Williams F1 drivers are ‘easy targets’ amid 2018 slump, says Stroll

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NASCAR Cup champion Truex ‘too nice’ in Bristol mayhem with Busch

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Rosario leads Mets past Phillies in Little League Classic

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Djokovic had lost the Cincinnati Masters final on five previous occasions – three of which to Roger Federer Former world number one Novak Djokovic became the first player to win all nine Masters 1,000 tournaments with victory over Roger Federer in Cincinnati. The 31-year-old Serb, a five-time runner-up at the event, beat seven-time champion Federer 6-4 6-4. Wimbledon champion Djokovic had lost the Cincinnati final to the Swiss on three previous occasions. “It’s a very special moment,” he said. “It’s the first time I get to stand with a winning trophy in Cincinnati.” Victory for world number two Federer would

Yankees’ J.A. Happ grinds out victory over Blue Jays

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Bertens upsets world number one Halep to win in Cincinnati

Kiki Bertens defeated Simona Halep for the second time in five meetings Kiki Bertens held off a championship point to upset world number one Simona Halep and win the Cincinnati Masters. The 26-year-old world number 17 came from behind to defeat Halep 2-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-2 in two hours and five minutes. Romania’s Halep, 26, has now lost three finals in Cincinnati having previously missed out in 2015 and 2017. “I cannot find the words for this moment,” said Bertens, who becomes the first Dutch winner at a singles WTA/ATP hardcourt tournament since 2006. Bertens’ victory – the biggest of

Cincinnati Masters: Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares win doubles final

Victory brought Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray their third title this year Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares won their second doubles title of August with victory in the Cincinnati Masters final. Murray and Soares beat Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 4-6 6-3 10-6 in one hour and 25 minutes. It was their first ATP Masters 1,000 title as a pair. Murray and Soares won the Washington Open two weeks ago for their third victory this year, having defended their Acapulco title in March. Scot Murray. 32. and Soares, 36, have won nine titles since they joined

From the bench to B.C., Canada’s walk-off win captures magic of Little League World Series

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., — There are these moments in sports that seem to transcend any field, rink or court and become so much more than the game itself. On Saturday night at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, one of those magical, dreamlike sporting moments became a reality for Canada’s sluggers at Volunteer Stadium. Recap Canada stays alive at Little League World Series with thrilling win over Spain Live Blog Follow Team Canada at the Little League World Series   With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the 10th inning of a must-win game between Canada and Spain, 12-year-old Joey

Blue Jays lose Stroman to 10-day DL with blister issues

The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Marcus Stroman on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with a blister on his right middle finger. Stroman last pitched for Toronto Friday night, allowing five runs over four innings in a 7-5 loss to the hometown New York Yankees. He is 4-8 with a 5.27 earned-run average through 18 starts with the Blue Jays this season. The move to the DL is retroactive to Saturday. Toronto recalled left-hander Thomas Pannone from triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding roster move. Stroman spent time on the DL earlier this season with a shoulder injury. He also

Former Blue Jay Happ out with hand, foot and mouth disease

Newly acquired Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ was diagnosed Tuesday with hand, foot and mouth disease, the second pitcher on a New York team to be recently affected by the illness.

Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infectious illness that often affects young children. Mets star Noah Syndergaard currently is on the disabled list with the disease.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s doctors aren’t certain how Happ caught it. The 35-year-old was traded from Toronto to the Yankees last week for infielder Brandon Drury and outfielder Billy McKinney. Happ won his New York debut on Sunday, allowing one run over six innings to beat Kansas City.

Happ has had success in his career against Boston, and had been set to pitch Saturday against the AL East-leading Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cashman said Happ’s case appears to be mild, and that he still might be able to make that start.

Lance Lynn was acquired from Minnesota on Monday as a long reliever and insurance for the rotation.

“That’s not why we did any of that stuff but based on the deadline we’ll have more personnel available to use to pivot easier than maybe we would have,” Cashman said.

In addition, Luis Cessa was being limited to one inning Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“We have an elite bullpen with high-leverage, mostly one-inning guys. We have a starting rotation that doesn’t necessarily give you the amount of depth,” Cashman said.

New York started a stretch Tuesday in which it is scheduled for games on 20 consecutive days. Lynn likely will be inserted to give extra rest to others in the rotation, which includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia and Sonny Gray.

“As we play a lot of games in a row there may be some opportunities for him to start,” manager Aaron Boone said. “We see a lot of potentially significant roles for him moving forward.”

To create a spot for Lynn on the 13-man pitching staff, the Yankees traded long reliever Adam Warren to Seattle.

“I told Adam that it’s not easy to do the job I have to do,” Cashman said. “I’ve traded him twice now, and in both cases not wanting to trade him. I think sometimes with a decision like this you trade good people that are also good players and that makes it that much more difficult to do, but we felt evaluating things objectively this was in our best short-term interest — meaning as we approach August and September and October.”

Cashman said the Yankees “kicked the tires on a lot of different things” but didn’t find a bat for the right price to fill in while Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez are on the disabled list.

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