Tuesday, July 22
Mikolas pitches Rangers past sloppy Yankees 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees.
Trailing by a run with none on and two outs in the sixth, Texas got run-scoring singles from Geovany Soto, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo to go ahead in only its third win in 17 July games.
Adrian Beltre drove in the Rangers' first run with a fielder's choice in the third inning on one of New York's five errors — three by starting pitcher Shane Greene.
Second baseman Brian Roberts and shortstop Derek Jeter made the other errors for the Yankees, who had not committed five in a nine-inning game since Aug. 20, 1998, against Minnesota.
SUMMER LEAGUE FINAL
McCallum scores 29, Kings win summer league title
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ray McCallum scored 29 points and Sacramento rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final minutes, as the Kings topped the Houston Rockets 77-68 Monday night in the NBA Summer League championship game.
The Kings went 6-1 at Las Vegas, and McCallum more than saved his best for last. He scored a total of 55 points in his first six games in the tournament, then connected on 9 of 15 shots from the floor in the title game.
Ra'shad Jones scored 12 points and Nik Stauskas added 10 for Sacramento, which closed the game on a 27-10 run.
Nick Johnson scored 17 for the Rockets, who got 16 from Donatas Motiejunas and 15 from Isaiah Canaan.
COACHES ALL-STAR GAME
Frenship's Schuster scores 16 as North beats South
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Marcos Schuster of Frenship scored 16 points to earn Most Valuable Player honors for the North as the squad beat the South, 118-101, in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Basketball Game.
The 6-foot-2 Lubbock Christian signee hit 6-of-7 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc Monday night in San Antonio.
Erick Neal, a two-sport Class 4A standout at Dallas Lincoln, scored nine points and dished six assists with four steals and two blocks in 18 minutes of the North's 37-point first quarter. The 5-10 guard has signed to play basketball at Texas-Arlington.
Matt Bonner re-signs with San Antonio Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio.
The Spurs announced on Monday that they have re-signed Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in San Antonio. That's the longest tenure outside of the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.
Bonner only played sparingly last season, averaging 3.2 points in 11.3 minutes in 61 games. But he shot 42.9 percent from 3-point range and is a beloved member of the team both inside the organization and in the community.
Bonner ranks third in franchise history in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point field goal percentage.
BIG 12-FEMALE OFFICIAL
Big 12 assigns 1st female football official
DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history.
Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine "Cat" Conti will be on the crew for Kansas' season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State.
While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti "because she is just a darned good official."
Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland Conference official, has paid her dues.
Kansas coach Charlie Weis jokingly said he'll try not to use as many curse words during the game.
Cowboys waive DT Whaley, sign 2 pass-catchers
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive tackle Chris Whaley and signed receiver Dezmon Briscoe and tight end Dallas Walker on Monday.
Whaley signed as an undrafted free agent in May. He started his college career at Texas as a running back before switching to the defensive line.
Briscoe was a sixth-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010 and landed on Tampa Bay's practice squad after getting released. He played in 18 games over two seasons with the Buccaneers and seven games with Washington in 2012 before spending last season on injured reserve.
Walker didn't play in 2012 after finishing his college career at Western Michigan. He signed with San Diego last year but was cut during the preseason.
The Cowboys open training camp Thursday.
Texans place LB Brian Cushing on PUP
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star linebacker Brian Cushing on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from a left knee injury.
Cushing was lost to the team last Oct. 20 when blocked by Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles. The 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year has been plagued by injuries throughout his five pro seasons.
Cushing is eligible to come off the PUP list at any time during training camp, and he still counts against Houston's 90-man roster limit.
Houston also placed second-year linebacker Trevardo Williams and rookie nose tackle Louis Nix III on PUP. Nix was a third-round pick in May.
Tackle Brennan Williams was waived after he failed a physical.
Briles unfazed by Fisher talk of title games
DALLAS (AP) — Baylor coach Art Briles says Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher needs to worry about the ACC — and not how the Big 12 determines its champion.
Fisher, whose Seminoles are defending national champs, said Monday at ACC Media Days in Greensboro, North Carolina, that he believes every conference should have a championship game.
When told of the comments at Big 12 Media Days, Briles responded that he's only concerned about his defending Big 12 champion Bears and not what Florida State and the ACC are doing.
Baylor won its first Big 12 title last season, going 8-1 in the 10-team league while playing every conference opponent.
The Seminoles went 8-0 in the 14-team ACC last season before beating Duke in the league's championship game.
Florida State opens this season Aug. 30 against Big 12 team Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas.
TEXAS A&M-STANSBURY DEPARTS
DL Stansbury leaves Aggies; DB Davis arrested
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M defensive lineman Gavin Stansbury has left the team to focus on what coach Kevin Sumlin calls "personal issues."
Stansbury had been a star on last season's Aggie defensive front, playing in 10 games and recording 47 total tackles and three sacks. As a 6-foot-4, 257-pound junior from Franklin, La. Sumlin did not elaborate on the nature of the personal matters Stansbury was addressing.
In April, Stansbury was arrested and charged in Harris County with misdemeanor assault after a Rice University student accused him of pouring beer on the student's head and punching him in the face.
Sumlin also confirmed that 6-foot, 194-pound freshman defensive back Victor Davis has been suspended from the team after his recent arrest in his hometown of Rosenberg on a shoplifting charge.
MLS-FC DALLAS-HENDRY SURGERY
FC Dallas' Thomas out for year after knee surgery
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — FC Dallas midfielder Hendry Thomas will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left knee.
Thomas is expected to miss six to eight months after surgery Monday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament. He injured the knee in a 5-2 win over Carolina in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup on July 9.
The 29-year-old Thomas came to FC Dallas in a trade with Colorado in February. The Honduran began his career with Club Deportivo Olimpia in his home country in 2001.