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NEW YORK | Gray wins consecutive starts, Yanks hold on to beat Mets 7-6

NEW YORK — Sonny Gray won consecutive starts for the first time since the Yankees acquired him last summer, holding down a depleted Mets lineup again missing Yoenis Cespedes in a 7-6 Subway Series victory Saturday. Aaron Judge homered for the Yankees, who survived a wild ninth-inning in which closer Aroldis Chapman forced in two … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gray wins consecutive starts, Yanks hold on to beat Mets 7-6

LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

LONDON — World champion Karsten Warholm used the absence of Qatar rival Abderrahman Samba to finally win a 400-meter hurdles at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.  And in a Norwegian record, too. Warholm was runner-up to Samba in the previous Diamond League meetings in Rome, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, and Lausanne. But Samba preferred to try … Continue reading LONDON | Warholm exploits Samba absence to win London 400 hurdles

NEW YORK | Closer Jeurys Familia traded by Mets to Oakland

NEW YORK — Jeurys Familia was traded from the New York Mets to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday for two minor leaguers and $1 million in international signing bonus pool allotment. New York gets right-hander Bobby Wahl, infielder Will Toffey for its closer. “This trade hits three major areas,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco … Continue reading NEW YORK | Closer Jeurys Familia traded by Mets to Oakland

NEWPORT, Rhode Island | Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

NEWPORT, R.I. — When Michael Stich was a teenager, he had to choose a sport — soccer or tennis. It seems he made right choice now that he has a home in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  The 49-year-old German and Helena Sukova were inducted on Saturday during a ceremony on Newport’s grass court, … Continue reading NEWPORT, Rhode Island | Michael Stich, Helena Sukova inducted into tennis hall

MIAMI | Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

MIAMI  — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of nursing home owner Philip Esformes, who is accused of filing … Continue reading MIAMI | Feds: Basketball coach bribed by indicted Florida man

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Spieth, Schauffele, Kisner share lead at Open

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Americans Jordan Spieth, Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner share the lead on 9-under par heading into the final round of the British Open, with Tiger Woods four shots back in his bid for a first major title in 10 years. Schauffele … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Spieth, Schauffele, Kisner share lead at Open

MENDE, France | With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

MENDE, France — With Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome sitting 1-2 in the overall standings, Team Sky has complete control over the Tour de France. The two British riders took advantage of their powers in the hilly 14th stage in the Massif Central, allowing a large group of breakaway riders to build a lead of … Continue reading MENDE, France | With Thomas and Froome 1-2, Sky controls the Tour de France

NICHOLASVILLE,Ky | Lincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol Championship

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. — Brittany Lincicome missed the cut at the Barbasol Championship after shooting a 1-under 71, failing in her bid to become the first female golfer since 1945 to make the cut in a PGA Tour event. The eight-time LPGA Tour winner with two major titles was the first woman since Michelle Wie in … Continue reading NICHOLASVILLE,Ky | Lincicome shoots 71 but misses cut at Barbasol Championship