Ian Anderson’s start derailed by Angels’ five-run frame

Ian Anderson's start derailed by Angels' five-run frame

ATLANTA — Somewhere in the midst of Ian Anderson allowing five first-inning runs during a 9-1 loss to the Angels on Sunday afternoon, the Braves gained further reason to add a starting pitcher before the Aug. 2 Trade Deadline. Atlanta hasn’t shown many weaknesses while posting an MLB-best 35-12 record since the start of June. … Read more

Boston Celtics among teams to engage in talks with Brooklyn Nets on possible Kevin Durant deal, sources say

Boston Celtics among teams to engage in talks with Brooklyn Nets on possible Kevin Durant deal, sources say

As Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant’s trade request approaches a fourth week, the Boston Celtics have emerged among teams engaged in talks on a possible deal, sources told ESPN. The Celtics appear no closer to acquiring Durant than others in discussions with the Nets, but Boston’s ability to include All-Star forward Jaylen Brown as a … Read more

As deadline looms, MLB counters with final international draft offer, sources say

As deadline looms, MLB counters with final international draft offer, sources say

With a deadline looming, MLB on Sunday submitted what was billed as a final offer regarding an international draft, sources told ESPN. The league increased the amount of money that would be guaranteed to the top 600 international players by $10 million, going from $181 million to $191 million, sources said. But the two sides … Read more

NL West Notes: Soto, Padres, Merrill, Wood, Giants, Heaney, Taylor

NL West Notes: Soto, Padres, Merrill, Wood, Giants, Heaney, Taylor

Speculation continues to swirl over which team (if any) could pry Juan Soto away from the Nationals before the trade deadline, or even which clubs are the top contenders as we approach August 2. According to Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman of The New York Post, the Nats may be “focusing on one or two … Read more

Jonas Vingegaard: Danish cyclist wins his first Tour de France title

Jonas Vingegaard: Danish cyclist wins his first Tour de France title

The 25-year-old Jumbo-Visma rider beat two-time defending champion Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia by three minutes and 34 seconds. Last year, Vingegaard finished second to Pogacar. Vingegaard, winner of stages 11 and 18, is also the second Dane to wear the yellow jersey, cycling’s most coveted prize. Another Dane, Bjarne Riis, did win in 1996, but … Read more

Josef Newgarden airlifted to hospital for possible head injury

Josef Newgarden airlifted to hospital for possible head injury

NEWTON, Iowa – Two-time NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden was airlifted for further evaluation of a possible head injury because he fell and suffered “an abrasion” after Sunday’s race at Iowa Speedway. Dr. Geoffrey Billows, outgoing medical director for IndyCar, said Newgarden was communicating after “passing out” and striking his head shortly after the … Read more