Track records autumn accelerated successful Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) — The American “A-Team” has precocious to the golden medal lucifer of the Olympic formation volleyball tournament. April Ross and Alix Klineman bushed Switzerland astatine Shiokaze Park to clinch astatine slightest a metallic medal.
It volition beryllium the 3rd medal for Ross, who won metallic successful London and bronze successful Rio de Janeiro. Klineman is simply a first-time Olympian.
Also successful Tokyo:
— Germany’s Florian Wellbrock has added a golden medal successful marathon swimming to his bronze medal astatine the pool, romping to a dominating triumph successful the men’s 10-kilometer contention astatine Tokyo Bay. Wellbrock raced retired to an aboriginal pb and was up beforehand astir of the mode connected different sweltering morning. At the end, the 23-year-old blew the tract distant to triumph by a staggering 25.3 seconds. Two swimmers failed to decorativeness successful the sweltering conditions. France’s David Aubry was carried distant connected a stretcher.
— BMX rider Connor Fields was released from St. Luke’s International Hospital successful Tokyo connected Thursday. That’s 5 days aft a horrific clang successful his semifinal contention astatine the Tokyo Olympics near him with a encephalon bleed and different injuries. He volition beryllium capable to instrumentality to his location successful Henderson, Nevada, successful the coming days to statesman his rehabilitation.
Rays bushed Mariners 4-3 to debar play bid sweep
UNDATED (AP) — Randy Arozarena (ah-roh-zah-RAY’-nuh) had a two-run triple during a three-run 3rd and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays bushed the Seattle Mariners 4-3 to debar a play bid sweep. The Rays went 1-6 wide against Seattle and mislaid the archetypal 2 games of the three-game set.
Josh Fleming allowed 2 runs and 5 hits, and Mike Zunino deed his 21st homer for the Rays. Mariners rookie Logan Gilbert gave up 3 runs and 4 hits implicit 5 innings. Seattle had won 11 consecutive games, dating to May 25, erstwhile Gilbert started. The right-hander was 5-0 during the stretch.
Elsewhere successful the majors:
— The Philadelphia Phillies extended their winning streak to 4 games with a 9-5 triumph implicit the Washington Nationals. Philadelphia is 55-53 and 2 games implicit .500 for the archetypal clip since July 18, erstwhile it was 47-45. The Phillies entered the contention 1 ½ games down the NL East-leading New York Mets. Rhys Hoskins besides homered and drove successful 3 runs, Didi Gregorius deed a two-run homer and the Phillies turned an aboriginal 3-0 shortage into an casual win. Luis García homered doubly for the Nationals. Philadelphia goes for a four-game expanse Thursday.
— Matt Olson deed a two-run, walk-off treble successful the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the San Diego Padres 5-4. The A’s scored doubly successful the ninth with 2 outs disconnected person Mark Melancon to necktie it astatine 3. After San Diego scored a tally successful the apical of the 10th disconnected Lou Trivino to instrumentality a 4-3 lead, Olson came to the sheet with runners connected the corners and nary outs. Olson laced the archetypal transportation helium saw from Tim Hill disconnected the close tract wall, scoring Mark Canha and Starling Marte, and sending the Oakland Coliseum into a frenzy. The A’s posted their AL-leading ninth walk-off triumph of the season.
— Pinch-hitter Rowdy Tellez launched a three-run homer with 2 outs successful the seventh inning to enactment the Milwaukee Brewers up for bully successful a 4-2 triumph implicit the Pittsburgh Pirates. Devin Williams worked astir a leadoff locomotion successful the ninth to gain his archetypal vocation save. Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds went 2 of 2, walked doubly and scored some of the Pirates’ runs. The Brewers won 2 of 3 from the Pirates and remained 7 1/2 games up of Cincinnati successful the NL Central.
— Luis Castillo pitched six effectual innings, Tyler Stephenson homered to springiness the Reds a cushion they ended up needing, and Cincinnati held connected to bushed the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Jonathan India had 3 hits and Joey Votto drove successful 2 runs for the Reds, who came successful trailing first-place Milwaukee by 7 1/2 games successful the NL Central. Castillo allowed Jorge Polanco’s first-inning solo homer but settled successful nicely from there. Stephenson went heavy successful the seventh to springiness the Reds a 6-1 lead. The Twins rallied with 4 runs successful the eighth earlier Michael Lorenzen came successful for a five-out save.
Brewers’ Axford retired for twelvemonth aft 1 game; Lauer connected COVID list
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers’ pitching unit has taken a mates much hits with John Axford present retired for the play with elbow occupation and Eric Lauer joining the COVID-19 injured list.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Axford has important elbow harm and is going implicit his options aft an wounded foiled the 38-year-old’s comeback attempt.
Elsewhere astir the majors:
— Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels has signed a one-year declaration with the Los Angeles Dodgers done the extremity of the season, adding much extent to a pitching unit that has been racked with injuries. Hamels held a tryout for teams past month. The left-hander volition study to the Dodgers’ outpouring grooming analyzable successful Arizona to get further stretched retired earlier joining the large league club. Hamels volition beryllium going into his 16th season. He has a vocation grounds of 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA and 2,560 strikeouts successful 423 games.
— Los Angeles Angels 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon volition person season-ending hep surgery, finishing disconnected an injury-plagued 2nd play successful Southern California. Rendon had been connected the injured database since July 6 with a near hamstring strain. The 31-year-old besides missed clip with genu and groin injuries. Rendon was constricted to 58 games and volition decorativeness with a career-low .240 batting average. The high-priced Rendon joins three-time AL MVP Mike Trout connected the 60-day IL.
MLB play starts March 31, again with each squad scheduled
UNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball volition unfastened the 2022 play connected March 31 and volition effort for the 4th clip to person each squad play its archetypal crippled connected the aforesaid time for the archetypal clip since 1968. The league released the afloat docket connected Wednesday.
MLB tried to person each 30 clubs play connected the aforesaid opening time for 3 of the past 4 seasons, but it ne'er happened due to the fact that of upwind and different factors. Complicating matters adjacent twelvemonth is simply a imaginable enactment stoppage.
The corporate bargaining statement betwixt MLB and the players’ relation expires Dec. 1. Given the acrimonious narration betwixt the sides, a lockout oregon onslaught appears possible.
In different NBA news:
— A idiosyncratic with cognition of the woody tells The Associated Press that powerfulness guardant John Collins has agreed to a $125 million, five-year woody to stay with the Atlanta Hawks. The woody includes a fifth-year enactment for Collins, who was a restricted escaped agent. The statement comes 1 time aft constituent defender Trae Young agreed to a five-year, $207 cardinal rookie extension. Collins averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds this season.
— A idiosyncratic with cognition of the concern says Kemba Walker and the Oklahoma City Thunder person agreed to a buyout of the last 2 years of his contract. Once that’s completed, the four-time All-Star defender volition motion with the New York Knicks. Walker is owed astir $74 cardinal for the adjacent 2 seasons, including a $37.6 cardinal enactment that helium held for 2022-23. Walker was calved successful the Bronx. He ne'er played for the Thunder.
— The Philadelphia 76ers person signed nine-year seasoned halfway Andre Drummond. Drummond joins Philadelphia aft splitting the 2020-21 play with Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers. The 6-foot-10, 279-pound Drummond volition deterioration No. 1 for the Sixers. He was 1 of conscionable 3 NBA players, including caller teammate Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’), to mean a point-rebound double-double arsenic good arsenic 1 bargain and 1 block. — The Washington Wizards person agreed to a $62 million, three-year woody with defender Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie is heading to the Wizards successful a sign-and-trade. The 6-foot-5 Dinwiddie joins a backcourt that’s being vacated by Russell Westbrook aft Washington agreed to woody Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers.
— The Utah Jazz person agreed to get powerfulness guardant Eric Paschall from the Warriors, sending a protected aboriginal second-round draught prime to Golden State successful the swap. The Warriors volition get a second-round draught prime via Memphis for 2026. Paschall posted a farewell connected Twitter.
— The New Orleans Pelicans accidental seasoned erstwhile NBA manager Mike D’Antoni is joining the nine arsenic a coaching advisor and Jarron Collins has been hired arsenic an adjunct coach. The moves travel connected the heels of the Pelicans’ determination to prosecute Willie Green arsenic their 3rd caput manager successful 3 seasons. D’Antoni was an adjunct with Brooklyn past play and has compiled a 672-527 grounds arsenic a caput coach.
Jets motion QB Josh Johnson to springiness them experienced backup
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Jets person signed well-traveled seasoned backmost Josh Johnson, giving them an experienced backup down rookie Zach Wilson. Undrafted escaped cause linebacker Brendon White from Rutgers was waived to marque country for Johnson. The 35-year-old Johnson fills a void successful the Jets’ quarterbacks room, which had conscionable Wilson, Mike White and James Morgan. None of that trio has taken a regular-season drawback successful an NFL game.
The Jets are Johnson’s 14th NFL team. He was astir precocious with San Francisco past twelvemonth wherever existent Jets manager Robert Saleh was the antiaircraft coordinator.
Elsewhere astir the NFL:
— Jadeveon Clowney is making a beardown content successful his archetypal grooming campy with the Cleveland Browns. The erstwhile No. 1 wide pick, whose vocation has been slowed by injuries, is steadfast and blessed with his 4th squad successful 4 years. The Browns signed him to a one-year, $8 cardinal escaped cause woody successful April.
— The Chicago Bears person signed seasoned linebacker Alec Ogletree to a one-year contract. Ogletree was signed to the Jets’ signifier squad successful Week 1 past season, past got released aft signaling 3 tackles successful 2 games.
— Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz dismissed speculation of the Buffalo Bills relocating if a woody can’t beryllium negotiated for nationalist funds to wage for the operation of a caller stadium. However helium did contented a informing saying the authorities and region won’t beryllium penning what helium called “a blank check,” to wage for what is projected to outgo astatine slightest a $1 billion.
— The Las Vegas Raiders person signed escaped cause antiaircraft tackle Gerald McCoy. McCoy adds walk rushing extent to the Raiders interior antiaircraft enactment aft sitting retired each of past play with a torn quadriceps. McCoy spent his archetypal 9 seasons with the Buccaneers earlier playing for Carolina successful 2019 and signing with Dallas past season.
Sharks motion goalie Adin Hill to 2-year deal
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks person signed goalie Adin Hill to a two-year declaration that avoids wage arbitration. The Sharks acquired Hill past period successful a commercialized from Arizona and are counting connected him to squad with James Reimer arsenic their goaltending duo adjacent season. The 25-year-old Hill appeared successful 19 games past play for Arizona, going 9-9-1 grounds with a .913 prevention percentage, 2.74 goals against mean and 2 shutouts.
Nadal returns to circuit with 3-set triumph implicit Sock successful Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Nadal has won his archetypal lucifer backmost aft being disconnected the circuit for astir 2 months. Nadal edged Jack Sock 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (1) astatine the Citi Open hard-court tourney successful Washington connected Wednesday night. Nadal is seeded No. 1 arsenic helium makes his debut astatine the U.S. Open tuneup.
The 35-year-old Spaniard had not played since losing to Novak Djokovic successful the French Open semifinals. Nadal sat retired Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics. He said helium had been dealing with a ft injury.
Nadal, Djokovic and Roger Federer stock the men’s grounds of 20 Grand Slam titles.
AAC’s Aresco: Did not crippled with ESPN to poach different leagues
UNDATED (AP) — American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco says his league has ne'er “plotted” with ESPN to undermine different league by poaching its schools and says the league is not actively looking to adhd schools.
Last week the Big 12 accused ESPN of encouraging astatine slightest 1 different league to raid that league arsenic it tries find a mode guardant with Texas and Oklahoma connected their mode to the Southeastern Conference. The AAC was reported to beryllium the league ESPN was incentivizing to woo Big 12 teams. Aresco denied that.
In different assemblage shot news:
— Kansas State diversion manager Gene Taylor has been added to the College Football Playoff enactment committee, replacing Texas AD Chris Del Conte. The CFP’s announcement comes little than a week aft Texas and Oklahoma announced they would beryllium leaving the Big 12 to articulation the Southeastern Conference successful 2025.
Penn State ex-president Spanier leaves jailhouse aft 2 months
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The erstwhile president of Penn State is retired of jailhouse aft serving astir 2 months for endangering the payment of children by his effect to a study that Jerry Sandusky had been seen physically abusing a lad connected campus.
Centre County Correctional Facility Warden Christopher Schell said Wednesday the 73-year-old Graham Spanier served 58 days. Spanier inactive faces 2 months of physics monitoring astatine location and 2 years of probation.
NASCAR to necessitate masks successful enclosed areas going forward
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Beginning this play astatine Watkins Glen International, NASCAR volition necessitate each unit to deterioration a look disguise successful enclosed areas astatine each times, careless of vaccination status. Enclosed areas see haulers and buildings, including media centers, restrooms, the infield attraction center, contention power and suites.