ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals pulled some ninth inning magic again. Following Matt Adams’ walkoff home run Monday night, rookie Kolten Wong connected with a two-run homer off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates last night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Four-time NBA MVP and top free agent LeBron James held meetings for more than three hours yesterday in Las Vegas, but declined to give any hint as to which team might have the inside track for his services next season. Some of James’ representatives have met with several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team James broke in with but abandoned four years ago to play for the Miami Heat.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A testy Donald Sterling is due back on the witness stand today after a lively 90-minute appearance yesterday, disputing those who say he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease as he tries to fight for control of the L.A. Clippers. The 80-year-old billionaire contends that his wife, Shelly, had no authority to singlehandedly arrange a team sale to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Dutch captain and all-time top scorer Robin van Persie is questionable for today’s World Cup semifinal against Argentina after succumbing to a stomach problem. Van Persie trained separately on Tuesday with defender Daryl Janmaat and coach Louis van Gaal said both were suffering “stomach and intestinal problems.”
UNDATED (AP) — Today’s Netherlands-Argentina victor advances to Sunday’s World Cup final against Germany. The Germans advanced with a 7-1 thrashing of host Brazil, the worst defeat in Brazil’s glorious soccer history and the most lopsided World Cup result ever.