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Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals (Y…


Altuve helps Astros to 6-1 win over Royals (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night. In a matchup of teams with the best records in the American League, Houston snapped Kansas City's four-game winning streak. The Royals are 44-29 and the Astros are 45-34.... Read more

Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays …


Buchholz pitches gem, Red Sox beat Blue Jays 3-1 (Yahoo Sports)

Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2. 21 ERA in 15 career starts in Toronto as the Red Sox won back-to-back games for the first time since June 19. I like pitching here,'' Buchholz said.... Read more

Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7…


Indians Cody Anderson loses perfect game in 7th inning (Yahoo Sports)

Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Anderson (1-0) didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered against his old team on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the seventh. Yan Gomes had three hits, including a solo homer... Read more

Lakers' Nance was 'terrified' of Kobe's respo…


Lakers' Nance was 'terrified' of Kobe's response to tweet (Yahoo Sports)

Larry Nance Jr. says he was ''terrified'' to speak to Kobe Bryant after the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him because of a tweet Nance sent out in 2012 criticizing Bryant. Kobe accepted Nance's apology, and they're eager to play together in the fall. The criminal charges were dropped a year later, and Bryant settled a civil lawsuit.... Read more

5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting e…


5 Royals lead in All-Star voting, balloting ends Thursday (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead. Major League Baseball released the results Monday, and voting continues through Thursday night. MLB said more than 500 million votes had been cast.... Read more

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Ho…


Stanley Cup winners Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Sergei Fedorov and former NHL star Phil Housley are among the seven newcomers in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Hall announced Monday that Angela Ruggiero, Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. also were voted into the shrine. Nothing I have done has been the easy way, so I guess this follows suit,'' Pronger said on a conference call Monday afternoon.... Read more

Rangers' Hamilton eager to return; says he's …


Rangers' Hamilton eager to return; says he's 'good to go' (Yahoo Sports)

Josh Hamilton is ready to return to the major leagues, even at less than 100 percent. Sidelined since June 4 with a strained left hamstring, Hamilton proclaimed himself ''good to go'' Monday. The outfielder expects to be activated from the disabled list by the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.... Read more

Wade elects to become free agent, may leave H…


Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. Wade could have exercised an option to earn $16. 1 million with the Heat next season. It does, however, carry risks for both Wade and the Heat.... Read more

Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejo…


MONTREAL (AP) -- Michael Sam is praising the U. S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country.... Read more

LA Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract fo…


LA Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract for breach (Yahoo Sports)

The Los Angeles Kings have terminated Mike Richards' contract, claiming the forward committed a ''material breach'' of its terms. The Kings announced their newest tactic Monday in their attempt to get out from under Richards' enormous deal. The Kings refused to say why they're terminating Richards' deal, which carries an annual salary cap hit of $5. 75 million through 2020.... Read more


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