ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Nasa Hataoka didn’t have the star power in her final grouping at the NW Arkansas Championship. What the Japanese teenager did have by the time she was finished was her first victory on the LPGA Tour. Hataoka shot an 8-under 63 to run away with the tournament at Pinnacle Country Club … Continue reading ROGERS, Ark | Japanese teen Nasa Hataoka wins NW Arkansas Championship
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Jake Bauers and the Tampa Bay Rays made it a lost weekend for the New York Yankees. An injury to Gary Sanchez turned the trip into an even bigger loss. Bauers led off the 12th inning with a home run and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is likely headed to the disabled after pulling up while running out a double-play grounder Sunday at Tampa Bay. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez hurt his right groin/hip abductor and “it’s probably going to be a DL situation.” Sanchez was injured in the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla | Yankees C Sanchez likely to DL after pulling up on grounder
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race in Sonoma on Sunday, using a clever pit strategy to cruise to his second career victory on the challenging road course. Truex easily held off Kevin Harvick for his second win in three weeks and his third victory of the season in … Continue reading SONOMA, Calif | Road warrior: Martin Truex Jr. conquers Sonoma’s road course
NEW YORK (AP) — Watching from the visitor’s dugout, Justin Turner saw his teammates spray Citi Field with a bunch of home runs and figured the Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn’t need any from him. His power proved to be the difference. Turner hit the Dodgers’ seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Dodgers hit 7 HRs, beat Mets 8-7 on Turner’s shot in 11th
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. They see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. “Ultimately,” Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, “nobody cares how many games you win unless you … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas
CINCINNATI (AP) — Once pitcher Mike Lorenzen homered, the Cincinnati Reds got rolling again. Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit shot to begin Cincinnati’s comeback, Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit, three-run homer in a big seventh, and the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 Sunday for their seventh straight win. Lorenzen’s homer was the third of … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Pitcher homers, Reds rally past Cubs 8-6 for 7th win in row
MOSCOW (AP) — Costa Rica and Panama were overwhelmed at the World Cup, both going two and out. What does that say about the United States, which didn’t even make it to soccer’s showcase? “It’s an extra twist of the knife,” said former U.S. forward Taylor Twellman, now ESPN’s lead soccer analyst. “It’s another reminder … Continue reading MOSCOW | What do Costa Rica, Panama early exits say about US soccer?