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Sports Report: Adrian Beltre Hit For The Cycle For The Third Time, First Since 1933

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MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Toronto bested Minnesota 5-1, Texas won against Houston 12-9, Tampa Bay topped the White Sox 5-4, Baltimore defeated Oakland 9-2, and it was the Angels over Cleveland 5-4.

The Yankees face Boston in New York tonight at 7.

In the National League, the Mets crushed Miami 12-1, Atlanta edged San Francisco 9-8 in 12 innings, Arizona bested Washington 6-4, and it was San Diego over Milwaukee 13-5.

The Cubs at Pittsburgh game was postponed due to rain.

In interleague, Seattle slid past Colorado 8-7.

Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle for the third time in his career, doing it by the fifth inning of the Rangers' 12-9 win over Houston. Beltre collected a two-run triple in the first inning, a double in the second and a single in the third before going deep against the AL West leaders. The Elias Sports Bureau says Beltre is the fourth player in major league history with three cycles, and the first since Babe Herman notched his third in 1933.

NCAA:

UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has found a recruiting niche in landing players who have already graduated from college, but still have one year of basketball eligibility. This season, the Huskies have added two graduate-student transfers who are expected to play major roles next season — guard Sterling Gibbs from Seton Hall, and forward Shonn Miller who graduated from Cornell.

Former college football broadcaster Craig James has filed a lawsuit against Fox Sports saying he was fired because he had expressed opposition to gay marriage. The former running back for Southern Methodist University and the New England Patriots filed a lawsuit yesterday in Dallas County that seeks at least $100,000 in damages. Fox hired him in August of 2013 only to fire him days later.

Fantasy:

CBS is the latest player in daily fantasy sports, bringing back its SportsLine.com site as a hub for data-driven projections, analysis and single-day fantasy sports. The new daily fantasy game launched YESTERDAY by CBS Interactive is different from typical salary-cap games offered by the biggest daily fantasy operators, Fanduel and DraftKings. Yahoo also started a daily fantasy game in July.

Legal:

A Massachusetts prosecutor says an anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him. Prosecutor William McCauley says in a filing that an attempt by Hernandez's lawyer to question the woman under oath is an "unwarranted fishing expedition."

The fiancée of imprisoned ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has petitioned a Rhode Island court to add the surname Hernandez to her name, matching their daughter's name. The Providence Journal reports Shayanna Jenkins appeared in North Providence Probate Court yesterday seeking to change her surname to Jenkins-Hernandez. A judge says she needs more information before granting Jenkins' request.

NFL:

The New York Giants have finally spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries. Giants general manager Jerry Reese said yesterday morning in a radio interview that "it was a personal conversation, and I want to keep it private between him and I." Pierre-Paul was injured in a fireworks accident on July 4th in Florida.

Swimming:

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa improved his own world record in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday at the swimming world championships. Van der Burgh won his morning heat in 26.62 seconds — shaving five hundredths off his previous mark established in a now-banned rubberized suit at the 2009 worlds in Rome.

It's the first men's world record to fall at this meet after four women's marks were set over the opening two days.

Britain's Adam Peaty also swam 26.62 at the European Championships in Berlin last August but that mark was not approved by governing body FINA because he was not tested for the blood-booster EPO. Peaty qualified second Tuesday in 26.68, winning the last of nine heats. The 50 breaststroke is not an Olympic event.

Horse Racing:

Lady Shipman continued her winning ways with a dominating 3 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Coronation Cup Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

Back in against fellow 3-year-old fillies after beating older horses in her previous start, Lady Shipman ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:00.85, two-tenths of a second off the inner turf course record.

Ridden by Eduardo Nunez for trainer Kathleen O'Connell, Lady Shipman paid $3.40, $2.70 and $2.40 as the 3-5 favorite in a field of nine.

Miss Ella, making her grass debut, returned $4.50 and $4.40 for second, 3 ½ lengths ahead of 55-1 long shot Darling Sky, who paid $12.20 to show.

In the co-feature, African Oil swept from last to first on the far turn and held on to win the rescheduled $75,000 Jonathan Kiser Novice Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths over Selection Sunday.

Originally carded for July 30, the 2 1/16-mile steeplechase event was postponed due to heavy rain. Ridden by Bernard Dalton, African Oil paid $10.20, $4.40 and $3.60, while Selection Sunday returned $4.90 and $3.70. Mandola paid $3.60 to show.

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