NUTS WIN ON FATHER'S DAY
The Chico Nuts made it happy day for their dads with an 8-2 over the Sacramento Stingers on the final day of the American Legion Father's Day Baseball Tournament.
As reported by the Chico-ER, Clayton Schuler drove in three runs and Andrew Shippelhoute tossed a complete game in the win.
GIANTS FINISH ROAD TRIP AT 4-5 WITH LOSS TO BRAVES
GIANTS OUTFIELDER ANDRES TORRES BOTCHED A COUPLE OF FLY BALLS THAT HURT IN A 3-0 LOSS
(AP) — Freddie Freeman singled three times and drove in one run, Julio Teheran pitched six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 on Sunday night.
Teheran (5-3) allowed seven hits and one walk. The 22-year-old struck out eight and benefited from stellar plays by outfielders Jason Heyward and Justin Upton in the fourth, and by Andrelton Simmons at shortstop in the sixth that kept a run from scoring with the Braves holding a two-run lead.
Lincecum (4-7) gave up six hits and five walks in six innings. Two of his three runs were earned, and he struck out three.
Giants left-fielder Andres Torres had some problems in left field mis-playing two balls that led to runs. This miscue gave the Braves a 2-0 lead....
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 19th save in 22 chances. Kimbrel struck out Andres Torres and Joaquin Arias before retiring Nick Noonan on a flyout.
ATHLETICS AVERT THE SWEEP WITH 10-2 WIN OVER SEATTLE
BARTOLO COLON PITCHES ANOTHER GEM AS THE ATHLETICS EXTEND THEIR LEAD IN THE WEST TO THREE GAMES
(AP) — Bartolo Colon worked seven strong innings to win his sixth straight decision, Josh Reddick homered and matched a career high with four hits, and the Oakland Athletics avoided a sweep with a 10-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.
Sean Smith and Brandon Moss each homered and drove in two runs for the Athletics, who moved three games ahead of Texas in the AL West — their largest lead since ending the 2006 season four games up. Josh Donaldson also went deep. He says the A's are feeling good at the plate right now....
Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and John Jaso each drove in runs for Oakland.
Colon (9-2) allowed two runs on eight hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three to extend his home win streak to seven.
Hisashi Iwakuma (7-2) lost for the first time since April 23, giving up four runs on a season high-tying eight
SPURS PUT HEAT ON BRINK WITH GAME 5 WIN
(AP) — If the Miami Heat are to win a second straight NBA championship, they'll need to win the last two games of their season.
The San Antonio Spurs have grabbed a 3-2 lead in the Finals by downing the Heat 114-104. Tony Parker was outstanding while playing through a strained right hamstring, finishing with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. Manu Ginobili (MAN'-oo zhih-NOH'-blee) had his finest game of the series, shooting 8-for-14 and finishing with 24 points and 10 assists. And Danny Green continued his three-point assault by hitting six of 10 from beyond the arc to finish with 24 points.
Tim Duncan chipped in 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 60 percent from the floor while holding Miami to 43 percent.
Ray Allen tried to keep the Heat close, going 4-for-4 from three-point range and contributing 21 points. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade and LeBron James each had a team-high 25 points for Miami but shot a combined 18-for-44.
Of the 27 previous times the series was tied at 2-2, the Game 5 winner went on to win 20 of them.
The Spurs can wrap up their fifth championship Tuesday in Miami.
JUSTIN SMELLS LIKE A ROSE WHILE PHIL COMES UP SHORT....AGAIN
MORE HEARTBREAK FOR FAN FAVORITE PHIL MICKELSON AS HE FINISHES SECOND AGAIN
(AP) — For the first time in 43 years the U.S. Open champion is an Englishman.
Justin Rose claimed his first major championship by winning at Merion Golf Club, holding off Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Rose closed with an even-par 70 for a 1-over total that made him the first Englishman to win the event since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
The tournament took a turn in Rose's favor on 15, where Mickelson and Hunter Mahan lost shots to fall out of a tie for first. Rose tapped in for par on 18 to maintain the lead, then waited until Mickelson missed a long birdie try on the final hole.
Mickelson bogeyed 18 for a 4-over 74 that left him tied for second with Day at plus-3. Mickelson carried a one-stroke lead into the final round before posting his sixth U.S. Open runner-up finish, extending his record.
Mickelson says he doesn't take solace in finishing second again....
Rose's final round consisted of five birdies and five bogeys. He missed a 5-footer for par at No. 3, but he sank long birdies on the 6th and 7th, then moved ahead of Mickelson with a 20-footer at No. 13.
Jason Dufner tied for the day's best round, carding a 67 to finish in a tie for fourth with Ernie Els, Billy Horschel and Hunter Mahan. Steve Stricker was in the hunt until his 76 left him five strokes back and tied with Luke Donald.
Tiger Woods completed a forgettable US Open with a 4-over 74 to finish 13-over par.
Shawn Stefani (STEH'-fan-ee) provided the shot of the day by acing the 299-yard 17th hole. He's the first golfer to make a hole-in-one in the five U.S. Opens held at Merion.