Oberg (3-0) Perfect for the Rockies
No pitcher homers on Thursday. Just a well-played game for Nolan Arenado and company.
Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado’s three-run sixth inning, helping the Rockies to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Denver.
Colorado took two of three for its first series win against Arizona since May 5-7, 2017. The Rockies hit five homers in a 19-2 victory Wednesday night, including the first career drive for right-hander German Marquez, but they took the finale behind a timely rally and solid defense. Former Tewksbury High star Scott Oberg (3-0) got two outs for the win.
Celtics top Knicks
Semi Ojeleye scored 21 points and the No. 10 Celtics slowed down Knicks rookie Kevin Knox to advance in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas with an 82-75 win.
Knox finished with 15 points but the No. 9 pick from Kentucky shot just 5 for 20 from the field. Jabari Bird had 13 points and Guerschon Yabusele added 12 for the Celtics (3-1).
Wayne Ellington is returning to the Miami Heat, after nearly two weeks of waiting and wondering if he would get his wish to be back with the club for a third season. A person with direct knowledge of the terms said Thursday night that Ellington accepted a $6.3 million, one-year offer that exactly matches his salary from last season.
Wheatcroft fires a 62
Steve Wheatcroft shot a career-best 9-under 62 to take a one-shot lead in the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
Wheatcroft birdied seven of the last nine holes to finish a shot ahead of Michael Kim. Johnson Wagner, Nick Taylor, Andres Romero and Joel Dahmen shot opening-round 64s. Francesco Molinari, who won the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago, was among a group of players three strokes back.
Thidapa Suwannapura shot a 6-under-par 65 to take the first-round lead at the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. Seven players, including defending champion I.K. Kim and former No. 1 Yani Tseng, were a stroke behind at 66. ... In Highland Park, Ill., Kenny Perry and Mike Small shot 7-under 65s to share a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship. Bart Bryant, Glen Day and 2015 U.S. Senior Open champion Jeff Maggert were one stroke back in the fourth of five majors on the PGA Tour Champions schedule. ... In Gullane, Scotland, American golfer Luke List equaled the Gullane course record with a 7-under-par 63 to start the Scottish Open. List moved into the lead with his ninth birdie on the 15th hole and held it to finish the round ahead by one stroke. He was followed by five players in a tie for second; Rickie Fowler, Lee Westwood, Robert Rock, Scott Fernandez of Spain, and Jens Dantorp of Sweden.
Winslow charged with rape
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago. Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was assaulted in 2003 in San Diego County. Winslow is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. From 2004-13, he played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.
Police responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion, according to reports.
Police responded early Tuesday to the home in Milton, just outside Atlanta, after McCoy’s ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon called 911. The reports from Milton police show that officers had previously been called to the home in July 2017 and in April and June of this year, but no violence was reported during any of those incidents. ... The Chicago Blackhawks traded Marian Hossa and Vinnie Hinostroza to the Arizona Coyotes, parting with a promising young forward in order to clear out a troublesome contract. The Blackhawks also sent defenseman Jordan Oesterle and a third-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Coyotes for forwards Marcus Kruger, MacKenzie Entwistle and Jordan Maletta, defenseman Andrew Campbell and a fifth-round pick in next year’s draft. ... Daniel Martin of Ireland won an uphill finish to claim Stage 6 of the Tour de France, while Greg Van Avermaet kept the yellow jersey for a third consecutive day. Defending champion Chris Froome crossed eight seconds after Martin in 18th. That left the Sky leader 1 minute, 2 seconds off Van Avermaet’s overall lead.