DeGrom leads Mets at plate and mound in win
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a 9-1 victory on Sunday.
Wright, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares each had RBI doubles, and Chris Young added a sacrifice fly for New York in its eighth win on a 10-game homestand heading into the All-Star break.
Wright, Young, Lucas Duda and Anthony Recker each drove in a run with the bases loaded in the eighth, a situation the Mets have struggled in all season.
New York even benefited from a rare interference call for a run in the sixth inning as they jumped over the Marlins, losers of four straight, and into third place in the NL East at 45-50.
Price wins 4th straight start, Rays top Jays 3-0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star David Price scattered five hits in eight-plus innings to win his fourth consecutive start and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Sunday.
Price (9-7), who had his start pushed back one day because of a stomach virus, struck out five and walked one. The left-hander was pulled after giving up a leadoff single in the ninth to Melky Cabrera.
Because Price pitched on Sunday, he is ineligible to play in the All-Star game Tuesday night in Minnesota. His roster spot was taken by his former teammate, Seattle closer Fernando Rodney.
The Rays, who have won 11 of 15, got RBI singles from Logan Forsythe and Jose Molina. Jake McGee got three outs for his seventh save.
R.A. Dickey (7-9) took the loss. Toronto has not won a road series against Tampa Bay since April 2007, a span of 22 series.
The loss was the eighth in 10 games for the Blue Jays.
AP Interview: Bosh 'excited for the challenge'
Chris Bosh is staying in Miami because of his family, and because he believes the Heat will still be competitive even without LeBron James.
Bosh made his comments Sunday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from Ghana, where he's been doing some work with NBA Africa in recent days while taking a break from a family vacation.
Bosh says he was tempted by an offer to join the Houston Rockets. He says he turned it down because his decision hinged on more than "the business of basketball" and instead revolved largely around the fact that his wife and children are happy in South Florida.
He'll soon be signing a five-year, $118 million contract to stay with the Heat.
Deng agrees to 2-year, $20 million deal with Heat
Free agent forward Luol Deng agreed Sunday to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat, said Herb Rudoy, one of Deng's agents.
The deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said.
Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season. He fills a need in Miami, which lost LeBron James last week after the four-time NBA MVP said he would leave the Heat after four seasons and return to the Cavaliers.
Deng has averaged 16.0 points per game in his career, after being chosen No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.
His contract should be signed early this week.
Watson watching Woods closely for Ryder Cup
HOYLAKE, England (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson had been looking forward to seeing Tiger Woods at the British Open to talk to him directly about the Ryder Cup.
But on Monday, the captain said there wouldn't be a lot to say.
Watson says it's all about performance, and he'll be keeping an eye on Woods the next month before he makes his three captain's picks.
Woods was out for three months because of back surgery and is a long shot to earn a spot on the team unless he wins. He is at No. 72 in the standings, though a victory at Royal Liverpool likely would put him in the top nine.
Watson says he hopes Woods makes it to the FedEx Cup playoffs. He says he wants him on the team.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Nibali wins Tour 10th stage; Contador quits
PLANCHER-LES-MINES, France (AP) — Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has stamped his dominance on the Tour de France by winning the 10th stage in the Vosges mountains on Monday — shortly after his biggest rival for the title, two-time champion Alberto Contador, crashed out due to injury.
Nibali has regained the overall race lead from France's Tony Gallopin, who had taken the leader's yellow jersey from the Italian a day earlier.
The departure of Contador, a 31-year-old Spaniard with Tinkoff-Saxo Bank, follows that of defending champion Chris Froome of Britain who crashed out in Stage 5. Before the race began this year, Froome and Contador were seen as the top two favorites.
Germany prints victory stamps before WCup final
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Deutsche Post AG took a gamble on the outcome of the World Cup final — and it paid off.
Before the match even began the former state monopoly had printed five million stamps commemorating Germany's fourth World Cup title after 1954, 1974 and 1990.
Had Germany lost to Argentina, the stamps would have had to be pulped.
The two 0.60 cents ($0.82) stamps were presented Monday, just hours after Mario Goetze's late goal in extra time sealed Germany's 1-0 victory.
The stamps were ordered by Germany's Finance Ministry, which holds 21 percent of Deutsche Post's shares through the state-owned KfW bank.