Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pittsburgh's Vance Worley pitched his first career shutout to guide the Pirates to a 5-0 win over San Francisco on Monday, closing within two games of the lead in the National League Central division.
Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the US$2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Malaysia secured a third successive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed teams badminton with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow on Monday.
England, South Africa and Australia all claimed two gold medals in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Monday as world champions Cate Campbell, Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos were victorious.
Singapore have won gold in the Commonwealth Games table tennis men's team final against England in replica circumstances to their 2010 victory in New Delhi.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who helped the Atlanta Braves win 14 straight division titles, led a stellar 2014 class into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
David Ortiz hit a three-run homer as the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Sunday to end a five-game losing streak and stop the Rays' longest winning streak in 10 years at nine games.
Spain swept four singles matches Sunday to capture the inaugural LPGA International Crown team match-play title with Belen Mozo sinking an eight-foot birdie putt for the clinching point.
Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
South Africa ended four-time Commonwealth Games rugby sevens champions New Zealand's unbeaten 30-match run to take gold Sunday while Kenya grabbed two titles on the opening day of the athletics program.