• 'Unbelievable': Jankovic tops 2-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback from a set and a break down against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. "I cannot stop smiling. ... I was very brave at the...

  • Nationals pitcher Strasburg exits early with injury

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness in his left side. Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his third start since coming off the...

  • The Latest: Monfils-Simon match moved to Centre Court

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:20 p.m. The Wimbledon match between Gael Monfils and Gilles Simon has been moved to Centre Court so it can be completed under the lights after darkness set in on Court 1. Simon leads the third-round match 3-6, 6-3,...

  • Strasburg injured in Nats' 9-3 win over SF

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seems like every bat Bryce Harper uses this season provides fireworks for the Washington Nationals. The patriotic version he used on July 4 against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants was no exception. Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and...

  • Yankees beat Rays 3-2 on 9th-inning error by Boxberger

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A ninth-inning throwing error by pitcher Brad Boxberger gave the New York Yankees their second straight walk-off win against the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2 on Saturday. Steven Souza Jr. tied the score in the top half with a two-run drive, the first home run off Dellin...

  • Twins' Santana reinstated from suspension, will start Sunday

    Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been reinstated following an 80-game drug suspension and is scheduled to start Sunday against the Kansas City Royals. Santana signed a $55 million, four-year contract with the Twins in December after going 14-10 with a...

  • Martinez homers to back Price as Tigers beat Blue Jays 8-3

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered and David Price pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Saturday afternoon. Before the game, the Tigers placed Miguel Cabrera on the disabled list for the first time in his 13-year career. Detroit has...

  • LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. And the Spurs apparently got the answer they wanted. Ending a frantic few days of courtship — and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to win yet another NBA title — Aldridge announced Saturday...

  • Orioles keep Gausman in rotation, move Norris to bullpen

    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Right-hander Kevin Gausman will remain in the Baltimore Orioles rotation and start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, while Bud Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen. The Orioles recalled Gausman on Thursday from Triple-A Norfolk. He struck out seven in 6...

  • Klee: On Independence Day, an ode to the anthem

    Paul klee paul.klee@gazette.com/636-0140
    Updated: 3 min ago

    DENVER - She sang for an audience of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid, an audition for the television show "X Factor." Gracie Sprague was just 14. That experience remains memorable, just as her tryout next week for "American Idol" promises to be. Gracie is considering a Kelly...

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