The experience of competing in the Junior Olympics is old hat for a local quartet of athletes, which becomes even more obvious given their poised attitudes with the event just ahead.
Other than the extreme afternoon heat, Saturday’s conditions were near ideal for fishing. The surf gave up good numbers of trout along with Spanish mackerel, jack crevalle, sheepshead, stingrays, sharks and a few reds.
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) -- C.J. Retherford, Fernando Flores and Paul Leon each drove home three runs, as the Piratas de Campeche beat the Guerreros de Oaxaca 10-1 on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times en route to stopping an 11-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 6-3 Saturday night.
ZEBULON, N.C. (AP) -- Ryan Clark allowed just two hits over six innings, leading the Carolina Mudcats over the Potomac Nationals in a 3-1 win on Saturday.
CONROE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a Conroe man has shot and killed his 3-year-old daughter and then killed himself after losing custody of the girl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luke Aikins becomes first skydiver to successfully jump without a parachute, landing in a net in California. .
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Emilio Ogando threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings, leading the Lexington Legends over the Charleston RiverDogs in a 6-1 win on Saturday.
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — Stephan Jaeger broke another Web.com Tour record Saturday in the Ellie Mae Classic and shot a 6-under 64 at TPC Stonebrae to increase his lead to seven strokes.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Tomas Nido hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, leading the St. Lucie Mets to a 6-3 win over the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Saturday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kansas City Royals closer Wade Davis headed back to Kansas City on Saturday night for an MRI on his right arm.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An event to celebrate the life of former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, who died in a car accident in Wisconsin, will take place at Spartan Stadium.
LAGUNA, Mexico (AP) -- Alex Romero had three hits and two RBI, and Barry Enright allowed just four hits over five innings as the Toros de Tijuana beat the Vaqueros de la Laguna 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Rashad Crawford hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning to give the Tampa Yankees a 5-4 win over the Palm Beach Cardinals on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a skydiver's attempt to jump 25,000 feet into a net (all times local):
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sharif Othman tripled and singled twice as the Jacksonville Suns topped the Jackson Generals 4-1 on Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Colin Rea left injured in the fourth inning of his first start with the Miami Marlins on Saturday after being acquired a day earlier from the San Diego Padres.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig is expected back in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to Dallas police and the five officers killed by a gunman with a ceremony before the start of training camp.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Thome said he had only one regret as he entered the Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame: Albert Belle, another slugger who teamed with Thome on Cleveland's powerful teams in the mid-1990s, wasn't in attendance for Saturday's ceremony.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andre Johnson has been working out every day since March, making sure he would be ready when an NFL team called for the services of the man with the most catches and yards of anyone still playing.
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) -- Pinch hitter Jerry Downs had a walk-off two-run double with one out in the ninth inning, as the Lowell Spinners topped the Batavia Muckdogs 4-3 on Saturday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Didi Gregorius has perfected the catwalk catch at Tropicana Field.
PUEBLA, Mexico (AP) -- Alberto Carreon tripled, doubled and singled, driving home two runs as the Pericos de Puebla beat the Delfines de Ciudad del Carmen 5-2 on Saturday.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick had a tough time just blending in with the crowd this summer during his contract stalemate with the New York Jets.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Ryan McMahon hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading the Hartford Yard Goats to a 3-2 win over the Harrisburg Senators on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza has gotten his No. 31 retired by the New York Mets in a pregame ceremony at Citi Field.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger called retired tight end Heath Miller the best teammate he ever had.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall. The billionaire businessman also says that the football league has complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, the sailing venue of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, partially collapsed on Saturday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC has set up a special three-person panel to make a final ruling on which individual Russian athletes are allowed to compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie walked through the lobby of the hotel adjacent to the Raiders' training camp facilities and was immediately approached by a middle-aged man seeking an autograph. The freckle-faced general manager stopped a few moments later to talk with another group of fans eager to speak with him.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Funeral services have been held in North Carolina for an Oklahoma State basketball player who died following a team workout.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's success will ride heavily on the right arm of Teddy Bridgewater, with several improvements sought by the third-year quarterback to steer the Vikings toward a deep run through the playoffs.
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. swimming team has just one practice left before it leaves for the Rio Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Lampard scored three goals and New York City FC beat 10-man Colorado 5-1 on Saturday to end the Rapids' 15-game unbeaten streak.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers waived Dahntay Jones, the veteran reserve swingman who gave the team a spark in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
TORONTO (AP) — Yovani Gallardo's perfect record against the Blue Jays came to an end on Saturday.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy was not in the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates as the Brewers considered trade possibilities.
GOIANIA, Brazil (AP) — Striker Gabriel and defender Marquinhos scored a goal each as Brazil defeated Japan 2-0 Saturday in its final warmup match ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl in an unorthodox manner and they're out to defend that title in an unconventional way as well.
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Revolution says forward Charlie Davis is in remission after receiving treatment for cancer.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have put infielder Jose Reyes on the 15-day disabled list because of a strain in his left ribcage and signed free agent Justin Ruggiano.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Sunday after Sunday, D.J. Humphries watched his Arizona Cardinals teammates suit up without him.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic needed only 195 seconds on Saturday to score in his first game for Manchester United.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You could own a truck driven by one of the best players in the MLB.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not report to training camp Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officials are bracing for a surge in internet sex trafficking as Minnesota hosts the 2018 Super Bowl.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round pick Jakob Chychrun to an entry-level contract Saturday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's only a couple of days into the New York Giants training camp and one thing is sticking out.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are keeping kickoff returner/wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson out of practice, following an injury around his left shoulder.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Waking up in his dorm room hours before the Buffalo Bills opened training camp at St. John Fisher College, quarterback Tyrod Taylor allowed himself one brief moment to reflect back on how far he's come.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Outfielder Billy Burns was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday for outfield prospect Brett Eibner.
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Graham Rahal grew up at this track.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists say a massive die-off is taking place on a coral reef of a national marine sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — His time seemed to have passed. He's ranked 150th in the world and almost surely won't be playing on Europe's Ryder Cup squad.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dressed in an orange jacket and matching orange shorts, Browns coach Hue Jackson is easy to spot on a practice field crowded with players, coaches, ball boys and onlookers.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — The PGA Championship was halted by thunderstorms Saturday that raised the possibility of a third straight Monday finish in a major at Baltusrol.
NEW YORK (AP) — Australian star Penny Taylor is calling it a career.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right tackle Anthony Davis has been reinstated by the NFL after an 11-month retirement that he planned to come back from all along.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton is ending evening meetings with players an hour earlier at training camp this summer and starting practice an hour later in the mornings.