July 8 Sports Briefs

Monday, July 8, 2019

Mexico nips US in men’s CONCACAF Gold Cup final

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute and Mexico beat the United States 1-0 Sunday night to win its record eighth title in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Christian Pulisic, the Americans’ 20-year-old star midfielder, was by far the best U.S. player and used bursts of speed and cutting ability to create chances. Cristian Roldan had a chance to tie the score in the 87th minute, but his point-blank shot hit Héctor Moreno on the head and bounced away.

Haley wins Daytona Cup race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Haley won the rain-shortened Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, his first at NASCAR’s top level. Haley took the lead under caution — Kurt Busch surrendered the top spot when he pitted for new tires — and was declared the winner after heavy rain followed two lightning delays. There were 33 laps remaining when the 160-lap race was halted. The 20-year-old Haley was 27th when leader Austin Dillon triggered a 17-car crash that took out nearly half the field and most of the top contenders. He passed a number of wrecked cars and then several more that made pit stops.

Zion Williamson to sit for rest of NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zion Williamson’s summer league is over. The New Orleans Pelicans say the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft will not play any more at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas because of a bruised left knee. The team stressed the move is precautionary. Williamson scored 11 points in nine minutes of his debut game against New York on Friday night. But he took a knee-to-knee hit in the first half and was ruled out at halftime of a game that was eventually shortened after the tremors of an earthquake were felt in Las Vegas.

D’backs Young baffles Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) — Alex Young tossed six no-hit innings in his second career start, Eduardo Escobar had three RBIs and the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Rockies on Sunday. Young (2-0) was stellar in his Chase Field debut, allowing one batter over the minimum after walking Tony Wolters in the third inning. The 23-year-old left-hander was replaced by Yoshihisa Hirano to open the seventh inning after 71 pitches. Trevor Story hit Hirano’s first pitch down the third base line and beat Jake Lamb’s throw for Colorado’s first hit.

Rangers top Twins 4-1 in extras

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rougned Odor’s three-run homer in the 11th inning gave the Rangers a 4-1 win over the Twins on Sunday. Odor’s 13th homer of the season, into the bullpens in leftcenter field, came off Minnesota left-hander Adalberto Mejía (0-2). Mejía walked Joey Gallo and Asdrúbal Cabrera ahead of Odor’s one-out home run. Shawn Kelley (4-2) pitched two innings for Texas, which had lost six of its previous seven games and three straight series. The Rangers finally broke through in a game that had been tied since the fourth inning. Danny Santana singled to drive in Gallo in the fourth with one of his four hits.

Athletics sink Mariners 7-4

SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Olson hit a home run for the second straight game to lead a five-run first inning and the Athletics powered past the Mariners 7-4 on Sunday. The win gave the Athletics their seventh win in nine games, and ninth in their last 12. They are 18-8 since June 9, thanks in part to a string of 12 consecutive games with home runs that continued Sunday. Olson’s 19th homer, a three-run shot to right field off opener Matt Carasiti (0-1) in the first, and Marcus Semien’s solo homer in the second helped the A’s carve out a 6-0 lead that took the pressure of Oakland starter Daniel Mengden (4-1).