uled to pitch batting practice Sunday for the first

#1 von dasg234 , 07.12.2017 12:36

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent by about 3 p.m. All times EDT:- RIO DE JANEIRO -- Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.- PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas -- The U.S. track team is in Texas this week, trying to figure out, once again, the best way to get the baton around the track at the Olympics. Maybe Usain Bolt defined their problem best last year after the latest U.S. bobble: They tend to panic, he said.- FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Army gave four Kenyan-born runners the path to U.S. citizenship. Now, theyre soldiers training as world-class athletes who soon will be representing the red, white and blue at the Rio Olympics.- All the consternation over whether golfs addition to the Summer Olympics makes any sense at all raises the question of whether tennis -- another individual, professional sport with Grand Slam tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money -- belongs, too.- HOUSTON -- The U.S. Olympic mens basketball team closes its exhibition schedule against Nigeria, the team it hammered in a record-setting 156-63 rout four years ago in London. Game starts 8 p.m.- SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- Jimmy Walker had champagne in his glass and the Wanamaker Trophy at his side. Still unopened is a $1,200 bottle of Chateau Margaux that Butch Harmon has kept in his Las Vegas wine cellar for when Walker won his first major. That happened Sunday at the PGA Championship, where Walker was tested to the very end.- PHOENIX -- Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg tries to become the first pitcher in the majors with 15 wins this season when he starts at Arizona. Strasburg (14-1, 2.68) is tied with Chris Sale, Chris Tillman, J.A. Happ and Rick Porcello for the most victories. Game starts 9:40 p.m.- BOSTON -- Bostons public schools hope pre-dawn wake-up calls from Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will help students get out of bed and get to classes on time. Starting next month, middle- and high-school students will be able to sign up for the recorded calls from Big Papi.- LONG POND, Pa. -- Pocono Raceway becomes the first track to hold two Monday races in the same season. If the rain clears, Martin Truex Jr. starts from the pole and Jeff Gordon goes for his seventh win at the track. Race scheduled to start at 11:07 a.m. has been delayed.- PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills bring in free-agent running back Reggie Bush for a visit with the intention of adding veteran depth behind starter LeSean McCoy.- ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Von Millers world celebrity tour, as Peyton Manning coined it, didnt diminish the Super Bowl MVP. He was so good in his first 9-on-7 action of camp that the coaches pulled him off the field so they could get some work done on offense. Black Air VaporMax Shoes . Shot outdoors against the stunning backdrop of Banff, Alta., the networks 30-minute original production airs tonight at 8pm et/5pm pt on TSN2. The four All-Star teams will play for $100,000 in prize money during TSNs annual skins game, airing live this weekend on TSN from The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. Wholesale Air VaporMax Shoes . 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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Luke Scott downplayed his contribution to Tampa Bays win. Scott hit a two-run homer and a go-ahead RBI single Saturday but he credited the efforts of his Rays teammates in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros. Trailing 3-0, Scott hit a two-run homer off Houston starter Dallas Keuchel in the fifth. Yunel Escobar then had a two-out double, stole third and scored on Desmond Jennings RBI bunt single. In the sixth, Wil Myers singled with two outs then stole second before scoring on Scotts hit. "Theyre little things that mount up in the course of a game, and I think thats indicative of what weve been doing as a lineup," Scott said. "Guys up and down the lineup contributing all sorts of things with the bat, with the legs." After Scotts eighth homer got the Rays on the board, Escobar doubled with two outs and stole third base on a very close -- and risky -- play. "Thats got to be almost a 100 per cent play if youre going to try that," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Why do that? Because then Desmond can do what he did." Jennings beat out a bunt down the first base line and Escobar scored to make it 3-3. "The pitcher was lifting his leg and he gave me just one look," Escobar explained through an interpreter. "I thought I could get a jump and get to third base. After that, a wild pitch or anything could score me, so I took a chance." Roberto Hernandez survived a shaky first inning to post the Rays 14th straight quality start, going six innings and giving up three runs and six hits. He won for the first time in six starts since June 11. Hernandez (5-10) struck out six. Myers had two hits and scored twice for the Rays, who have won 13 of 15. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 22nd save. The Astross jumped out to a 3-0 lead behind Brett Wallaces two-run homer and J.dddddddddddd. Martinezs RBI groundout. Houston had four hits in the first but only two the rest of the way and never got a runner to second base in the final eight innings. The Rays tied it in the fifth against Keuchel, who gave up six hits and three runs in 5 1-3 innings. Scotts single in the sixth came off Lucas Harrell (5-10), who relieved with one out. "When youre called on, you have to go up there and get people out," Harrell said. "It doesnt matter what the situation is, you have to go out there and make pitches." Scott, who extended his hitting streak to nine games, is hitting .373 with five home runs in his last 23 games. "Ive had some moments in my career like this and even better, where the baseball slows down for me and the swing feels good and Im not missing the pitches Ive been getting to hit," he said. "Its familiar territory, but its been a long time and Im enjoying it." NOTES: Rays RHP Alex Cobb is scheduled to pitch batting practice Sunday for the first time since being struck on the ear by a line drive on June 15. Cobb, who has had three bullpen sessions since his concussion, is hopeful of a return in early August. ... The Rays announced that David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Chris Archer will pitch their first three games after the All-Star break in Toronto. All-Star Matt Moore will pitch at Boston on July 22, followed by Hernandez the next day. ... The Astros activated OF Justin Maxwell, who sustained a concussion on June 25. Maxwell took the roster spot of RHP Jarred Cosart, who won his major league debut here Friday night. ... Carlos Pena, the all-time home run leader at Tropicana Field with 86, led off for Houston for the first time. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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