Yankees manager serves 1-game suspension...Thiem beats Anderson...Miami plays LSU at Cowboys’ stadium
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for nicking the plate umpire with his cap during an animated argument over the weekend. Boone was serving the penalty today when New York hosted Detroit. He also was fined an undisclosed amount. Bench coach Josh Bard ran the team in Boone’s absence.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Thiem (teem) has eliminated 2017 finalist Kevin Anderson with a 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 victory in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Anderson, the No. 5 seed, was hoping to earn a rematch with top seed Rafael Nadal, who beat him in last year’s final. Instead it’s the ninth-seeded Thiem could play the top-ranked Nadal in the quarterfinals. That would be a rematch of this year’s French Open final, won by Nadal.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 8 Miami gets a tough test tonight as the Hurricanes open their season against No. 25 LSU. The game is at the Arlington, Texas home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, where the LSU has won all three of its previous games against Top 25 opponents. It’s the lone game on today’s schedule featuring Top 25 teams.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin looks to end a yearlong drought in NASCAR’s top series when he starts on the pole for tonight’s Southern 500. Hamlin hasn’t won since taking the checkered flag at Darlington Raceway a year ago. He is on the verge of clinching one of the four remaining spots in NASCAR’s playoffs. He needs eight points to lock up his 12th playoff berth in 13 seasons. Kyle Larson starts second and last year’s Cup series champion Martin Truex Jr. is third.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Will Power is the pole-sitter for IndyCar’s return to Portland International Raceway. Power, defending series champion Josef Newgarden and Alexander Rossi start 1-2-3. Series points leader Scott Dixon starts 11th. Portland hosted open-wheel racing for 24 years but hasn’t had an event since 2007.