Major League Baseball
MLB Suspended Atlanta manager Bobby Cox for one game for inappropriate conduct and comments during a July 20 game against Washington.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS Placed LHP Jimmy Gobble on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Joel Peralta from Omaha (PCL).
LOS ANGELES ANGELS Placed OF Torii Hunter on the bereavement list. Recalled INF Sean Rodriguez from Salt Lake (PCL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Acquired RHP Jon Rauch from Washington for INF Emilio Bonifacio.
ATLANTA BRAVES Activated INF-OF Omar Infante from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Brent Lillibridge to Triple-A Richmond (IL).
HOUSTON ASTROS Acquired LHP Randy Wolf from San Diego for RHP Chad Reineke.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS Recalled LHP Clayton Kershaw from Jacksonville (SL). Optioned LHP Eric Stults to Las Vegas (PCL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS Optioned LHP Mitch Stetter to Nashville (PCL).
WASHINGTON NATIONALS Agreed to terms with SS Cristian Guzman on a two-year contract extension through the 2010 season.
PRINCETON RAYS Announced 2B Jeremy Beckham has been promoted to Hudson Valley (NYP).
HARLINGEN WHITEWINGS Released RHP Juan Jimenez. Signed RHP Armando Casas.
National Basketball Association
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Acquired G Marcus Williams from New Jersey for a conditional first-round draft pick.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS Re-signed F Kurt Thomas.
American Basketball Association
ABA Granted an expansion team to Texas City, Texas to begin play in the 2008-2009 season.
GALLUP TALONS Named Kelvin Scarborough coach.
GEORGIA GWIZZLIES Signed C Stanley Ndefo, G Behdad Sami and G Chris Watson.
TEXAS CITY Announced team nickname will be Rangers. Named Markeith R. Brown president and chief executive officer and Silvester W. Simple Jr. vice president.
National Football League
BALTIMORE RAVENS Waived QB Brad Roach and CB Lenny Walls. Signed TE Adam Bergen and TE Aaron Walker. Signed DT Salomon Solano to the practice squad.
CHICAGO BEARS Signed LB Brian Urlacher to a one-year contract extension through the 2012 season.
CINCINNATI BENGALS Signed WR Mario Urrutia to a four-year contract.
DENVER BRONCOS Agreed to terms with CB Jack Williams.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Signed WR Pierre Garcon.
HOUSTON TEXANS Signed CB Antwaun Molden, RB Steve Slaton and DT Frank Okam. Released OT Charles Spencer, FB Jon Abbate, DT Eric Powell and G Dan Stevenson.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS Agreed to terms with DT Letroy Guion and WR Jaymar Johnson.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Signed CB Terrence Wheatley and OL Lavdrim Bauta.
OAKLAND RAIDERS Agreed to terms with S Greg Wesley on a one-year contract. Signed DT Mauricio Lopez to practice squad. Waived WR Will Buchanon.
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Agreed to terms with DE Luis Castillo to a five-year contract extension through 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Signed CB Reggie Smith.
ST. LOUIS RAMS Placed OT Orlando Pace on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Agreed to terms with LB David Vobora.
TENNESSEE TITANS Agreed to terms with TE Craig Stevens on a multiyear contract.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS Placed DE Phillip Daniels and DE Alex Buzbee on injured reserve. Signed DL J.T. Mapu.
Canadian Football League
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS Released P Duncan O Mahony.
National Hockey League
ANAHEIM DUCKS Signed LW Ryan Donally to a two-year contract and LW Troy Bodie to a one-year contract.
NEW YORK RANGERS Agreed to terms with F Hugh Jessiman.
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS Signed D Kevin Marshall.
PHOENIX COYOTES Re-signed LW Daniel Carcillo to a two-year contract.
SAN JOSE SHARKS Re-signed LW Riley Armstrong and RW Mike Morris to one-year contracts. Signed G Tyson Sexsmith and G Timo Pielmeier to a three-year contracts.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Named Mike Butters general manager, Darren Rumble coach and Alan May assistant coach of Norfolk (AHL).
American Hockey League
QUAD CITY FLAMES Signed D Dan Spang and LW Jonathan Tremblay.
CHARLOTTE CHECKERS Agreed to terms with F Jeff Kyrzakos.
DELAWARE THOROUGHBRED RACING COMMISSION Reduced Jeremy Rose s six-month suspension, for whipping his horse in the face on June 23, to three months.
USA SHOOTING Named Bill Roy director of operations, effective Friday.
USL First Division
MINNESOTA THUNDER Announced the resignation of Amos Magee, coach. Named Donny Gramenz interim coach.
MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE Named Donyale Canada associate commissioner/women s basketball operations and sports programs.
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Named Michelle Boone director of sports services.
AUBURN Named Scott Foxhall and Matt Heath assistant baseball coaches.
BRADLEY Named John Corbin assistant baseball coach.
CLEMSON Named Dennis Love assistant strength and conditioning coordinator for Olympic sports.
EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE Named Peter Viteritti women s volleyball coach.
GEORGE MASON Named Lauren Rywak women s lacrosse coach.
MASSACHUSETTS Named Josh Maurer manager of broadcast properties.
SHENANDOAH Named Bruce Cameron assistant baseball coach.
SOUTHERN MAINE Named Elisabeth Macrum assistant athletic trainer.
TEXAS A&M Named Justin Seely volunteer baseball assistant coach.
WAKE FOREST Named Robin Walton women s assistant golf coach.
FOOTBALL COACH OPENING: Arbor Hills Junior High School. Information: 419-824-8640 ext. 4148, Leave message. Begin August 4
FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITY: The Monclova Christian Academy Club football program has openings for any 5th-12th grade football players. The program includes 5th-6th grade team, junior high team, high school team. Information: 419-866-7630
BASKETBALL COACHING OPPORTUNITY: Cory-Rawson Local Schools is accepting applications for the position of freshman boys basketball coach. Send a resume to Josh Meyer, Athletic Director, 3930 County Road 26, Rawson, OH, 45841 or to firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAVEL BASEBALL: The Whitmer Jr. Panthers travel baseball team will hold tryouts for players from the Washington Local school system on Aug, 9 and 10 at the Whitmer baseball field: 11-and-12 year olds at noon; 13-and-14-year-olds at 3 p, m. Information: Dean Schiavone 419-466-3439
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT: A USSSA District tournament with world bids for champions Class E and D teams is scheduled for Carter Park in Bowling Green on Aug. 1,2, and 3. Drawing July 30 at 6 p.m. Information Denny 419-376-7075 or Brad 419-680-1464.
LEW OSTERMAN MEMORIAL JUNIOR
at Brandywine, first day; Belmont, second day
Boys 16-18: Torey Brummett 78-74-152; Paul Jimison 78-75-153; John Bialecki 76-77-153.
Boys 14-15: Michael Balcar 80-77-157; Ben Torchia 77-82-159; Patrick Riley 80-83-163.
Girls 16-18: Ashley Garrison 88-80-168; Rachel Brown 85-85-170; Heather Jorgensen 85-89-174.
Girls 14-15: Rebecca Porter 95-89-184; Kendall Tudor 105-101-206.
at Brandywine one day
Boys 12-13: Jack Manciotti 37; Zach Hoops 38; Hayden Austin 38.
Girls 12-13: Jacylyn Fanola 45; Katherine Young 48; Jessica Antypas 53.
Tour de France
At Jausiers, France
A 97.6-mile high-mountain stage in the Alps from Cuneo, Italy to Jausiers
1. Cyril Dessel, France, AG2R-La Mondiale, 4 hours, 31 minutes, 27 seconds. 2. Sandy Casar, France, Francaise des Jeux, same time. 3. David Arroyo, Spain, Caisse d Epargne, same time. 4. Yaroslav Popovych, Ukraine, Silence-Lotto, 3 seconds behind. 5. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia, :24.
6. Nicolas Portal, France, Caisse d Epargne, same time. 7. Tadej Valjavec, Slovenia, AG2R-La Mondiale, same time. 8. Stefan Schumacher, Germany, Gerolsteiner, 1:03. 9. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 1:28. 10. Bernhard Kohl, Austria, Gerolsteiner, same time.
11. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, same time. 12. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time. 13. Alejandro Valverde, Caisse d Epargne, same time. 14. Damiano Cunego, Italy, Lampre, same time. 15. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time.
16. Johann Tschopp, Switzerland, Bouygues Telecom, same time. 17. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 1:32. 18. Konstantin Siutsou, Belarus, Team Columbia, same time. 19. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia, 2:03. 20. Sylvester Szmyd, Poland, Lampre, same time.
26. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 4:04.
93. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 28:32.
120. William Frischkorn, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 31:56.
(After 16 stages)
1. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 68 hours, 30 minutes, 16 seconds. 2. Bernhard Kohl, Austria, Gerolsteiner, 7 seconds behind. 3. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, :08. 4. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC Saxo Bank, :49. 5. Denis Menchov, Russia, Rabobank, 1:13.
6. Christian Vande Velde, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 3:15. 7. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia, 3:23. 8. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Spain, Caisse d Epargne, 4:11. 9. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 4:38. 10. Tadej Valjavec, Slovenia, AG2R-La Mondiale, 5:23.
11. Vladimir Efimkin, Russia, AG2R-La Mondiale, 6:38. 12. Damiano Cunego, Italy, Lampre, 7:43. 13. Mikel Astarloza, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 8:03. 14. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, 9:01. 15. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas, 9:07.
16. Roman Kreuziger, Czech Republic, Liquigas, 9:51. 17. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, Cofidis, 11:19. 18. Sandy Casar, France, Francaise des Jeux, 12:32. 19. Alexandre Botcharov, Russia, Credit Agricole, 16:49. 20. Laurens Ten Dam, Netherlands, Rabobank, 17:44.
38. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia, 44:59.
94. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 1:57:01.
139. William Frischkorn, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 2:47:33.
W L Pct GB
Detroit 16 9 .640
Connecticut 14 10 .583 11/2
New York 12 10 .545 21/2
Indiana 11 12 .478 4
Washington 9 14 .391 6
Chicago 8 15 .348 7
Atlanta 3 22 .120 13
W L Pct GB
San Antonio 16 8 .667
Seattle 16 8 .667
Los Angeles 14 10 .583 2
Sacramento 13 11 .542 3
Houston 12 12 .500 4
Minnesota 11 12 .478 41/2
Phoenix 11 13 .458 5
Sacramento 79, Atlanta 66
Seattle 76, Minnesota 73
Los Angeles 84, Detroit 81
Chicago 68, Indiana 60
Houston 94, Phoenix 92
No games scheduled
New York at Washington, 11:30 a.m.
Chicago at San Antonio, 12:30
Phoenix at Sacramento, 2:30
Minnesota at Indiana, 7
Los Angeles at Connecticut, 7
Detroit at Houston, 9:30
1989 Greg Lemond wins his second Tour de France with the closest finish ever, edging Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds. Lemond starts the day 50 seconds behind Fignon and wins the final stage, a 15-mile race against the clock from Versailles to Paris, in 26:57. Fignon finishes the stage 58 seconds slower.
1995 John Daly wins the British Open at St. Andrews by four strokes in a four-hole playoff with Italy s Costantino Rocca. Rocca forces the playoff by sinking a 65-foot putt on the 18th hole.
2000 Tiger Woods, at 24, becomes the youngest player to win the career Grand Slam with a record-breaking performance in the British Open on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Woods closes with a 3-under 69 for a 19-under 269 total, the lowest score in relation to par at a major championship.
2006 Tiger Woods, one month after missing the cut for the first time in a major, becomes the first player since Tom Watson in 1982-83 to win consecutive British Open titles.
Ohio Monarchs Blue 000 000 1 - 1 3 1
All-American Coach 010 102 x - 4 10 2
WP-Stewart. LP-Phouts. Rockwell (AAC), 3-3.
Whitehouse 004 012 302-12 17 0
Pemberville 020 201 020-7 11 5
WP-Garcia. LP-Eshenbrinner. Ward (W), 3-5, 2B, RBI.
Major League Soccer
W L T Pts GF GA
New England 10 4 3 33 25 19
Columbus 8 5 4 28 27 25
Chicago 7 5 4 25 24 14
D.C. United 7 7 1 22 28 26
Toronto FC 6 6 4 22 19 20
Kansas City 5 5 6 21 17 21
New York 5 6 6 21 18 26
W L T Pts GF GA
Real Salt Lake 6 6 6 24 20 19
Los Angeles 6 6 5 23 36 33
CD Chivas USA 6 6 4 22 22 21
Colorado 6 8 3 21 27 23
Houston 4 4 8 20 17 19
FC Dallas 4 6 7 19 21 24
San Jose 3 9 5 14 11 22
Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Houston at D.C. United, ppd., power outage
Houston at D.C. United, 7:30
MLS All-Star Game at Toronto, 7
New York at San Jose , 3
Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 7
Chicago at Kansas City, 8
Columbus at Colorado, 9:30
MONDAY, JULY 28
Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 9
SATURDAY, AUG. 2
Kansas City at D.C. United, 7:30
CD Chivas USA at Chicago, 8:30
Columbus at Houston, 8:30
SUNDAY, AUG. 3
Los Angeles at San Jose, 3
FC Dallas at Toronto FC, 4
W L T Pts PF PA
Montreal 2 2 0 4 123 98
Toronto 2 2 0 4 99 126
Hamilton 1 3 0 2 86 122
Winnipeg 0 4 0 0 82 130
W L T Pts PF PA
Sask. 4 0 0 8 134 90
Calgary 3 1 0 6 125 87
Edmonton 2 2 0 4 125 128
British Col. 2 2 0 4 103 96
Note: Two points for a regulation or overtime win and one point for a tie.
Calgary at Winnipeg
Edmonton at Hamilton
Montreal at British Columbia
Toronto at Saskatchewan
At New Orleans
Sunday: Philadelphia vs. San Jose, 3 p.m.
CINCINNATI 51/2 -61/2 San Diego
HOUSTON 51/2 -61/2 Pittsburgh
LA Dodgers Even-6 COLORADO
Atlanta Even-6 FLORIDA
NY METS 51/2 -61/2 Philadelphia
Milwaukee 51/2 -61/2 ST. LOUIS
Chicago Cubs Even-6 ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO Even-6 Washington
TAMPA BAY 8-9 Oakland
NY YANKEES 6-7 Minnesota
CHI WHITE SOX Even-6 Texas
KANSAS CITY Even-6 Detroit
LA ANGELS 71/2 -81/2 Cleveland
SEATTLE 6-7 Boston
BALTIMORE Even-6 Toronto
Arena Bowl XXII
Philadelphia 31/2 (119) San Jose
Calgary 51/2 WINNIPEG
Edmonton 2 HAMILTON
B.C. LIONS 6 Montreal
SASKATCHEWAN 4 Toronto
Home Team in CAPS
East West Bank Classic
Nadia Petrova (9) d. Alina Jidkova 6-0, 6-4; Regina Kulikova d. Elena Vesnina 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Peng Shuai d. Julie Ditty 6-4, 6-2; Flavia Pennetta (10) d. Aleksandra Wozniak 6-1, 6-0; Dominika Cibulkova (15) d. Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-3; Ai Sugiyama d. Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-4; Alla Kudryavtseva d. Anastasia Rodionova 7-5, 3-6, 6-3; Akgul Amanmuradova d. Jamea Jackson 6-2, 6-2; Vania King d. Angela Haynes 6-3, 6-3; Yuan Meng d. Kateryna Bondarenko 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.
Tommy Haas d. Carlos Moya 6-3, 6-2; Gilles Simon d. Donald Young 6-1, 6-3; Marin Cilic d. Lukas Dlouhy 6-3, 4-6, 6-3; Jesse Levine d. Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-4; Tomas Berdych (16) d. Jarkko Nieminen 6-3, 6-1; Robin Soderling d. Guillermo Canas 7-5, 6-1; Thomas Johansson d. Andrey Golubev, Kazakhstan, 7-6 (4), 6-1; Jonas Bjorkman d. Arnaud Clement 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; Igor Andreev d. Gael Monfils 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3); Fernando Verdasco d. Thomaz Bellucci 1-6, 6-3, 6-2; Dmitry Tursunov d. Nicolas Lapentti 6-3, 6-4; Alexandre Kudryavtsev d. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 7-6 (7); Marat Safin vs. Sam Querrey ppd., rain.
Andy Roddick (6) d. Nicolas Mahut 6-1, 6-7 (6), 6-3; Novak Djokovic (3), Serbia, d. Frank Dancevic 6-4, 6-4.
1. Tiger Woods USA 19.50
2. Phil Mickelson USA 9.68
3. Padraig Harrington Irl 6.37
4. Adam Scott Aus 5.54
5. Ernie Els SAf 5.53
6. Geoff Ogilvy Aus 5.40
7. Sergio Garcia Esp 5.36
8. Stewart Cink USA 5.33
9. Steve Stricker USA 5.22
10. Jim Furyk USA 5.04
11. Henrik Stenson Swe 4.94
12. Justin Rose Eng 4.87
13. K.J. Choi Kor 4.85
14. Anthony Kim USA 4.84
15. Vijay Singh Fji 4.76
16. Kenny Perry USA 4.41
17. Trevor Immelman SAf 4.40
18. Lee Westwood Eng 4.28
19. Rory Sabbatini SAf 4.26
20. Miguel Angel Jimenez Esp 3.97
21. Luke Donald Eng 3.86
22. Robert Karlsson Swe 3.72
23. Ian Poulter Eng 3.60
24. Stephen Ames Can 3.60
25. Aaron Baddeley Aus 3.57
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