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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 10:45 pm


Team USA goes down in OT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Jozy Altidore (JOH'-zee AL'-tih-dohr) now has plenty of time to rest his ailing left hamstring.

The United States has been eliminated by Belgium 2-1 in overtime in the second round of the World Cup, puncturing the soccer bubble that Americans had enjoyed for a couple of weeks.

Following a scoreless 90 minutes of regulation, Belgium scored two quick goals at the start of the 30-minute overtime. Julian Green got one back for the U.S. in the 107th minute of the match. Despite putting on late pressure, the U.S. failed to score the equalizer.

U.S. goalie Tim Howard was the reason the Americans even reached overtime, making several tough stops during the scoreless regulation. Howard finished with 16 saves.

The U.S. was trying to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002.

Belgium next plays Argentina, which beat Switzerland 1-0 in extra time. The lone goal was scored in the 118th minute.


Porcello gets 11th win

UNDATED (AP) — Rick Porcello made sure the Detroit Tigers didn't need another walk-off hit against Oakland.

One night after Rajai (RAH'-zhahy) Davis launched a game-winning grand slam, Porcello tossed a four-hitter in the Tigers' 3-0 shutout of the Athletics. Porcello struck out nine in tossing his second straight shutout and running his scoreless streak to 25 innings.

Porcello joins Yankees rookie Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) as the majors' first 11-game winners of the season.

Detroit has won 10 of 12.

— Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo homers as Toronto downed Milwaukee 4-1 to halt a three-game losing streak. Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 and held the Brewers to a run and three hits in seven innings.

— The Angels took Game 1 of a doubleheader as Mike Trout, Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) and Josh Hamilton homered in an 8-4 rout of the White Sox in Chicago. Garrett Richards is 9-2 after holding the White Sox to three runs and just two hits while striking out nine in eight innings.

— Baltimore ripped Texas 8-3 behind homers by Caleb Joseph, Steve Pearce and Nelson Cruz. Joseph had three RBIs and scored twice to back T.J. McFarland, who allowed two runs over five innings for his first win of the season.

— David Price fanned nine and allowed a run and four hits in seven innings to pitch Tampa Bay past the Yankees 2-1 in the Bronx. Troy Loney snapped a 1-1 tie with a sixth-inning homer as the Rays dealt the Yanks their third straight loss.

— Andrelton (AN'-drul-tuhn) Simmons hit a two-run single in a three-run fourth that pushed Atlanta past the New York Mets 5-4. The Braves' bullpen pitched one-hit, shutout ball over the final 4 2/3 innings to close out their sixth straight victory.

— Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') each hit two-run doubles while Washington was building a 7-0 lead by the fourth inning of a 7-1 pounding of Colorado. Stephen Strasburg gave up a run and five hits over 7 2/3 innings and blanked the Rockies until D.J. LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-hyoo) homered in the eighth.

— Wade Miley blanked Pittsburgh over eight innings before the Pirates scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Arizona 3-2. Starling Marte (mahr-TAY') tied it with a two-run double before scoring the game-winner on a single by Ike Davis.


Gattis to DL

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have placed catcher Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disk in his back. Gattis is hitting .290 with 16 homers and 39 RBIs this season.


Results from London

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon continues without two-time champion Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL'), 2004 champ Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters.

The biggest stunner of the day came out of the men's bracket as the second-seeded Nadal lost his fourth-round match to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios (KEER'-ee-ohs), 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 6-3. The 14th-ranked Kyrgios entered as a wild card and owned a 3-7 lifetime record in ATP play before firing 37 aces past Nadal. The Australian is the first male in 10 years to get to the quarterfinals in his Wimbledon debut, and the first ranked outside the top 100 to beat the world No. 1 player since 1992.

Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) lost in three sets to ninth seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. The five-time major champion had lost only seven games in her three previous matches at the All-England Club before falling in the fourth round.

Kerber reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2012.

Serena Williams was unable to compete with her sister Venus in their doubles match, causing them to withdraw three games in. Serena Williams looked out of sorts, unable to catch the ball when it was tossed to her and at times unable to serve. Wimbledon officials said after the match that Williams was suffering from a virus.

Also at Wimbledon:

— Fourth seed and seven-time champ Roger Federer ousted Tommy Robredo (roh-BRAY'-doh) 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals. Fifth seed Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN'-kah) also won his fourth-round match in straight sets, including two tiebreakers. Milos Raonic (ROW'-nihk) needed four sets to advance to the quarters.

— No. 3 seed and French Open runner-up Simona Halep (HAL'-ehp) dropped just three games in her fourth-round match. Halep has reached the quarterfinals at all three Grand Slams this year and is the only top-4 women's seed still left in the draw.

— Sabine Lisicki (sah-BEEN' lih-SIH'-kee) was a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 winner over Yaroslava Shvedova (YAR'-oh-slah-vah shveh-DOH'-vah) to earn a meeting with Halep.

— Sixth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH'-toh-vah) and No. 23 Lucie Safarova and won their quarterfinal matches. Kvitova topped Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (zah-lah-VOH'-vah STREE'-choh-cah), 6-1, 7-5 and Safarova topped Ekaterina Makarova, 6-3, 6-1.


Irving agrees on deal with Cavs

UNDATED (AP) — As the free agency period hits the NBA one club has made a splash by coming to terms with one of its key players. Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert has tweeted that the Cavs and guard Kyrie (KY'-ree) Irving have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension. Neither side announced the terms, but several outlets reported that it is a maximum deal worth about $90 million.

NBA rules dictate the contract can't be officially signed until July 10.

Also in the NBA:

— Center Marcin Gortat (MAHR'-shihn gohr-THAT') agreed to a $60 million, five-year contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.

— A person familiar with the deal says the Golden State Warriors and guard Shaun Livingston have agreed to a three-year contract worth about $16 million.


Kidd heads to Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) — As expected, the Milwaukee Bucks have hired Jason Kidd as coach after completing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets for his rights. The Bucks sent the Nets two second-round picks for Kidd, who went 44-38 in his only season as Brooklyn coach.

To make room for Kidd, the Bucks fired Larry Drew yesterday. Drew went 15-67 in his only season guiding the Bucks, the worst record in the league.


Teams start off season maneuvering

UNDATED (AP) — NHL free agency has opened with a flurry of moves, including a major trade.

The Dallas Stars acquired forward Jason Spezza (SPET'-suh) and a prospect from Ottawa for forward Alex Chiasson (CHAY'-sahn), two prospects and a second-round pick in next year's draft. Spezza had asked for a trade and already had rejected a possible deal with Nashville.

Goaltender Ryan Miller left the St. Louis Blues for a three-year, $18 million package with Vancouver.

Forward Tomas Vanek has signed with Minnesota after spending last season with Buffalo, the New York Islanders and Montreal.

Colorado veteran Paul Stastny (STAS'-nee) got a $28 million, four-year contract from the St. Louis Blues. The Avalanche countered by getting forward Jarome Iginla (ih-GIHN'-luh) and acquiring defenseman Brad Stuart from San Jose for a second-round pick in 2016 and a sixth-rounder in 2017.

Washington signed former Penguins defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen. The Pens made up for that loss by signing veteran blueliner Christian Ehrhoff (EHR'-hahf).

Chicago has inked forward Brad Richards, whose contract was bought out by the New York Rangers last week.

The Rangers added veteran defensemen Dan Boyle, Matt Hunwick and Mike Kostka.

Florida grabbed free-agent centers Dave Bolland and Jussi Jokinen (YOO'-see YOH-kih-nehn), along with defenseman Willie Mitchell.

Buffalo reacquired forward Matt Moulson via free agency and also signed forward Brian Gionta (jee-AHN'-tah).

And Mike Cammalleri (kam-ah-LEHR'-ee) signed with New Jersey.

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