Zack Greinke insists he just lives in the present, so don't ask him to consider his career-best scoreless streak of 27 2/3 innings or a possible start for the National League in the All-Star Game. ''I don't really think about it,'' he said after scattering four hits over seven scoreless innings in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night. ''It's been pretty good,'' Greinke said about his first half of the season.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 3:43 am
Mark Teixeira turned on a 94 mph fastball from Brad Boxberger and hit a sharp grounder between the diving bodies of James Loney, positioned just off first base, and second baseman Jake Elmore, about 15 feet from the foul line, in short right field. After the ball rolled to the wall in the right-field corner, Teixeira slid into second base with a leadoff double in the ninth inning. A few minutes later, the Yankees had their second straight walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 2:01 am
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that ''there were two political interventions'' from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the hosts were announced on Dec. 2, 2010. ''Messrs Sarkozy and Wulff tried to influence their voting representatives.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 2:01 am
Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting victory. Houghton's nifty legwork prevented an own goal and Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, leading England to a 1-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the third-place game Saturday. ''This is the team we wanted to be,'' coach Mark Sampson said.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 1:30 am
The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on Saturday, finally winning its first major tournament.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 1:15 am
Blazers fire assistant coach over Aldridge reveal
Posted: July 4, 2015, 10:57 pm
Lakers closing in on deal for Hibbert, sources say
Posted: July 4, 2015, 10:01 pm
Durant 'in great space,' plans to be ready by Aug.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 9:27 pm
Sources: LeBron talks quiet as Cavs work deals
Posted: July 4, 2015, 8:42 pm
Watch highlights as Lewis Hamilton recovers being third at the first corner to win a wet-dry race at Silverstone.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 2:10 pm
American Evan Jager falls after the final hurdle, with seemingly victory within his grasp, in the 300m steeplechase at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 1:56 pm
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell runs the second fastest 100m of the year to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 1:56 pm
Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 1:50 pm
Wimbledon at a glance|
LONDON (AP) — A look at Wimbledon on Sunday: Van Zyl in pole for French Open golf crown
Jaco van Zyl took a two-shot lead into the final round of the French Open at Le Golf National on Sunday aiming to become the first South African winner of continental Europe's oldest national championship since Retief Goosen in 1999. A win would also reward the 36-year-old for years of patient toil, having failed to take a European Tour crown in 113 previous attempts. Van Zyl was the star turn on Saturday taking on the most difficult pin positions of the week to hit all 18 greens in regulation en route to a tournament-best seven-under 64.
Bohn tied for PGA Greenbrier lead, Woods tries to keep pace
American Jason Bohn fired a nine-under 61 for the co-lead after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic while Tiger Woods is trying to hang in with a crowded leaderboard. Woods, who is coming off a dismal performance at the US Open last month, on Saturday shot one-over 71 as he played the back nine in plus-two at the $6.7 million PGA Tour event. The 42-year-old Bohn was at 11-under 199 after 54 holes with three others -- Bryce Molder (67), Park Sung-Joon and Sean O'Hair, who both shot 66.
Packers' Quarless charged with firing automatic handgun
Green Bay Packers player Andrew Quarless was arrested Saturday after allegedly firing a semi-automatic handgun following an argument near a Miami Beach parking garage. Quarless got out of his black Porsche and approached the women's vehicle after they left a parking garage, according to the police report obtained by the Miami Herald newspaper. According to the report, the conversation escalated and Quarless fired his handgun into the air twice.
Tiger's swing still faltering under pressure, says Faldo
(Reuters) - Nick Faldo has all but written off Tiger Woods as a contender at this month's British Open, concluding that the 14-times major champion's swing is still faltering under pressure. Faldo, whose six major titles included a five-stroke romp at St. Andrews in 1990, made the observation as Woods battled to a mediocre one-over 71 in the third round at the Greenbrier Classic on Saturday. Although Woods has shown improvement this week, he has also hit some wild drives, usually to the right on holes that require an accurate tee shot to avoid big trouble. Golf-Tiger's swing still faltering under pressure, says Faldo
Nick Faldo has all but written off Tiger Woods as a contender at this month's British Open, concluding that the 14-times major champion's swing is still faltering under pressure. Faldo, whose six major titles included a five-stroke romp at St. Andrews in 1990, made the observation as Woods battled to a mediocre one-over 71 in the third round at the Greenbrier Classic on Saturday. Although Woods has shown improvement this week, he has also hit some wild drives, usually to the right on holes that require an accurate tee shot to avoid big trouble. Woods drops seven behind as four tie for lead at Greenbrier
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods fell seven strokes off the pace as four players tied for the lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Saturday. On a day when American Jason Bohn carded a nine-under-par 61 to join the logjam at the top, Woods battled to his highest score of the week, a 71, to fall to equal 47th at the Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs. In his last start before the British Open at St. Andrews, where he has won twice, Woods took a double-bogey at the par-four 11th after fanning his drive out-of-bounds.
UPDATE 1-Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic scores
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia -11 Jason Bohn (U.S.) 69 69 61 Park Sung-Joon (Korea) 68 65 66 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 66 67 66 Bryce Molder (U.S.) 68 64 67 -10 Danny Lee (New Zealand) 63 69 68 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 67 67 66 Chad Collins (U.S.) 65 67 68 David Hearn (Canada) 68 64 68 -9 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 67 70 64 Jonathan Byrd (U.S.) 63 69 69 Brendon Todd (U.S.) 65 69 67 -8 Noh Seung-Yul (Korea) 69 65 68 Patrick Rodgers (U.S. ... Cabrera out six weeks with calf strain, Tigers say
(Reuters) - Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera, the American League’s hitting leader, will be out of action for about six weeks with a severe left calf strain, Major League Baseball's website reported on Saturday. Cabrera, a two-time league Most Valuable Player, was injured on Friday while taking off from first base on a 3-2 pitch. "There's some fibers tearing, but not to the point where he’ll need surgery," said Detroit manager Brad Ausmus.
Texan Aldridge set to sign with Spurs
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to return to his Texas roots and join the San Antonio Spurs, the free agent announced on his Twitter page on Saturday. "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends," wrote Aldridge, who is grew up in Dallas and played basketball at the University of Texas. The US media reported that Aldridge, who turns 30 later this month, will sign a four-year deal worth $80 million.