CUBS 7, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs completed a three-game series sweep WITH A 7-4 WIN OVER SAN DIEGO. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer (5-6), who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his previous start. It was more than enough for Lester (12-2), who struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefty allowed three runs and six hits while improving to 10-1 in his last 12 starts. Brandon Morrow pitched the ninth for his 22nd save, helping Chicago open a 2 1/2-game lead over slumping Milwaukee in the NL Central.
CARDINALS 6, REDS 4
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis, making interim manager Mike Shildt a winner in his first game AS THE CARDINALS GET PAST THE REDS 6-4. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. John Gant (3-3) picked up the win with four hitless innings. Jordan Hicks got three outs for his second save. Cincinnati had won four of five. It is 35-26 since beginning the season 8-27. Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (4-2) was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 innings.
WHITE SOX 10, ROYALS 1
CHICAGO -- Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada homered, Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the White Sox won 10-1 for the third time in four games. Moncada had three hits and scored three times a day after leaving Saturday's 5-0 loss with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and drove in two runs. Adalberto Mondesi homered leading off the eighth for the last-place Royals, who are 2-11 in July. Burch Smith (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in two innings. Giolito (6-8) permitted just two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings.
TWINS 11, RAYS 7, 10 INNINGS
INDIANS 5, YANKEES 2
TIGERS 6, ASTROS 3
PIRATES 7, BREWERS 6, 10 INNINGS
LONDON (AP) – Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady, saving all five of those, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the sun-drenched afternoon. It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fourth-highest total in the history of men’s tennis. But it’s also his first in more than two years.
LONDON (AP) – Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Kerber played cleanly as can be, covering the court so well and picking her spots for big shots, in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Williams in Saturday’s final. It is the 30-year-old Kerber’s third Grand Slam title. She also beat Williams in the Australian Open final in 2016, then won that year’s U.S. Open. Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and her 23 major trophies rank second all-time to Margaret Court.
MOSCOW (AP) France won its second World Cup title by beating Croatia 4-2 on Sunday in a match briefly interrupted by an on-field protest during the second half that Russian punk band Pussy Riot later took credit for . Teenage forward Kylian Mbappe scored his fourth goal of the tournament for France and the team’s fourth in the 65th minute, about 12 minutes after play resumed at the Luzhniki Stadium. Mbappe, who is 19, is only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final. Pele was 17 when he scored two goals for Brazil in the 1958 final. Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock group that rose to global prominence with their daring outdoor performances critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012, claimed responsibility for the second-half disruption on Twitter.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Manny Pacquiao clinched his 60th victory with a seventh-round knockout Sunday of Argentinian Lucas Matthysse, his first stoppage in nine years. Pacquiao said he worked hard but was surprised by the swift win in the World Boxing Association welterweight title fight. Pacquiao rebounded from his disappointing loss last year to Australian Jeff Horn and his victory could extend his boxing career that had taken a backseat to his political life as a Filipino senator.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Indianapolis resident John Cynn is the champion of the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold `em main event. The 33-year-old won the famed tournament Sunday at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He’s now $8.8 million richer and the owner of a coveted gold bracelet with diamonds and other gemstones. Cynn eliminated Tony Miles, of Lake Mary, Florida, on the 442nd hand of the final table. Miles takes home $5 million. Houston resident Michael Dyer was eliminated Saturday in third place.
Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of a swimming accident Sunday morning. Nicknamed ”Razor” for his aggressive style, Emery played parts of 11 seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Chicago Blackhawks and Anaheim Ducks from 2003-2015. He helped the Senators reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and won it as a backup with the Blackhawks in 2013.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. (AP) – Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday. Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the leader after the first two rounds. Romo tapped in for par, worth one point, on the 18th hole to finish with 71 points, three ahead of Mulder, the former major league pitcher. Pavelski had a 7-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th that could have tied Romo, but it slid by. He finished with 66 points, tied for third with Ray Allen, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 7.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) – Michael Kim shot a final-round 66 on Sunday to win the John Deere Classic by a record-setting eight strokes and pick up his first victory on the PGA Tour. Kim, who turned 25 on Saturday, finished at 27-under 257 – breaking Steve Stricker’s tournament record from 2010 by one shot. He also qualified for next week’s British Open at Carnoustie. Bronson Burgoon, Francesco Molinari, Joel Dahmen and Sam Ryder all finished at 19 under. Kim took all the drama out of the final round with birdies on his first three holes and secured the largest margin of victory during the tournament’s stay at TPC Deere Run, which began in 2000.
SPARTA, Ky. -- Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch late on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex's No. 78 Toyota Camry appeared even more dominant than last July as he led five times for 174 of 267 laps and swept the first two stages from the pole. The defending Cup champion was always in contention in the 400-mile race, even while trailing. He proved it at key moments late, overtaking Keselowski on lap 201 and Busch 23 laps later to become Kentucky's first back-to-back winner, earning his fourth victory this season and 19th of his career. Ryan Blaney and Keselowski were next in Fords, followed by Kyle Busch (Toyota) and Kevin Harvick (Ford).