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CHICAGO -- Matt Carpenter's streak of consecutive games with home runs ended at six as Jose Quintana (9-6) allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings as the cubs beat the cardinals 7-2. Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Mike Mayers (2-1) with two outs in the sixth. St. Louis has lost seven of 11. the cubs expanded their lead in the nl central to 3.5 games.


SEATTLE -- Ryon Healy hit a pair of three-run homers for a career-best six RBI, as seattle beats the whites sox 8-2. Healy homered in a five-run first off Reynaldo Lopez (4-8) and in the eighth against Hector Santiago, giving him 20 homers and 53 RBI this season. Marco Gonzales (11-5) won his fourth consecutive start, allowing two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He did not give up a hit or a walk in the first five innings.



Boston beat Detroit 9-1 on Sunday for their 19th win in 23 games.




After an outstanding run heading into the All-Star break, Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt looks to snap out of a 1-for-12 slump since the midseason game when the Diamondbacks open a four-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Goldschmidt struck out out a whopping nine times in a three-game series against Colorado, including three times on Sunday.


Yankees ace Luis Severino (14-2, 2.31 ERA) tries goes for his major league-leading 15th win in the opener of a series at Tampa Bay. Severino is 6-0 with a 2.41 ERA over his last six starts


Daniel Poncedeleon will make his major league debut for St. Louis in the opener of a series at Cincinnati. The right-hander underwent surgery last year to relieve pressure around his brain after he was hit in the head by a line drive while pitching for Triple-A Memphis.


NEW YORK (AP) – In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease. The team figures it’s likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that probably explains why Syndergaard weakened and his velocity decreased during Friday night’s victory at Yankee Stadium.


CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid another crazy ending at Carnoustie and won the British Open to become Italy’s first major champion. Tiger Woods took the lead in the final round at a major for the first time in nine years and lost it with one bad swing. Jordan Spieth cost himself another chance in a major by failing to make a single birdie. Seven players had a share of the lead at some point. Six were still tied on the back nine. Through all that suspense, Molinari never flinched. He closed with a 2-under 69, playing the final 37 holes on the toughest links in golf without a bogey to become british open champion.


MONTREAL (AP) – Johnny Manziel is headed to the Montreal Alouettes in a reunion with the coach who recruited him to Texas A&M. The Canadian Football League team acquired the former Heisman Trophy from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a blockbuster trade Sunday that reunites him wifh first-year Montreal coach Mike Sherman.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have signed rookie first-round pick running back Saquon Barkley to a contract. barkley was the second overall pick in this years draft.

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died Sunday at the age of 56. The team announced Sparano’s death in a statement that did not provide a cause. Sparano had been the Vikings’ offensive line coach since 2016. Sparano had stints as a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Sparano also spent time with the Browns, Redskins, Jaguars, Cowboys and 49ers.

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Rene Portland, who built Penn State into a women's basketball powerhouse during a 27-year tenure, has died after a three-year fight with cancer. She was 65.


CARCASSONNE, France (AP) – Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark sprinted away from two other challengers to win Stage 15 of the Tour de France, while Geraint Thomas had no trouble holding the overall lead for a fourth consecutive day


MORRISON, Colo. (AP) – John Force raced to his first victory of the season and record-extending 149th career Funny Car win in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Force drove the John Force Racing Camaro past Matt Hagan in the first round, Cruz Pedregon in the quarterfinals and daughter Courtney Force in the semifinals en route to his first victory since the Gatornationals in March 2017.


LOUDON, N.H. (AP) – Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick aimed his Ford bumper at the right side of Busch’s Toyota and nudged the leader out of the way for the move of the race in another stellar showing for the leader of the Big Three. Harvick raced to his sixth victory of the season and went 1-2 in some order with Busch for the ninth time this year. Busch has five wins and Martin Truex Jr., who was fourth on Sunday, has four.

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