Madison Bumgarner took another step toward cementing his status as the best-hitting pitcher in the majors. The Giants’ three-time All-Star was still more pleased with what he did on the mound than at the plate. Bumgarner hit a home run and pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, and San Francisco beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Saturday.
July 26 (Infostrada Sports) – Scores from the European Tour European Masters at the par-70 course on Sunday in Crans-Montana -17 Danny Willett (Britain) 65 62 71 65 -16 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Britain) 69 65 64 66 -15 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 65 68 70 62 -14 Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 65 72 66 63 -12 Anirban Lahiri (India) 67 67 70 64 -11 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 69 70 66 64 -10 Florian
(Reuters) – Britain’s Danny Willett fended off a strong challenge from compatriot Matt Fitzpatrick to win the European Masters by one shot at Crans Montana on Sunday. Willett, who finished tied sixth at last week’s British Open, started the final round level on 12 under with Fitzpatrick and the 27-year-old shot a bogey-free 65 to finish 17 under par and claim his third European Tour title. Former world amateur number
Lizette Salas moved four strokes ahead of the field by firing a bogey-free seven-under 64 in the third round of the USLPGA Tour’s Meijer Classic. “I’m glad to be in this position and hope to be holding the trophy tomorrow,” said Salas. Salas’ playing partner Saturday was Lexi Thompson, who posted a three-under 68 and shares second place with Kris Tamulis (67) at 12-under.
Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson denied reports that an irate exchange with a fan turned physical. The New York Daily News reported on its website that Jackson shoved the fan outside a restaurant in Cooperstown, New York, but Jackson said he only yelled at the autograph seeker. “I would never touch a fan,” Jackson said Saturday.
Cole Hamels threw his first solo no-hitter, striking out 13 batters in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 5-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Hamels threw 129 pitches over nine innings and allowed just two baserunners on walks as the Phillies won their third straight and seventh in eight games since the Major League Baseball All-Star break. Hamels has been the subject of trade rumours of late and his no-hitter