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July 6, 2017


Judge overruled as Jays withstand Aaron’s 29th homer

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees wasted another home run by major league leader Aaron Judge this afternoon.

Judge crushed his 29th home run while the Yanks were erasing a 5-0 deficit, but the Toronto Blue Jays managed to walk away with a 7-6 victory in the Bronx. Yankees reliever Dellin Betances (beh-TAN’-sehs) surrendered four walks in the eighth inning to bring home the lead run.

Russell Martin tied the game with the Blue Jays’ fourth home run of the day, a solo shot in the seventh inning. Martin also worked out a walk that brought home Miguel Montero with the deciding run.

Justin Smoak, Kendrys (KEHN’-drees) Morales and Kevin Pillar also went deep as the Blue Jays dealt the Yankees their 16th loss in 22 games.

Judge tied Joe DiMaggio’s team rookie record for home runs in a season, set in 1936. Ji-Man Choi homered in his Yankees debut.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Matt Garza combined with three relievers on an eight-hitter as the Brewers blanked the Orioles, 4-0 to keep their 3 ½-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central. Garca scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings to help the Brewers pick up their third straight win. Keon Broxton’s two-run homer capped the scoring in the fourth inning and highlighted Milwaukee’s six-hit attack.

— Jon Jay belted a sixth-inning homer and Ian Happ following with a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh as the Cubs beat the Rays, 7-3 to earn a split of the two-game series. The Cubbies were trailing 3-0 until Jay launched his third career pinch-hit homer, a three-run blast off Rays reliever Erasmo Ramirez. Anthony Rizzo added a two-run double in the eighth as the defending World Series champs climbed back to .500.

— Gerrit Cole pitched well in the Pirates’ 5-2 win at Philadelphia, holding the Phillies to two runs while fanning eighth over six innings. Cole and the Pittsburgh bullpen blanked the Phils following Maikel (MY’-kehl) Franco’s two-run blast in the first inning. Cole also delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single to cap the Bucs’ four-run fourth.

— The Giants won for the seventh time in eight games as Hunter Pence collected three RBIs in a 5-4 decision over the Tigers. Pence laced a two-run triple that put the Giants ahead 5-0 in the top of the fourth. Winning pitcher Ty Blach (blach) carried a three-hit shutout into the seventh before being lifted during the Tigers’ four-run rally.

— Sonny Gray worked six innings and Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Athletics downed the White Sox, 7-4. Gray gave up Matt Davidson’s two-run homer but just two other hits in beating Chicago for the second time in two weeks. Bruce Maxwell doubled in two runs and Jaycob Brugman homered to help the A’s get their second straight home win following eight consecutive losses in Oakland.

— The Mets and Nationals never got started before they were rained out following a delay of almost two hours. No makeup date has been announced.


Tribe manager remains hospitalized

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona will miss at least a few more games as doctors try to pinpoint his medical issues.

Francona remains at the Cleveland Clinic undergoing tests to determine what has made him light-headed and increased his heart rate over the past month.

The 58-year-old Francona was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday. At this point, it’s unclear when he’ll be discharged or if he’ll be able to manage the American League All-Star team next week.


Kvitova is out at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — American Madison Brengle pulled off the most stunning victory of the Day 3 schedule at Wimbledon.

The 95th-ranked Brengle has advanced to the third round by beating two-time champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah), 6-3, 1-6, 6-2. The Delaware native had lost in the opening round at Wimbledon each of her previous two appearances, including a 6-0, 6-0 setback against Venus Williams two years ago.

Kvitova was playing in only her third tournament since being cut by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the Czech Republic last December. She was her own worst enemy on Wednesday with 38 unforced errors and nine double-faults.

Second-seed Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) moved on to the third round, as did fourth seed Elinva Svitolina, No. 6 Johanna Konta and No. 8 Dominika Cibulkova (see-bul-KOH’-vah). Men’s top seed Andy Murray and No. 4 Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) advanced in straight sets to join seventh seed Marin Cilic (CHEE’-leehch) and No. 9 Kei Nishikori (kay nee-shee-KOHR’-ee) in the third round.

Steve Johnson, Sam Querrey and Venus Williams moved into the third round, but fellow Americans Madison Keys and Donald Young were ousted. Young was a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 losers to Nadal.

Daniil Medvedev has apologized after throwing a handful of coins at the chair umpire following his second-round loss on Wednesday, calling it a stupid thing. The tantrum came two days after he beat three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRIHN’-kah) in the first round at All England Club.


Waiters stays in Miami

UNDATED (AP) — Dion Waiters is staying with the Miami Heat.

A person with knowledge of the situation says the shooting guard has accepted a four-year, $52 million contract.

Waiters averaged 15.8 points in 46 games for the Heat last season, a shade below his career high set with Cleveland in 2013-14. He was a key figure as Miami went 30-11 in the second half after losing 30 of its first 41 games.

The Heat went 27-19 when he played, 14-22 when he did not.

Elsewhere in the NBA:

— The Warriors have deepened their reserve pool by working out a one-year, $5.2 million contract with veteran Nick Young. He averaged 13.2 points in 60 games for the Lakers last season before declining the player option in his contract.

— Cavaliers reserve forward Richard Jefferson says he will return to the club for his 17th NBA season. Jefferson averaged 5.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 79 games for the Cavs, serving mostly as a backup for LeBron James.

— The Knicks have signed guard Frank Ntilikina (tee-lih-KEE’-nuh), the eighth player taken in the NBA draft last month. The 18-year-old averaged 5.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 18.5 minutes in 31 games last season for Strasbourg in the French Pro A league.

— The Mavericks have signed first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr., who averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 6.2 assists as a freshman at North Carolina State last season. Smith was taken with the ninth pick in the draft.


Oilers sign McDavid to eight-year deal

UNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s reigning scoring champ has signed a long-term contract after just two years in the league.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has inked an eight-year, $100 million package that makes him the league’s highest-paid player in terms of annual salary. The first player taken in the 2015 draft won the Art Ross Trophy last season with 100 points and helped the Oilers earn their first postseason berth in 11 years.

The 20-year-old McDavid has scored 46 goals and 148 points in 127 games over his first two NHL seasons, missing much of his rookie campaign with a broken collarbone.

In other NHL news:

— Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN’-yuhk) and the Montreal Canadiens have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year, $14.7 million contract. Galchenyuk had 17 goals and 27 assists in 61 games last season and added three assists in six playoff games.


Cowboys linebacker arrested on assault charge

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Police say Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Frisco police say Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the city’s Fourth of July celebration. Police say Wilson was released from jail after posting bond. They say the case remains under investigation and declined to release additional information, including what kind of weapon was involved.


Gene Conley, MLB and NBA champion, dies at 86

BOSTON (AP) — Former two-sport professional athlete Gene Conley as died at age 86.

Conley helped pitch the Braves to the 1957 World Series crown and won three straight NBA titles as a power forward with the Celtics from 1959-61. He was 91-96 with a 3.82 ERA with three All-Star appearances in 11 major league seasons with the Braves, Phillies and Red Sox. He played both basketball and baseball in 1962 and ’63, pitching for the Bosox and grabbing rebounds for the Knicks.

The Red Sox announced that Conley died Tuesday.

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