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WASHINGTON—Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 10th inning as the American League scored three runs and pulled out an 8-6 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The American League now has won six consecutive All-Star Games. There were 10 homers hit overall, five from each team, a new All-Star record.
Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica will not sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, opting instead to return to Europe, ESPN reported Tuesday. Per the report, Bjelica informed the 76ers of his decision Tuesday morning. The sides reportedly agreed on a one-year, $4.4 million deal on July 5, three days after the Minnesota Timberwolves rescinded the restricted free agent's qualifying offer, but Bjelica never signed a contract.
WASHINGTON—Hometown favorite Bryce Harper of Washington rallied from a slow start in the final round and edged Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Nationals Park. Harper is the third player to win the Home Run Derby at his home park, joining Todd Frazier in Cincinnati (2015) and Ryne Sandberg at Wrigley Field in Chicago (1990). Harper finished second in the 2013 Derby, but things went better this time.
MINNEAPOLIS — Morgan Tuck scored a game-high 15 points off the bench, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 83-64 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday evening, July 15, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Jonquel Jones added 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting for Connecticut (12-10), which has won back-to-back games. Four others scored in double digits for the Sun, including Jasmine Thomas (11), Rachel Banham (11), Shekinna Stricklen (10) and Courtney Williams (10).
SILVIS, Ill. — With a five-stroke lead heading into the final round, Michael Kim just needed to keep doing the things that got him that advantage over the last 18 holes at TPC Deere Run to win the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., capture his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, July 15, and earn a spot in next week's Open Championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Darwin Quintero scored one goal and assisted on two others to help host Minnesota United FC edge Real Salt Lake 3-2 on Saturday night, July 14. The win was just the second in six games for the Loons. Minnesota (7-11-1, 22 points) overcame a sluggish first-half effort on offense with big play after big play from Quintero.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer homered and drove in four runs and Jake Cave had three hits, including a double and triple, and had two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to their third straight win, 11-8, over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, July 13, at Target Field in Minneapolis.
MINNEAPOLIS—Kayla McBride scored 24 points and A'ja Wilson finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four blocks to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their fourth straight victory, 85-77, over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
LONDON, England—Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated American John Isner on Friday in the second-longest match in Grand Slam history to reach Sunday's Wimbledon final. Anderson won, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 26-24, in a semifinal that lasted 6 hours, 35 minutes. Anderson, seeded eighth, will face one of the sport's titans, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, who were scheduled to play in Friday's late semifinal.
MOSCOW—France and Croatia meet Sunday, July 15, in Moscow for the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament that has carried echoes of the 1998 competition right up to its final game. France is seeking its second World Cup and first since hoisting it on home soil in 1998. Current France manager Didier Deschamps was a central force in the '98 squad as a defensive midfielder, and his mentality has driven this current version of Les Bleus to the final again, says midfielder Blaise Matuidi.