Sports Report: Angels and A's Tied For Top Spot; U.S. Open Underway
In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the Oakland Athletics have regained a share of first place in the American League West. The A's scored five times in the ninth to beat Houston 8-2. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Angels fell into a first-place tie with Oakland by losing to Miami in interleague play, 7-1.
Elsewhere in baseball, the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 last night for their fifth straight win. Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda. Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the seventh inning with the 1,000th hit of his career, and then added a two-run homer in the ninth. Stephen Drew and Martin Prado also homered for New York.
Yoenis Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 last night. Meanwhile Baltimore blew out Tampa Bay 9-1, and Texas blanked Seattle 2-0.
In the National League, St. Louis edged Pittsburgh 3-2, Philadelphia won against Washington 3-2, Milwaukee blew out San Diego 10-1, and it was Colorado over San Francisco 3-2.
Tennis – U.S. Open:
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past a U.S. Open novice in the first round yesterday, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a match that finished a few minutes before midnight. Djokovic was never in trouble against a 22-year-old opponent from Argentina playing in his first main draw at Flushing Meadows. Other winners included Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, and Nick Kyrgios.
The New York Jets have "indefinitely" suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson after he left the team for 48 hours without contacting the organization. General manager John Idzik says Patterson spoke to him and coach Rex Ryan on Sunday night. Idzik would not discuss the reason for the absence.
Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.
Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley. Woods has had back trouble the last year and is taking the next three months to get stronger.
Foley was the third coach Woods hired as a professional. He left Butch Harmon in 2003 and began working with Hank Haney a year later. He parted with Haney in the spring of 2010 when Woods returned from the scandal in his personal life.
Woods began working with Foley at the 2010 PGA Championship.
Horse Makari fell after clipping the final fence and died on the track Monday during the Grade 1 $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup.
New York Racing Association veterinarian Dr. Anthony Verderosa said the horse died from neck trauma. Jockey Jack Doyle was uninjured.
Demonstrative took the lead after the final fence and held off Barnstorming to win the race. Jockey Robert Walsh rode Demonstrative for trainer Richard Valentine.
Demonstrative lost by a nose to Makari in the Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial on July 31 at Saratoga. Ridden by Robert Walsh, Demonstrative ran 2 3/8 miles in 4:34.78 and paid $6.60, $4.10 and $4.10.
Barnstorming returned $5 and $5.60 for second, with defending Turf Writers Cup winner Italian Wedding in third.
Demonstrative also won the Turf Writers Cup in 2012.
The highly publicized trade of Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers has taken place. The final deal included the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Love, arguably the game's best power forward, is headed from Minnesota to Cleveland, where he will join LeBron James and instantly make the Cavs an NBA title favorite.
The Timberwolves are getting No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and former top pick Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and veteran forward Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia.
The 76ers get a 2015 first-round draft choice from Cleveland, and guard Alexey Shved and forward Luc Mbah a Moute from Minnesota.
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