National Sports

LEADING OFF: Red Sox return home, Nola goes for 12th win

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: BACK HOME IN BOSTON The Red Sox went 7-2 on their recent road trip against the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals. After winning six straight, they return home for a seven-game homestand ...

Wimbledon set for ‘Manic Monday’ as 4th round starts

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon is set for its annual "Manic Monday" as the fourth round gets underway at the All England Club. All remaining men's and women's singles title challengers are in action, with a Centre Court lineup that includes Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Federer ...

Lonnie Walker IV settling in nicely with Spurs this summer

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — These are highly uncertain times for the San Antonio Spurs. That's why Lonnie Walker IV might be so valuable. This is a summer when Spurs mainstay Tony Parker has already left for Charlotte, when four-time NBA champion Manu Ginobili is ...

Myers homers again, Padres top Diamondbacks 4-3 in 16

By JOSE M. ROMERO, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Batting for the eighth time in the game — and facing a catcher he later called the best position player he's ever seen pitch — Wil Myers got something he liked and hammered it. Myers homered for the fourth time in two days, connecting ...

AL outfield grabs attention as All-Star rosters announced

By JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writer Mike Trout, Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts form a dream outfield for the American League. Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer make up a not-so-gracious welcome committee for the NL. Power in the center of power. A capital-sized All-Star Game. Baseball unveiled the ...

Bases-loaded walk in 10th gives Cubs 6-5 victory over Reds

By JOHN JACKSON, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — In registering a string of comeback wins, the Cubs have come through with big hit after big hit late in games. On Sunday, they produced a rally without the benefit of a hit. David Bote drove in the game-winning run with a bases-loaded walk ...

Kevin Na wins by 5 shots in West Virginia for 2nd tour win

By JOHN RABY, AP Sports Writer WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Kevin Na rode a hot putter to halt a winless streak of nearly seven years on the PGA Tour. Na shot a 6-under-64 for a five-stroke victory at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday. The 34-year-old Na's only previous ...

Anderson pitches A’s to 6-0 win over Indians

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — Brett Anderson's first start in two months wasn't pristine. But it was productive and another positive for the ascending Athletics. Anderson came off the disabled list and worked into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland's ...

Kingham pitches, hits Pirates to 4-1 win over Phillies

By WES CROSBY, Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 ...

LEADING OFF: Lester eyes NL-best 12th win, A’s stay hot

By The Associated Press A look at what's happening around the majors today: CHICAGO'S ACE Jon Lester has put together some ace-worthy seasons during his 13-year major league career, including four All-Star appearances and a runner-up finish in the Cy Young voting two years ago. The Chicago ...