Update on the latest sports
Yankees look to rebound from historic loss to Red Sox
UNDATED (AP) – James Paxton tries to restore order to the Yankees’ battered pitching staff as they continue their series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. New York starters have allowed 40 runs over their last five games, something they hadn’t done since 1912.
Boston’s 19-3 victory Thursday night was its biggest win over the Yankees in the 117-year history of the rivalry. Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE’-roh tah-NAH’-kah) gave up 12 runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings for the AL East leaders, the second-most earned runs ever permitted by a Yankees pitcher – Carl Mays gave up 13 in a complete game against Cleveland in 1923.
Boston has scored eight or more runs in four consecutive games against the Yankees for the first time since 1912, the year Fenway Park opened.
Paxton pitched eight innings of two-hit ball against the Red Sox on April 16, striking out 12. Andrew Cashner seeks his first win for Boston since he was acquired from Baltimore in a trade. He’s 2-5 with a 3.96 ERA in 10 starts against the Yankees.
Elsewhere in the majors Friday:
– Paul Goldschmidt looks to homer in his fifth straight game when the surging Cardinals host AL West-leading Houston in the opener of an interleague series. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (broken rib) is expected to come off the 60-day injured list. St. Louis has won five in a row and eight of nine to tie the Chicago Cubs atop the NL Central, grabbing a share of the division lead for the first time since early May. Goldschmidt had nine RBIs and four of the Cardinals’ 12 home runs during a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh.
– Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler (6-6, 4.69 ERA) comes off the injured list to pitch against the skidding Pirates in his first start since July 7 after dealing with a shoulder impingement. Wheeler has been a hot name as the July 31 trade deadline nears, and contending teams are likely to be paying close attention to his health and performance.
– Playoff-hopeful Washington welcomes the National League-leading Dodgers for a three-game series, with Los Angeles sending All-Star Game starter Hyun-Jin Ryu (11-2, 1.76 ERA) to the mound against Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.80 ERA).
Caeleb Dressel breaks Phelps’ world record in 100 butterfly
GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) – Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’ world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday at the world swimming championships.
The American won his semifinal heat in 49.50 seconds – 0.32 seconds better than Phelps’ mark set at the 2009 world meet in Rome at the height of the high-tech suit era.
Dressel was out in 22.83 seconds – 0.53 seconds under Phelps’ pace – and came home in 26.67 to lead eight men into Saturday’s final.
He was a whopping 1.44 seconds ahead of Andrei Minakov of Russia, the second-quickest qualifier.
It’s the second world record of Phelps’ to fall at this year’s worlds. Kristof Milak of Hungary won the 200 fly in 1:50.73, bettering Phelps’ mark of 1:51.51 also set in Rome.
In other competition Friday:
– Regan Smith broke the world record in the women’s 200-meter backstroke. The 17-year-old American won her semifinal heat in 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds. That erased the old mark of 2:04.06 set by Missy Franklin at the 2012 London Olympics. The final is Saturday night.
– Anton Chupkov of Russia broke the world record in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships Friday. He won gold in 2 minutes, 6.12 seconds, defending his title from two years ago in Budapest. That lowered the mark of 2:06.67 that Matthew Wilson of Australia had tied in the semifinals a day earlier. Ippei Watanabe of Japan set the mark in January 2017 in Tokyo.
– Simone Manuel won her second straight title in the 100-meter freestyle. The American led all the way from Lane 1 and touched first in 52.04 seconds, beating Cate Campbell of Australia by 0.39 seconds. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, the world-record holder, took bronze. Manuel became the second woman to win multiple titles in the 100 free, joining Kornelia Ender of the former East Germany, who won in 1973 and ’75. In 2016, Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming gold at the Olympics when she tied Canada’s Penny Oleksiak for gold in Rio de Janeiro.
Receiver Allen Hurns signs for a year with hometown Dolphins
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) – Receiver Allen Hurns, coming back from a gruesome leg injury, has signed a $3 million, one-year contract with his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins.
Hurns broke his left ankle in the playoffs last season with Dallas. He was released by the Cowboys on Wednesday, tried out with the Dolphins on Thursday and signed before Friday’s practice, the second of training camp.
A Miami native who played for the Hurricanes, Hurns has 23 touchdown catches in five NFL seasons, but he made only 20 receptions for 295 yards for the Cowboys last year.
Hurns bolsters the Dolphins’ deepest position on offense. Their receiving corps also includes Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson, DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant.
Top-ranked Park shoots 66 for clubhouse lead at Evian
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) – Top-ranked Sung Hyun Park shot a bogey-free 66 to take the clubhouse lead at 9-under 133 Friday in the second round of the Evian Championship.
The lead could have been more but Park three-putted the 18th for the second straight day at Evian Resort Golf Club.
Park, who is looking to win a third major title, is one shot ahead of first-round leader Paula Creamer and Mi Hyang Lee, who were still on the course.
Also in the clubhouse, two shots behind at 7 under, was former No. 1 Shanshan Feng of China. The 2012 LPGA champion carded a 66 to follow her opening 69 after missing the cut at the three previous majors this season.
The early starters got the best of sunny and warm conditions with rain forecast for later Friday and storms Saturday.
The highest-ranked American, No. 3 Lexi Thompson, shot 72 for 7 over.
No American woman has won a major this season.
TOUR DE FRANCE-PINOT WITHDRAWS
French rider Pinot pulls out of Tour de France in the Alps
TIGNES, France (AP) – French rider Thibaut Pinot (tee-BOH’ pee-NOH’) has withdrawn from the Tour de France with a left leg injury.
His team says a muscular injury sustained when he swerved to avoid a crash earlier in the final week proved too painful when the road started to veer sharply uphill in the Alps. Pinot called for medical assistance about 93 kilometers from the finish of Friday’s Stage 19.
Pinot was 1 minute, 50 seconds behind leader Julian Alaphilippe (ah-lah-fee-LIHP’) heading into Saturday’s Alpine stage and was among the overall contenders still fighting for the title.
The race ends Sunday in Paris.