Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Florida State freshman De'Andre Johnson charged with battery (Yahoo Sports)


Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson calls a play in the first half of Florida State Garnet & Gold spring college football game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, April 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.



AP source: Anthony Davis, Pelicans agree to max extension (Yahoo Sports):

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 25: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the ball during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Golden State Warriors during the NBA Playoffs at Smoothie King Center on April 25, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. The 22-year-old Davis is entering the final season of a four-year contract he signed after being drafted first overall out of Kentucky in 2012. The Pelicans have made no secret of their plan to build around the 6-foot-10 Davis, who is faster than most players his size, can score from inside and outside, and changes games defensively with his shot-blocking and rebounding.



Sale ties strikeout record, White Sox edge Cardinals in 11th (Yahoo Sports):

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Chris Sale forced another avalanche of swings and misses. The Chicago White Sox lefty matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts. ''I got to do a few things I normally don't do,'' Sale said after the White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings on a home run by Tyler Flowers.



US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany (Yahoo Sports):

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Lloyd's penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup on Tuesday night. Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia Sasic shot wide on a penalty kick for Germany.



Keuchel dominates again to help Astros shut out Royals 4-0 (Yahoo Sports):

Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Dallas Keuchel probably could have thrown a second straight complete game on Tuesday night. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch decided it would better not to overwork his ace. Keuchel allowed seven hits in eight innings to lead the Astros to a 4-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.



Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets (Yahoo Sports):

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad celebrates his goal against Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen with Jonathan Toews (19) during the second period in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago. The Blackhawks have traded Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a seven-player deal. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks also sent forward Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta to the Blue Jackets for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a fourth-round selection in the 2016 draft.



Argentina routs Paraguay 6-1, reaches Copa America final (Yahoo Sports):

Argentina's Javier Pastore, center, celebrates with teammates Argentina's Lionel Messi and Argentina's Pablo Zabaleta after scoring his team's second goal against Paraguay during a Copa America semifinal soccer match at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Lionel Messi helped set up five goals as Argentina trounced Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semifinals on Tuesday, setting up a final against host Chile. Messi assisted in first-half goals by Marcos Rojo and Javier Pastore and one of Angel Di Maria's second-half goals. The Barcelona star also helped set up the final two goals by Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain.