, Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 5-3 on Friday night, snapping the Penguins mini-slump and slowing the Sabres late-season surge. https://www.cheapredsjerseys.us/1535s-chris-sabo-jersey-reds.html . -- The Minnesota Twins have granted relief pitcher Matt Guerrier his unconditional release, making the 35-year-old right-hander a free agent.NEW YORK -- Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon has been chosen as the NBA Ambassador to Africa by the league. The native of Nigeria will work closely with the NBA Africa office in Johannesburg and have a prominent role in the development of basketball on the continent through various events and activities. Olajuwon was the first pick in the 1984 draft and led the Houston Rockets to two NBA titles. He was a 112-time All-Star and the 1994 MVP. Bobby Tolan Jersey. Amadou Gallo Fall, the NBAs vice-president for development in Africa, says Wednesday in a statement that the league is elated that "one of the greatest to ever play the game, a son of Africa, and a legend of Hakeems stature will officially represent the NBA in Africa." More than 30 players from Africa have played in the NBA since 1984. ' ' '