Wells robs game-tying homer in White Sox 3-1 win
CHICAGO (AP) — Left fielder Casper Wells robbed Reed Johnson of a home run in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 on Sunday.
With the White Sox leading 3-1, Wells leaped up against the left-field wall to make a spectacular catch and rob Johnson of the game-tying homer. It was one of several great defensive plays by the White Sox.
Alex Rios added two hits and an RBI for Chicago and Jose Quintana scattered nine hits in 5 2-3 innings for the win.
up against the left-field wall to make a spectacular catch.
White Sox relievers Ramon Troncoso and Donnie Veal each retired the two batter they faced and Nate Jones pitched a scoreless eighth. Closer Addison Reed pitched scoreless ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances.
Braves starter Mike Minor (9-5) pitched his first career complete game in the loss.
EX-AUBURN PLAYER DIES
Ex-Auburn hoops player Korvotney Barber dies
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say former Auburn basketball player Korvotney Barber has died from an apparent drowning.
Panama City Beach Cpl. Jason Gleason said a passerby found the 26-year-old's body Sunday at 3:49 p.m. between two condominium complexes.
He said police believe Barber drowned. His body has been released to the medical examiner.
Gleason said Barber went missing Saturday about 7 p.m. The Manchester, Ga., native averaged 10.9 points and 7.2 rebounds during his four-year Auburn career ending in 2008-09.
He was only the second McDonald's All-American signed by the Tigers.
Auburn coach Tony Barbee released a statement saying that members of the basketball program are "deeply saddened to lose one of its great players."
Athletic director Jay Jacobs said those who knew Barber remember him as a loving father.
Johnson leads Shock to 90-63 win over Dream
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Glory Johnson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Liz Cambage added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Tulsa Shock to a 90-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
The victory extended Tulsa's winning streak to a season-high three games, the team's longest winning streak since the final weeks of the 2012 season.
Atlanta lost its fourth straight game after having won six in a row.
Johnson and Cambage scored 11 points each and combined for 13 rebounds in helping Tulsa take a 44-35 lead at halftime. The Shock extended their lead to 71-50 entering the final quarter and Atlanta got no closer than 16 points the rest of the way.
Angel McCoughtry had 21 points and Erika de Souza added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Dream, who shot 33 percent from the field.
Woosnam, former NASL commissioner, US coach, dies
UNDATED (AP) — Phil Woosnam, the former Welsh soccer star who served as the North American Soccer League's commissioner and had a brief stint as coach of the U.S. national team, has died. He was 80.
U.S. Soccer said Sunday that Woosnam died Friday in Dunwoody, Ga., of complications related to prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease.
Woosnam played for a number of pro clubs — including English teams Aston Villa, West Ham and Leyton Orient — during a 16-year career and earned 17 caps with the Welsh national team.
He came to the United States in 1966 at the age of 35, and became the U.S. coach in 1968, serving in the role for nine games, including four World Cup qualifiers. He won the NASL's first coach of the year award, for the Atlanta Chiefs in 1968, before taking over as commissioner, a position he held until 1982. Under his guidance, the NASL brought in world-class players such as Pele. The league folded after the 1984 season.
ACC, Swofford settle into period of stability
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference is settling into a period of stability it helped create.
Syracuse and Pittsburgh are finally here, Notre Dame is partly in, and Louisville will arrive soon.
So as the league held the first of its two-day preseason football extravaganza, the focus is squarely on the field.
Commissioner John Swofford said Sunday that "the composition for the long-term membership of the ACC has never been stronger." That's thanks to the new grant-of-rights agreement that pumped the brakes on realignment and basically locks in the current members and Louisville until 2027.
Swofford said if Notre Dame ever chooses to place its independent football program in a league through 2026-27, "that conference by contractual agreement would be the (ACC)."
He also says the ACC has "unlimited potential" in football.
LaJoie wins ARCA race at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Corey LaJoie won the ARCA stop at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday for his first career victory in the series.
LaJoie is the son of Randy LaJoie, a two-time champion on NASCAR's second-tier circuit. It was only the second ARCA start for the 21-year-old LaJoie.
Justin Boston was leading late in the race, but ran out of gas and LaJoie took advantage. Ryan Blaney also was hurt by fuel problems.
Josh Williams was second, followed by Blaney, Will Kimmel and Chad Boat.
Frank Kimmel, who is tied for the ARCA record with 79 wins, was ninth. Kimmel's 79 wins have come at 28 tracks, including Chicagoland Speedway in 2003.
Joey Logano wins Nationwide stop at Chicagoland
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano held off Sam Hornish Jr. to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.
Logano, the lone Sprint Cup regular in the race, earned his second Nationwide win of the year and No. 20 for his career. He also won at Dover in June.
Hornish held on for second, giving car owner Roger Penske the top two spots. Austin Dillon finished third, earning a $100,000 bonus.
Elliott Sadler, who led for much of the race before faltering on a late restart, was fourth, followed by Brian Vickers.
Created: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:15:10 EST
Updated: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 05:15:10 EST