Gymnastics official resigns...Bregman hopes to extend string...Norris disappoints twice
UNDATED (AP) — Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement comes days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry’s leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who felt she was mishandling the fallout from the abuse scandal surrounding disgraced former team doctor Larry Nassar.
HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks to extend the string at home tonight against Minnesota. Bregman tops the AL West leaders with his career-high 28 home runs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Angels are hopeful Shohei Ohtani will make his next start as scheduled Sunday at Chicago against the White Sox. The two-way rookie was evaluated a day after making an early exit in his return to the mound. He was pulled after 2 1/3 innings at Houston when his velocity drastically dropped — Ohtani hadn’t pitched in the majors since June 6 because of a strained right elbow.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cardinals closer Bud Norris is likely to get a day off after two straight poor outings. Norris gave up a tying home run to Bryce Harper in the ninth inning at Washington on Monday, and the Nationals won in the 10th. On Sunday, Norris was tagged for two homers and three runs in the 10th inning by the Reds in a loss at Busch Stadium. Norris is 28 for 33 on save chances.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yankees lefty J.A. Happ pitches at Oakland in what could be next month’s matchup for the AL wild-card game. Happ is 5-0 with a 3.38 ERA in six starts since being traded from Toronto to New York in late July.