Review Category : National Sports

Brad Keselowski Gets Second Win in a Row

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(SPARTA, Ky.) — Brad Keselowski was a winner for the second consecutive Sprint Cup race, taking the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.

He edged Carl Edwards by 0.175 seconds for his fourth victory of the season, though he needed to be towed to Victory Lane due to lack of fuel.

Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart rounded out the top five.

Here are the top 10 drivers in the Quaker State 400, held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky:

1. Brad Keselowski
2. Carl Edwards
3. Ryan Newman
4. Kurt Busch
5. Tony Stewart
6. Greg Biffle
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Matt Kenseth
9. Kevin Harvick
10. Martin Truex Jr.

You can find an updated look at the standings on ESPN.com.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/10/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

Atlanta 2, Chi White Sox 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Toronto 6, Detroit 1
N-Y Yankees 11, Cleveland 7
Baltimore 4, L.A. Angels 2
Boston 4, Tampa Bay 0
Houston 2, Oakland 1, 10 Innings
Seattle 8, Kansas City 5
Minnesota 15, Texas 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE

San Francisco 4, Arizona 0
Miami 7, Cincinnati 3
Washington 3, N-Y Mets 2
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 1
Philadelphia 10, Colorado 3
L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1

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Portugal Defeats France 1-0 to Win Euro 2016

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Portugal defeated France 1-0 to win the Euro 2016 Championship.

Despite losing star player Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half to a knee injury, the team sealed their win at the Stade de France Sunday with a goal from substitute Eder in extra time.

The victory marked the first major title for Portugal.

Portugal made the championship finals in 2004, when Ronaldo was 19 years old, but lost to Greece.

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Andy Murray Wins His Second Wimbledon Title

(LONDON) — Andy Murray has collected his second Wimbledon title.

Murray defeated Milos Raonic in their tenth time facing off.

This is Murray’s eighth grass-court title, tied for the fourth most in the Open era. Only Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors have more grass-court titles in that span, according to ESPN.

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James Harden Signs Contract Extension with Houston Rockets

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — James Harden will continue to be the Houston Rockets’ star player.

The team announced Saturday he signed a contract extension that would have Harden with the Rockets through the 2019-20 season, and sources tell ESPN the deal is worth $118.1 million.

Since the 26-year-old shooting guard still had two years on his contract, next season he’ll get a raise of $26.5 million and $28.3 million for 2017-18, according to ESPN.

Last season, Harden had 29 points with 7.5 assists and six rebounds per game.

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Serena Williams Beats Angelique Kerber to Win 22nd Grand Slam

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — It finally happened – one year after winning her last major, Serena Williams has beaten Angelique Kerber to win The Championships, Wimbledon.

With this win, Serena has matched Steffi Graff’s record of the most grand slam wins (22) in the Open Era.

This was a record that evaded her at the 2015 US Open where she lost in the semis to Roberta Vinci. She tried again in Australia only to lose to Kerber, who she beat today. On the famed red clay at Roland Garros, she lost to the Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza in straight sets.

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Carmelo Anthony Calls on Athletes to ‘Step Up and Take Charge’

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony called on fellow athletes over social media to “step up” and “demand change” in wake of the latest police shootings.

“…I’m calling for all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge,” he said in part in an Instagram post. “Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change. There’s NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can’t worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy…”

A gunman shot and killed five Dallas officers Thursday night during a peaceful protest for two killings of black men this week.

LeBron James echoed Anthony’s post with a tweet Friday: “We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence”

We are all hurting tonight. More violence is not the answer. #StoptheViolence

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 8, 2016

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Texas Rangers and Houston Astros Honor Dallas Officers with Moment of Silence

iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) — The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros held a moment of silence before Friday’s game to honor the lives lost in the Dallas shooting.

In a deadly ambush Thursday night, five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed and seven more injured by a lone suspected gunman.

“The Texas Rangers would like to take a moment to pause and remember those who have lost their lives in tragic events across our nation in the last week, including those in our own community who last night were injured or tragically lost their lives in the line of duty,” the Rangers wrote in a tweet Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with a member of the Texas Rangers family, who lost her father in the tragedy in Dallas last night. We ask that you please join us now in a moment of silence.”

We paused before the game tonight with a moment of silence. pic.twitter.com/dOcnKo1RvM

— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) July 9, 2016

The Astros tweeted a picture of the teams honoring the fallen officers.

Before the game, the #Astros and @houstonpolice held a moment of silence for the fallen officers from @DallasPD. pic.twitter.com/3o96dUmhMd

— Houston Astros (@astros) July 9, 2016

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Mets’ Matt Harvey to Have Season-Ending Surgery

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is out for the rest of the season to undergo surgery, the team announced Friday.

The surgery, expected to be performed sometime next week according to ESPN, will adress his thoracic outlet syndrome.

Agent Scott Boras told ESPN that the 27-year-old should be ready for the 2017 season with rehab taking about six months.

In a tweet, Harvey said he was “extremely disappointed” that he wouldn’t be able to play the rest of the season, but he was “relieved to have answers and get back to doing what I love.”

I’m extremely disappointed to learn that I’ll be out for the season, but I’m relieved to have answers and get back to doing what I love

— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) July 8, 2016

“[Manager] Terry [Collins] and I met with Matt today and although we all feel badly for him, we expressed our support in this decision and know he will work as hard as possible to get back on the field for the 2017 season,” Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said in a statement.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 7/7/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Minnesota 10, Texas 1
L.A. Angels 5, Tampa Bay 1
Toronto 5, Detroit 4
N-Y Yankees 5, Cleveland 4
Oakland 3, Houston 1
Kansas City 4, Seattle 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta 4, Chi Cubs 3
Colorado 11, Philadelphia 2
San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 0
St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 1
N-Y Mets 9, Washington 7

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