Red Sox begin a 10-game trip ... Brewers acquire Brad Miller from Tampa Bay ... Nadal, Halep hold onto No. 1
UNDATED (AP) — The Red Sox, with the second-best record in the majors behind the Yankees, begin a 10-game trip that takes them to Baltimore, Seattle and Minnesota. Knuckleballer Steven Wright (2-0, 1.57 ERA) opens up in Baltimore. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left knee, will travel with the team.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Brad Miller from Tampa Bay for first baseman/outfielder Ji-Man Choi and will receive more than $2.2 million from the Rays as part of the trade. Tampa Bay will send Milwaukee $2,209,677, which will offset all but $500,000 of the $2,709,677 remaining in Miller’s $4.5 million salary this year. The NL Central-leading Brewers have assigned Miller to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was cut by Tampa Bay on Thursday.
PARIS (AP) — French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Simona Halep (HAL’-ehp) have held onto their No. 1 rankings with their titles. Nadal sits barely ahead of No. 2 Roger Federer in the new ATP standings. They would have switched places if the Spaniard had lost to Dominic Thiem (teem) in the final. Marco Cecchinato moved up 45 spots to No. 27 by reaching the men’s semifinals. Women’s runner-up Sloane Stephens is a career-high WTA No. 4.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court decision dismissing a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Cubs by the owners of rooftop clubs adjacent to Wrigley Field. Skybox on Sheffield and Lakeview Baseball Club sued in 2015, arguing in part that a video board the team was adding would block their views of the ballpark and violate terms of a revenue-sharing agreement. A judge dismissed the case and an appeals court agreed. The Supreme Court declined today to get involved in the case.
BARCEONA, Spain (AP) — A 14-year-old Spanish motorbike rider has died from injuries sustained while competing in a Moto3 junior world championship race at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Sunday. The boy’s team (FIM CEV Repsol) says that Andreas Perez died today in a hospital where he was taken after the accident. Spanish news agency Europa Press says that Perez was run over by several bikes after he fell during the race.