VanMeter, Long provide sparks in Wahoos’ 5-2 victory

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pensacola Blue Wahoos’ Josh VanMeter and Shed Long both belted pitches from Atlanta Braves’ top pitching prospect Kolby Allard out of...

Will Dodgers win 100 games?

By BETH HARRISAP Sports WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — The century mark is in sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers heading into the second half...

Venus Williams reaches her ninth Wimbledon final; to face Muguruza

By HOWARD FENDRICHAP Tennis WriterLONDON (AP) — All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.With her latest display of...

Joe Gibbs Racing to replace Matt Kenseth with Erik Jones

By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing WriterCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing is replacing NASCAR’s oldest full-time driver with one of the youngest as...

Alex Wood improves to 10-0 in Dodgers’ 1-0 victory over D-backs

By BETH HARRISAP Sports WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — If Alex Wood’s performance was an audition for a spot in the All-Star Game, and he...

Injured Olympian defies doctors to walk for his wedding

By PAT GRAHAMAP Sports WriterOn good days, American high jumper Jamie Nieto can shuffle 130 steps without a cane or walker.It’s an important distance...

Jeff Gordon to lead Brickyard 400 field as pace-car driver

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Gordon will get another opportunity to lead the Brickyard 400 field — and this time, he’s not planning to come...

Kluber strikes out 12 as Indians top Rangers 5-1

By STEVE HERRICKAssociated PressCLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber is moving into select company when it comes to striking out batters.Kluber allowed three hits and...

Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye

By JENNA FRYERAP Auto Racing Writer SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he...

Scott Dixon spoils Penske party to win at Road America

By GENARO C. ARMASAP Sports WriterELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Scott Dixon spoiled Team Penske’s party at Road America.First, his Chip Ganassi Racing team...