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#SportsReport: Griffey Jr., Piazza Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

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Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are the newest members of Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Griffey played 22 years in the big leagues and finished with 630 home runs. Piazza, a 12-time All-Star catcher who perhaps was the finest 62nd round draft pick in history, posted a career batting average of .308 and is fourth all-time in runs driven in by catchers.

In the American League, Boston beat Minnesota 8-7, Toronto blanked Seattle 2-0, Baltimore won against Cleveland 5-3, Houston bested the Angels 13-3, Texas edged Kansas City 2-1, and it was Oakland over Tampa Bay 3-2. In a double header, the White Sox beat Detroit in both games, 4-3, 5-4.

In the National League, the Mets blanked Miami 3-0, Arizona edged Cincinnati 9-8, San Diego won against Washington 10-6, Pittsburgh edged Philadelphia 5-4, the Cubs slid past Milwaukee 6-5, Colorado bested Atlanta 7-2, and it was the Dodgers over St. Louis 9-6.

In interleague play, the Yankees beat topped San Francisco 5-2.

Chris Sale, the ace of the Chicago White Sox, has been suspended five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear Saturday. The suspension comes to $250,000 of Sale's $9.15 million salary for the 14-game winner.

The Toronto Blue Jays have cut relief pitcher Drew Storen and recalled right-hander Ryan Tepera from Triple-A Buffalo. The Jays acquired Storen from Washington in January for outfielder Ben Revere with the hope of using him at the back-end of their bullpen. Instead, Storen went 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA and three saves in 38 games for the Blue Jays.


Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games. The International Olympic Committee decided against taking the unprecedented step of excluding Russia's entire team over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Tour de France:

Britain's Chris Froome is celebrating his third Tour de France title. The Kenyan-born Froome finished the last stage safely back of the main pack but in front overall. He has won the annual race three of the last four years. The winner of the last stage was Andre Greipel of Germany.

Horse Racing - Saratoga:

Songbird has won the Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks race at Saratoga Race Course with Jockey Mike E. Smith. Songbird is now 9 for 9 and unbeaten across the country.


Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice, Sacha Kljestan had a goal and two assists and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 4-1 Sunday. Wright-Phillips poked a shot from the center of the box, off the pass from Kljestan, past a charging Josh Saunders in the 20th minute. Three minutes later, Kljestan found Ronald Zubar who gave the Red Bulls a 2-0 lead. NYCFC has lost two of three.


Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis. He beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third. Busch is the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup poles and races on the same weekend. He also joined Johnson as the only Cup drivers with back-to-back wins on Indy' 2.5-mile oval. Johnson won in 2008 and 2009.

Tony Stewart was 11th in his final Brickyard race after being assessed a late penalty for speeding on pit road. Five-time race winner Jeff Gordon finished 13th after coming out of retirement to replace the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt is fighting concussion-like symptoms and has not yet been cleared by doctors to drive.


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time. And in doing so, he took over the world championship standings from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third, followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Hamilton now has five F1 victories this season for 192 points, while Rosberg has 186 points and Ricciardo 115.


Jhonattan Vegas has his second win on the PGA Tour. He finished 12-under to edge three players, including Dustin Johnson, to win by one stroke. Vegas birdied the final three holes and had a final round 8-under-64 to clinch the win.

Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open in Scotland. He shot a final-round 4-under 68 to finish 11 shots under par, two in front of Scott McCarron. Tied for third were third-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez and Magnus Atlevi Persson at 8-under.


Cristie Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over England's Melissa Reid to give the United States the UL International Crown title. Kerr and company were shut out in the first session of the LPGA Tour event, but got progressively better each day. Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller each closed out wins before Reid missed a birdie putt on 16, handing the decisive victory to Kerr.


Serena Williams had to pull out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round. Williams is coming off her seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month. The win tied Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

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