Sports Report: Hisashi Iwakuma No-Hits Baltimore
In baseball, in the American League, Hisashi Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher to throw a major league no-hitter, doing it in Seattle's 3-0 shutout of Baltimore. Meanwhile there's a new leader in the AL East, with the Toronto Blue Jays sitting a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees. Toronto topped Oakland 10-3, Cleveland beat the Yankees 2-1, Detroit won against Kansas City 7-4, the White Sox edged the Angels 3-2 in 13 innings, and it was Minnesota over Texas 11-1.
In the National League, the Mets blanked Colorado 3-0, Philadelphia defeated Arizona 7-6, St. Louis doubled up Pittsburgh 4-2, the Dodgers shut out Washington 3-0, the Cubs won against Milwaukee 3-2 in 10 innings, and it was Cincinnati over San Diego 7-3. The New York Mets remain atop the NL East by 3 1/2 games over Washington.
In interleague play, Miami bested Boston 14-6, Houston shut out San Francisco 2-0, and it was Tampa Bay over Atlanta 9-6.
The Buffalo Bills have claimed Ikemefuna Enemkpali off waivers from the New York Jets after the linebacker was released for breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch in the team's locker room. Coach Rex Ryan announced the move shortly before practice yesterday, and a day after Enemkpali was released by the Jets.
A federal judge has put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. At the first hearing in the civil case in Manhattan federal court yesterday, the judge demanded to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.
Will the New England Patriots' preseason opener be a coming-out party for Jimmy Garoppolo or a thumb in the eye to Roger Goodell and the NFL's Deflategate investigation? That's what football fans will see when the Patriots play the Green Bay Packers tonight in their exhibition opener.
Peyton Manning says Tom Brady apologized to him — unnecessarily — after taking a shot at him in recently released emails. Brady's exchange with a childhood friend last November was contained in documents released as part of the NFLPA's lawsuit on behalf of Brady seeking to quash his four-game suspension. In it, Brady, wrote: "I've got another 7 or 8 years. He has 2."
A courtroom artist whose gaunt sketches of Tom Brady at the first "Deflategate" civil suit hearing in Manhattan federal court led to a Twitter flurry says it's her job to show what's going on. Jane Rosenberg's drawings of the New England Patriots quarterback yesterday were compared with everything from "Lurch" in "The Addams Family" to the figure in Edvard Munch's "The Scream."
Tonight the Jets will be in Detroit and Green Bay faces the Patriots in Foxboro at 7:30 p.m.
If the United States is going to bid for the 2024 Olympics, that bid will come from Los Angeles. U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun says he's optimistic the USOC can work out a plan to make Los Angeles the bidder. He says he hopes the decision will be official by the end of the month. The news comes two weeks after the USOC dropped a Boston bid that was short on support.
The PGA of America has no plans to take two golf tournaments away from courses Donald Trump owns over the next seven years.
The PGA of America was the first golf organization to pull an event from a Trump property when it announced the Grand Slam of Golf would not be played in October at Trump National in Los Angeles. Still on the calendar are the 2017 Senior PGA Championship at Trump's course outside Washington and the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump National in Bedminster, New Jersey.
PGA chief executive Pete Bevacqua says both of those tournaments will be played on Trump-controlled courses, as scheduled.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that commits $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a new arena for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks.
The signing took place at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, with team officials, state lawmakers and others in attendance.
Taxpayers ultimately will pay about $400 million, including interest, over the next two decades. Current and former team owners will spend another $250 million on the arena and keep the Bucks from leaving the state.
In the WNBA, Connecticut beat Tulsa 80-74, and it was Phoenix over Seattle 83-66.
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