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Zimmerman sets franchise HR record, Nationals beat Reds 6-1

By Joe Kay AP Sports Writer CINCINNATI (AP) — The NL East leaders opened the second half of the season with a franchise record, a series sweep and a significant upgrade — exactly how the Nationals wanted to keep their momentum going. Ryan Zimmerman set the Nationals’ career home ...

Pierce signs with Boston to retire as member of Celtics

By Kyle Hightower AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce is retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics. The Celtics announced Monday that they have signed Pierce to a contract so the 10-time All-Star can retire with the team where he spent his first 15 seasons in the NBA. Pierce ...

Astros hold mock funeral for Beltran’s glove

HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Beltran hasn’t used his glove in a game in more than two months. So on Monday, the Houston Astros gathered around their teammate in center field and laid his mitt to rest, holding a mock funeral to send it off. The silly ceremony was held at Minute Maid Park before ...

Rosario, Escobar lift Twins past Yanks 4-2

By Jon Krawczynski AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario had two RBI doubles and Eduardo Escobar added the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in the eighth inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Brian Dozier had two hits and ...

No passing fancy: Lonzo Ball looks like ideal fit for Lakers

By KAREEM COPELAND, AP Sports Writer Lonzo Ball seems to be just what the Lakers needed. Yes, it's only summer league, but Los Angeles is mired in a playoff drought and in much need of some excitement. Enter the No. 2 pick in the draft. Ball has created a buzz around the Los Angeles ...

Red Sox manager Farrell says protest denied on play vs Yanks

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell says Major League Baseball has denied Boston's protest over a bizarre play on the bases last weekend involving Matt Holliday of the New York Yankees. Farrell said he wasn't surprised the protest was denied, but disappointed that the play couldn't be ...

Redskins QB Cousins to play another season on franchise tag

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer Kirk Cousins will be the first quarterback in NFL history to play consecutive seasons on the franchise tag. Cousins and the Washington Redskins didn't sign a long-term deal by the deadline Monday. He will make $23.94 million on the franchise tag in 2017 ...

Canada draws, US loses in opening water polo games at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Canada came from four goals down to draw with Montenegro 8-8, while the United States lost its opening match of men's water polo at the world championships on Monday. Croatia, the only team to have won a medal at each of the last five worlds, defeated the United ...

Bellinger hits for cycle as Dodgers beat Marlins 7-1

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Cody Bellinger became the first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cycle and Alex Wood became the first Dodgers pitcher in more than a century to win his first 11 decisions in a season, helping the NL West leaders beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 Saturday ...

Brazil court dismisses Ryan Lochte false report case

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian court has dismissed the criminal case against U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte, who had been charged with filing a false robbery report during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The court confirmed in a statement this week that it tossed out the case after determining ...

Miazga’s late goal gives US 1st place in Gold Cup group

By Alastair Bull Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi’s corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday night. Panama’s 3-0 win ...

14 years after 1st Wimbledon win, Federer eyes 8th vs. Cilic

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003. First of all, as he reminded everyone after moving into his 11th title match at the All England Club — with a shot at his ...

Source: Pelicans agree to terms with Rondo

A person with knowledge of the situation of tells The Associated Press that the New Orleans have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Rajon Rondo. The person says Rondo is expected to sign his contract next week and the terms are still being finalized. The deal joins Rondo with fellow ...

Go West, young man: NBA stars cluster in Western Conference

By Jon Krawczynski AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — As star after star headed West this summer either in free agency or via trade, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers became more and more bewildered. “I think Gordon Hayward’s the smartest one. He got out of town,” Rivers ...

Rosario’s 2-run double helps Twins past Astros 4-2

By Kristie Rieken AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Dozier homered and Eddie Rosario’s two-run double in the sixth inning lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. The game was tied entering the sixth when a walk by Miguel Sano and ...

Muguruza beats Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, the ...

Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics

By Jimmy Golen AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens was just a week or so into his new job as Butler head coach when Gordon Hayward was his first recruit to visit. A decade later, they’ve been reunited with the Boston Celtics. There was an “immediate familiarity” when the ...

Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State’s most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes’ images without permission and robbed them of compensation. Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the ...

Into 11th Wimbledon final, Federer faces Cilic for 8th title

By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer LONDON (AP) — They love their history around these parts and they love Roger Federer and, above all, they love watching him make history. Now he stands one victory from an unprecedented eighth Wimbledon men’s singles championship after qualifying for ...

McCann, Gonzalez power Astros past Berrios, Twins 10-5

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian McCann hit a three-run home run to cap an eight-run second inning, Marwin Gonzalez had a solo homer and the Houston Astros opened the second half of the season with a 10-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Gonzalez, Alex Bregman, George Springer, Josh Reddick ...