SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of Iranian fans spent several overnight hours surrounding the hotel where Portugal's national team is based, making loud noises in an attempt to disrupt their opponents' sleep before a decisive World Cup match later Monday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian soccer team competing at the World Cup is called the Socceroos. But a different kind of soccer-roo has dominated a pitch for half an hour in Canberra during a women's match.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jesus Brea got Alison Quintero to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the AZL Brewers to a 9-8 win over the AZL Padres 2 on Monday. The AZL Brewers swept the short two-game series with the win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The offense that Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has been waiting for showed up just in time to prevent a sweep at the hands of a division rival Sunday night.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Drew Avans had three hits and two RBI as the AZL Dodgers topped the AZL Royals 6-1 on Monday. With the victory, the AZL Dodgers swept the short two-game series.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Beicker Mendoza hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, leading the AZL Giants Orange to a 4-2 win over the AZL Athletics on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Turner hit Los Angeles' seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that lifted the Dodgers over the New York Mets 8-7 on Sunday.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jayce Easley hit a two-run single in the third inning, leading the AZL Rangers to a 3-2 win over the AZL Mariners on Monday. With the victory, the AZL Rangers swept the short two-game series.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Collin Theroux hit a grand slam in the first inning, and Xavier Altamirano pitched seven scoreless innings as the Stockton Ports beat the Modesto Nuts 13-3 on Sunday.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame says its Foal Patrol project has been such a success it will keep it going for a second season.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Zack Shannon had two hits and scored two runs as the Missoula Osprey defeated the Great Falls Voyagers 9-3 in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday. The Osprey swept the three-game series with the win.
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) -- Raymel Flores hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning to give the Visalia Rawhide a 4-3 win over the Lake Elsinore Storm on Sunday.
Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- Tra Holmes had two hits and two RBI, as the Hillsboro Hops exploded for a season-high 14 hits in a 12-2 win over the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Sunday. The Volcanoes saw their five-game winning streak come to an end with the loss.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ryan Rua hit a two-run double in the sixth inning, leading the Round Rock Express to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Sounds on Sunday.
GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes acquired defenseman Robbie Russo from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Jose Siri hit a solo home run in the third inning, leading the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to a 4-2 win over the Jackson Generals on Sunday.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Ryne Ogren tripled, doubled and singled twice, scoring a couple of runs while also driving home two as the Everett AquaSox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils 8-5 on Sunday.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Preston Beck hit a two-run home run and had three hits as the Frisco RoughRiders beat the Corpus Christi Hooks 9-4 on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the RoughRiders and a 10-game winning streak for the Hooks.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Trace Loehr hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, and Jesus Lopez tripled and doubled twice as the Beloit Snappers topped the Quad Cities River Bandits 8-2 on Sunday.
At A GlanceAll Times EDTEastern DivisionWLPct.GBSouth Bend (Cubs)401.000—Lansing (Blue Jays)401.000—Bowling Green (Rays)31.7501West Michigan (Tigers)22.5002Fort Wayne (Padres)22.5002Lake County (Indians)13.2503Great Lakes (Dodgers)04.0004Dayton (Reds)04.0004Western DivisionWLPct.GBPeoria (Ca…
PULASKI, Va. (AP) -- Ezequiel Duran hit a grand slam in the third inning, leading the Pulaski Yankees to an 11-3 win over the Greeneville Reds on Sunday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Yankees and a three-game winning streak for the Reds.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Joey Curletta drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning, leading the Arkansas Travelers to a 6-5 win over the Springfield Cardinals on Sunday.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Zack Shannon hit a walk-off single with one out in the ninth inning, as the Missoula Osprey beat the Great Falls Voyagers 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Denis Karas hit a bases-clearing double in the sixth inning, leading the Batavia Muckdogs to an 8-6 win over the State College Spikes on Sunday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Daniel Montano hit a run-scoring single in the eighth inning to give the Grand Junction Rockies an 8-7 win over the Ogden Raptors on Sunday.
OREM, Utah (AP) -- Nick Hutchins drove in Rudy Martin with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, leading the Idaho Falls Chukars to an 11-8 win over the Orem Owlz on Sunday.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Hasuan Viera hit a two-run double in the third inning, leading the Spokane Indians to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canadians on Sunday.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Shael Mendoza hit a walk-off single with one out in the 11th inning, as the Asheville Tourists beat the Charleston RiverDogs 6-5 on Sunday.
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 on Sunday for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) -- Brandon Downes was a triple short of the cycle, scoring three runs and driving home a couple as the Mississippi Braves topped the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 17-1 on Sunday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Brennon Lund had three hits and three RBI, and Jesus Castillo allowed just one hit over five innings as the Mobile BayBears defeated the Tennessee Smokies 9-0 on Sunday.
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Davis Schneider doubled twice, scoring a run and also driving one home as the Bluefield Blue Jays beat the Burlington Royals 5-1 on Sunday. The Blue Jays swept the three-game series with the win.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Anderson Polanco and Ben Krauth combined for a shutout as the Lynchburg Hillcats beat the Myrtle Beach Pelicans 8-0 in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Nathaniel Lowe singled three times, and Genesis Cabrera allowed just four hits over eight innings as the Montgomery Biscuits beat the Birmingham Barons 5-0 on Sunday. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Biscuits and a three-game winning streak for the Barons.
LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- Alberto Triunfel hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, and Jo Adell homered and had three hits, driving in two as the Inland Empire 66ers topped the Lancaster JetHawks 7-2 on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 20 points and hit a key basket late to help the Chicago Sky put away the Phoenix Mercury 97-88 on Sunday night.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Brian Sanchez hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, leading the Johnson City Cardinals to a 12-9 win over the Kingsport Mets on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Cardinals and a five-game winning streak for the Mets.
HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- Tyreque Reed hit a two-run double in the third inning, leading the Hickory Crawdads to a 12-9 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Sunday. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Crawdads.