GULLANE, Scotland (AP)- Phil Mickelson is celebrating his first British Open title after firing what he called the best competitive round of golf in his career. Lefty closed with a tournament-low 5-under 66, including birdies on four of his last six holes, to mount a successful charge and win the British Open by two shots of Henrik Stenson.
BALTIMORE (AP)- The surging U.S. soccer team has reached the semifinals of the Gold Cup by demolishing El Salvador 5-1 for its ninth straight international triumph. The Americans are heading to Arlington, Texas, for Wednesday’s Gold Cup semifinal match against Honduras, which beat Costa Rica 1-0 before a sellout crowd for the doubleheader in Baltimore.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH’-loh koh-LOHN’) is having quite a season at 40 years old. The portly Oakland right-hander threw a 116-pitch four-hitter and the Athletics blanked the L.A. Angels 6-0 to raise his record to 13-3, tied for the major league lead in victories.
HOUSTON (AP) – Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle’s big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Houston Astros 12-5 for their season-best sixth straight victory. Hernandez is 11-4.
BOSTON (AP) – New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez won’t make his 2013 debut this week, as originally planned. The Yankees say A-Rod has Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps muscle and his return to the major leagues is on hold because of this new injury.