Querrey took full advantage to reach the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career — and the first for any American man anywhere since Andy Roddick was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2009
MIAMI | A new-look All-Star Game ended with an old-time score. Robinson Cano homered off Cubs closer Wade Davis leading off the 10th inning and the American League beat the National League 2-1 Tuesday night in an All-Star Game dominated by this era’s flame-throwers, rather than its standout sluggers.
LOS ANGELES | There was no parade. No reports of delirious fans honking horns or dancing in the streets. No spontaneous flag-waving. Los Angeles was all but guaranteed to be awarded a future Olympic Games on Tuesday, most likely in 2028, but the public reaction in the sports-crazed city was, well, subdued.
DENVER | The Denver Nuggets have waived 37-year-old shooting guard Mike Miller. The team announced the news on its Twitter account Tuesday.
MIAMI | Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season. The larger-than-life New York Yankees slugger beat Minnesota’s Miguel Sano 11-10 with two minutes to spare in the final Monday night, reaching 513 feet and displaying remarkable power to all fields.
MIAMI | Aaron Judge keeps the only piece of motivation he needs on his phone. It’s right there on his notes app, always atop the list for quick access. He looks at it every day and said he’s done so for months, letting it serve as the perfect provider of perspective. The message: .179 — a nod to what he hit last season in his debut with the New York Yankees.
MIAMI | Chris Sale will become the first pitcher to make consecutive All-Star starts representing different teams. The Boston Red Sox ace will start Tuesday night’s game for the American League, and Washington’s Max Scherzer will open for the National League.
CHAMBERY, France | Chris Froome probably hoped he had a bigger lead than his 18-second advantage over Fabio Aru on the Tour de France’s first rest day. At least he’s still in one piece, though. Richie Porte, Froome’s most feared opponent, and Geraint Thomas, Froome’s most loyal support rider at Team Sky, both crashed out […]
DENVER | Kyle Freeland just absorbed the thundering cheers as he tipped his cap and headed off the mound. “A ton of fun,” he said. Easy to see why: The hometown kid turned in one of the best pitching performances ever at Coors Field.
CHAMBERY, France | The Tour de France threw the kitchen sink at Chris Froome: steep mountain ascents followed by daredevil descents at speeds exceeding 70 kilometers (45 miles) per hour that wiped out other riders, the loss of his top teammate in a crash, a breakdown on his bike, and rivals who tried to make him crack with bursts of acceleration. But the most grueling, drama-filled day so far of this 104th Tour finished, yet again, with Froome still wearing the race leader’s yellow jersey.