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Success on the road lifts A's into contention

The Oakland Athletics have played their way into contention by beating up on teams that are far from it.

Oakland enters the All-Star break having won 21 of its last 27, and the A’s are only three games behind the second wild card. 532 more words


Trout still setting the standard in AL through first half

At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks. 762 more words


Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts.

When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday, it was the culmination of what he called a “journey” and a “process” as he returned from surgery to his right elbow. 583 more words


Parker scores 34 to lead Sparks in 99-78 win over Aces

LAS VEGAS — Candace Parker scored a season-high 34 points and finished one assist shy of a triple double as the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Las Vegas Aces 99-78 on Sunday. 529 more words


Morgan Tuck scores 15, Sun beat Lynx 83-64

MINNEAPOLIS — Morgan Tuck had 15 points on Sunday night and the Connecticut Sun pulled even in the WNBA standings with the Minnesota Lynx with an 83-64 win. 121 more words


Sideline reporter hit by falling railing at new DC stadium

WASHINGTON — The inaugural match at D.C. United’s new stadium was marred by a falling railing that hit a reporter shortly before the broadcast was to begin. 107 more words


Grizzlies sign second-round pick Carter to multiyear deal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed second-round pick Jevon Carter to a multiyear deal.

Terms of the contract announced Sunday were not disclosed. 66 more words