AP Sports Wrap from Friday, July 22, 2016
UNDATED (AP) — There's been another change at the top of the American League East standings.
The Baltimore Orioles leapfrogged Boston to regain a half-game lead over the Red Sox by beating AL Central-leading Cleveland 5-1.
Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and Manny Machado added a solo shot. Rookie hurler Dylan Bundy went five innings to earn his first major league victory as a starter.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox fell into second place by dropping a 2-1 decision to last-place Minnesota. Kyle Gibson held the Red Sox to one run on two hits in eight innings. Brian Dozier hit a solo home run for the Twins in the second inning. Miguel Sano added an RBI single in the sixth.
In other baseball:
— The New York Yankees handed NL West-leading San Francisco their sixth straight loss, 3-2. Giants Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford made three errors for the first time in his career, with his wild throw in the eighth inning allowing the go-ahead run to score. To make matters worse, Giants All-Star catcher Buster Posey left after a couple innings after fouling a ball off his right foot. X-rays were negative and Posey was listed as day to day.
— Mets infielder Jose Reyes (RAY'-uhs) made a successful return to Marlins Park. Ex-Marlin Reyes had his first three-hit game since joining the New York Mets early this month and scored twice to help them beat the Miami Marlins 5-3. Reyes drove in a run, stole a base and scored on two sacrifice flies by Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs).
— The St. Louis Cardinals won a 16-inning marathon by edging the L.A. Dodgers 4-3. Matt Adams ended it with a walkoff homer in the 16th. The Cards have won five in a row, their longest win streak of the season.
— In another marathon, Oakland shaded Tampa Bay 1-0 in 13 innings. Coco Crisp ended it with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 13th.
— Jeff Kent homered twice, including a tiebreaking three-run shot in the fifth inning, as San Diego handed the NL East-leading Washington Nationals their fourth loss in five games, 5-3. Kent has 22 round-trippers.
— Dexter Fowler led off the first with a homer and drove in three runs in his first game off the disabled list, powering the Chicago Cubs past Milwaukee 5-2. Fowler went 3 for 4 with a walk.
— Zach Eflin pitched his first major league shutout in his eighth start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0.
— Seattle ended Toronto's three-game winning streak, 2-1. James Paxton pitched seven strong innings to win for the first time in three starts. Seth Smith doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth.
— Joey Votto (VAH'-toh) extended his post-All Star break surge with a three-run homer in leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-2 victory over the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks in a matchup of last-place clubs. The Diamondbacks have dropped 16 of 20.
— Miguel Cabrera tied a season high with four hits, including a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh, to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 7-5 victory over the struggling White Sox. Chicago has lost eight of nine.
— Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story hit two-run homers off relievers after starter Julio Teheran left because of an injury, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3. Jon Gray pitched seven strong innings for the win. Teheran is listed as day to day.
—The Kansas City Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers' Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning to improve to 6-1.
— Lance McCullers struck out 10 in eight-plus solid innings and Will Harris finished off the ninth to lead the Houston Astros to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Big Easy favored to get NBA All-Star game on the rebound...Atlanta a possibility...Boston out
NEW YORK (AP) — A person close to the situation tells The Associated Press that New Orleans has emerged as the favorite to host next year's NBA All-Star game. The person said the league and city are "deep in negotiations" to stage the game there for a third time. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because the details of the discussions have not been publicly announced.
The league moved the game out of Charlotte on Thursday because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
Officials from several cities have expressed interest in hosting the game, including Atlanta. Boston is apparently out of the running for the game. A spokeswoman for the TD Garden told The Boston Globe the arena has a scheduling conflict.
Johnson, List share lead
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Luke List share the 36-hole lead of the Canadian Open. The first round co-leaders matched 1-under 71s to go to 7-under par.
Canadian amateur Jared du Toit, former Arizona State teammate Jon Rahm and Kelly Kraft were a stroke back, also each shooting 71.
Top-ranked defending champion Jason Day was 1 over, following his opening 69 with a 76.
GOLF-SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
Durant, Idoki share halfway lead
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Joe Durant birdied the par-4 18th hole for a 3-under 68 and a share of the Senior British Open lead with Kohki Idoki.
Idoki shot a 67 to match Durant at 7-under par for the 36 holes.
Durant teamed with Billy Andrade to win the 2015 Legends of Golf for his lone PGA Tour Champions title. The four-time PGA Tour winner has five top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up finish to Bernhard Langer in the major Constellation Senior Players in June.
The 54-year old Idoki won the 2013 Senior PGA Championship.
Olin Browne, Jesper Parnevik, Carlos Franco, Tom Byrum and Peter Fowler are a stroke back, while Mark O'Meara tops the group at 5 under.
Actor Wagner going for third title
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship. This event uses the modified Stableford scoring system.
The 56-year-old Wagner won the celebrity event in 2006 and 2011.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had minus-8 points. Larry the Cable Guy had minus-20. Notoriously bad golfer Charles Barkley was last in the 84-player field at minus-36.
LPGA-UL INTERNATIONAL CROWN
US gets on the board
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) — The United States finally picked up some points after being shut out on the first day of the LPGA UL International Crown.
Lexi Thompson and Cristie Kerr earned two points for a win in their match against a team from Thailand.
Gerina Piller and Stacy Lewis had to settle for one point when they halved their match after each missed a birdie putt on 18.
The Americans are still in last place in their pool, two points out of the lead. The top two teams from each of the two groups after Saturday's matches along with one wild card advance to the singles matches Sunday.
Harrison sets world record, Bolt wins
LONDON (AP) —It might not be an Olympic gold medal, but it's a nice consolation prize.
Kendra Harrison has broken a 28-year old world record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 12.20 seconds at a meet in London.
The blazing run comes after Harrison missed out on making the U.S. Olympic team for the Rio Games next month.
Usain (yoo-SAYN') Bolt tuned up for the Olympics with a win in the 200-meters. He was timed in 19.89 seconds in his first race since pulling out of the Jamaican Olympic trials earlier this month with a hamstring injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed forward Chris Kreider (KRY'-dur) to a four-year contract worth $18.5 million in a last-minute deal that helped the sides avoid arbitration. Rangers GM Jeff Gorton also announced the signing of the Rangers' other major restricted free agent, center Kevin Hayes, who got a two-year contract for $5.2 million.
Kreider had 21 goals and 22 assists in 79 games for New York last season.
Sabres Kane arrested
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres forward Evander Kane has been arrested by Buffalo police for allegedly grabbing three women by the neck, hair and arms during an altercation at a downtown bar last month.
The 24-year-old Kane was processed and released, and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 1. He faces four counts of non-criminal harassment, one count of disorderly conduct and a count of misdemeanor trespass as a result of the altercation that happened in the early hours of June 24 — the same day the NHL's two-day draft opened in Buffalo.
Kane's lawyer Paul Cambria told The Associated Press by phone that his client denies the charges.
Team USA tunes up for Rio with shutout
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Crystal Dunn scored in the 15th minute and Carli Lloyd had her 88th career goal to help the United States women's team beat Costa Rica 4-0 in its final game before the Rio Olympics next month.
Mallory Pugh and Christen Press also scored. The U.S. will face New Zealand on Aug. 3 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
OKLAHOMA STATE-BASKETBALL DEATH
OSU player died from an enlarged heart
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner's Office says Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart adding the manner of death was natural.
The office's family assistance coordinator, Eddie Johnson, told The Associated Press that the final report is not likely to be ready and released for another eight weeks.
University officials say the 22-year-old forward died Thursday after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather.
Ex-NFL coach has died at 67
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green has died. He was 67.
Green's family posted a message on the Cardinals website announcing the death.
Green spent 10 seasons in Minnesota, leading the Vikings to eight playoff appearances and two NFC championship games. He only had one losing season and compiled an overall record of 97-62, including a 15-1 regular season in 1998 spearheaded by a record-setting offense.