Lincecum was a freak on Saturday
Just 11 days after being the losing pitcher to Homer Bailey’s no-hitter, Tim Lincecum threw one of his own ….. a 148 pitch 9-0 whitewash of the San Diego Padres. Hunter Pence saved the no-no with a spectacular diving catch in right field to end the eighth and also provided the offense with a homer and five RBIs. Lincecum struck out 13, walked four and hit a batter accounting for the whopping pitch count.
Rangers beat Tigers 7-1 dropping Scherzer to 13-1
Mitch Moreland and Andre Beltre homered and Nelson Cruz chipped in with four hits as the Texas Rangers handed Detroit starter Max Scherzer his first loss of the season …. 7-1. Scherzer was trying to become the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to start a season 14-0. The Tiger righty did extend his streak of 19 straight starts with at least six strikeouts.
Hawks match Jeff Teague’s offer sheet for $32 million
Point guard Jeff Teague will remain in Atlanta after the Hawks matched an offer sheet from the Bucks for four-years at $32 million. Teague was a restricted free agent. The Hawks also re-upped Kyle Korver with a four-year $24 million dollar deal. Korver averaged 10.9 points and made 45.7 percent of his 3-point shots last season to rank second in the NBA. He has made a 3-pointer in 73 consecutive regular-season games, the league’s longest active streak.
Hamlin favored today in New Hampshire
Brad Keselowski will have the pole today at New Hampshire. Points leader Jimmie Johnson qualified second but failed inspection and will start from the back of the pack. Check out any of our world class sponsors to get the best of the number or find the head-to-head matchup that you like the most.
Odds to win the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Denny Hamlin #11 11/2
Jimmie Johnson #48 15/2
Kyle Busch #18 15/2
Brad Keselowski #2 8/1
Kasey Kahne #5 8/1
Jeff Gordon #24 17/2
Clint Bowyer #15 10/1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 10/1
Kurt Busch #78 10/1
Matt Kenseth #20 10/1
Carl Edwards #99 14/1
Tony Stewart #14 14/1
Kevin Harvick #29 20/1
Brian Vickers #55 33/1
Martin Truex Jr. #56 33/1
Greg Biffle #16 40/1
Jamie McMurray #1 40/1
Joey Logano #22 40/1
Juan Pablo Montoya #42 50/1
Ryan Newman #39 50/1
Silva/Weidman rematch set for Dec 28th at MGM
The Anderson Silva/Chris Weidman rematch has been set for December 28th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as part of UFC 168. Weidman ended Silva’s eight-year 16 fight winning streak with a second round KO last week at UFC 162. The rematch will co-headline the UFC’s annual monster year end card along with the Rhonda Rousey vs Meisha Tate championship tilt.
US Soccer drubs Cuba 4-1 to advance to Gold Cup quarters
US men’s soccer got two goals from Wondolowski to beat Cuba in the qualifying round of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The American’s advance to the quarterfinals with the win. The US will meet Costa Rica on Tuesday to determine the Group C winner. The Ticos are 16-1 in their L17 matches with the only loss coming to the US in a Colorado blizzard in March. Costa Rica has not been scored upon in 704 minutes.
(MLB) Oakland (Colon) -151 over BoSox (Workman) (Sunday, July 14, 4:05 PM EST)