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Scoreboard: 7/31

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BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Sent 1B Steve Pearce to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment.

BOSTON RED SOX – Sent RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Recalled RHP Andre Rienzo from Charlotte (IL). Optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Charlotte.

CLEVELAND INDIANS–Traded SS Juan Herrera to St. Louis for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.

HOUSTON ASTROS – Optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled OF Che-Hsuan Lin from Oklahoma City.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS – Designated OF Brad Hawpe for assignment. Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Daniel Stange from Salt Lake.

NEW YORK YANKEES – Reinstated INF Jayson Nix from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Curtis Granderson to Trenton (EL) for a rehab assignment.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – Agreed to terms with RHP Brody Greer to a minor league contract.

ATLANTA BRAVES – Placed OF Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Selected the contract of OF Todd Cunningham from Gwinnett (IL).

CHICAGO CUBS – Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Iowa (PCL).

CINCINNATI REDS – Sent RHP Jonathan Broxton to Louisville (IL) on a rehabilitation assignment.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS – Sent RHP Marco Estrada to the AZL Brewers for a rehab assignment. Recalled INF Scooter Gennett from Nashville (PCL).

NEW YORK METS – Sent OF Lucas Duda to St. Lucie (FSL) for a rehab assignment.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES – Called up 3B Cody Asche from Lehigh Valley (IL). Designated OF Steve Susdorf for assignment.

SAN DIEGO PADRES – Recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Tucson (PCL). Placed RHP Sean O'Sullivan on paternity leave.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – Placed 2B Tony Abreu on the 15-day DL. Optioned 2B Kensuke Tanaka to Fresno (PCL). Recalled OF Roger Kieschnick and 1B Brett Pill from Fresno. Sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong to Richmond (EL) for a rehab assignment.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – Recalled RHP Michael Blazek, RHP Keith Butler and LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis (PCL). Optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski and RHP Fernando Salas to Memphis.

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS – Signed OF Anthony D'Alfonso and RHP Jesse Estrada.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES – Signed LHP Rick Zagone.

LAREDO LEMURS – Signed INF Balbino Fuenmayor. Sold the contract of LHP Fabian Williamson to Cincinnati (NL).

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES – Signed RHP Matt Jackson.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS – Signed RHP Pete Budkevics. Placed OF Matt Fleishman on the inactive list.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS – Signed OF Cody Johnson.

Frontier League

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES – Signed C Scott Dalrymple.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS – Signed SS Andrew Cohn.

United League

SAN ANGELO COLTS – Traded SS Danny Hernandez to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS – Re-signed G Gerald Henderson.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES – Signed F-G Mike Miller.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS – Signed G Gary Neal to a two-year contract. Signed F Giannis Antetokunbo.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS – Signed C Jeff Withey.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Placed OT Brandon McKinney on injured reserve. Activated LB C.O. Prime off waivers.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Waived/injured LB Darius Fleming. Signed LB Travis Johnson to a three-year contract.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Released TE Victor Marshall. Signed LB-TE Jameson Konz.

TENNESSEE TITANS – Signed WR Justin Hilton. Waived WR Travis Harvey.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

CALGARY FLAMES – Signed C Josh Jooris to a two year entry level contract.

MINNESOTA WILD – Re-signed D Tyler Cuma to a one-year contract.

SAN JOSE SHARKS – Signed C Joe Pavelski to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS – Agreed to terms with F Julien Cayer.

ECHL

FLORIDA EVERBLADES – Agreed to terms with F Brandon MacLean and F Ryan Little on one-year contracts.

LACROSSE

National Lacrosse League

BUFFALO BANDITS – Acquired D Rory Smith and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick from Colorado for F Carter Bender and a 2014 second-round draft pick.

OLYMPICS

International Ice Hockey Federation

IIHF – Suspended Sweden D Alex Edler two games during the Sochi Olympics for a dangerous hit on Canada C Eric Staal at the world championships.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

COLUMBUS CREW – Announced that Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC acquired the operating rights to the team.

COLLEGE

AUSTIN PEAY – Promoted defensive coordinator Granville Eastman to assistant head coach and offensive assistant Marcus Gildersleeve to offensive coordinator.

CLEMSON–Named Shawn Cobey director of operations for track and field. Retained assistant track coaches Chris Bostwick and Adrain Mann.

COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY–Named Wayne Dickens interim football coach and Rocky Hager time interim assistant football coach.

DETROIT – Named Steve Payne men's assistant basketball coach.

FAYETTEVILLE STATE – Named Robert Brickey men's assistant basketball coach.

FLAGLER – Named Thomas Hipp director of tennis.

MANHATTAN – Named Rory Raymond academic advisor for athletics.

SAM HOUSTON STATE – Named Matt Braeuer men's assistant basketball coach.

HOLE IN ONE

DOUG ZIMMERMAN, No. 6 at Detwiler, 165 yards, 6-iron.

AL BAKER, No. 13 at Tamaron, 135 yards, 9-iron.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Sporting KC 10 6 6 36 31 21

New York 10 7 5 35 33 27

Montreal 10 5 5 35 32 29

Philadelphia 9 6 7 34 33 30

New England 8 7 6 30 27 19

Houston 8 6 6 30 23 20

Chicago 7 9 4 25 25 30

Columbus 6 10 5 23 24 27

Toronto FC 3 10 8 17 19 29

D.C. United 2 15 4 10 10 35

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA

Real Salt Lake 11 7 4 37 36 24

Colorado 9 7 7 34 28 24

Portland 8 3 10 34 31 20

Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 27

Vancouver 9 7 5 32 33 29

FC Dallas 8 5 8 32 27 27

Seattle 8 7 4 28 24 22

San Jose 7 9 6 27 23 33

Chivas USA 4 12 5 17 19 37

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Sunday

Seattle 2, Chivas USA 1

Saturday

Chicago at Philadelphia, 7:30

Montreal at D.C. United, 7:30

New York at Sporting KC, 8

Columbus at Houston, 9

Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9

Chivas USA at San Jose, 10

FC Dallas at Seattle, 10:30

Vancouver at Portland, 11

NEXT Sunday

Toronto FC at New England, 7:30

PRO FOOTBALL

NFL Preseason

Sunday

Miami vs. Dallas at Canton, 8

THURSDAY, Aug. 8

Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Washington at Tennessee, 8

Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8

St. Louis at Cleveland, 8

Denver at San Francisco, 9

Seattle at San Diego, 10

FRIDAY, Aug. 9

N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 7:30

Miami at Jacksonville, 7:30

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30

Houston at Minnesota, 8

Kansas City at New Orleans, 8

Arizona at Green Bay, 8

Chicago at Carolina, 8

Dallas at Oakland, 10

SATURDAY, Aug. 10

N.Y. Giants at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Arena Football League

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Chicago 10 8 0 .556 973 947

San Antonio 10 8 0 .556 782 884

Iowa 6 12 0 .333 827 913

West Division

W L T Pct PF PA

z-Arizona 15 3 0 .833 1203 866

x-Spokane 14 4 0 .778 1198 896

x-San Jose 13 5 0 .722 1033 877

Utah 7 11 0 .389 896 988

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

South Division

W L T Pct PF PA

z-Jacksonville 12 6 0 .667 941 883

x-Tampa Bay 7 11 0 .389 959 980

x-Orlando 7 11 0 .389 965 1032

New Orleans 5 13 0 .278 833 1069

Eastern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

y-Philadelphia 12 6 0 .667 1052 839

Cleveland 4 14 0 .222 847 1047

Pittsburgh 4 14 0 .222 726 1014

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

z-clinched conference

SATURDAY

Jacksonville 52, Tampa Bay 44

Orlando 71, New Orleans 42

Arizona 84, Iowa 45

Utah 48, Cleveland 46

San Antonio 42, Philadelphia 28

San Jose 65, Chicago 40

End of Regular Season

TENNIS

Citi Open

Washington

Men Singles

First Round

Jack Sock, United States, def. Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, 6-4, 6-2.

Alex Kuznetsov, United States, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Ryan Harrison, United States, def. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 6-3, 7-5.

Dmitry Tursunov, Russia, def. Jesse Levine, Canada, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Tim Smyczek, United States, def. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-7 (8), 6-1.

James Duckworth, Australia, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-2, 6-2.

Second Round

Somdev Devvarman, India, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (9), Ukraine, 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Bernard Tomic (14), Australia, def. David Goffin, Belgium, 6-1, 6-3.

Grigor Dimitrov (11), Bulgaria, def. Xavier Malisse, Belgium, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Sam Querrey (6), United States, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (9).

Women Singles

First Round

Alize Cornet (4), France, def. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-1, 6-3.

Angelique Kerber (1), Germany, def. Irina Falconi, United States, 6-2, 6-3.

Mona Barthel (6), Germany, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 6-2, 6-2.

Monica Niculescu, Romania, def. Taylor Townsend, United States, 6-3, 6-0.

Heather Watson, Britain, def. Alexandra Mueller, United States, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.

Sorana Cirstea (5), Romania, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 7-5, 1-1, retired.

Caroline Garcia, France, def. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 0-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Madison Keys (8), United States, def. Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portugal, 7-5, 6-3.

Ekaterina Makarova (3), Russia, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 6-4, 6-2.

Alison Riske, United States, def. Vania King, United States, 6-3, 7-5.

Southern California Open

Carlsbad, Calif.

Singles

First Round

Coco Vandeweghe, United States, d. Allie Kiick, United States, 6-1, 6-2.

Carla Suarez Navarro (8), Spain, d. Sachie Ishizu, Japan, 6-4, 6-3.

Urszula Radwanska, Poland, d. Marina Erakovic, New Zealand, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

Sesil Karatantcheva, Kazakhstan, d. Julia Goerges, Germany, 6-3, 7-5.

Laura Robson, Britain, d. Ayumi Morita, Japan, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

SPORTLIGHT

July 31

1932-France beats the United States 3-2 for its sixth consecutive Davis Cup championship.

1934-Britain, led by Fred Perry and Bunny Austin, beats the United States 4-1 at Wimbledon to win the Davis Cup title.

1954-Joe Adcock hits four homers and a double to give the Milwaukee Braves a 15-7 victory over Brooklyn.

1963-The Cleveland Indians become the first American League club to hit four straight home runs and in an unlikely fashion. No. 8 hitter Woody Held hits a two-out homer off Paul Foytack, pitcher Pedro Ramos follows with his second homer of the game, Tito Francona and Larry Brown's first major league homer finish the string. Foytack is the only major league pitcher to give up four straight home runs.

1972-Dick Allen becomes the first player since 1950 to hit two inside-the-park homers in a game as the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 8-1.

1983-Jan Stephenson beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by one stroke to win the U.S. Women's Open.

1990-Nolan Ryan wins his 300th game, reaching the milestone in his second try, as the Texas Rangers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3.

1993-Mike Aulby becomes the third player in PBA history to win a tournament by rolling a 300 game in the title game. Aulby beats David Ozio 300-279 in the Wichita Open.

1994-Sergei Bubka sets a world pole vault record for the 35th time in his career at a meet in Sestriere, Italy. Bubka soars 20 feet, 1u190? inches, adding a half-inch to his old mark set in Tokyo in 1992.

1994-Kenya's Moses Kiptanui sets a world record for two miles with a time of 8 minutes, 9.01 seconds at a track meet in Hechtel, Belgium.

2000-Dorothy Delasin becomes the LPGA's youngest winner in 25 years by beating Pat Hurst on the second extra hole to win the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic. The 19-year-old Delasin is the youngest winner on the tour since Amy Alcott took the Orange Blossom Classic at age 19 in 1975.

2005-Grant Hackett becomes the first swimmer to win four straight world titles in the same event, capturing another 1,500-meter freestyle. The Aussie stretches his own record for world championship medals to 17.

2007-All-Star Kevin Garnett is traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to Boston for five players and two draft picks. The Celtics obtain the former MVP and 10-time All-Star from Minnesota for forwards Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes and Gerald Green, guard Sebastian Telfair and center Theo Ratliff and two first-round draft picks.

2011-The swimming world championships in Shanghai end with a jolt when emerging Chinese star Sun Yang breaks the oldest world record in the sport: Australian great Grant Hackett's 10-year-old mark in the 1,500 meters. Sun accelerates on the final two laps to finish in 14:34.14, improving on Hackett's mark of 14:34.56 set at the 2001 worlds. The American team claims 29 swimming medals-16 gold, five silver and eight bronze-in the meet to greatly improve upon its performance from two years ago in Rome.

2011-Yani Tseng wins the Women's British Open for the second straight year, beating Brittany Lang by four strokes and becoming the youngest woman to capture a fifth major title. The 22-year-old top-ranked Taiwanese shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under 272.

2012-Michael Phelps breaks the Olympic medals record with his 19th as the United States romps to a dominating win in 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the London Games. With 19 career medals spanning three Olympics, Phelps moves one ahead of Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina, who got her haul in 1956, 1960 and 1964.

2012-The team of Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber lives up to all the hype, winning the first U.S. Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

Major League Baseball

National League

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

Cincinnati -130 at San Diego +120

St. Louis -125 at Pittsburgh +115

at Philadelphia -130 San Fran. +120

at Atlanta -160 Colorado +150

at Miami -110 New York +100

at Chicago -120 Milwaukee +110

American League

at Oakland -165 Toronto +155

at Cleveland -150 Chicago +140

at Baltimore -250 Houston +220

at Boston -155 Seattle +145

at Texas -145 Los Angeles +135

Kansas City -110 at Minnesota +100

Interleague

at Detroit -145 Washington +135

at Tampa Bay -150 Arizona +140

at LA (NL) -190 New York (AL) +180

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

Chicago 12 5 .706 –

Atlanta 11 5 .688 ½

Washington 9 9 .500 3½

Indiana 8 9 .471 4

New York 7 11 .389 5½

Connecticut 4 12 .250 7½

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

Minnesota 14 3 .824 –

Los Angeles 12 6 .667 2½

Phoenix 9 9 .500 5½

Seattle 7 10 .412 7

San Antonio 6 12 .333 8½

Tulsa 6 14 .300 9½

MONDAY

No games scheduled

TUESDAY

No games scheduled

TODAY

New York at Washington, 7

THURSDAY

Indiana at Connecticut, 7

Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m.

GOLF

World Rankings

Through July 30

1. Tiger Woods 12.46

2. Phil Mickelson 8.56

3. Rory McIlroy 8.43

4. Justin Rose 7.59

5. Adam Scott 7.58

6. Matt Kuchar 6.80

7. Brandt Snedeker 6.76

8. Graeme McDowell 5.98

9. Luke Donald 5.43

10. Lee Westwood 5.12

11. Steve Stricker 4.79

12. Louis Oosthuizen 4.75

13. Charl Schwartzel 4.71

14. Ernie Els 4.69

15. Ian Poulter 4.67

16. Sergio Garcia 4.62

17. Keegan Bradley 4.44

18. Bubba Watson 4.42

19. Henrik Stenson 4.40

20. Jason Day 4.38

21. Dustin Johnson 4.17

22. Hunter Mahan 4.08

23. Webb Simpson 4.06

24. Jason Dufner 3.99

25. Bill Haas 3.88

26. Zach Johnson 3.61

27. Matteo Manassero 3.35

28. Branden Grace 3.34

29. Jim Furyk 3.28

30. Nick Watney 3.28



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