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Aly Raisman earns her spot on US Olympic gymnastics team
- July 11, 2016

Biles' spot on the team has all but been guaranteed for years, but the most decorated female medalist at world championships locked it up by virtue of a 2.1-point win in the trials competition. SAN JOSE, Calif . (AP) - This was not supposed to be part of the story reigning Olympic champion Gabby Douglas had in mind when she set her sights on Rio. (more...)
SEC Media Days 2016: The frenzy begins SEC Media Days 2016: The frenzy begins
- July 11, 2016

Monday: Auburn, Florida, Vanderbilt , SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. We're not used to seeing Tennessee's rotating SEC West opponent this far down a poll, though the margin was fairly thin between Auburn and Texas A&M for fifth place. (more...)
Follow LAdailynews on Snapchat for MLB All-Star festivities Follow LAdailynews on Snapchat for MLB All-Star festivities
- July 11, 2016

Rose had but a few years left as a player, but he was the pivotal figure. It's hard to compete with defending AL MVP Josh Donaldson , who was chosen to be the AL's backup third basemen by the players. Since then, only one other pitcher has struggled to a similar extent: Justin Verlander gave up five runs on four hits in one inning during the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City. (more...)
Former Wake Forest star, National Basketball Association champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons
- July 11, 2016

With his retirement, Duncan joins the likes of Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird, who also spent their entire careers with the teams that drafted them. Those numbers also make him fifth on the NBA's career list in blocks, sixth in rebounds and 14th in scoring and are good for career averages of 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. (more...)
Stratcom Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launch Stratcom Detects, Tracks North Korean Missile Launch
- July 11, 2016

North Korea has threatened unspecified "powerful" measures over a USA plan to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea. Seoul and Washington began holding formal talks on deploying the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense after North Korea conducted a nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch earlier this year. (more...)
Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics to due to concern about Zika Dustin Johnson to skip Olympics to due to concern about Zika
- July 11, 2016

Patrick Reed is expected to replace Johnson on the USA team. Pressed multiple times if that meant he was making a commitment to Rio and the first golf competition in 104 years, Reed offered a caveat. The view from golf has not been completely negative, however, with Spain's Sergio Garcia tweeting: "I know there are some dangers but representing Spain, trying to make golf grow and becoming an Olympian are too important so I'll be at [the] Olympics ". (more...)
Donaldson among three Blue Jays named to Major League Baseball all-star game roster
- July 11, 2016

Donaldson has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break. Carlos Delgado had 76 in 2003. Runelvys Hernandez gave up homers in 13 consecutive starts from October 2, 2005 to August 10, 2006. Kansas City not named Cuthbert managed just one extra-base hit on the evening, a double by Jarrod Dyson. RHPs Wade Davis and Kelvin Herrera were selected to the pitching staff but Davis (forearm) will miss the game because of injury. (more...)
It's official! Meet your 2016 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, America It's official! Meet your 2016 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team, America
- July 11, 2016

She is likely to return in four years and attempt to make the 2020 team. After lackluster performances and a fall from the balance beam on the first night of the Olympic trials, she was in seventh place, testing the idea that her most powerful skill was her ability to rise to the occasions where her performance mattered the most. (more...)
Ancelotti reveals Guardiola's final Bayern message Ancelotti reveals Guardiola's final Bayern message
- July 11, 2016

Guardiola won three Bundesliga titles in his three seasons but not the Champions League , before deciding not to extend his contract. Bayern have won a league record four Bundesliga titles in a row, but Guardiola may ultimately be remembered for failing to deliver the Champions League crown. (more...)
No. 2 Murray narrows gap to No. 1 Djokovic in ATP rankings
- July 11, 2016

With the help of John McEnroe, hired to help him during the grass-court season, Raonic has come out of his shell and his five-set win over Roger Federer in the semi-finals felt like a watershed moment. He has to serve strong so that he can win points. "Time heals", said Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. "He knows exactly what happened today", Curtis said. (more...)
Portugal stuns France to lift 1st cup despite Ronaldo injury Portugal stuns France to lift 1st cup despite Ronaldo injury
- July 11, 2016

Fernando Santos ( Portugal coach): "We have an awesome group". We represented Portugal , a lovely country of immigrants and we represent every one of them. "This is cruel and we will all need time to get over it". "The overriding emotion is of huge disappointment, you have to accept it", reflected the France coach. (more...)
$2 million Kansas victor in Mega Millions $2 million Kansas victor in Mega Millions
- July 11, 2016

The victor can choose the annuity option to receive the money in 30 annual installments or go for the lump payment. Another lucky player from New Jersey claimed $429 million in May, hence entering the top 10. "But everybody's also been saying, 'It's probably somebody not even from around here'". The New Jersey Lottery has not yet revealed where the winning million dollar was purchased and no one has come forward with the winning Mega Millions ticket. (more...)
Peralta homers as Cardinals beat Brewers 8-1
- July 11, 2016

St. Louis grabbed the lead in the fifth when Aledmys Diaz singled with two outs and then came all the way around to score when Kirk Nieuwenhuis dived but couldn't corral Stephen Piscotty's bloop single to center. Matt Shoemaker (4-9) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings to earn his first win since May 27. Lucroy's home run, which bounced back onto the field, was upheld after a review. (more...)
Coastal Carolina wins CWS in first try Coastal Carolina wins CWS in first try
- July 11, 2016

The Wildcats (49-23) cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning, however, when Coastal starter Andrew Beckwith (15-1) walked Cesar Salazar with one out. In the deciding game, the two teams remained scoreless until the sixth inning. Starting the game for the University of Arizona, Bobby Dalbec took the tough loss for the Wildcats. (more...)
Yankees outlast Indians, 7-6 in 11 innings
- July 11, 2016

Cleveland, which is 3-6 since a franchise-record, 14-game winning streak, committed three errors, leading to eight unearned runs. But closer Hector Rondon blew his fourth save when he gave up the second homer to Markakis to lead off the ninth, Atlanta's first hit since the second inning. (more...)
Dallas Mavericks Acquire Andrew Bogut from Warriors Dallas Mavericks Acquire Andrew Bogut from Warriors
- July 11, 2016

As part of the deal, both teams will receive future draft considerations. The Dallas Mavericks Dancers perform during the second half at American Airlines Center on March 3, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Barnes averaged a career-high 11.7 points in the 2015-16 season, as well as 12.5 points through the first four games of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, only to score just 15 total points over the final three contests. (more...)
Resurgent Mets beat Jake Arrieta, Cubs, 4-3, for 3rd straight win Resurgent Mets beat Jake Arrieta, Cubs, 4-3, for 3rd straight win
- July 11, 2016

Unlike the Back to the Future Part II prediction of the Cubs sweeping Miami in the 2015 World Series, it was NY that swept the Cubs in the 2015 National League Championship Series. After walking Brandon Nimmo to leadoff the bottom of the first, Arrieta fell behind Walker before he turned on a 3-2 pitch and hit it off the right-field foul pole to give the Mets a quick 2-0 lead. (more...)
Murphy homers again vs Mets, leads Nationals to 3-2 win
- July 11, 2016

Gio Gonzalez was also a tad wild with four walks of his own, but he managed 5 2/3 frames with two runs allowed and four hits. So do the Mets, who drafted Murphy in the 10th round of the 2006 draft. Jose Reyes drew a leadoff walk, Curtis Granderson followed with a single and both runners advanced on left fielder Jayson Werth's throwing error back to the infield. (more...)
Bumgarner delivers as Giants finally beat A's
- July 11, 2016

On balance, the losses have out-numbered the wins, with the record entering tonight at 35-43, or 8 games below the critical. Here's the truth about Wednesday night in Oakland. After a lot of hype, there will be an unfortunate let down in the case of Madison Bumgarner and the Home Run Derby. "There is no Home Run Derby for Madison", Bochy said . (more...)
Lesnar Beats Hunt, Nunes Stuns Tate At UFC 200 Lesnar Beats Hunt, Nunes Stuns Tate At UFC 200
- July 11, 2016

When the lights dimmed following the night of fights at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas , the UFC had a new women's 135-pound champion. Neither of the women most notoriously linked to Rousey - Miesha Tate and Holly Holm - hold the belt anymore, but the emergence of a new star in Amanda Nunes could be the motivation "Rowdy" needs to get back in the Octagon. (more...)
Justin Gatlin 'gets out and stays out' to win 200 meters Justin Gatlin 'gets out and stays out' to win 200 meters
- July 11, 2016

It seemed like it was more of a handicap". Gatlin, who won the men's 100-meter final earlier this week, got off to a sizeable lead the first two-thirds of Saturday's 200-meter race. Championships also at Hayward Field. "If I have a good start I think I could break the world record", said the 23-year-old, who missed Bulgarian Yordanka Donkova's 1988 record of 12.21 seconds by three-hundredths of a second in May. (more...)
F1: Mercedes intends to appeal Rosberg penalty F1: Mercedes intends to appeal Rosberg penalty
- July 11, 2016

On lap 46, Rosberg developed gearbox problems, and the team instructed him to switch from sixth to eighth gear, thus avoiding seventh. Perez collected eight points and Hulkenberg six as the team took its tally to 73, which is 19 behind fourth-placed Williams, who did not get a single point from race. (more...)
Murphy wrecks Mets again, leads Scherzer, Nats to 6-1 win
- July 11, 2016

Murphy's four RBI, as well as a sacrifice fly from Clint Robinson and an RBI triple from Ben Revere, built Max Scherzer a lead with which to work into the middle innings. The middle infielder hasn't slotted into the Nats' lineup, though, which is no surprise in light of manager Dusty Baker's comments on Friday. "And the players I had - Jeff Kent, Moises Alou, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds". (more...)
Cristiano Ronaldo is confident of winning Euro 2016
- July 11, 2016

With the Germans and the Spanish, success was not created overnight. Let us explain how you can watch the big game! If you want to play it safe then pick 5 players from one team and 6 from the other in your starting XI. When Ronaldo and Pepe played at the 2010 World Cup, Fonte was preparing for another season in the third tier of English football with Southampton. (more...)
Tigers' Cabrera ejected in 6th inning against Indians
- July 11, 2016

Nick Castellanos drove in five runs, Cameron Maybin hit a two-run home run, and the Tigers ended the Cleveland reign of terror with a 12-2 victory today at Progressive Field. Fulmer slightly hurt his right ankle while covering first base in the fifth, but reported no soreness after the game. Carrasco's only jam in the first five innings came in the fifth when he walked the first two batters of the inning but pitched out of it without a run scoring.The Indians added three more runs and ... (more...)