PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose brushed off questions Sunday about his first appearance on the Philadelphia field since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim that he had an affair sex with the king of baseball when he was underage.
Rose, however, had no trouble recalling the 1980 World Series champion Phillies team that was honored before Sunday’s game.
After initially being booed lightly, the 81-year-old Rose received a standing ovation from Phillies fans, many not even born or too young to remember the king of baseball in his prime, when he first walked in on the field at Citizens Bank Park. since receiving a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball in August 1989.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Whit Merrifield scored on an overturned call to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins and split the series of four games.
Merrifield was originally called out at the plate trying to score the winning run, but the call was reversed after Twins catcher Gary Sanchez was deemed to have interfered with Merrifield.
Minnesota coach Rocco Baldelli was ejected for arguing the call, the eighth time in his career he has been ejected from a game and third this season.
The replay officials ruled that Sanchez did not establish a clear lane for Merrifield, whose right foot collided with Sanchez’s left leg as he slid toward home plate. The exit would have ended the entry. Sanchez argued that he left a path.
St. LOUIS (AP) – Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong homered and drove in four runs to help the St. Louis Cardinals outlast the New York Yankees 12-9, completing a three-game sweep.
St. Louis earned his season-high seventh straight in a slugfest that lasted 4 hours, 25 minutes, the longest nine-inning game in the majors this season.
DJ LeMahieu homered for the Yankees, who have lost five in a row. It’s their worst skid since a seven-game slide last September.
St. Louis (60-48) went 12 games over .500 on the season with its first regular-season series sweep of the Yankees. The surging Cardinals moved two games ahead of second-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.
New York still has the best record in the American League, but its AL East lead is down to 9 1/2 games over Toronto, the first time it’s been in single digits since June 15.
St. Louis became the first team to sweep the Yankees in a series of at least three games this year. Atlanta and the New York Mets are the only major league clubs to have avoided that fate thus far.
NEW YORK (AP) – Jacob deGrom struck out 12 and pitched a perfect game sixth inning in his second start all season, pitching the New York Mets past the Atlanta Braves 5-2 for the their 12th win in 14 games.
Pete Alonso drove in two runs and the first-place Mets finished with 19 strikeouts, including three straight off closer Edwin Diaz to end it. They took four of five from Atlanta in their NL East matchup, extending their division lead to 6 1/2 games over the defending World Series champions.
DeGrom (1-0) retired his first 17 batters, 12 on strikeouts, before leaving No. 9 hitter Ehire Adrianza with two outs in the sixth. Dansby Swanson followed with a two-run homer on deGrom’s 76th and final pitch, making it 5-2.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Tony Boselli, the first pick in Jacksonville Jaguars history, was among eight members of the Class of 2022 enshrined Saturday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Jaguars took on the Las Vegas Raiders in the NFL preseason opener Thursday night, so Boselli’s No. 71 jerseys filled the seats. A five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro left tackle in seven seasons in Jacksonville, Boselli saw his career shortened by injuries. But his dominant performance earned him a gold jacket.
Linebacker Sam Mills, defensive back LeRoy Butler, defensive linemen Bryant Young and Richard Seymour, wide receiver Cliff Branch, coach Dick Vermeil and longtime chief of staff Art McNally joined Boselli in a class of boys who waited several years, some decades, to get the so-called.
Young gave the most emotional speech when he broke down in honor of his son, Colby, who died of pediatric cancer at age 15 in 2016. Young, who excelled at defensive tackle in an era filled with talented players at the position, he was 89 1/2. sack and earned four Pro Bowl selections in a 14-year career spent entirely with the San Francisco 49ers.
Vermeil gave the longest speech, exceeding the 8-minute limit by 15. Former Philadelphia Eagles coach St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs seemed to appreciate everyone who helped him get to the stage. He credited the players for their success and specifically singled out fellow Hall of Famers Kurt Warner and Isaac Bruce.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Browns training camp has had no shortage of drama in the NFL’s disciplinary case against quarterback Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Now, there’s a new story involving running back Kareem Hunt, even as the head coach insists the 27-year-old’s fight for an extension is “normal.”
The NFL’s 2017 rushing leader demanded a trade after the team denied his request for a long-term contract extension, sitting out of team practices Friday and Saturday in protest , but met on Sunday. Hunt was not made available to speak to the media.
Hunt participated in every offensive set on the sunny afternoon before voluntarily running post-practice sprints in the sweltering 90-degree heat. He was joined by backup quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Josh Rosen.
Hunt is in the final season of a two-year, $12 million extension signed through 2020. If the Cleveland-area native is on the active roster for all 17 games, he will make $6.25 million this season
GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — Joohyung “Tom” Kim announced his arrival on the PGA Tour when the 20-year-old South Korean closed with a 9-under 61 for a five-shot victory at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, which the did. the second youngest winner on the tour since World War II.
A marathon day due to storm delays turned into a sprint for Kim. He finished the third round in the morning and was two shots behind, then shot 27 on the front nine to leave the rest of the field in his wake.
The win gave Kim instant membership on the PGA Tour, making him eligible for the FedEx Cup playoffs that begin next week. He is the No. 34 seed, guaranteed to play in two postseason events and with a reasonable chance to make the finals at East Lake.
Sungjae Im, who finished seven holes Sunday morning to take the 54-hole lead, had a 68 and tied for second along with John Huh (67).
Kim is the first PGA Tour winner born after 2000. Jordan Spieth was 19 when he won the John Deere Classic for his first tour victory.
Rickie Fowler finished last among the top 125 in the FedEx Cup to advance to the postseason, though he missed the cut. Justin Lower was in the top 125 until he missed a 6-foot putt on the final hole.
MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai bounced back from losing a five-shot lead at the Women’s British Open by beating In Gee Chun on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday to win her first major title .
As the light faded, the South African golfer hit a superb bunker shot on the 18th hole to leave with a short par putt. Chun went into a pot bunker, had to hit the wedge and ended up making bogey. Buhai calmly rolled her winning putt from 3 feet and then clutched her face in relief, before being showered with champagne, water and other drinks by her entourage.
Buhai entered the final round with a five-shot lead and still had a three-shot lead before a triple bogey on the par-4 15th put her level with Chun. He then missed a short birdie putt on the par-5 17th that would have restored a one-shot lead. Both players missed long birdie putts on the 18th as they settled for a playoff after finishing at 10-under 274.
Buhai shot a 4-over 75 in the final round, while Chun shot a 70. Hinako Shibuno of Japan, the 2019 champion, finished a shot behind after missing a chip off the green that would have made a three- playoff road.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick ended a 65-race winless drought that spanned nearly two years with his sixth win at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday.
Harvick’s win shakes up the playoff race with just three races remaining in the regular season, leaving little time for drivers to earn a spot in the 16-car postseason, and gives a veteran boost entering the weekend number 17 in points.
NASCAR has had 15 different Cup winners this season. If there are two new winners in the last three races, a driver with one win will be eliminated from the 16-car playoff in a points-based tiebreaker. Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. they are top 10 drivers in points, but have not finished first to put their postseason position in jeopardy.
Harvick’s No. 4 Ford pulled away from Bubba Wallace and the rest of the field after a restart with 35 laps to go in the FireKeepers Casino 400. The Stewart-Haas Racing driver took advantage of the clean air, helping- lo to his 59th victory, including five wins since 2018 at the two-mile oval in the Irish Hills region of southern Michigan.
Harvick had not won since claiming a NASCAR Cup Series postseason race on September 19, 2020 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Wallace finished second in his No. 23 Toyota, 2.9 seconds behind Harvick, followed by Denny Hamlin in his No. 11 Toyota.