Stanton wins derby...Sale, Cueto named All-Star starters

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton has won the Home Run Derby on the eve of the major league All-Star Game in San Diego. Stanton beat defending champion Todd Frazier of the White Sox 20-13 in the final. The Marlins outfielder slammed 61 home runs during his three rounds, beating Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') 24-7 in the first round and current home run leader Mark Trumbo 17-14 in the semifinals.

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Stanton's longest shot was estimated at 497 feet. He hit the eight longest homers of the competition and 20 of the 21 deepest drives.

Frazier advanced to the final by beating both Carlos Gonzalez and Adam Duvall by one round-tripper in each round.

The actual midsummer classic is slated for Tuesday at Petco Park. The White Sox Chris Sale has been named the starting pitcher for the American League, while San Francisco's Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) gets the ball for the National League.

Sale leads the majors with 14 victories and has compiled a .225 batting average against. Cueto is the NL's wins leader at 13-1 with a 2.47 ERA at the break.

The American League starting lineup for Tuesday's game has Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) leading off, followed by Angels center fielder Mike Trout, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and designated hitter David Ortiz of the Red Sox. Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts (BOH'-gahrts) hits fifth, ahead of Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, Bosox right fielder Mookie Betts, Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez and Red Sox left fielder Jackie Bradley.

Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper and Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant are the top three hitters for the National League, with hometown favorite Wil Myers of the Padres batting fourth as the DH. Giants catcher Buster Posey is fifth, followed by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO'-nuh), Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez and Cubs shortstop Addison Russell.


Cron out with busted hand

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Angels slugger C.J. Cron (krohn) is expected to be out at least six weeks following surgery on his broken left hand. Cron was hit by a pitch in Friday's game against Baltimore.

Cron was riding a hot streak before the injury, hitting .364 with 24 RBIs in 20 games.


No baseball in London next year

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has scrubbed plans of playing regular-season games in London next year.

Players association president Tony Clark said a number of factors have made it impossible to finalize plans for big league games there in time for the 2017 season.

Clark also was non-committal about having players on 25-man active rosters made available for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, to be held during the major league season. The International Olympic Committee executive board voted last month to support a six-nation tournament that year in both baseball and women's softball, and the full IOC is to vote in August.


Spurs mainstay is retiring

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan has called it a career after nearly two decades as the face and backbone of the San Antonio Spurs.

The quiet, big man is ending his 19-year NBA career with one franchise, having centered five NBA championships while playing in more than 1,000 games for the Spurs.

The No. 1 overall pick in 1997 goes out with two MVP awards among his list of accomplishments. Duncan was one of just four players to be named NBA Finals MVP at least three times. He was a 15-time All-Star, a member of the All-NBA first team 10 times and is one of only three players to win at least 1,000 games in his career. The other two are joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Parrish.

He is fifth on the NBA's career list in blocks, sixth in rebounds and 14th in scoring.

Duncan's retirement comes two months after the Spurs were upset by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals.


Warriors' Green arrested

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Golden State star Draymond Green has been arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus.

The alleged incident occurred early Sunday morning in the city where Green played for the Spartans from 2008 to 2012.

East Lansing Police Lt. Scott Wrigglesworth says the male victim was not injured.

If convicted of assault or assault and battery, Green could face 93 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both.


Tech leaders urge Silver to pull All-Star game

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology industry leaders are urging NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte unless a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is repealed "in very short order."

In a letter sent Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, the executives tell Silver that putting fans at risk of discrimination would "send a terrible message about who the NBA is and what it values as an organization, and set a dangerous precedent."

The All-Star weekend is set for next February -- unless the NBA pulls it.

NBA owners are holding their annual offseason meeting this week in Las Vegas.


Spieth says no to Olympics

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jordan Spieth (SPEETH) is taking a pass on golf's return to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years.

Spieth joins a growing list of big name players who are skipping the Summer Games in Rio next month due to health concerns.

Spieth joins top-ranked Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy as those who have opted out of the Olympics because of the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus. They are the top four ranked players in the world.


British Open week is underway

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson has surrendered the hardware.

The defending British Open champ has returned the claret jug that has accompanied him since he won a three-way playoff at St. Andrew's last year.

The trophy is being stored until a new champ is crowned Sunday at Royal Troon.

Colin Montgomerie gets the honor of hitting the opening tee shot when the third major tournament of the year starts on Thursday.

The 53-year old Scot will be playing what's likely his final British Open at the club where his father was the longtime secretary.

Top-ranked Jason Day will play in a group with Rickie Fowler and Masters champion Danny Willett. U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson plays with Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur) and Russell Knox.


Chemotherapy for Loos following surgery

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay men's basketball coach Dave Loos will require chemotherapy after having surgery to remove a malignant tumor from his colon.

School officials said Loos is expected to make a full recovery and return for the 2016-17 season, though Jay Bowen is taking over the program's day-to-day operations on an interim basis.

School officials said the tumor was successfully removed but had spread to one out of 23 lymph nodes in the area.

Loos is 409-391 in 26 seasons at Austin Peay, and 491-444 in 30 seasons overall.


Jankovich takes over at SMU

DALLAS (AP) — SMU has formally named Tim Jankovich as its new men's basketball coach, three days after Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown abruptly resigned.

Jankovich had been considered head-coach-in-waiting since he came to the Mustangs with Brown in 2012 after five seasons as head coach at Illinois State.

He filled in as head coach when Brown was suspended for the first nine games of the season and SMU won all of them.

The 57-year-old Jankovich was 104-64 at Illinois State from 2007-12.


Crowell Apologizes for Instagram drawing

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for temporarily posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed.

Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be circulated on social media, prompting his apology Monday.


Sharapova suspension appeal delayed

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A ruling on Maria Sharapova's appeal of her two-year doping ban has been postponed until September, taking her out of the Rio Olympics next month.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says that Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation have agreed to defer the decision, which had been due to be issued by next Monday.

Sharapova tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January and received a two-year ban from the ITF. The five-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player filed an appeal last month, seeking to overturn or reduce the sanction.


Murray likely to skip Davis Cup matches

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon champion Andy Murray says it's unlikely he'll play for Britain in its Davis Cup quarterfinal against Serbia this week.

Murray adds that even if he doesn't play in the matches, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, he probably still will travel to Belgrade to support the team.


Charges dropped

UNDATED (AP) — The agent for Ryan O'Reilly confirmed that charges against the Buffalo Sabres forward have been dropped stemming from an impaired driving incident last year.

Pat Morris tells The Associated Press in an email that Canadian prosecutors found there was not enough evidence to proceed and dropped the charges against O'Reilly of impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene. The case has been dismissed.


Haskell is next for Derby winner

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will make his next start at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 31.

Trainer Doug O'Neill said the 3-year-old colt turned in an impressive workout earlier in the day at Santa Anita racetrack in California, covering five furlongs in 59 seconds. O'Neill said it hasn't been decided when Nyquist will be shipped to New Jersey.

The Grade I Haskell drew a record crowd of more than 60,000 last year when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won the race.


Froome holds lead on day off

ARCALIS, Andorra (AP) — Defending champ Chris Froome holds a 16-second lead over countryman Adam Yates heading into Tuesday's tenth stage of the Tour de France, a 122-mile trek through the Pyrenees. There was no racing on Monday.