Span lifts Giants over Rockies 4-3 in 14th

San Francisco Giants' Gorkys Hernandez, right, celebrates with Joe Panik (12) after scoring the game winning run against the Colorado Rockies in the 14th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in San Francisco. Hernandez scored on a single by Giants' Denard Span. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denard Span singled home Gorkys Hernandez with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Travelers had atmosphere the U.S. Open was lacking

FILE - In this June 18, 2017, file photo, Xander Schauffele putts on the third green during the fourth round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Crowds where kept farther away from the action at Erin Hills than at most U.S. Opens.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A sure sign that the USGA needs to take a closer look at how it sets up the U.S. Open is when it draws comparisons with the Travelers Championship a week later.

Report: USA Gymnastics sex abuse policies muddled

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels speaks about the newly-formed Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. USA Gymnastics needs to undergo a “complete cultural change” to become better equipped at protecting athletes from abuse according to an independent review of the embattled organization’s practices. The 144-page report led by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels, released on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, following a six-month study, makes 70 recommendations on how USA Gymnastics can serve its athletes going forward. The recommendations include requiring all USA Gymnastics members to “report suspected sexual misconduct immediately to the appropriate legal authorities and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

For years, USA Gymnastics felt it aggressively safeguarded hundreds of thousands of athletes from sexual abuse. Yet the protocols designed to show gymnasts, coaches, staff and parents how to report abuse were muddled, confusing and not well enforced.

Rahm has instant success and scheduling conflicts

Jon Rahm, of Spain, hits a drive on the 18th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

One year and one week ago, Jon Rahm of Spain made his professional debut at the Quicken Loans National. He opened with a 64 at Congressional and tied for third, earning a spot in the British Open and putting him on the fast track to earning a PGA Tour card.

FIFA publishes report on World Cup bidding

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 file photo, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, left, gets the World Cup trophy by FIFA President Joseph Blatter, right, after the announcement of Qatar hosting the 2022 soccer World Cup in Zurich, Switzerland. The report into suspected corruption in the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding contests, involving 11 nations and won by Russia and Qatar, has been the mystery ever since American investigator Michael Garcia delivered it more than 2-1/2 years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

SOCHI, Russia — After years of intrigue about allegedly corrupt World Cup bidding, FIFA published an investigation report Tuesday that showed how voters exploited the murky system yet allowed Russia and Qatar to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP

Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Best Style & Game Winner Award winner, Russell Westbrook, poses in the press room at the 2017 NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 on Monday, June 26, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA.

Angels end Dodgers’ win streak

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night.

With year to go, Russia World Cup faces challenges

FILE In this Sunday, June 25, 2017 file photo, spectators sit in the stands during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Germany and Cameroon, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia. After years of controversy, Russian officials think their World Cup has weathered the storm. Questions have receded over the legitimacy of the 2010 vote that gave Russia the tournament, the stadiums are either finished or nearing completion, and the Confederations Cup is going smoothly.(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis/File)

MOSCOW (AP) — After years of controversy, Russian officials think their World Cup has weathered the storm.

Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn’t goodbye

Danica Patrick, center, slides between Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Clint Bowyer on turn seven during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Sonoma, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SONOMA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network.


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