Update on the latest sports
Rain leads to a doubleheader in Chicago
UNDATED (AP) – The Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox are set to play a single-admission doubleheader after Thursday night’s scheduled game in the Windy City was postponed because of rain. It was the 40th postponement in the majors this season, already one more than all of last year.
James Shields and Lucas Giolito will start for Chicago, which has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500. Oakland will send Sean Manaea and Chris Bassitt to the mound.
Elsewhere in the majors:
– Odubel Herrera tries to homer in his fifth straight game when the Phillies begin a three-game series at Washington. Herrera is batting .419 – 13 for 31 – with two doubles, five homers and eight RBIs in the last seven games. Seven of his 12 homers have given the Phillies a lead.
– Jon Jay and the Diamondbacks look to keep feasting on Pirates pitching when the teams square off in Pittsburgh again. Arizona has scored 35 runs in going 3-1 against the Pirates this season. Jay doubled in each of the first two innings Thursday night, when the Diamondbacks cruised to a 9-3 victory. The center fielder is hitting .340 in 13 games since being acquired from Kansas City in a June 6 trade. Ivan Nova will try to slow down Arizona – the right-hander has won both starts with a 1.54 ERA since being activated from the disabled list June 10. Patrick Corbin gets the ball for the Diamondbacks. The lefty is 1-2 with a 5.90 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates.
Brazil scores late goals to beat Costa Rica 2-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Brazil has beaten Costa Rica 2-0 in the first World Cup match of the It had looked like Brazil, after drawing its opening game 1-1 with Switzerland, was heading for another stalemate.day.
The contest appeared headed for a stalemate until Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored injury-time goals.
Brazil attacked relentlessly in the second half and was awarded a penalty in the 78th when Neymar was impeded as he cut inside defender Giancarlo Gonzalez. But referee Bjorn Kuipers went over to look at the sideline monitor and reversed the decision.
Brazil has four points heading into its final group game against Serbia on Wednesday.
DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-MICHIGAN STATE
Michigan State hires lawyer in Nassar settlement
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State University trustees have approved a three-year, $1.3 million deal to hire a lawyer who represented the school in a $500 million settlement with Larry Nassar’s sexual assault victims.
Robert Young was formally hired Friday as general counsel, weeks after he was brought to campus by interim President John Engler. He’s a former chief justice at the Michigan Supreme Court.
Trustees voted 5-3 to approve the contract.
Earlier, the trustees rejected an effort to try to oust Engler over his remarks about Nassar’s victims. Engler apologized Thursday for saying in an email that one of the most outspoken victims, Rachael Denhollander, probably received a “kickback” from her lawyer.
Nassar was a campus sports doctor and a doctor at USA Gymnastics in Indianapolis.