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
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
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
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
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
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