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From Mike DiGiovanna: The Dodgers and Chicago Cubs combined for 17 runs, 12 hits, six walks, two batters, two misplayed balls to the outfield, one error and 187 pitches thrown by five pitchers as Sunday’s match took place in the middle of the afternoon.

And then the fourth round began.

“The worst,” Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner said when asked to describe the first three innings of an 11-9 win over the Cubs in front of a crowd of 41,824 at Dodger Stadium. . “It was horrible. But at least we were able to go back and win, so that helps a bit.

The Dodgers didn’t earn many style points. Starter Julio Urías was rocked for five runs and three hits, including a PJ Higgins grand slam, in a 45-pitch first inning, and the southpaw lasted just two innings, his shortest start to the season.

Left fielder Gavin Lux had one ball sailing over his head and another dropping past him — both with 90% catch probabilities, according to Statcast — for key shots in the former.

After the Dodgers scored three runs late in the first, reliever Phil Bickford gave up a three-run homer to David Bote in the third, cutting the deficit to five. It took the teams nearly two hours to complete three innings.

But the offense hit 14 hits in all, including a home run, a double and two singles from Freddie Freeman, and relievers Yency Almonte, Caleb Ferguson, Alex Vesia and Brusdar Graterol combined for 5 2/3 innings without a hit for push the Dodgers (56-29) to their 11th win in 12 games and their National League West lead over San Diego to eight games.


Dodgers pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Tony Gonsolin selected to All-Star team

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From Ryan Kartje: The blueprint that propelled Caleb Williams to the forefront of a new era of college football first emerged long before the landscape changed, years before he arrived at USC, when the notion of an amateur quarterback making millions off his name, the image and likeness always seemed impossible.

Carl Williams had a gift for seeing into the future. As a commercial real estate developer in the Washington DC area, Carl has always tried to stay one step ahead, considering every variable, anticipating every tectonic shift before the ground shakes beneath him.

He wanted the same for his son. It had been their plan since 10-year-old Caleb cried in the backseat of their car after a deeply frustrating loss, telling his father how desperate he wanted to be. Twice Carl asked his son if he really meant it, and twice Caleb assured him. And from that point on, his dad did everything in his power to propel Caleb to those heights, surrounding him with a team of experts, coaches and mentors, sparing no expense for him. help reach his quarterback potential.

Caleb swam regularly. He did hot yoga. He followed a special diet. He saw a sports psychologist. Everything to bring him closer to his dream.

They applied the same principle to NIL. But with NIL, there were no safeguards, no precedents, no role models to help a family prepare. So Carl and his business partners, who together own a gym in the DC area, sketched out their own plans with help from Caleb while he was still in high school. They compiled brand lists, built pitch decks and crafted mission statements, all aimed at not only maximizing Caleb’s marketability but also keeping him “above the chaos” they expected was inevitable when wage restrictions were eventually lifted.


USC QB Caleb Williams is comfortable leading the Trojans on and off the court


The Baltimore Orioles earned their eighth straight victory Sunday, using back-to-back four-run innings and three RBIs from Ramon Urias in a 9-5 victory over the Angels.

Baltimore fell behind 2-0 before coming back strong to complete a 7-0 homestand and its first four-game sweep against the Angels since 2003. The Orioles had not won eight straight games in a season since April 22 as of May 1, 2005, however they have won 12 in a row over two seasons in late 2015 and early 2016.

Baltimore (43-44) moved with a .500 game for the first time since going 0-1.

Monte Harrison and Max Stassi homered for the sinking Angels, who are now in their worst 11 games of the season under .500 at 38-49 after a 1-8 swing that started in Houston and Miami.


All-Star forward Adrian Kempe has agreed to a four-year, $22 million contract extension with the Kings.

The club announced the deal on Sunday with Kempe, who set career highs with 35 goals and 54 points last season while earning his first All-Star Game selection.

Kempe became just the third player to score 35 goals for Los Angeles since 2004. The right-winger also led the Kings with six points in seven playoff games after Los Angeles qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2018.


A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and the rest of the WNBA All-Stars lined the sideline after halftime, No. 42 and the Griner name on the back of their jerseys.

Brittney Griner was everywhere on Sunday, everywhere except where the league’s best players thought she should be – playing alongside them in the WNBA All-Star Game marquee, in which Team Wilson walked away from the team Stewart for a 134-112 win.

Griner is in Russia, where she has been detained since February after police said they found vaping cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. The eight-time All-Star pleaded guilty Thursday to drug possession charges that could carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

While advocating for Griner’s release, the WNBA also honored Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles at the last All-Star Game for the two outgoing players. Fowles had the biggest highlight of the day, landing a steal and slamming a dunk for Team Wilson with 4:04 to go in the first half.


“Fly is fly”: On the WNBA’s booming fashion scene


From Sam Farmer: Sure, he was facing the toughest serve in tennis, but Novak Djokovic has a devastating comeback.

Back to Wimbledon. Win it all. Four times in a row.

After a rowdy yet routine match on Sunday, the Serbian star lifted another championship trophy, winning his seventh Wimbledon men’s singles title by beating Australian Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(3) on Center Court, where Djokovic hasn’t lost since 2013.

“This tournament has a special place in my heart because it was always the tournament of my childhood dreams,” said Djokovic, who won his 21st Grand Slam championship, trailing only Rafael Nadal’s 22 among players. men of all time. Only Roger Federer holds more men’s titles at Wimbledon than Djokovic with eight.


Elena Rybakina defeats Ons Jabeur for Wimbledon women’s title


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1914 – Babe Ruth makes his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, winning 4-3 over the Indians.

1950 – Red Schoendienst hits a home run in the 14th inning to give the NL a 4-3 win in the All-Star Game.

1967 – Tony Perez hits out in the 15th inning against Catfish Hunter to give the National League a 2-1 victory in the longest game in All-Star history.

1979 — Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States sets a Pan American Games record in the 110 hurdles with a time of 13.20 seconds.

1981 – Briton Sebastian Coe breaks his own world record in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:12.18 at a competition in Oslo, Norway. Seven runners broke the 3 minute 51 second barrier in the mile led by Steve Ovett at 3:49.25. Steve Scott finished third and set an American record in 3:49.68.

1985 – Houston Astros’ Nolan Ryan becomes the first pitcher in major league history to reach 4,000 strikeouts when he backs off New York’s Danny Heep in the sixth inning.

1992 — Treboh Joe, a 9-year-old gelding, made harness racing history by losing his 162nd consecutive race. Treboh Joe finished fourth to break the North American record of 161 straight losses held by Shiaway Moses.

1993 — Alain Prost achieves his 50th victory in Formula 1 by winning the British Grand Prix.

1995 – Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich, the most prolific passer in school history, is suspended for eight games by the NCAA for betting on college sports.

2008 – Spanish cyclist Manuel Beltran tests positive for performance-enhancing EPO and is immediately expelled from the Tour de France and suspended by his team, Liquigas.

2011 – So Yeon Ryu wins the US Women’s Open, beating Hee Kyung Seo by three strokes in a three-hole elimination match. Ryu becomes the fifth South Korean to win the Open and the fourth in the past seven years.

2015 – Serena Williams wins her sixth All England Club title, beating Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s final. For Williams, this is her second “Serena Slam” – holding all four major titles at the same time. Overall, this is the 21st major title for Williams, one shy of Graf’s Open-era record.

2017 — Venus Williams reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the 10th time. The five-time All England Club champion progresses by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 under a closed roof on center court.

2021 – Novak Djokovic defeats Italian Matteo Berrettini, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, to win the Wimbledon title. The win is Djokovic’s 20th Grand Slam title.

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Nolan Ryan gets his 4,000th strikeout. Watch and listen here.

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