Update on the latest sports

July 08, 2017 - 6:39 pm

MLB-SCHEDULE

Frazier homers in 9th to lift Yankees over Brewers

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Frazier hit a three-run homer off Corey Knebel with one out in the ninth, lifting the New York Yankees over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3.

Frazier turned on a 1-0 pitch from Knebel (0-2) for his second career homer and first game-ending shot. He threw his helmet as he approached his teammates at home plate, unveiling his mop of red hair, which was then doused in yellow Gatorade.

Frazier had three hits and a career-high four RBIs in his sixth game.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki homered, helping Marcus Stroman and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-2. Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, ended a 20-game homerless drought with a three-run shot in the fifth inning. Tulowitzki connected for the second straight game as Toronto bounced back from Friday night's 12-2 loss.

— Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo each homered for Baltimore, Wade Miley produced his best start in more than five weeks and the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Saturday to stop a five-game losing streak. Manny Machado added an RBI double to help the Orioles beat the Twins for the first time in six meetings this season. This was just their third win in 11 games.

MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONA

Indians' Francona out of hospital after heart procedure

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona is resting at home following a heart procedure and four-day hospital stay.

Francona was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Friday night, one day after undergoing a cardiac ablation for an irregular heartbeat. Francona returned to his downtown residence during the Indians' 11-2 win over the Detroit Tigers.

The 58-year-old Francona had been experiencing dizziness and an accelerated heart rate over the last month. Following an array of tests, he was admitted to the hospital Tuesday after doctors detected abnormal readings from a heart monitor he had been wearing for several weeks.

Doctors hope Francona's noninvasive surgery will correct the arrhythmia, which left untreated could lead to blood clots, heart failure or stroke. They want him to his ease his normal routine, so Francona will skip Tuesday night's All-Star Game in Miami.

NBA-ROCKETS-HARDEN EXTENSION

Rockets sign Harden to $228 million deal, NBA's richest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history.

The Rockets says the extension will run through 2022-23 season but will not kick in until 2019. That means it will not affect their salary cap this season, so the Rockets are free to continue their roster upgrade. They added Chris Paul earlier this summer.

ESPN first reported the terms of the deal.

NBA-KNICKS-HARDAWAY

Knicks sign free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have signed free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million contract.

The team announced the deal today.

The 6-foot-5 Hardaway returned to the Knicks after two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.

WIMBLEDON

Thiem advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Thiem has now reached the fourth round in a fourth consecutive Grand Slam tournament, defeating Jared Donaldson of the United States 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 at Wimbledon.

The eighth-seeded Thiem won despite trailing by two games in each of the first two sets.

Roger Federer took care of one Zverev brother, and the other one could be in his Wimbledon future.

The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Mischa Zverev of Germany 7-6 (3), 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court. He will next face Grigor Dimitrov in the fourth round.

If both Federer and Alexander Zverev win on Monday, they would meet in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Zverev will next play Milos Raonic, a Canadian who beat Federer in last year's semifinals.

Novak Djokovic returned to the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 (2).

On the women's side, No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee), CoCo Vandeweghe (KEE'-kee VAN'-duh-way) and Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been-yuh MOO'-guh-roo-sah) have all advanced to the fourth round.

GLF-GREENBRIER CLASSIC

Sebastian Munoz has 68 to maintain Greenbrier Classic lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz shot a 2-under 68 to maintain a two-stroke lead over Robert Streb after the third round of The Greenbrier Classic, keeping the PGA Tour rookie in position to become the tournament's first wire-to-wire winner.

The 24-year-old Colombian was at 14-under 196 on the Old White TPC, the course that was renovated after severe flooding forced the event last year to be canceled. Streb shot a 65.

Rookie Xander Schauffele and Jamie Lovemark were tied 11 under after 66s.

NASCAR-XFINITY-KENTUCKY

Kyle Busch repeats as Xfinity Series winner at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Kyle Busch took the lead during a late caution and held on to win the rain-rescheduled 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch, the Cup series regular starting the first of two races on the pole, led 70 laps to earn his second straight series victory at Kentucky. He also won from the pole a year ago.

TOUR DE FRANCE

Calmejane grits teeth to win Stage 8 of Tour

STATION DES ROUSSES, France (AP) — Speeding away on a small mountain road more suited to goats than riders, Lilian Calmejane has won Stage 8 to the Rousses ski station in the Jura Massif for his first victory in his first Tour de France.

Calmejane, riding for French Direct Energie, fought cramp after breaking away on the final climb and hung on, tongue lolling, for victory in only the second visit by the Tour to the Rousses. It was the second win at this Tour for a French rider.

Tour leader Chris Froome finished in a group further back, retaining the overall race lead and its yellow jersey ahead of a second, far harder day of climbing, again in the Jura mountains, on Sunday.

UFC 213-NUNES OUT

Champ Amanda Nunes hospitalized; UFC 213 main event scrapped

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was scratched from her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko after being hospitalized today a few hours before UFC 213.

The UFC cited "illness" — without elaborating — in its statement.

Yoel Romero's interim middleweight title bout against Robert Whittaker becomes the main event of the pay-per-view show at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, although the UFC also offered ticket refunds to fans.

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