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Butte Miners, Muckers rained out of Sunday contests

Both the Butte Miners and Muckers were rained out on Sunday.

The Miners teams were set to play a doubleheader against the Billings Scarlets on Sunday. The Scarlets and Miners also had a single game scheduled for Saturday that was rained out.

Meanwhile, the Muckers were rained out in Dillon at the Maybelle Arthur Tournament tournament. Weather also caused issue for them on Friday, when a game against Dillon was called due to rain and time constraints.

The Miners and Scarlets will have their three-game series rescheduled for July 2-3 in Butte.

Weather causes Billings and Missoula to postpone

BILLINGS — The Pioneer League baseball game on Sunday between the Billings Mustangs and Missoula Osprey was postponed due to rain, the Mustangs announced Sunday afternoon.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Monday between the two clubs. Both will be seven-inning games and the first pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The second game will begin 30 minutes after the first game concludes.

Tickets for Sunday's game may be exchanged for any remaining regular season home game at the Dehler Park ticket office. Billings won the first meeting on Friday 6-5, while Missoula won the second game 12-4 on Saturday.

Roger Federer returns with win at the Stuttgart Open

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Roger Federer defeated Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3) to mark his return from three months off with the Stuttgart Open title on Sunday.

The Swiss great, who is assured of reclaiming the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal on Monday, broke at 1-1 in the opening set and held his nerve in the second, where Raonic double-faulted.

Federer skipped the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row, but he wrapped up his 18th grass-court title in 1 hour and 18 minutes - his 98th title overall and third of the season after victories at the Australian Open and World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam.

"It's a wonderful feeling. I fought hard. When you finally manage it, the joy is even greater," said Federer, who extended his grass-court winning streak to 16 matches including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon last year.

The 36-year-old will need to defend his title at Halle to maintain his No. 1 spot ahead of Wimbledon.

Former NBA player arrested in connection with robbery

NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A former NBA player from Georgia has been arrested for an armed robbery.

Coweta County Sheriff spokesman Jimmy Yarbrough tells news outlets 29-year-old James Edward "JJ" Hickson Jr. was arrested Friday and is being held without bond. It was unknown if he has an attorney.

Yarbrough says Hickson was charged in connection with a home invasion. He says at least two people were involved, but only Hickson faces charges.

Hickson was a standout basketball player at Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta and attended North Carolina State before being drafted in 2008 by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He also played for the Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards throughout his eight-year career. He most recently played basketball overseas for the Lebanon Champville SC team.

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