Update on the latest in sports:
Discipline on deck for Harper-Strickland brawl
UNDATED (AP) - Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland are certain to soon get penalized by Major League Baseball after their fight in San Francisco. Hit in the hip by a 98 mph heater, Harper charged the mound, flung his helmet and traded punches to the head with Strickland.
They both were ejected, but no injuries were reported after the benches and bullpens emptied.
They had not faced each other since Harper hit two home runs off Strickland in the 2014 NL playoffs.
—Angels star Mike Trout has opted to have surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. The two-time AL MVP was hurt Sunday making a headfirst slide on a stolen base in Miami. Trout has been put on the disabled list for the first time in his career, and surgery Wednesday will sideline him for six to eight weeks. The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .337 with 16 home runs.
—Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY’-uh) is heading back to Boston to get tests after the second baseman injured his left wrist stopping a fall on a close play. He tumbled over White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo), who lunged to tag the bag on Pedroia’s grounder. The Red Sox are calling it a sprain, but manager John Farrell was uncertain about the severity.
—A day after receiving a warm welcome back in his old home, Red Sox ace Chris Sale will make his first start against the Chicago White Sox since being traded away over the offseason. The White Sox saluted Sale with a highlight video during the first inning Monday, and the pitcher waved to the cheering crowd, pointed to the home dugout and patted his heart.
— Tyler Pill makes his first major league start for the Mets at home against the surprising NL Central-leading Brewers. Pill was called up from the minors Friday and lost in relief during his big league debut the following night at Pittsburgh when he gave up the winning run in the 10th inning.
Wawrinka through to 2nd round at French Open
PARIS (AP) — Stan Wawrinka is safely through to the second round of the French Open after a straight sets win over Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia.
Wawrinka started his clay season poorly before emerging with a title at the Geneva Open last week. The No. 3 seed kept up his momentum at Roland Garros in a 6-2, 7-6 (6), 6-3 victory.
—Nick Kyrgios of Australia beat Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in straight sets to reach the second round of the French Open. The 18th-seeded Kyrgios hit 20 aces on his way to the 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory.
—Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro has won his first match in five years at the French Open. Playing at the clay-court major for the first time since 2012, del Potro won an all-Argentine contest against qualifier Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
—After becoming No. 1 last year, Andy Murray has been struggling in 2017, but he’ll try to right himself starting in the French Open’s first round against Andrey Kuznetsov on Tuesday. Joining Murray, the runner-up a year ago in Paris, in finally getting going on Day 3 will be 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, who meets Jozek Kovalik.
—Johanna Konta got off to a flying start and then faded away as she bowed out of the French Open in the first round — for the third year in a row. The seventh-seeded British player lost to 109th-ranked Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Konta has never won a main-draw match at Roland Garros.
TOUR DE FRANCE-2019
2019 Tour de France to start in Brussels
PARIS (AP) — The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of five-time champion Eddy Merckx’s maiden win in cycling’s biggest race.
Tour organizers say it will be the second time the race will set off from the Belgian capital, which hosted the race’s Grand Depart in 1958.
This year’s Tour starts in the German city of Duesseldorf on July 1. The Tour will return home for the 2018 start when riders set off from the Passage du Gois in western France.
The 2019 race will also mark 100 years since the race leader’s yellow jersey was created.
Merckx, who won a record 34 Tour stages, is among four riders who won the Tour five times. Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain are the others.
Arrest report could be released today
UNDATED (AP) — Authorities in Jupiter, Florida say an arrest report could be available today following the arrest of Tiger Woods for suspicion of DUI.
Woods was taken into custody early Monday while traveling along a six-lane road and spent nearly four hours in Palm Beach County jail. He says the incident did not involve alcohol, but was “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.”
New Cowboys player suspected of DWI after own welcome party
DALLAS (AP) — Newly acquired Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll has been arrested on suspicion of a driving while intoxicated after leaving a promotional event welcoming him to Dallas.
Dallas police say the 30-year-old Carroll was arrested early Monday after being stopped for a traffic violation. He was booked into the Dallas County jail and posted bail later in the day.
The Dallas Morning News reports Carroll was arrested after leaving a club that hosted the promotion in his honor.